Each week I send out a note to a specific list of people who have signed up to receive it. This week I am sending it out to our entire email list to ensure that everyone has all the latest information regarding reviveOHIO Dayton. If you would like to continue receiving this weekly email, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
reviveOHIO Dayton starts THIS SUNDAY evening, October 23, 6P at the Vineyard!
It will be pretty much all day, every day for a week. Each day begins with prayer at 7A, followed by breakfast at 8A at the Vineyard. At 9A teams organize and go out to pray for other churches. At noon we will meet for lunch and share testimonies. (This lunch meeting will be hosted at a different church each day.) At 2P teams re-organize and go out to pray for people across the region. We will reconvene at 5:30P at the Vineyard for dinner, followed by a time of worship, testimonies and baptisms at 7P. It’s going to be an exciting week!
We are the “host church” for reviveOHIO Dayton, but this is not a “Vineyard” event. There are already more than 40 churches involved at some level including Emmanuel Lutheran, AHOP, Stillwater UMC, Living Word, Kettering Assembly, Omega Baptist, Christian Life Center and many others!
Excitement is building as word has spread about what has been happening up in Darke and Auglaize counties over the past month or so. Hundreds of people (many of them high-school-age) have said yes to Christ. Schools and businesses opened their doors… CLICK HERE to watch a testimonial video recorded in Auglaize County last week.
The questions I am being asked are, “What are you asking us to do?” and “How can I help?”
I’ll try to answer both of those questions as best as I can…
We are hoping that everyone will participate at some level… by attending something along the way. I’m hoping that everyone gets to go out into the community with a team to pray for other churches, schools or businesses. We believe that God is going to open a lot of doors for us next week!
Here is an exciting opportunity for those of you who would like to help with the DISCIPLESHIP component of Revive. Each night during the services, we will have a call for “disciple-makers.” If 24 males and 26 females gave their hearts to Christ that day, in the evening we will ask for 24 adult males and 26 adult females who would like to disciple one of those new believers to attend a quick training in the Lodge to get their materials and the contact information of the person they will be discipling. If you have ever wanted to mentor someone who is a new Christian, this could be your opportunity!
If you have a spare room in your house and you would be interested in housing some of the (100+) Time to Revive missionaries coming to help with Revive Dayton…some will be individuals traveling alone… some are married, some have children. Contact Michelle the Housing Coordinator from Time to Revive at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you have space available. All your guests will need is a bed and a shower. You won’t have to provide meals as most of those will be provided by churches. (Although I’m sure coffee in the morning or a snack at night would be appreciated!)
If you have a little more time available and you would like to help us facilitate the Revive meetings along the way, you could always help with hospitality by welcoming folks, greeting, or serving coffee… Or you could help with parking or cleaning up the facility each day. Just let Angie Bailey (hospitality) or Tommy Lauber (facilities) know you would like to help. Email them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you know other pastors, leaders or business owners in the area, forward this email to them with a personal invitation to join us. (We are praying for at least 74 churches to participate.) If they have questions, have them contact me at email@example.com.
Our groups that meet at the Vineyard during the week will NOT be meeting during reviveOHIO Dayton. We are asking that all of our groups participate in reviveOHIO Dayton instead.
Lastly, we are also hosting 24/7 prayer and worship in our Creative Arts Room in the Family Center during reviveOHIO Dayton. Beginning Sunday right after the kickoff service ends at 9P! If you would like to sign up to pray or lead worship, CLICK HERE. Time slots are one hour each.
I look forward to seeing you THIS SUNDAY NIGHT at 6P at our reviveOHIO Dayton kickoff service!
P.S. There is NO CHANGE to this weekend’s regular service schedule. Saturday, October 29th there will be no 5:30P service… We will be hosting a reviveOHIO Dayton service at 7P instead.
* Children’s ministry is available this Sunday night, Nursery through Preschool. All other evening services will offer ministry for Nursery through Grade 5. Revive Teens services are on Wednesday and Saturday beginning at 5P in the Student Center.