I am concerned that the Western church is choosing the way of fear, isolation, defensiveness. Or worse, the way of anger.
In Mission '87, Graham Kendrick and I shared the worship leading for the 10,000 young people coming from all corners of Western Europe and even a smattering from across the Iron Curtain.
The event takes place every year to celebrate Pentecost. “We long for people to become familiar with who Jesus is”, say the organisers.
Revival groups remain in the Lutheran Church but have their own dynamics. An explainer for those outside Finland.
In Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the Heartbeats Festival (1-3 June 2023) will offer quality music and workshops in a safe environment. The aim, to offer the “hope and joy” of the gospel to “our sons, daughters and friends”.
Photo gallery of Revive Europe 2022.
Revive Europe gathers the new generation for repentance, forgiveness and awakening.
From 17th to 21st October 2022, 600 Christian leaders from across Asia gathered in Bangkok (Thailand) under the theme of “Rethinking Church and Mission: God’s Agenda for Today”.
Spanish preacher and author Itiel Arroyo: “There is passion wasted in Netflix marathons, playing video games... But God created us for something more transcendent than that”.
Born in the context of IFES, the Revive movement will continue to work with other European ministries as they “long for God to do something much larger than any organisation”, says Sarah Breuel.
The Baptist Union of Spain has been in Ukraine monitoring the delivery of humanitarian aid. Amid the need and pain, “the churches there are experiencing a revival”, says Daniel Banyuls.
Our hope and prayer is that through this each of us would know and experience God as the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.
The Revivalympics initiative encourages students to pray for a revival in the university context. Over 1,100 “from every corner of Europe” have already registered for the second Revive conference at the end of this year.
The conference organised by IFES Europe will take place next December in Karlsruhe, Germany, under the theme “Revive our hearts, revive our universities, revive Europe”.
“The palace was built during the reign of King Hezekiah [...] The level of workmanship is the best seen to date, and the degree of preservation is rare”, archaeologists say.
Theologian José Hutter addresses the challenges evangelical churches have faced in the last decade, including same-sex marriage and the split between Western historic churches and the Christian majority in Africa and Latin America.
Revive Europe will include extensive times of prayer, worship, repentance, and study of Acts 1-5. The belief is that a move of God starts, first of all, in our hearts.
One hundred Czech Christian leaders worked in thematic networks. Seminars addressed issues like the generational divides, church finances, and the use of pornography among Christians.
Andrés Reid leads preaching workshops in Spain. He emphasises the importance of looking for excellence, being faithful to the Bible and living lives that shine in society.
Keith Malcomson on the latest School of Christ convention.
How an eighteenth-century preacher dedicated his life to Christ.
It gets mentioned in outreach planning. Preachers long to experience it through each new sermon. Reports on social media stir our longings.
Key doctrines that characterize the church’s preaching during seasons of revival.
Spanish preacher and songwriter Alex Sampedro: “It is time to make it clear that we want to bless the cities, we want to present Jesus to the people around us.”
Pastor Gary Wilkerson talks about his father, the meaning and impact of the Protestant Reformation, and the key role that sound doctrine and the Holy Spirit should play in the church.