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Revival/Evangelistic Campaigns

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
    When this movement began, revivalists or evangelists would go to a community for a month, holding meetings to stir the saints and convert the sinners.

    This was reduced in the 30-40's to 2-week campaigns, and further reduced in the 50-60's to 8-day (Sunday-Sunday) meetings. I grew up with Fall and Spring 8-day meetings in my church.

    Then 6-day (Sunday-Friday), then 4-day (Sunday-Wednesday). Now I was offered to speak at a Sunday-Tuesday or Friday-Sunday meeting (I do Bible conferencerevivals on a variety of subjects for believers).

    (1) What is the "norm" in your church for length and frequency?

    (2) Are these well attended/successful in bringing UNSAVED in?

    (3) Is the bulk of the crowd your faithful church folk who are cowed/shamed into coming to have good attendance?

    (4) Do you see "revivals/evangelistic meetings" continuing for another generation or slowly dying in your lifetime?
  2. Plain Old Bill

    Plain Old Bill New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    I love revival's, they re-energize me, they get my spiritual zeal revved up and going.
  3. Bro Tony

    Bro Tony New Member

    Jan 27, 2004
    Our church does not have regular scheduled revival services. I have been here for almost 13 years and we have had 3 scheduled revival services. They were all for the church and not of the evangelistic tone. I preached one, had a pastor friend preach one, and the third I had 5 different pastors bring messages to the Body. I am very cautious as to who I open the pulpit up to. I have seen a man come into a church and in one week cause more damage that took years to fix. It is hard to bring a man in who does not know what the Lord is doing in a specific congregation. When I am away I always have one of the men in our church bring the message. If you train them (disciple them) they can effectively share with the whole Body.

    Bro Tony