Every organization, including the church, is centered on a particular ideal, principal or vision. When people come to church they have some preconceived ideas of what that church should be about. At Revolution we have a clear understanding of what we are about. We exist to:
HELP PEOPLE TAKE THEIR NEXT STEP WITH GOD.
Every week at Revolution Church we talk about taking a next step. We believe that every person matters to God and that God has a plan for every person’s life. This means God is never finished with us and is continuing to work in our lives and our world.
That next step is different for each person. It might be:
- Making the choice to come back next week and continue to explore Jesus.
- Join a Serving Team or a REVcommunity.
- It might be becoming a follower of Jesus.
- Getting baptized.
- Taking communion for the first time.
- Forgiving someone who has hurt you.
- Deciding to start reading your Bible more often. Last week you didn’t read it; this week you make a goal to read it twice.
For us every step matters because every step brings us closer to the life God has called us to live, and that life is beyond what we can imagine and beyond what most of us are experiencing right now (John 10:10).
There are four ways we see this lived out in the lives of those in our church:
We're children of God who live for and care for each other as a family.
God has always desired a people – an earthly family – who would live in such a way that the world would know what He is like. Jesus said that those who live in His ways and obey His Father are truly His family. Through Jesus we believe we are children of God and brothers and sisters with each other. As family we get to personally care for the needs of one another – both physically and spiritually. We disciple, nurture and hold each other accountable to this covenant life together. We do this through community gatherings and involvement in Discipleship, Nurturing and Accountability (DNA) relationships (Genesis 12:1 - 3; John 1:12 - 13; Romans 12:10 – 16).
We're servants of God who serve others as a way of life.
Fully God / fully human, Jesus took on the posture of a servant. He gave His life, even dying, so that others could experience salvation, peace and restoration. Jesus said, “I am among you as one who serves…” (Luke 22:27). All those who follow Jesus are called to serve in the same humility. For us this means joyful submission to God, to leadership and to each other, as we serve whomever God brings into our lives. We do Whatever needs doing, Whenever it’s needed and Wherever it leads us (Matthew 20:25 - 28, 25:31 - 46; John 13:1 - 17; Philippians 2:5 - 11; 1 Peter 2:16).
We're sent by God to restore all things to Himself.
God sent His Son, Jesus, to earth to take on human form and live within the culture. He worked, ate and interacted among the people, living in such a way that those around him could see and experience what God was truly like. Jesus came so that all people, places and things could be restored to a right relationship with God. In the same way, we believe we are missionaries sent into our culture to restore all things to God through Jesus. We live this out as part of a community of believers (John 1:14, 20:21; 2 Corinthians 5:17 - 21; Colossians 1:19).
We're disciples of Jesus who take responsibility for our own development and for the development of others.
As a young man, Jesus grew both physically and in wisdom. He learned from local religious teachers, by living in community, and through regular times of listening to God. Jesus called others to follow His ways, to be His disciples and to live in obedience to all that God commands. He then sent these followers out to make new disciples. We believe we are also called to be followers of Jesus who take responsibility for our own development and the development of others. This includes cultivating our own personal relationship with God and sharing with others what God has shown us during community gatherings and serving opportunities. (Matthew 28:18 - 20; Luke 2:52; Ephesians 4:11 - 13; 2 Timothy 2:2).