New England’s Book  of   Acts: The Story of Boston’s Quiet Revival
 
Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul>1 st  Haitian Baptist Church
Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul><ul><li>Koreans </li></ul>Korean Church of Boston
Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul><ul><li>Koreans </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul...
Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul><ul><li>Koreans </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul...
Does Boston have multi-ethnic churches? <ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>(Less than 50% of any one ethnic group) </li></ul>
Some Multi-ethnic Churches <ul><li>Examples of diversity </li></ul><ul><li>1. Hyde Park Presbyterian Church  </li></ul><ul...
Church Observations: <ul><li>Nearly 1/5 of church buildings host services in  more than one language , and 56% of new chur...
What church building houses the most congregations?
<ul><li>Ruggles Baptist Church (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Anointed Word </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly of God Madureia </li></ul><u...
Five Acts Parallels:  1 st  Century & 21 st  Century <ul><li>God used(s) CITIES! </li></ul><ul><li>God used(s) DIASPORA PE...
Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><l...
Bridges from the City,  to the Region and the World — The 1:8s of the NT <ul><li>ACTS 1:8.  “To Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria ...
Jerusalem Rome England India
Boston
Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><l...
God Uses Diaspora Movements: <ul><li>Acts 8:1, 4 </li></ul><ul><li>On that day a great persecution broke out against the c...
God Uses Diaspora Movements: <ul><li>Acts 17:26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>From one man He made every nation of men, that they s...
Judea(5) Numbers indicate sequence listed in Acts 2:9 -11 Diaspora Visitors to Jerusalem at Pentecost Arabia(15) Crete(14)...
108 Nationalities Represented in Boston and Cambridge Churches <ul><li>African </li></ul><ul><li>Albanian </li></ul><ul><l...
108 Nationalities Represented in Boston and Cambridge Churches <ul><li>Liberian  </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuanian  </li></ul><...
Boston & Cambridge worship services are held in 31 languages <ul><li>Albanian </li></ul><ul><li>Amharic </li></ul><ul><li>...
Boston both  receives  and sends Christians to do ministry in a global exchange Christians joined together around the world
Boston both receives and  sends  Christians to do ministry in a global exchange Christians joined together around the world
Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><l...
Grassroots Leaders emerge from Primary Cultures <ul><li>Characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>Oral </li></ul><ul><li>Extende...
Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><l...
Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><l...
Questions to Ponder… <ul><li>Why did people miss the Quiet Revival? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a Quiet Revival happening i...
Power Point Available <ul><li>www.egc.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.newenglandsbookofacts.org </li></ul><ul><li>Emmanuel Gospe...
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  1. 1. New England’s Book of Acts: The Story of Boston’s Quiet Revival
  2. 3. Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul>1 st Haitian Baptist Church
  3. 4. Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul><ul><li>Koreans </li></ul>Korean Church of Boston
  4. 5. Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul><ul><li>Koreans </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul>Boston Chinese Evangelical Church
  5. 6. Examples of Quiet Revival Streams of Growth <ul><li>Haitians </li></ul><ul><li>Koreans </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesians </li></ul>Boston City Blessing Church
  6. 7. Does Boston have multi-ethnic churches? <ul><li>Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>(Less than 50% of any one ethnic group) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Some Multi-ethnic Churches <ul><li>Examples of diversity </li></ul><ul><li>1. Hyde Park Presbyterian Church </li></ul><ul><li>2. South End Neighborhood Church </li></ul><ul><li>3. St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church </li></ul><ul><li>4. Central Assembly of God, East Boston </li></ul>
  8. 9. Church Observations: <ul><li>Nearly 1/5 of church buildings host services in more than one language , and 56% of new churches have at least one non-English service weekly. </li></ul>English Spanish Portuguese English Spanish Amharic (Ethiopian)
  9. 10. What church building houses the most congregations?
  10. 11. <ul><li>Ruggles Baptist Church (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Anointed Word </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly of God Madureia </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Korean Covenant </li></ul><ul><li>Congregacion Beth Shalom </li></ul><ul><li>Igreja Batista Central </li></ul><ul><li>The Gate </li></ul><ul><li>The Crossing </li></ul><ul><li>International Community Church (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Immanuel Deaf Church </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Church for Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas Burmese Christian Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church </li></ul><ul><li>Missionary Assembly of God </li></ul><ul><li>CB Shalom Baptist Church </li></ul>
  11. 12. Five Acts Parallels: 1 st Century & 21 st Century <ul><li>God used(s) CITIES! </li></ul><ul><li>God used(s) DIASPORA PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>God used(s) RELATIONAL CULTURE </li></ul><ul><li>God used(s) SPIRIT-EMPOWERED PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>God used(s) a CHURCH COUNCIL </li></ul>
  12. 13. Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit-Empowered People </li></ul><ul><li>A Church Council </li></ul>
  13. 14. Bridges from the City, to the Region and the World — The 1:8s of the NT <ul><li>ACTS 1:8. “To Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost ends of the earth.” </li></ul><ul><li>ROMANS 1:8. “Your faith is being reported all over the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>I THESSALONIANS 1:8. “Not only in Macedonia and Achaia…(but) everywhere.” </li></ul>
  14. 15. Jerusalem Rome England India
  15. 16. Boston
  16. 17. Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit-Empowered People </li></ul><ul><li>A Church Council </li></ul>
  17. 18. God Uses Diaspora Movements: <ul><li>Acts 8:1, 4 </li></ul><ul><li>On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria . . . Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. </li></ul>
  18. 19. God Uses Diaspora Movements: <ul><li>Acts 17:26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any of us. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Judea(5) Numbers indicate sequence listed in Acts 2:9 -11 Diaspora Visitors to Jerusalem at Pentecost Arabia(15) Crete(14) Rome(13) Cyrene(12) Egypt(11) Pamphylia(10) Phrygia(9) Asia(8) Pontus(7) Cappa-Docia(6) Meso-potamia(4) Elam(3) Media(2) Parthian Empire(1)
  20. 21. 108 Nationalities Represented in Boston and Cambridge Churches <ul><li>African </li></ul><ul><li>Albanian </li></ul><ul><li>Angolan </li></ul><ul><li>Antiguan </li></ul><ul><li>Argentinean </li></ul><ul><li>Australian </li></ul><ul><li>Bahamian </li></ul><ul><li>Barbadian </li></ul><ul><li>Belizean </li></ul><ul><li>Brazilian </li></ul><ul><li>British </li></ul><ul><li>Bulgarian </li></ul><ul><li>Burmese </li></ul><ul><li>Byelorussian </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodian </li></ul><ul><li>Cameroonian </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Verdean </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean/West Indian </li></ul><ul><li>Central American </li></ul><ul><li>Chilean </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Colombian </li></ul><ul><li>Congolese </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rican </li></ul><ul><li>Croatian </li></ul><ul><li>Cuban </li></ul><ul><li>Curacoan </li></ul><ul><li>Czech </li></ul><ul><li>Dominican </li></ul><ul><li>East Indian </li></ul><ul><li>Ecuadorian </li></ul><ul><li>Egyptian </li></ul><ul><li>Eritrean </li></ul><ul><li>Ethiopian </li></ul><ul><li>Fijian </li></ul><ul><li>Filipino </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Ghanaian </li></ul><ul><li>Greek </li></ul><ul><li>Grenadian </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemalan </li></ul><ul><li>Guyanese </li></ul><ul><li>Haitian </li></ul><ul><li>Honduran </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Hungarian </li></ul><ul><li>Indian </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesian </li></ul><ul><li>Irish </li></ul><ul><li>Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Ivoirien </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaican </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Kenyan </li></ul><ul><li>Korean </li></ul><ul><li>Laotian </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanese </li></ul>
  21. 22. 108 Nationalities Represented in Boston and Cambridge Churches <ul><li>Liberian </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuanian </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysian </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican </li></ul><ul><li>Montserratian </li></ul><ul><li>Native American </li></ul><ul><li>Nicaraguan </li></ul><ul><li>Nigerian </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian </li></ul><ul><li>Palestinian </li></ul><ul><li>Panamanian </li></ul><ul><li>Peruvian </li></ul><ul><li>Polish </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>Puerto Rican </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian </li></ul><ul><li>Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Salvadorian </li></ul><ul><li>Samoan </li></ul><ul><li>Serbian </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Leonean </li></ul><ul><li>Singaporean </li></ul><ul><li>Slavonic </li></ul><ul><li>South African </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish (Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lankan </li></ul><ul><li>St. Barts </li></ul><ul><li>St. Croix </li></ul><ul><li>St. Kittsian </li></ul><ul><li>St. Lucian </li></ul><ul><li>St. Vincent </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish </li></ul><ul><li>Syrian </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwanese </li></ul><ul><li>Tanzanian </li></ul><ul><li>Togolese </li></ul><ul><li>Tortola, BVI </li></ul><ul><li>Trinidadian </li></ul><ul><li>Ugandan </li></ul><ul><li>Ukrainian </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuelan </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamese </li></ul><ul><li>Virgin Islands </li></ul><ul><li>West African </li></ul><ul><li>Yugoslavian </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbabwean </li></ul>
  22. 23. Boston & Cambridge worship services are held in 31 languages <ul><li>Albanian </li></ul><ul><li>Amharic </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>Armenian </li></ul><ul><li>ASL (Sign) </li></ul><ul><li>Burmese </li></ul><ul><li>Cantonese </li></ul><ul><li>Creole </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Greek </li></ul><ul><li>Igbo </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesian </li></ul><ul><li>Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Khmer </li></ul><ul><li>Korean </li></ul><ul><li>Latin </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuanian </li></ul><ul><li>Malayalam </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin </li></ul><ul><li>Polish </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese Creole </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Syriac </li></ul><ul><li>Tigrinya </li></ul><ul><li>Ukrainian </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamese </li></ul><ul><li>Yoruba </li></ul>
  23. 24. Boston both receives and sends Christians to do ministry in a global exchange Christians joined together around the world
  24. 25. Boston both receives and sends Christians to do ministry in a global exchange Christians joined together around the world
  25. 26. Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit-Empowered People </li></ul><ul><li>A Church Council </li></ul>
  26. 27. Grassroots Leaders emerge from Primary Cultures <ul><li>Characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>Oral </li></ul><ul><li>Extended family </li></ul><ul><li>Needs relationally met </li></ul><ul><li>Learn by modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual approach to life </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>Written </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear family </li></ul><ul><li>Needs economically met </li></ul><ul><li>Learn by formal education </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific approach to life </li></ul>Secondary Culture: The aspect of culture that has been developing in the world broadly over the past 300 years Primary Culture: The dominant aspect of culture for most of human history
  27. 28. Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit-Empowered People </li></ul><ul><li>A Church Council </li></ul>
  28. 29. Five Acts Parallels <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora People </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit-Empowered People </li></ul><ul><li>A Church Council </li></ul>
  29. 30. Questions to Ponder… <ul><li>Why did people miss the Quiet Revival? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a Quiet Revival happening in your city? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you experiencing “the Great Omission”of the Great Commission? </li></ul>
  30. 31. Power Point Available <ul><li>www.egc.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.newenglandsbookofacts.org </li></ul><ul><li>Emmanuel Gospel Center </li></ul><ul><li>Boston, MA </li></ul>

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