Subject: Chliaros Church no more: We switched back to Revival Church!

John Burton
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We would be a FOOL to give up the name Revival! An APRIL FOOL!


image thumb Chliaros Church no more: We switched back to Revival Church!
Last year on April 1st we announced a merger with a pagan organization. We would hold joint services and we’d handle the worship and preaching and they would conduct the altar ministry, baby dedications and weddings!

That lasted only one day too!

So, no, there won’t be a SCHOOL OF LUKEWARM PEOPLE. Sorry!

Since I have you, how about we look at our ACTUAL core values as they compare with the core values of a LUKEWARM CHURCH? (You can reference the original article here:http://detroitrevivalchurch.com/2012/04/01/revival-church-is-changing-its-name-to-chliaros-church/ 

 

THE CULTURE

The Culture is our set of core values at Revival Church. It sets the pace and clearly communicates the culture we are called to establish and steward.

  1. Our mission is your comfort. Our mission is your freedom – The mission of freedom from sin, sickness and poverty drives everything we do at Revival Church. We reject a casual approach to God and affirm abundant life, passion and fire for all.
  2. Tolerance is in our DNA. Honor is in our DNA – Honor is something we are. No matter the issue, you can’t stop us from honoring you! We believe that honor is a condition of the heart and not dependent on someone’s actions toward us.
  3. We rally around your vision. We rally around the vision – Revival Church is built on the vision God gave John. As a company of burning ones, we are passionate defenders and champions of it. Every person is responsible to catch fire and burn hot every day. The resulting corporate torch will inflame our region with revival.
  4. We respond to the status quo. We are a threat to the status quo – This is a ministry of extreme reformation. As we storm against the prevailing flow of the church and society, we fully believe many will be provoked to turn and follow our lead into freedom.
  5. There are many churches in the city, and that is a problem. There is one church in the city and we aren’t it – Revival Church is one department of many in the landscape of the city church. Our focus is regional impact and the increase of the harvest that will be felt far and wide.
  6. We affirm honest analysis. We affirm ridiculous faith – We simply believe that God is extreme and his plans are bigger than what we can imagine. If it doesn’t look ridiculously insane, it’s less than what God has in mind.
  7. We are all about the numbers. We are all about the numbers – We are unapologetically intense in our mission to gather and equip people of destiny.
  8. The mission of the majority prevails. Corporate mission prevails – We are focused on preparing for the influx of zealous people the harvest will bring to Revival Church. We launch and support only those endeavors that fit into the corporate mission.
  9. We refuse to offend people through unnecessary challenge. We refuse to live below the Biblical norm – Healings, signs, wonders, miracles, extreme love and bold prophetic teaching were and are the standard. 
  10. Giving is optional. Poverty has no chance – Extravagant giving in every sphere of life, whether it’s in the church or a big tip at the coffee shop, will displace a spirit of poverty, transform individuals and reform the economy of our region.
  11. Sickness and disease are a part of life. Sickness and disease have no right to torment believers – The Lord Jesus Christ has been given power and authority over all sickness and disease. He has delegated that authority to us.
  12. We err on the side of order. We err on the side of freedom – Revival is messy and is to be stewarded, not controlled. We embrace an atmosphere of bold prophetic declaration and Holy Spirit initiated freedom.

Additionally:

  • We are calling EVERY Christian in Detroit to gather EVERY Friday night to pray and serve another church in our region!
  • The School of Fire is still the School of Fire!
  • We don’t affirm trading the corporate gathering for happy family days in the sun!
  • Our services will be as long as God says!
  • We will NEVER cancel for the Super Bowl!
  • I MIGHT wear a suit… someday!
  • And, yes, our key verse is still Joshua 3:5. We are consecrating ourselves and God will soon do wonders!

NOT contending for RELEVANCE, but rather still contending for REVIVAL,
John Burton
John & Amy Burton


Revival Church meets at:
CENTRAL CHURCH 
1529 E. 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071 · Get Directions.



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