A BIT ABOUT US, AND WHAT WE BELIEVE
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints – Jude 1:3
Revival Centres Church bases its teaching on the Holy Spirit experience. This includes miraculous signs following, and instruction from the bible. ‘Contending for the faith’ is to simply follow and apply the scriptures in a holistic and correct way. Or put simply, whatever He says to you, do it! (John 2:5)
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16
Our foundation is based on the events recorded in Acts 2 in the Bible, where the disciples of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit. This same experience, with the Bible sign of speaking in other tongues, is still how people join the church today.
… and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance – Acts 2:4
Our founding pastor, the late Lloyd Longfield, was filled with the Holy Spirit in 1948. From these exciting beginnings, Revival Centres has grown into a world-wide fellowship of spirit-filled believers. Over the years we’ve been known as Revival Centres of Australia, Revival Centres International, and more recently Revival Centres Church. Importantly, an adherence to the Full Gospel message hasn’t changed!
Having a personal relationship with God is the promise of the bible. In a Revival Centre you will meet normal people who have had an extraordinary experience. The new testament of the bible describes a church that changed the world, full of people who knew God. It talks about salvation as a foundational experience from an answering God.
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Jesus didn’t die to bring us dead religion. He came to fulfil God’s plan, and pour out the Promise. He didn’t rely on finding strong, smart, good people. Instead He sent the Holy Spirit to change people. He called it being born again. Afterwards, nothing would be the same again. Ever.
The Revival Centre youth group runs from early high school age, through to young adults. Youngies is a great opportunity to spend time with Spirit-filled people, who have the same Holy Spirit experience.
The Youngies run great activities most weekends. These activities focus on good, clean fun and encouragement from each other, and the Bible. Most Revival Centre locations have a Youngies group. If you are interested in joining in, please feel free to contact us for more details!
See what the Melbourne Youngies are up to!
Since the early 1970s when our first mission began, the Revival Centre Church have been thankful for the opportunity to take the gospel all over the world. Our mission areas have been most rewarding, as they are often at the forefront of rapid growth in numbers of people receiving the gospel. The opportunity to witness many people being baptised, and filled with the Holy Spirit is not something not soon forgotten.
Our missions work with an emphasis on equipping local people to run their own assemblies. We have no standing missionaries as such, preferring to train and encourage the locals in the gospel and in church leadership, at the same time endeavouring to avoid a paternalistic approach.
We support them with regular visits, particularly from pastors and officers, but also groups of assembly members and young peoples groups. These visits are rewarding – both for the visitors and their hosts.