Somewhere in your past there was, likely, a church that made an impact on your spiritual journey. Maybe they took you to youth camp or you attended their VBS. Perhaps you were even influenced by something you heard at Revive. Wherever it was, someone poured into your spiritual life. For me, it was a little church in West Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was the place where I accepted my call to ministry, made my first few attempts at preaching, and made Tammi my wife. From the time I was just a skinny, freckled kid, the people of that congregation encouraged me in my life with Jesus and my call to serve Him.
I revisited that church during a recent trip back. On a Wednesday night, I listened to a missionary speak about living in one of the most dangerous places in the world, sharing his calling to love on Muslims. He was in youth group with me when I was a kid. That made me think about the impact that little church has had over the 50 years of its life. I wonder how many people found Jesus and were baptized? How many heard and accepted a call into ministry? And who were the people, 50 years ago, that sacrificed to start this church? I would love to thank them! This is the heart of Revive’s Leading a Legacy campaign. It is bigger than you or me. We want Revive to be a beacon of light for generations to come, to share the good news that grace still abounds to everyone who asks, and that abundant life is available to all! Join me as we “love people to Life” for generations to come.
Years ago, two church plants began in the Treasure Valley, both with a passion to share the good news of Jesus through grace-filled ministry. In 2014 one pastor received a call to full-time missions, and both bodies began praying about combining into one. The process was nothing short of God-sized as the Spirit transformed us through the awkwardness of merging, knitting us into one loving, unified Church, passionate about Jesus and His grace that sets us free. Through that God-ordained season, Revive was born.
We are poised to
LEAD A LEGACY
What does it mean to “Lead a Legacy”? It is different than merely “leaving a legacy”. Leading requires intention, heart, and forethought – we are not just leaving things behind, we are laying the groundwork upon which future Revivers will build. We want generations not yet born to look back, see our sacrifice and faith, and be encouraged that they can do all things!
Join us as we continue this brave path forward. Together, by His Spirit, we can lay a foundation of grace, worship, celebration, and life transformation for generations to come!
Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be
matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
2 Cor. 8:11
Revive is actively thriving. We are loving people to Life on a daily basis. The message of GRACE continues to radiate through our own Body, to those in the Treasure Valley, and around the world! Anyone who has been present at Revive for a length of time can bear witness to the ways Jesus is using this grace community to impact people for Him.
WE ARE BUSILY BUILDING OUR NEW HOME!
In the Fall of 2019, we purchased our first property to eventually accommodate all our members and guests. In the short time since then, we have been walking and waiting through the processes of designing, gaining permits and labor, and the chaos of the pandemic. God continues to move through one miraculous circumstance after another, and His ministry through Revive does not cease. Our kids’ ministry is growing and thriving as the Jesus League Power Team empowers them each week to engage the Word of God. Pulse Teens continue to stand on the front lines of God’s truth as they seek to find their identities in Christ and love their communities to Life. Men’s and Women’s ministries continued in creativity to minister to one another over the last year and are now back in full swing. Life groups are coming back together to encourage one another through life together. God continues to show His power and might as He opens doors almost daily to expand His message through Revive!
WE REACH OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY
Throughout the year, we serve with and support local youth in crisis, refugees, and those in need, both across the Treasure Valley and in our own Body. We continue to pursue means to support our brothers and sisters serving God through missions by contributing financial support and mission trips to encourage and assist them in ministry. With all of this inward ministry and outward focus, we still strive to be fiscally conservative.
IS GOD CALLING YOU TO JOIN US?
We continue to follow God “at the speed of surrender” as He empowers the building of His church. Our heart is to finish the worship center so we can effectively do all the ministry God calls us to do! If any of the passion of this mission stirs your heart… If you have been affected by someone at Revive loving you to Life… If you know someone who needs the life-changing power of a life with Jesus Christ… please pray about partnering with us. There are so many ways to give and every gift goes a tremendous distance toward the finish line! Reach out! Let’s talk about how we can work together to Lead this Legacy!