Renovare

Core Ideas & Beliefs

Through personal relationships, conferences and retreats, written and web-based resources, church consultations, and other means, Renovaré models the following core ideas:

Life with God

The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons with God himself at the center of this community as its prime Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant.

The Availability of God’s Kingdom

We can experience genuine, substantive life in God’s kingdom through Jesus Christ, beginning now and continuing through all eternity.

The Necessity of Grace

We are utterly dependent upon Jesus Christ, our ever-living Savior, Teacher, Lord, and Friend for genuine spiritual transformation.

The Means of Grace

Amongst the variety of ways God has given for us to be open to his transforming grace, we recognize the crucial importance of intentional spiritual practices and disciplines (such as prayer, service, or fasting).

A Balanced Vision of Life in Christ

We seek to embrace the abundant life of Jesus in all its fullness: contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical, and incarnational.

A Practical Strategy for Spiritual Formation

We encourage the creation of Spiritual Formation Groups and other forms of spiritual friendship as solid foundations for mutual support and nurture.

The Centrality of Scripture

We immerse ourselves in the Bible: it is the great revelation of God’s purposes in history, a sure guide for growth into Christlikeness, and a rich resource for our spiritual formation.

The Value of the Christian Tradition

We are engaged in the historical “Great Conversation” on Spiritual Formation developed from Scripture by the Church’s classical spiritual writings.

What We Believe

Renovaré stands within historic Christian orthodoxy, and affirms The Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in The Holy Spirit; The holy catholic Church;* The communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

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