RENEWAL PERIOD OF THE HOLINESS CHURCH: 1988 TO PRESENT (1993)
The initial step of the renewal movement was proposed by the Japanese Department of the Los Angeles Holiness Church at the 1988 General Conference. The first Conference-wide renewal retreat in Holiness Church history, was held at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, California, in 1990. The Conference had begun with revival movements in both 1920 and 1922; seventy years later, the Holiness Church again sought power from above as a Conference. This period can be called the period of renewal and the last decade before the year 2000.

[Holiness Conference ministers in 1993]

The Conference Visions Committee (CVC) was appointed by the Executive Council, specifically, to execute a proposition passed by the 1988 General Conference. The CVC’s primary task was to form detailed plans of action for the Conference: plans for pioneer mission work and for church growth. The key component of this proposition was renewal, not only of each member, but also of each Conference church.

Also as an expression of concern for retiring ministers, the 1988 General Conference delegates approved a major proposal to establish a Retirement Housing Benefit Plan. This plan provides a lump sum benefit upon retirement to all qualified pastors.

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