V A L U E S
RELATE :: BUILD GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS
We will cultivate a lifestyle of intentional, authentic relationships in our 1, 2 and 3 (home, work and play). We will reclaim family time while serving together and opening our home to those around us. We will love where we live, become Front Porch People, and make the most of every opportunity to love those God has placed around us.
Nowadays in America, we spend time with our friends and family in our backyards, surrounded by 6-foot-high privacy fences. It’s rare to see people sitting on their front porch—or for that matter, it’s rare to see a front porch. We are striving to bring back the front porch lifestyle! We want to open our homes to people living in our neighborhoods. We want to know our neighbors, not just know their first names. We want to slow down, meet with, and develop relationships with the people all around us.
We are passionate about relationships—real, deep and genuine—the kind of friendships that allow you to bare your soul, struggles and passions. At Revive Christian Church, we provide many types and levels of commitment for you to build relationships and connect with people just like you. You can start by attending our weekly worship gatherings, where you will experience heart-filled teaching and chain-breaking worship. We also encourage you to join a ReGroup and connect with a small group of people committed to spiritual growth and serving our city.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
// COLOSSIANS 4:5-6
RESPOND :: LIVE OUT LOVE
We will respond to the command to love God with all of our heart; our hearts will respond by loving our neighbors. We will respond generously to the needs around us, becoming the hands and feet of the Gospel. We will take the church to the city, while living out love in practical ways. We will intentionally represent the heart of God to Bismarck.
As we move closer to the heart of God, our hearts will naturally be drawn into loving and serving others. We are a church who doesn’t just open our doors and hope people will come in. We are the Church. We take the love of Christ out into Bismarck and address real needs in our city. If you have a passion for serving others, we invite you to join us as we serve people here in Bismarck, Mandan and beyond, using the resources and talents God has blessed us with.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
// MARK 12:30-31
REPRODUCE :: BE ON MISSION TO MULTIPLY
We will nurture an environment of reproducing Christ-followers. We will strive to imitate Christ daily, model Jesus to those around us, and become transparent in the way we live for Christ. We will make everything we do simple, biblical and reproducible—being a movement of Christ-followers in our city.
Jesus did it perfectly with His disciples. He spent focused time with them showing them the ropes, teaching them, providing hands-on training, and then releasing them to serve and produce disciples in His absence. We work to develop more leaders, more Christ-followers to send out into Bismarck, Mandan and beyond to produce even more disciples of Jesus. The goal is to develop leaders who will continue to carry the Gospel anywhere and everywhere they go.
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
// 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1
REJOICE :: CELEBRATE GOD
We will rejoice in everything God is doing in and through us, His Church. We will rejoice as we see the lost become found, hearts revived, and lives changed. We will rejoice as we worship our Creator.
As Christ-followers, we have many reasons to celebrate. God is always at work, even during difficult times. We know the ending to our story. God has promised us eternal life in a place we cannot begin to dream about! We know the middle of our story can be filled with pain and heartache. If you are going through a difficult time and need some guidance, please CONTACT US. We are here to help, and we pray you will hold out hope and find a reason to celebrate the faithfulness of God.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
// 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18