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This project focuses on the preparing, producing, and commissioning of Spirit-empowered and Spirit-anointed kingdom people for the missional advance of Airdrie Alliance Church (AAC), and offers to the broader Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) in Canada a local, church-based model for the renewing, equipping, and releasing of Spirit-filled leaders for service in our denominational family and its broader kingdom work.

Part One of this project examines the community and region and probes the organizational structure, character, and historical eras of the church. Consideration is given to understanding the city’s demographic population patterns, cultural values, religious climate, political ethos, name, and logo. Identification of spiritual strongholds which shape the dominant culture of the region are considered.

Part Two examines the biblical and theological role of the Holy Spirit as essential for a sent people. Key literary sources enable a review of practices related to Spirit-baptism, filling, anointing, and commissioning of leadership in both apostolic and postapostolic times, as well as survey periodic awakenings, revivals, and some current movements. Efforts are made to reclaim the original Spirit ethos of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, underscoring also present signs of the Spirit’s manifestation and new possibilities. A special emphasis on Jesus as Spirit-empowered man is developed as the solution and model for Kingdom living today.

Part Three prepares AAC for missonal advance, presenting a pilot project that will test a model for a Spirit-anointed humanity, which enables people to explore and experience a deeper work of the Spirit in a retreat environment. Strategies will be carefully planned and implemented with prepared resources, assisting personnel; and attention will be given to diligent assessment, diagnosis, and future recommendations.

Content Reader: Keith Matthews, DMin

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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

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Matthews, Keith

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Airdrie Alliance Church (Airdrie, Alta.); Holy Spirit; Baptism in the Holy Spirit; Gifts, Spiritual; Spiritual formation


Missions and World Christianity


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