In the Pastoral Ministries section, under the thread "Has this Ever Happened to You?", Jim1999 talked about the Welsh Revivals. They were unplanned and unscheduled. In that same thread, several told of instances where a church service saw the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. That raised a question about what we call Revivals. In my Baptist culture, churches "schedule" Revivals. In other evangelical denominations, the same. To be sure, most churches, once the revival services are scheduled, begin to pray for the lost, pray for the evangelist, pray that God would manifest his presence among them. What do you think about "planned" revivals, crusades, etc? Is there something inconsistent about waiting until revival is scheduled go "gear up" for it? Why do we expect the evangelist to bring revival in his suitcase, but don't expect it of our own pastor, next Sunday? On the other hand, is it also inconsistent to just sit back and wait for something to happen?