Jesus is Revival.
We are Rev City.
Today, Jesus is still the hope for Lawrence, America, and the world. The heart of Rev City Church is to reveal Jesus in a way that revives hearts, restores relationship and brings life.
“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” (Romans 8:11 NLT)
We are Rev City.
We are Family.
Family is God’s chosen analogy for revealing His love for us, and His desire to have relationship with us. As a church, we desire to help people connect to Christ-centered relationships for the purposes of friendship, family, and spiritual growth.
“Now, all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit, because of what Christ has done for us. So now you are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the Cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.” (Ephesians 2:18-20 NLT)
“Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you?” (Psalm 85:6 NLT)
“Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.” (Psalm 80:18 NASB)
to restore to life, consciousness, or strength; to give new life or energy, to activate, set in motion, or renew; to restore interest in or popularity of; to improve the position or condition of; to become active or flourishing again
“You are the light of the world – like a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. No one light a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine out for all to see, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16 NLT)
to make known to others; to make known through divine inspiration; to make some something publicly or generally known; to display or exhibit
Rev City Family Values
Jesus- Centered. Outward Focused.
Passion for Jesus and compassion for people motivates us. Everything we do is focused on Jesus and helping as many people as possible experience hope, freedom, and life in Christ.
Dream Big and Start Small
We truly believe we can change the world in Jesus’ name. Nothing is impossible with God so we won’t offend Him with small vision or limited thinking. The magnitude of our vision won’t keep us from taking the first & next steps, which are always the most important steps.
We Serve to Lead
Christ-like servant leadership development is a key goal of our culture. More than just attenders and consumers, we will be contributors and producers of life-giving ministry and service to others.
We Love Our Church
Jesus died for the church and gates of hell cannot prevail against it. Strong commitment and connection to a specific community of believers brings life, relationship, covering, and strength to us.
We Stand for Unity
With humility, grace, and honesty, we resolve issues in a Christ-like way to heal, preserve, protect, and strengthen relationships. It’s the atmosphere God can bless. Gossip, grumbling, fault-finding, and negativity are not welcome here…ever. What God is doing here is too significant to let trivial issues interfere or divide.
Submission and Honor
In a culture that increasingly despises and speaks negatively of authority figures, we embrace all that delegated authority is from God. Rather than negative perspectives, we see honor and submission as a posture that positions us to be empowered by God.
We Decrease So Christ Can Increase
We don’t draw attention to ourselves when we minister to others. The power of the Holy Spirit can move without weirdness or sensationalism. We will be both humble and bold, with Jesus as our example for ministry.
With intentionality, we honor and value experienced Saints, while also raising up and releasing the next generation. If it stops with us, we’ve missed the mark.
We will welcome and honor people of every color, race and background to be a valued part of the Rev City Family. God created every person equally special, important, and significant.
We Live to Give
Giving is a Christ-like lifestyle. We generously give forgiveness, mercy, grace, love, time – whatever is needed to reveal Jesus to others. Regarding finances, we faithfully tithe as the starting point for extravagantly supporting and building God’s Kingdom through our local church.
We’re Better Together
We value and honor one another in our unique giftings, callings and functions. You need me. I need you. We are a family. Each member of the family has a purpose and makes a difference in advancing our gospel mission.
God deserves our very best, as do the people we are reaching and serving. It’s about priorities – honoring God, giving our very best effort, and stewardship. It’s not about perfectionism or materialism. In an atmosphere of grace, we will value constant improvement and growth.
We are unapologetically excited about life in Christ, and intentional to speak hope and life over every person in every situation.
The integrity of our lives, and the way we treat and care for people, matters to God and is part of our witness to those around us.
Grace and Growth
We believe that sin is no match for God’s gift of grace. This free gift compels us to grow and become more like Christ. We will live in fascination and pursuit of Jesus and His Kingdom life, in a way that draws our attention away from sin.
Jesus is the Hope of the world, and we will do anything short of sin to reach people for Christ. Our vision isn’t totally fulfilled until every person is connected to a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ and a family.