Revive Church AG
We want our church to be a community whose members both in their lives together and separately as individuals put into effect the three-fold priorities of God first, God's family second, and God's word in the world third. While realizing that these are biblically mandated from God, we are not fixed in our expression of these mandates but in a growing process as we are led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1 - 2).
We want a dynamic relationship with the Lord and His Word.
We participate in joining together to celebrate and worship the Lord through preaching, singing, communion, baptism, giving, prayer, and sharing the Lord's word and His works (I Chronicles 16:27-29).
We participate in the process of equipping and educating believers (adults, youth, children) for the work of the ministry to one another through Bible studies, small groups, Sunday School classes, fellowship activities as the needs arise (Ephesians 4:11-13). We participate in the ministry of overseeing and caring for one another through encouragement and counsel in order to present every person complete in Christ.
We want a dynamic relationship with nonbelievers.
We participate in outreach to our community and world through corporate and individual relationships. We pray for God to open doors for the good news of salvation to be expressed and experienced in a realistic, relational, and responsible manner (Matthew 28:19-20).
The scriptural basis for this statement:
"To be active disciples of Christ by attracting and leading the unsaved to Jesus..."
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:19-20).
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).
"...challenging each Christian to dedicate himself to the ministry."
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - which is your spiritual worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:1-2).
"...and to stimulate an atmosphere for Christian maturity which results in reaching out to others by Spirit-filled-believers."
It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for work of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the faithfulness of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13).
". . .and a powerful ministry serving our City area and beyond."
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field' (Matthew 9:35-38).