reviveFLORIDA is a movement to unite the many believers and congregations, the Body of Christ, for the sake of seeing the community revived by the power of the Gospel. The Church is gathered together in order to equip the saints through Biblical teaching and leading believers outside the familiar church walls to share the Gospel in the streets of the community. reviveFLORIDA launched on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Sarasota, and daily training and outreach went through Saturday February 13, 2016. Revival continued to spread and time of outreach and training moved to Manatee County from March 6 - 19, 2016. Both areas are continuing to go out to share the Gospel. Check out the schedule for local outreach oppportunities in these areas.
Preparation for reviveFLORIDA began when business owner and Sarasota resident, Ryan Schrag, heard about what God was doing through the ministry of Time to Revive in his hometown of Goshen, Indiana. What began as seven days of prayer in northern Indiana exploded into seven months of prayer and outreach throughout the state, and still continues to spread to neighboring cities and towns. After seeing how God was moving through reviveINDIANA during a visit to Goshen in early 2015, Ryan began talking with pastors in Sarasota asking, "What would it look like for revival to come here?"
Ryan and these pastors began praying together and eventually reached out to Time to Revive in the summer of 2015, inviting them to come help pursue revival for Sarasota, Florida. The Lord confirmed His plans for Time to Revive to invest in Florida during a scout trip in September 2015.
In John 17:23, Jesus prays for believers "that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me."
As Christians we must unify around the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for there is salvation in no one else (Acts 4:12).
ONE AT A TIME
In Luke 15, Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep, where the shepherd leaves the 99 sheep to go after the one who is lost so that he might be saved.