We cannot wait for you to join us at REVIVE 2022 – one big weekend for us to reunite as a network and enjoy amazing Bible teaching, great worship, children’s and youth activities, sports and entertainment for all, and much more.
REVIVE takes place at the University of Kent in Canterbury. We take over the field with a big top for our main sessions, tents and marquees for the children’s and youth streams, and food trucks and a coffee bar for everyone! Accommodation is across the road from the field in the university self-catering apartments, where we share flats with our church family and live close by to other churches.
Throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of time to relax with church family, enjoy food and drink at the Marketplace, browse the bookstall, take part in sports tournaments and enjoy creative workshops… or just to appreciate a moment to catch up with friends old and new.
Whether we feel shy, awkward, ill-equipped or unpersuaded to talk about Jesus in London today, many of us, deep down, wish we could be a bit better at it! We wish we were a bit more persuaded, a bit more excited and a bit more equipped for the task.
As we learn from the book of Jonah in our main sessions this year, we’ll see God take a very reluctant prophet and use him to speak to and save the great city of Nineveh! We won’t learn how great Jonah is; we’ll learn how great God is. We’ll learn to trust his awesome power, be amazed by his generous grace, fear his promised judgement and share his compassion for people.
Jonah will also teach us that the truth ‘salvation comes from the Lord’ (Jonah 2:9) is fulfilled wonderfully in Jesus. Christ rose from the grave in awesome power, bringing generous grace to objects of judgement because he so loves the world.
This is the wonderful gospel we believe and which the great city of London so desperately needs today.
And if God can use Jonah to turn Nineveh from their ‘evil ways’, and Jesus can use fishermen to witness to the world, what might he be able to do through you?
Richard Coekin is CEO of Co-Mission and Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church, Raynes Park. A renowned Bible teacher and the author of several books including Gospel DNA and The Reluctant Evangelist. Richard also leads a parliamentary Bible study. He is married to Sian and they have five children.
A medical doctor by background, Jason was the founder and senior pastor of The Bridge Church Battersea, as well as serving as a special advisor to the Bishop of London. He currently is the Director of Ministries at London City Mission and is a well-known evangelical author and speaker on a range of topics.
Andy has been at St John’s in Chelsea from the church’s very beginning back in 2006. He is married to Kathrine and they live on the World’s End Estate, literally on the church roof. Andy also oversees the Co-Mission training workshops. He and Kathrine have two children, Ori and Pella.
Jonty lives in central London with his wife, Linda, and three boys, and is the senior pastor at The Globe Church. Prior to that, he was involved in planting a new church in Enfield, where he was the pastor for seven years.
The highlight of REVIVE is our Big Top Sessions, where over 1,300 of us pile into the tent to hear great teaching, raise our voices in praise and hear stories of how Christ has changed lives and saved lost souls in our city.
This year’s guest speakers will be talking to us from the book of Jonah – “Go to the Great City”
As well as our Big Top sessions in the morning and evening, there will be a great range of seminars and workshops. A chance to dig deeper into the theme of the weekend, thinking about living distinctively in London, and all from a great selection of speakers from Co-Mission and beyond. See the Programme page for more details
9.20am Big Top Sessions / Youth & Children programmes
12.45pm Church family picnic
2pm Sports & Activities
4pm Seminar Session
5.30pm Kids’ tea
5.30pm 2nd Seminar Session
8.20pm Big Top Evening celebration
10pm Evening entertainment