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"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.
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.
“We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 2:6)
Although beginning in the glory, things on earth quickly went downhill. After Adam and Eve partook of the fruit, sin crept in. Where man was once in charge - Satan and his demons quickly began to push their weight around. Sin not only caused the fall, it placed the devil in the driver’s seat. This tragedy would play out for several centuries until God broke in a marvelous new way.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
Historically, a lot of our understanding of spiritual things has been shaped by Greeks, Romans and the Catholic Church. Thus, much of what is now done in church has more to do with Western traditions than the Bible. We do what our parents did and they did what their parents did. This is particularly true in the area of prayer.
As soon as Israel left Egypt, they experienced breakthroughs and spectacular victories. By the time Joshua brought them into the Promised Land, word of Israel’s triumphs had spread to the surrounding nations.
People often asked about the move of God taking place in our congregation. They want to know how we've experienced sustained revival over the last fourteen years. I often share with them what I am about to share with you.
How do you define “revival”? To some, revival means longer,
louder, emotionally packed services complete with signs and wonders. To others, revival is a semiannual, Sunday through Wednesday, camp-meeting style service that includes a guest speaker. Still others see it as an evangelistic campaign in which salvations and rededications are the only things that matter. While the intellectuals and religious pundits sort it out, I wonder what revival means to God.
"They were not able to enter, because of their unbelief." (Hebrews 3:19)
There are many issues Christians seem to be concerned with today. I know many believers who are up in arms against the evils of adultery, abortion and pornography. I have also met others who are mobilizing young people to deal with the debilitating issues of poverty and injustice. Many Christian mothers are working to get badly-needed improvements in our underperforming schools.
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.
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