At Revival, our mission is to “help people grow in the image of Jesus Christ.” To that end, we place emphasis on the study of God’s Word and the proclamation of the gospel message—that Jesus Christ died to save us from our sins and He offers us the free gift of eternal life. We are committed to helping people come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, and to walk alongside them as they grow and mature into healthy and productive followers of Christ.
1. The Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, word of God. The whole Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, are complete and sufficient. We believe in the clarity of Scripture and it is to be interpreted considering the literal, grammatical and historical aspects of a given text.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, John 17:17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 19:7-11, Jude 3)
2. There is one true God, existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that God is All Loving, Holy, Just, Self-existent, Infinite, Unchanging, Transcendent, Spirit, Ever Present, All Knowing, All Powerful, Wholly Sovereign, and Light. We believe God is righteous and perfect.
(Mark 12:29, John 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Leviticus 11:45, Isaiah 44:6, Malachi 3:6, 1 John 4:7, John 4:24)
3. That Jesus is God in very essence and pre-existed as God in all His glory before His incarnation in time and space. Jesus entered the world through the womb of the virgin Mary taking on full, yet sinless, humanity. He voluntarily died on the cross as a substitutionary death for man’s sin, and then physically rose from the grave three days later. He bodily and visibly ascended back to heaven and is seated and exalted at the right hand of the Father. We are awaiting His physical return to earth to rightfully take his place on the throne of David.
(Luke 1:34-35, 2: 1-7, John 1:1, 8:58, 14:6, Colossians 1:13-18)
4. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune Godhead who convicts, regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals until the day of redemption, sanctifies, teaches, empowers, reveals, and guides into all truth. We also believe that every Christian is commanded to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives gifts to whom He will, which are valid for today, and ought to be used within scriptural guidelines. We believe that the gifts should be used in love for the building up of the body and the glory of God.
(John 14:15-18, 26, 16:7-15, Acts 2:1-4, Ephesians 1:13-14)
5. That Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Man, by Adam and Eve’s disobedience, fell through Sin and became separated from God. Thus, all of humanity is born with a sin nature and stands in need of redemption.
(Genesis 1:26-30, 3:1-24, Psalm 51:5, Romans 5:12)
6. That Salvation is when the sinner repents and believes in the Lord Jesus Christ. That person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption, all of his sins are forgiven, and is justified which is the act of God whereby He declares the believing sinner righteous based on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
(John 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:8-9, Romans 3: 24-26, 8:1)
7. The universal Church is the organic body composed of all true believers, both living and dead, who have been indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ. The church has the responsibility to worship the Lord and share the good news of Christ’s death and resurrection to the world, making disciples, baptizing believers, and teaching them to observe sound doctrine and live a morally pure life. We believe church government should be simple rather than a complex bureaucracy, with the utmost dependence upon the Holy Spirit to lead, rather than on fleshly promotion or worldly wisdom. The Lord has given the church two ordinances which are to continue until He returns — baptism of believers and communion. Water baptism is not necessary for salvation, and cannot remove sins, but is a picture of the salvation already received by the believer. Communion is a memorial of the death of Christ; the bread representing His body and the cup representing His blood observed in remembrance of Him.
(Acts 2:40-47, Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Colossians 1:18)
8. Things to Come – We await the imminent pretribulational rapture of the church and the premillennial second coming of Christ which will be physical, personal, and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heart-felt worship, committed service, diligent study of God’s Word, evangelism, and regular fellowship. We believe in the literal, physical 1,000 year reign of Christ here on the earth (the Millennium Kingdom). We believe that all those who have trusted Christ for salvation will enjoy eternal glory with Him forever and those who reject God’s offer of free salvation in Christ will be eternally separated from the glory of His presence.
(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Revelation 20:1-15, 22:7-17, 20-21)
Welcome to Revival! Whether this is your first time or you have been here before, we want to make it clear to you that you are welcome and you are loved! What can you expect to see and experience when you visit Revival?
At Revival, you will experience friendly people, modern worship music, and biblical messages, in a comfortable environment. We want to make you feel as welcome as possible. If you would like to view a past service for an indication of what to expect, you can do so by visiting our webcast archives.
A Typical Service
Services begin with an announcement video to let you know what is happening around Revival. This video is followed by two or three worship songs, and then a prayer or Bible reading by one of our pastors. An offering is then received. (As a visitor you will not be asked or expected to give an offering. You are our guest!) After another song or two, Pastor John will give a message designed to help you apply biblical principles to everyday life. This message will be about 45-50 minutes in length. At the end of the message there will be a closing song. You are welcome to talk to or pray with one of our pastors or staff after the service.
How to Dress
We invite you to dress casually and comfortably. You’ll fit right in. After all, the Bible tells us that God is more concerned with our hearts than He is with how we dress or look (1 Samuel 16:7).
What Revival Believes
At Revival, our mission statement is “Knowing God and making Him known.” We are committed to bringing people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, assisting them to maturity in the Christian faith, and equipping all believers to share the gospel message with as many as will listen. For more on what we believe, view our Statement of Faith.
What’s available for my children?
The Children’s Ministry is available for infant through fifth grade children during all Sunday and Wednesday services. For information about the Children’s Ministry program, check out Revival Kids.
Jr. High Ministry is for sixth through eighth graders and meets Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more visit Fusion Youth.
High School Ministry is for ninth through twelfth graders and meets Wednesday nights at 7pm. For more visit Fusion Youth.
In addition, there is a mother’s room in the Sanctuary open to nursing mothers and their babies.
What do I do if I have a child with special needs?
If you have a special-needs child, please check with the Children’s Ministry Office to find out what options are available to you. Family seating is also available for Sunday morning services in the Revival Grounds Cafe.