Steps Toward Revival

The Prayer Principle

Jeremiah 33:3; II Chronicles 7:14; Matthew 21:22; I John 5:14-15

  • Pray for revival in your church.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal to you the proper time for you to schedule revival.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal to you the Evangelist He wants to use in your church.
  • Pray about the selection of your Revival Preparation Committee members.
  • Pray for a harvest of lost souls

The Faith Principle

Matthew 9:29; 21:21-22; Hebrews 11:6

  • Believe that God really wants revival for your church.
  • Trust Him to do mighty things.
  • Have faith that God can work through you and your church to bring a great revival.
  • Make bold faith declarations before the church as often as to what you are believing God to do in the revival.

The Preparation

Psalm 126:5; Proverbs 19:21

  • Organize, Evangelize and Agonize.
  • Train Revival Preparation Steering Committee.
  • Set Countdown Calendar 6 to 8 weeks before the revival.
  • Set goals (i.e. attendance, decisions, salvations, contacts).
  • Start the revival on Sunday morning.
  • Have High Attendance Day in Sunday School the day revival begins.
  • Involvement is the key. Involve as many members as possible in preparation, promotion and prayer. (Pack-A-Pew still works!)
  • Use Vocational Evangelists whom God has called, gifted, and appointed unto the Church for this purpose. (Ephesians 4:11ff).
  • Work as if revival depends upon you! Pray as if revival depends on God! We are still dependent upon God for revival. Revival is a sovereign act of God!