Are you a denomination?

No. Refocharismissional aims to connect churches and leaders who minister from a convergence of reformed theology, charismatic spirituality and missional practice. This includes churches that are part of established denominations as well as independent churches.

Are you a church planting network?

No. Refocharismissional is all about uniting and connecting like-minded churches and leaders similarly committed to being refocharismissional. As we reach Ireland for Christ again, we believe the Church must engage in multiple avenues of local church ministry. This includes church planting, revitalisation, and renewal.

Who is behind Refocharismissional?

We are a collective of church leaders committed to articulating a compelling vision of refocharismissional churches in Ireland. Refocharismissional was started by David Varney (Foundation Church Belfast) and Johnny Carson (The Way Church, Ballyclare).

What do you believe?

We take The Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement as our statement of faith. You can read it here.

What do you mean by ‘Reformed’?

The Reformed tradition is one of the main branches flowing from the Protestant reformation, which emphasises the sovereign grace of God in salvation. Contributors to Refocharismissional share this central conviction but may differ on some of the theological details.

What do you mean by ‘Charismatic’?

We believe that the full range of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are present for today and are to be eagerly desired and practiced by the local church. See for example those listed in 1 Corinthians 12-14.