News release from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum:
ReviveINDIANA’s Statewide Celebration Will Take Place at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, July 26
(July 21, 2015) – ReviveINDIANA is hosting their statewide celebration in Fort Wayne, Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26, culminating with a special celebration event at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and parking and entry will be at no cost to the public.
Time to Revive, a Dallas-based organization committed to pursuing revival in the United States, is inviting believers from all over the state to come to Fort Wayne and join in as they continue going out into the community to pray for people and come together to celebrate what God has done through the ReviveINDIANA movement over the past 6 months. Thursday through Saturday will consist of daily prayer and meals at 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at locations around Fort Wayne, as well as evening meals and services at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., respectively, at First Assembly of God in Fort Wayne. For a full schedule of locations, visit www.reviveindiana.org.
The TTR team and believers from the Fort Wayne area and across the country have been participating in ReviveINDIANA-Fort Wayne since July 6 by meeting together and going out into the community to pray for people. Fort Wayne is the seventh region that the Time to Revive team has partnered with in the ReviveINDIANA movement, following Elkhart, Kokomo, Bloomington, South Bend, Northwest Indiana (Gary, LaPorte, Valparaiso) and Terre Haute. Prior to that, this organization has answered invitations to enter 10 other regions/states to join with the local church and see revival come to the hearts of the believers and their communities.
“When the Church starts living and declaring the pure message of the Gospel in unity, a city, and even a nation, can be revived for His glory [John 17:23],” says founder Kyle Lance Martin. The Dallas-based organization called Time to Revive (TTR) is Gospel-obsessed, Spirit-led, city-focused, church-driven, and disciple-oriented in their desire to see Jesus Christ transform hearts and cities across the United States of America. Time to Revive’s mission is to equip the saints for Jesus’ return by uniting and praying alongside believers for personal and corporate revival while training them to boldly declare the Gospel of Jesus and make disciples.
Time to Revive will broadcast its evening services nightly at 7:00 p.m. on 104.7FM, WFRN. You can also watch a live stream of the services and find the week’s schedule of locations at www.reviveindiana.org.
ReviveINDIANA is a gathering of local churches and believers who desire to see their lives, congregations, and communities revived by embracing Jesus Christ, becoming equipped to share the Gospel, and making disciples. It began in January of 2015 as Time to Revive traveled to Elkhart county in response to the invitation of an Amish man in Millersburg, IN. The initial “Prayer Week” of ReviveINDIANA, was scheduled to begin January 12, 2015 as 7-days of prayer and outreach in the Northern region of the state (Elkhart and LaGrange counties). As many from out-of-state came to participate, the local involvement exploded. The numbers grew from 450 to 3,000 in just one week. On day 6, the TTR team recognized that revival was unfolding before their eyes and God was about to change their plans. Following the prompting of the Holy Spirit and gleaning insight from the story of Nehemiah, who oversaw the 52-day rebuilding of the Jerusalem walls, ReviveINDIANA extended their initial 7-day prayer week to 52 days. By the end of these 52 days, numbers grew from 3,000 to nearly 10,000 in participation. Other cities, churches, and leaders in Indiana and across the globe began asking, “What is going on?” and wondering how Time to Revive could help facilitate revival in their communities.
About the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is the tri-state area’s leading sports, entertainment and tradeshow facility, hosting over 1,000,000 visitors annually. Serving northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern Michigan, the 80-acre Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center complex is host to the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL), the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBADL) and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls (WFTDA). The facility also hosts national concerts, family shows, business and consumer events, the area’s largest tradeshows and private gatherings. For more information, visit www.memorialcoliseum.com.