We did it backwards… we didn’t have a vision and a plan and then start a church… we were given a church and had to ask God what His plan was...
Proverbs 29:18 (AMP), "Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he."
Habakkuk 2:2 (AMP), "And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by."
Community of Love
Merriam Webster defines community as "An interacting population of various kinds of individuals in a common location; a unified body of individuals; joint ownership or participation." A group of people who happen to be in the same building at the same time does not necessarily make up a community... but a group of people unified with a common purpose who interact and participate with one another does! Our heart at Revive is to be much more than a religious gathering, but rather a family of believers who loves one another, cares for one another and ministers to one another. We strive to foster a friendly, loving atmosphere where we truly encourage and lift one another up. Too many people carry wounds from past religious experience so we take great care to be a safe environment where people can find authentic healing, friends and a family!
Authentic House of Prayer
Prayer is one of the greatest privileges we have as believers. It is one of the most talked about tenets of the Christian faith, yet it is the least practiced. Our hearts at Revive is that everything we are and everything we do is completely saturated in prayer! There are several opportunities to get involved in the prayer ministry at Revive:
7pm - 8:30pm
Pastor Jim's House
At Revive, outreach is a lifestyle, not an event! Our hearts are to be used in whatever situation we find ourselves in! The Bible says in
Matthew 10:42 (AMP), "And whoever gives to one of these little ones [these who are humble in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water to drink because he is my disciple, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.” We love to love on this community! From block parties, door-to-door blessings, downtown music festivals, National Night Out, Light Up Clermont downtown Clermont in December and outdoor services, we love to be a blessing to this community!
The Bible says in 1 John 2:14 (NKJV), "I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one!" We have noticed that God is up to something with children, teenagers and young adults... so much so that we place a GREAT DEAL of emphasis on ministry for each of these age groups!