We would be a FOOL to give up the name Revival! An APRIL
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
are all about the
numbers. We are all about
the numbers – We are unapologetically
intense in our mission to gather and equip people of
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
We are calling EVERY Christian in Detroit to gather EVERY
Friday night to pray and serve another church in our
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!
contending for RELEVANCE, but rather still contending for
John & Amy Burton
Church meets at:
CENTRAL CHURCH 1529
E. 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI
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