Youth demographic, and clap-when-sing. Those things are what first come to mind when I think "Charismatic." (There are other things too, and not necessarily restricted just to Charismatic christianity... but that's my immediate impression, upon walking into a Charismatic church.)
So here's my question, after a long diversion. What do you think of when you think "Charismatic"?
The Charismata are the diverse and good gifts given by God, through His Word and Spirit; the most fundamental and necessary charismata, in my opinion, being the sustaining Presence of God Himself.
In the context of the Christian Church, Charismata begin with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which is given as the Gift of the Holy Spirit through baptism and the laying on of hands (see Chrismation
in the Orthodox Church).
Among the Chief Charismata borne by those who have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit are: Love, Joy, Peace, Long-suffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faith, Humility, and Endurance.
Some specific Charismata are Diakonia, or ministry; that is, the gift of participating in a particular Ministry within the Church. These include the ministries of the Laity, the Deacons, the Presbyters, the Bishops, the Monastics, etc.
The Charism of working Wonders has been the inheritance the Son through the Spirit since before the foundation of the world. These wonders include: The moving upon the deep, the hanging of the earth upon the waters, the growing of plants, the fashioning of man, the Passover, the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, the Ascension into heaven, and the Second Coming, just to name a few here and there.
All of mankind is supposed to have the Charismata and Diakonia to offer Thanksgiving and Glorification to God. This is realized in the Church, the Body of Christ, because we participate in the inheritance and very humanity of Christ, who is high priest and firstborn of Creation. Through Him, we become truly human and fulfill our proper roles as Sacred givers of thanks and glorification.
Through Christ, as high priest of creation, we are given the ability to work other wonders, such as: Speaking in unknown languages, raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons, foreknowledge, calming the seas, etc. These Charismata are given through the Economy (dispensation) of the Church, which is the Body of Christ.