What People Say
"World Revival Network has helped me develop relationships with like-minded people across the country. The Network has been a source of fresh materials and ideas that you cannot find anywhere else."-Missionary Evangelist Cliff Pash, Uganda
"I have seen dramatic changes in my ministry since I have joined World Revival Network." -Pastor Dan Mitchell, Totowa, New Jersey
"For several years now World Revival Network has been a unique source of strength for me and my congregation." -Pastor Derek Melton, Pryor Creek Community Church
JD on the Road
Reformation Now Conference
World Revival Church
Kansas City, MO
Church Health Clinic
World Revival Church
Kansas City, MO
Ministry Operations and Management
An Interview With Steve Gray
J.D. King: As International Director of World Revival Network of Ministries I’m often privileged to sit down with Pastor Steve Gray and have strategic conversations. Gray is known around the world for his great insight on effective ministry leadership and execution. His uncanny ability to pull people together and establish dynamic ministry environments has garnered attention from ministry leaders around the world.
Have you ever heard of Squidoo? I found it to be a great website for building your own pages about things you are interested in. So guess what? World Revival Network now has several extra resources through Squidoo on some of the following pages - check them out! What is Revival?
[Q:] Give us some background on your early life.
[A:] "I grew up in a Christian home in Kansas and had my first experience with the Lord when I was six years old. The service was actually over when I was drawn to the altar. There was no one else in the sanctuary but me, and I just began to cry. When the pastor and my dad came in, they asked me what was wrong-supposing that I had gotten my feelings hurt somehow. However, I just looked at them and said that 'I have been called to preach.' Afterward, my family moved to Missouri and I never felt that call again.
First, in private conversation, invite the person you are confronting to consider the apparent contradiction you perceive. The words "invite and "perceive" are important. Invitation is more respectful and far wiser than accusation or demand. It leaves room for choice. Depending on how immediate the need for resolution is and the depth of the relationship involved, you may want to begin with one of the following statements:
- "I'd like to talk to you about something I'm concerned about."
- "I wonder if you could take a few minutes to clear up something for me."
The Bible provides clear guidelines for eldership in the local church. The following is a short checklist that can help us determine whether a candidate qualifies as an elder. Please fill out this information to the best of your ability.
Candidate’s Name: ______________________________________________________________
Personal Testimony – saved, water baptized, baptized in the Holy Spirit
Leader in worship – an example of worship, free in worship, loves to worship
Leader in prayer – bale, willing to pray, aggressive in intercession
How many Religious Persons to Change a Lightbulb?
• Charismatics: Only one. Their hands are already in the air.
• Pentecostals: Ten. One to change the bulb. Nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.
• Presbyterians: None. Lights will go on and off at predestined times.
• Roman Catholic: None. Candles only.
• Baptists: At least 15. One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad.
• Episcopalians: Three. One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.
You are encouraged to use the following vows as a basis for developing a wedding service for a Spirit‐filled Christian couple. Adapt the words as necessary and feel free to add other elements as the service or occasion necessitates. The vows are currently formatted in such a way that they can folded in half and placed in a Bible. If you have any other questions feel free to contact the World Revival network office.
“We Could Use a Little Help in Here!”
“…no suitable helper was found.” Genesis 2:20
Most people find it difficult to remember people’s names. In the following, you will find two workable strategies for remembering the names of people you meet. Using the acronym FACE in one instance and NAME in the other, you are able to remember and employ actionable steps.
1. FACE (Focus, Ask, Comment, Employ)
Focus on them.
Ask them a question about their name (ie. “How do you spell it?”).
Comment about the name and reference it in your head (ie. “I have a brother named William”).
Employ the name (ie. “Goodbye William”).
2. NAME (Nominate, Articulate, Morph, Entwine)
After years of disappointments, World Revival Church’s leadership team executed a focused follow up plan for first‐time visitors. While somewhat demanding in approach, the results have been quite substantial. According to Mark Pederson, associate pastor in charge of outreach, World Revival Church experienced a 45% increase in first‐time visitors returning – largely through the efforts of this program. In the following, the eight basic components of this follow up plan are going to be discussed.
World Revival Network is fostering revival and church innovation. Bringing together Spirit-led leaders who are focused on similar ministry initiatives, we are helping multiply impact.
While the core of this is being developed by prayer, dialogue and peer-to-peer interaction, World Revival Network has instituted highly targeted tools, including audio and video programs, e-publications and online downloads.
We are committed to providing Church leaders with the best solutions for ministry. We not only offer resources for empowerment and biblical focus, but we also help you develop practices that keep your ministry refreshed and productive. Join us and experience the power of