22 – 24 June 2018
The University of Kent at Canterbury

2018/06/22 15:00:00

REVIVE is Co-Mission’s annual Bible Festival- a weekend where the churches of our network come together to enjoy some superb Bible teaching, inspiring music, top quality entertainment and much more.

With dedicated youth and children’s programmes, challenging seminars, and plenty of time to unwind and enjoy meeting with friends old and new, Revive is a perfect weekend to unite as a network, strengthen our churches, and deepen our own love for Christ.

Co-Mission is a church-planting initiative focussed on London – and London is a wonderfully multi-cultural city. And we want to plant churches that are concerned for all nations.

At REVIVE 2018 our teaching programmes for adults, youth and children will be shaped around Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations. We will hear encouraging and inspiring stories from those already involved in cross-cultural mission, in London and beyond, during our main meetings and seminars.
We have partnered with mission agencies who will be presenting their ministries in the Marketplace for everyone to find out more about how we can all play a part in cross-cultural mission in London and to the world.

Speakers

  • Tim Keller
    Tim Keller
  • Nam Joon Kim
    Nam Joon Kim
  • Helen Thorne
    Helen Thorne
  • Steven Musa-Kormayea
    Steven Musa-Kormayea
  • Richard Perkins
    Richard Perkins
  • Jonty Allcock
    Jonty Allcock
  • Andrew Heard
    Andrew Heard
  • Dan Strange
    Dan Strange
  • Richard Coekin
    Richard Coekin
  • Felix Aremo
    Felix Aremo
  • Alex Brito
    Alex Brito
  • Pete Woodcock
    Pete Woodcock
  • Ed Drew
    Ed Drew
Tim Keller

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons.  For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.

He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In over ten years they have helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller’s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.

Christianity Today has said, “Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”

Dr. Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.

Nam Joon Kim

Nam Joon Kim is Senior Pastor of Yullin Church, An-Yang, South Korea. He served as a full-time lecturer and  Assistant Professor at An-Yang University and Cheon-An University. He has taught at Chongshin University since 2005 as an assistant professor.

He is an immensely popular Christian author having written more than 50 devotional and theological books, selling more than two million copies since 1995.

Pastor Nam Joon Kim is one of the finest preachers and theologians in South Korea, with an influence that has reached many Asian countries including China, Japan and Cambodia.

Helen Thorne

Helen Thorne is Director of Training and Mentoring at London City Mission and an experienced counselor. She has a passion for biblical counselling, edited The Good Book College’s course in a Women’s Ministry and is a trustee of Capital Youthworks (the charity behind Sorted and Sorted Nano). She is part of Dundonald Church, Raynes Park.

Steven Musa-Kormayea

Pastor Steven Musa-Kormayea was born to a Muslim family in Sierra Leone, becoming a Christian as a teenager through a school friend inviting him to join a summer sports camp.

Steven felt called to The Gambia after graduating university and established The Fellowship of Evangelical Students of The Gambia (FES-Gambia) and the Servants of the Word Bible training school, which aims to equip faithful Bible teachers and servant leaders.

Steven is also a Pastor at Omega Evangelical Church, speaks at conferences throughout the region, and continues to pioneer gospel outreach work in neighbouring West African countries.

Pastor Steven is married to Helen, and they have four children.

Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is Director of Church Planting for Co-Mission. Previously he was Senior Pastor of Christ Church Balham, which he planted in 2002, and director of The Antioch Plan, Co-Mission’s Pioneer Planting Initiative. Richard is currently working with Nigel Styles, director of the Proclamation Trust Cornhill Training Course, in planting of a new Co-Mission church for Peckham.

Richard is married to Rosslyn. They have three children – Rufus, Flora and Digby.

Jonty Allcock

Jonty Alcock is the Senior Pastor of the Globe Church on the Southbank in London. He is married to Linda and they have three energetic boys. Jonty is also Nano Central Teaching Leader at Contagious Youth Camps, where he loves the opportunity to teach young people the glory of Jesus from the Word of God.

Andrew Heard

Andrew has been involved in Christian ministry for over 25 years. In 1996, together with his wife Cathie, he established a new church on the Central Coast of New South Wales called Central Coast Evangelical Church (now EV Church). In 2005 he was elected the founding President of a new association of churches called the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. This association contains churches in most states of Australia with more being added each year. In 2009 he became a founding director of Geneva Push. Andrew and Cathie have 4 grown children.

Dan Strange

Dan Strange is lecturer in Culture, Religion, and Public Theology at Oak Hill College. Previously, he worked for UCCF alongside theology students.

Richard Coekin

Richard Coekin Is Director Of Co-Mission and Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church in Raynes Park, South West London. Richard is a renowned Bible teacher and has been involved in launching numerous churches and other ministries, such as the London Mens’ and Womens’ Conventions, the 9:38 Apprenticeship Scheme and the Passion for Life mission. He is also involved in a Bible ministry to Members of Parliament in Westminster.

Felix Aremo

Felix is assistant pastor at Brixton Local Church (BLoC). A South Londoner raised by hard-working Nigerian parents in a loving Christian home, it was only as a teenager that he began to understand the good news of Jesus Christ. Rather than seeking to earn acceptance by God through his performance, Felix discovered God’s forgiveness and Fatherly love through Jesus Christ. For this reason, Felix loves introducing people to Jesus and encouraging them to follow Him.

After studying at Durham University, Felix worked as an engineer in Newcastle for a couple of years and then served as a Bible teacher at St Oswald’s Walkergate for 3 years.  Felix returned to London to study Theology at Oak Hill College. Throughout this time he has been assisting Jay and serving BLoC: helping apply God’s word and training their leaders.

Alex Brito

Alessandro (Alex) Brito was born and raised in Brazil.  In 2014 Alex joined the Antioch Plan (Co-Mission’s pioneer church planting initative) and moved to South Norwood, London,  to plant Mosaic Multicultural Church. In September 2015 they began to run two projects, ‘English for Everybody’, teaching English as a second language, and ‘The Voice’, a free interpretation service for those who can’t speak English. In October 2015 they started to run Christianity Explored Course in their home.

These initiatives have given the church a wonderful opportunity to build relationships and share the gospel in London among people from 13 different nationalits.

Pete Woodcock

Pete Woodcock is Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church Kingston, London. He is married to Anne, and they have two children. Over the years, Pete has started and been directly involved with a number of evangelistic and gospel outreach ministries, including ‘Good News Bus Ministries’ and ‘the Big Issue’, a youth-leaders training day.

Ed Drew

Ed is the Director of Faith in Kids. Before that he was Children’s Worker at Dundonald Church. It was at Dundonald Church that he first saw how children could be taught the Bible, gripped by Jesus Christ and changed by the Holy Spirit. He is thankful to God for those same children and their faithful parents who encouraged him to show them Jesus Christ. He’s married to Mary and they have 3 children. Previously Ed was an Engineer and is still happiest building and fixing things.

More speakers announced soon!

Venue

Our accommodation is nearby in the Park Wood student village. Generally churches are housed together, creating a real village buzz! Your church will decide who will be sharing houses, so please talk to the Revive rep in your congregation for more details.

There is also the option to upgrade to a double en-suite room in the Park Wood flats – more details are available on the ticket types page.

This year there will be a wider range of catering options including the ‘Street Kitchen’ which will be parked on the field and will be open for cash sales of food (breakfast rolls, a selection of homemade street food for lunch or an afternoon snack) along with the Market Place and other University catering outlets.

Revive Extra

REVIVE EXTRA is back this year as we look to tackle the big issues that face us as 21st century Christians living in London.

This year we‘re thrilled to welcome Tim Keller, who will be tackling the topic of how we bring the Gospel to all nations and cultures without compromising the message. Following his talk, there will be a question and answer session, as we explore what this looks like in our own churches and the mission field of London.

So why not start your weekend early, and join us for REVIVE EXTRA, starting at 2.30pm on Friday 22nd June

CHILDREN & YOUTH

Every year our children leave Revive wishing it lasted longer and happened more than once a year.

As families drive away, their children want to talk about Jesus Christ and what they have learnt from the Bible. That encourages us to keep striving for Revive to be a significant milestone in the lives of the youngest members of our church family.

Our children and youth streams mean that no matter what age and stage, their programme will give them an opportunity to hear the Bible being taught at a level relevant to them, as well as having the time and space to make friends, play games, and hang out over the weekend.

session one

With Mark Vernon and Open Hand Partner Agencies

Learn about God’s work around the world from 5 partner organisations: Africa Inland Mission, Serving In Mission, Crosslinks, Friends International and Open Doors. Each agency will give a 10 minute presentation as groups rotate around the Big Top and get an introduction to all of them. You can follow up with them later at their stands in the Marketplace.

A concert for all the family

Join Michael Tinker and his raggle-taggle band of explorers as they go on a musical adventure through the gospels to discover the Topsy Turvy Kingdom!

With Dan Strange

Dr Dan Strange of Oak Hill Theological college will help us think biblically about other religions and understand what gives us the right to speak about our faith in Jesus to those who have a different faith, or no faith at all.

With Felix Aremo and Alex Britto

The gospel is for all nations. How can we ensure our churches and the Co-Mission network are open and welcoming to people who are not from the majority culture? Felix & Alex will help us think through issues of culture, race & prejudice.

With Andrew Heard and Richard Perkins

Central to our identity and DNA as Co-Mission is our commitment to planting churches. How does a commitment to planting churches in London help us live out Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations? We are delighted to have the opportunity to learn from Andrew Heard, founding director of the Geneva Push planting initiative in Australia.

With Pete Woodcock

The remarkable story of an ordinary woman who was first called to the Congo where, after the uprising, was ‘missing believed killed” as was reported on the news. You cannot hear Margaret’s story without laughing and crying but, more importantly, seeing how God used a young girl with a serious speech impediment.

Pete is a gifted storyteller, and this is a wonderful story to tell of God’s amazing work in growing his kingdom.

session two

With Mark Vernon and Open Hand Partner Agencies

Learn about God’s work around the world from 5 partner organisations: Africa Inland Mission, Serving In Mission, Crosslinks, Friends International and Open Doors. Each agency will give a 10 minute presentation as groups rotate around the Big Top and get an introduction to all of them. You can follow up with them later at their stands in the Marketplace.

With Nam Joon Kim and Richard Coekin

Essential training for all Co-Mission elders and small group leaders. This year we are privileged to be able to learn from the wisdom and experience of Dr. Nam Joon Kim. A renowned scholar, highly acclaimed author and friend of Co-Mission, Nam Joon Kim is Senior Pastor of Yullin Presbyterian Church in Anyang, a city located right below Seoul, South Korea

With Dan Strange

In this year’s Youth Seminar, Dr Dan Strange of Oak Hill Theological college will help us think biblically about other religions and understand what gives us the right to speak about our faith in Jesus to friends who have a different faith, or no faith at all.

With Helen Thorne

There are many unreached people groups right here on our doorstep in London, especially among the urban poor and the immigrant communities. Learn from London City Mission how God is at work to bring the gospel to these hard places.

With Pete Woodcock

The remarkable story of an ordinary woman who was first called to the Congo where, after the uprising, was ‘missing believed killed” as was reported on the news. You cannot hear Margaret’s story without laughing and crying but, more importantly, seeing how God used a young girl with a serious speech impediment.

Pete is a gifted storyteller, and this is a wonderful story to tell of God’s amazing work in growing his kingdom.

TEAM REVIVE

Joining TEAM REVIVE is your opportunity to join an enthusiastic group of volunteers, committed to making Revive 2018 a reality for all the church family! In fact, Revive is only possible with the joyful help of an army of volunteers.

Schedule

2.30pm REVIVE  Extra – With Tim Keller
3-8pm Arrivals
5.30pm Children’s Tea
7pm Congregational Gatherings
9pm Evening Celebration
10pm Evening Entertainment
8.30am Wake Up – Family Devotional
9.20am Main Session One
10.45am Coffee
11.30am Main Session Two
12.45pm Lunch
2pm Afternoon Activities
4.30pm Seminar One
Topsy Turvy Kingdom with Michael Tinker
5.30pm Children’s Tea
5.45pm Seminar Two
6-8pm Global Food Fair
8.30pm Evening Celebration
10pm Evening Entertainment
8.30am Wake Up – Family Devotional
9.30am Co-Mission Session
10.45am Coffee
11.30am Main Session Three
12.45pm Lunch
2.15pm All Age Meeting
3pm Depart

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