Laura Hubber, a BBC reporter, recently investigated the New Apostolic Reformation(NAR) movement and particularly how this movement has attracted millennials. Listen to her report, “Bringing Heaven to Earth,” here. Notice that Hubber does not use the term “New Apostolic Reformation” in her report, but this clearly is the movement she describes.
NAR leaders she addresses include Bill Johnson (Bethel Church in Redding, California), Che Ahn (Harvest International Ministry), and Lou Engle (The Call).
One thing from Hubber’s report that struck me is the reasons the young people she interviewed said they were drawn to NAR. Multiple individuals said they had a hunger to experience “more” than they were experiencing in mainstream churches–including a hunger to see the occurrence of miracles and supernatural phenomena. In my own research of NAR, I’ve found this desire to experience “more”–and specifically the miraculous–to be a major attraction to NAR.
If you’ve ever been a part of NAR, what attracted you?
Holly Pivec is the co-author of A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement and God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement. She has a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University.