Holy Spirit Seminar–Mississippi

Holy Spirit Seminar–Mississippi

Holy Spirit and Methodism

Dates: August 25, 2018

Times: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Check-in is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 

Christ United Methodist Church
6000 Old Canton Road
Jackson, MS 39211

United Theological Seminary
Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church

Holy Spirit Seminar–Mississippi: Holy Spirit and Methodism
John Wesley and the early Methodists were no strangers to experiential religion and to the person and work of the Spirit. A case could be made that one of the greatest outpourings of the modern age began with the Great Awakening and early Methodism. The Methodist revival would go on to fuel the Holiness and healing movements of the 19th century as well as the great Azusa Street revival, which helped launch the Global South Shift.

Could one of the greatest outpourings of the Holy Spirit in church history come full circle back to Methodism?

God is igniting a fire in global Methodism, even in the United States. Be a part of the awakening that is happening among Methodists today through the Holy Spirit Seminar. God is baptizing us afresh with the Holy Spirit and fire. Are you flammable? Come. Find out.

Peter J. Bellini is Associate Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair and Director of Non-Degree Programs at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. He received his PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. Dr. Bellini teaches in the areas of missiology, evangelization, church renewal, global Christianity, interreligious and intercultural encounter, and urban studies. His special interests are renewal movements, prayer movements, discipleship, church planting, church turnarounds, postmodernism and philosophical theology, specifically the intersection of ontology, epistemology and missional theology. He is an ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church and has served in urban ministry for over 25 years. Dr. Bellini is the author of Truth Therapy: Renewing Your Mind with the Word of God (Xulon, 2010), Participation: Epistemology and Mission Theology (Emeth, 2011) and Truth Therapy: Expanded Edition (Wipf and Stock, 2015).
August 25, 2018

    • 8:30–9:30 a.m. Check-In / Registration
    • 9:30–10 a.m. Welcome and Worship
    • 10–11:50 a.m. Session 1
    • Noon–1 p.m. Lunch on Site
    • 1:15–2:30 p.m. Session 2
    • 2:30–2:45 p.m. Break
    • 2:45–4 p.m. Time of Ministering led by Bishop Swanson, Dr. Peter Bellini and Prayer Team

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For more information, contact:
Angela Griffin, Event Coordinator

Use the map below for directions to Christ UMC.



What is the Holy Spirit Seminar?
The Holy Spirit Seminar is a conference on the person and work of the Holy Spirit with different themes each year. The seminar is a one-day event that features the best in pneumatological theory and practice from top Renewalist scholars and practitioners.

What is pneumatology?
The study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

What is the mission or goal of the Holy Spirit Seminar?
Our goals are 3-fold: Inspiration, Instruction and Impartation.

The mission of the Holy Spirit Seminar is to allow the person and work of the Holy Spirit to inspire, to instruct and to impart the life of God to United Methodists and to the larger Body of Christ.

When does the Holy Spirit Seminar meet?
It always meets on the first Friday in December at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Why do we need an event such as the Holy Spirit Seminar?
“Renewalist Christianity” is the umbrella term for the Global Christian movement that puts an emphasis on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Renewalist Christianity is a broad, global tradition that comprises Pentecostal, Charismatic, Third Wave, Non-denominational, and other types of “Spirit-filled” Christians. It is the fastest growing and one of the largest expressions of Christianity in the Majority world and in the Global South. Due to its source, growth, size, influence and impact, it is a movement that deserves to be examined and experienced.

What sort of themes does the Holy Spirit Seminar cover?
In the past the seminar has covered topics such as the gifts of the Spirit, prayer, signs and wonders, deliverance, and spiritual warfare.

Who is the Seminar for?
It is for everyone and anyone with a hunger to know more of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. It is not merely for United Methodists or Renewalist Christians, but for all who desire to learn more.

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Early Bird Single: $25 (April 2 – June 15, 2018)
Single: $35 (June 16 – August 10, 2018)
CEU Certificate (if requested): $20