Is Revive a Local Church?
Yes, however our model is probably different than most local churches. We prefer the term "Discipleship Community" because it carries less baggage and pre-conception than the term "Church" often does. We believe that a church is described in the Bible as a group of people who follow Jesus and gather together regularly. They minister to one another and are equipped for their ministry by local leadership, who are called by God.
Will Revive have Sunday services?
No, our regular meetings take place in ReviveGroups, many of which will meet on Sundays. We will also have larger united events periodically such as Healing Nights, training workshops or Worship Nights.
What is a ReviveGroup and what should I expect?
ReviveGroups are gatherings of 15-30 people that meet in homes or community spaces. A typical group would include worship, prayer, biblical teaching, discussion, and ministry to one another according to our spiritual gifts, including prophecy and healing. A typical group lasts 2 hours and often has an opportunity to hang out and build relationships before or after.
How do I join the Revive Community?
You are welcome to visit anytime. All members of Revive belong to a ReviveGroup and have decided that "Revive is Home", meaning there is a commitment to:
+Being present and involved in a ReviveGroup. Heb 10:25+Making a declaration of faith through baptism. (If not baptized already) Acts 2:38+Personal growth and discipleship. Col 2:6-7+Pursuing the Revive Core Values.+Being a financial contributor. Prov 3:9 (Budget Information)+Taking spiritual responsibility of my local community and personal sphere of influence through prayer, servanthood and sowing into others. Matt 28:19-20
Where are ReviveGroups located?
Currently we have two ReviveGroups happening each week:
+Uptown Manhattan Sundays 10:30am for an 11am start (150th and Broadway, close to 1,A,C,B,D)+Downtown Manhattan Sundays 4:30pm for a 5pm start (Church and White St, close to all Canal St. stops)
How can I lead a ReviveGroup?
In order to lead a ReviveGroup you would need to be a member of Revive and participate in another group for a time. If you would like to lead a group in the future tell your ReviveGroup leader so they can get you on the right track.
What about kids?
Our Uptown and Downtown ReviveGroups have a kids teaching that happens onsite with two background-checked kids leaders. We also equip parents to train and disciple their own children in the home through teaching, scripture and reinforcement of the lessons learned on Sundays.
To come along and discover if Revive is Home, connect with us above. We would love to meet you.