Statement of Beliefs

Declaration of Faith

We believe in and present the following basic truths:

  • In the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
  • In God, the Creator, who has revealed Himself in the Persons of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit;
  • In the Divinity and sinless Humanity of Jesus Christ, and in His miraculous ministry, His suffering and death on the Cross as the only Saviour for the sins of the world, and His resurrection from the dead;
  • That Jesus will return to the earth as its final Judge of the living and the dead;
  • That all people fall short of God’s perfect standard and can only find forgiveness through faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ;
  • That all people who have put their faith in Jesus Christ will witness a transformation in their lives, exemplified by repentance and holiness of conduct;
  • In Christian Baptism, by full immersion in water, of those who have personally placed their faith in Jesus Christ;
  • In regularly celebrating the Lord’s Supper, remembering Jesus Christ’s saving work;
  • In the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, with the normal initial evidence of speaking in unknown languages;
  • In the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit;
  • That God heals the sick today through active faith in His grace;
  • In the power of prayer;
  • In God’s community of believers, the church and its responsibility to spread the message of the Gospel to all people and nations.

Our Core Values

We believe that God will work through His living, authoritative and relevant Bible. We show this value by:

Ensuring that all our theology, ministry practices and organisational policies and processes are Biblically based;

Continually reforming ourselves, our local churches and our movement by aligning ourselves to God’s Word.

We believe in the God-inspired multiplication strategy of covering the earth with churches. We show this value by:

Ensuring our churches are autonomous and interdependent for the purpose of reproducing new churches;

Continually releasing our people to outwork the Great Commission blueprint for New Testament revival as mandated by Jesus.

We believe in connected, cooperative and accountable ministers and churches. We show this value by:

Ensuring our church leadership teams avoid the extremes of both independence and dependence, through responsible and accountable practices;

Continually looking to Jesus as the Head of the church, to call and anoint the right men and women to lead the churches of our movement.

We believe in the liberating power of the New Creation Message that secures and strengthens our foundations in Christ. We show this value by:

Ensuring that we teach “rest” in the finished work of Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection on our behalf, and in the reality of Christ in us through the person of the Holy Spirit;

Continually enforcing our authority in Christ and appropriating all the privileges we now possess as members of God’s Family.

We believe in a Gospel-centred and grace-pervading Christian message that must never be added to or changed. We show this value by:

Ensuring that we maintain our abiding conviction that Jesus Christ can save and transform anyone who places their full trust in Him;

Continually embracing repentance and obedience as integral aspects of our response to God’s grace.

We believe in a balance between the ‘Word’ and the ‘Spirit’ as we express our dependence on Jesus Christ. We show this value by:

Ensuring that we equally value the Word of God and the Spirit of God as absolutely essential for the growth and stability of all believers, ministers and churches;

Continually assessing that works attributed to the Holy Spirit align with the inspired Word of God.

We believe that our churches should be creative and culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.

We show this value by:

Ensuring that we prayerfully and wisely adapt and change our worship modes, outreach methods and organisational processes;

Continually monitoring that we maintain our Biblical beliefs and principles as we effectively relate to our constantly changing society.

We believe in pursuing unity and walking in love in our churches and amongst our ministers. We show this value by:

Ensuring that integrity and right relationships are paramount, so we can experience the Godly power and spiritual synergy of dedicated teams;

Continually working at love and unity, doing all in our power to strengthen and develop the ties that bind us together.

We believe in a forward-moving and daring faith that undergirds everything we do for Jesus Christ. We show this value by:

Ensuring that we move in a faith realm that prays, believes and acts according to the Holy Spirit’s confirmed leading;

Continually affirming that faith is the means by which our potential authority in Christ is outworked in real spiritual power.

We believe in the call and cost of Christ-appointed ministers who willingly embrace sacrificial servant-hood as a way of life. We show this value by:

Ensuring that Revive Church Ministers know the depth of spiritual passion that comes from an authentic call of God;

Continually encouraging people to value the cost of being a servant of Jesus, resisting the temptation to desire a crown without a cross.