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
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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."
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.
Locking out Revival
One of the things that stops a move of God is that people are locked in themselves and God can’t move the way He wants to. People say they want a revival, but it has to fit their denomination. They’re waiting for God to move in a way that fits what already exists.
God is stirring hearts and people are hungry for an outpouring of the Spirit. I would like to discuss strategies for leading people into the glorious presence of God. I certainly don’t want to imply that these strategies are exclusive. I am sure there are many effective strategies, but I have found that these concepts have helped me in my leadership capacity.
“They could find no corruption in him because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent” (Daniel 6:4).
Although he was a stranger in a strange land, a Hebrew named Daniel experienced unprecedented advancement. While the Babylonian kingdoms of Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar passed into darkness, Daniel remained. Even with changing nations and the shifting rule of kings, he continued to be placed in a unique position to speak.
How do significant ministries begin? Smith Wigglesworth (1859—1946), is remembered for his bold healing ministry. Yet, how did he go from being a forty-one year old unordained plumber to an international evangelist praying for thousands? In the following we will explore Wigglesworth’s first experiences with the ministry of healing.
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