So then faith comes by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17
 

Phil Glisson, Evangelist
"A pastor 's son, a pastor 's friend."

10 Reasons Why A Church
Should Have Revival Meetings
And Use Evangelists


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10 Reasons Why A Church Should Have Revival Meetings
And Use Evangelists


1. It does every church some good once in a while to set aside a few night for people to come together to seek the Lord for spiritual refreshing and for the souls of the lost.

2. It is good for the congregation to hear a different voice every so often. The evangelist complements what the pastor preaches and confirms it in the ears of the listeners. The lay people say, ďHe is preaching the same thing our pastor does; there must be something to it.Ē It gives the evangelist an opportunity to use his God-given gifts to help edify Godís churches.

3. It also does the pastor good to occasionally get a break from preaching and the preparation that goes with it. The pastor also is encouraged and challenged by the messages from the evangelists. The fellowship and sharing between the pastor and evangelist is helpful to the pastor. The evangelist can serve as a sounding board for the pastor. He is a truly interested outsider that the pastor can talk to about many things.

4. Churches that have revival meetings baptize more people than churches that do not have revival meetings. If you think a church is doing well without revival meetings, it would do even better with them.

5. People will come to revival meetings. Some say folks wonít attend revivals any more. Use an evangelist and youíll be surprised at how many will attend.

6. By abandoning revivals we are catering to the laziness and mixed up priorities of those church members who donít want to come. If they have time for cable TV, the Internet, and the newspaper, they have time to come to church for a few nights.

7. Revival meetings are another hook in the water. Trotline fishing is the most productive way to fish for souls. Churches need to be putting more hooks in the water, not fewer. Revivals are not the only method to win the lost and invigorate the saved, but they are still a highly effective method.

8. Revival meetings are biblical. The people of God periodically had multi-day meetings to seek the Lord afresh.

9. Every Christian and every church needs a check-up occasionally. It is easy to get off course or to develop blind spots and need a correction. The revival meeting has historically been used of God to help get both Christians and churches back on course, and back to being about the main things God has put us here to do.

10. Revival meetings provide opportunities for people to be spoken to by the Lord in a fresh way. Those attending have opportunities to make life-changing decisions that will benefit them, their families and all who know them.


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