BASIC TENETS OF RENOVARÉ

Theology

Renovaré stands with historic Christian orthodoxy, affirming both the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.

Mission

Renovaré models, resources, and advocates fullness of life with God experienced, by grace, through the spiritual practices of Jesus and of the historical Church.

Vision

Renovaré imagines a world in which people’s lives flourish as they increasingly become like Jesus.

Covenant

We at Renovaré covenant: "In utter dependence upon Jesus Christ as my ever-living Savior, Teacher, Lord, and Friend, I will seek continual renewal through: spiritual exercises, spiritual gifts, and acts of service."

CORE IDEAS 

Through the ministry initiatives mentioned above, Renovaré Canada will pursue 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. (Foster, Richard. Streams of Living Water: Essential Practices from the Six Great Traditions of Christian Faith. HarperOne: New York, NY, 2001).
  • 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 an ever 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.