How would you characterize your church's relationship (by and large) toward "revival?"

Both evangelicalism and fundamentalism developed partly from revivalistic movements.  The Great Awakenings, tent meetings, even annually scheduled "revivals."

As a newer believer, I was influenced by that concept somewhat (although not to the extreme), and it is no longer the way I think.  And it is not the way our church (by and large) thinks, although it was an important part of our church's past.

So we are not asking about individuals in your church, but the direction and leadership of your church are in view.

There is plenty of room to comment, as I probably will down the road.  You could comment on why things have or have not changed in this realm.  You can also comment about the bundling of "revival" with political agendas and other package deals that may not necessarily go together.

Incidentally, we are not talking about God sovereignly reinvigorating His church, but rather human efforts to either make this happen or make efforts to somehow move God to bring this about.

You may want to check more than one category.  Just take your best guess if this is the case.  Youi can always comment to explain your view more fully, if you wish.




Revival is not a big part of our church life or goals, but it once was. We may or may not occasionally pray for it.
25% (4 votes)
Revival has never been a big deal with our church as far back as any can remember.
6% (1 vote)
I would say we are in transition one way or the other.
6% (1 vote)
We are still into revival, but do not view it as the cure all as we once did.
6% (1 vote)
We are into revival big time. It is a central feature of what our church stands for.
0% (0 votes)
Revival is pretty much an artificial emotional/psychological phenomenon and rarely of the Holy Spirit.
31% (5 votes)
25% (4 votes)
Total votes: 16
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josh p's picture

We are attending a new church now so it is hard to say their history with respect to revival. I would like to comment however on one thing you said. You mentioned the mixing of revival and politics. This is almost the only way I hear the term used anymore. "Did you hear about (insert cultural sin), this country needs a revival." Now on one hand I can agree with this because if individuals were saved on a massive scale the country's morals would no doubt improve. On the other hand though it's as if politics are some subset of Christian theology. Whitefield would be horrified.