Pastor’s Welcome

Welcome to Revive Christian Church!
bill-rowe-mugI’d like to personally invite you to visit us. A beautiful thing about Revive is that the love of the Lord we share as a church family has led to a strong calling to prayer for one another.

Why would I first tell you about our love for the Lord and our calling to prayer? It’s because that’s what you’ll experience when you visit us at Revive, and, hopefully, become a part of this wonderful church family. We often look for many things from a church, ranging from programs, friendships, connections, networking opportunities, and so forth. But what we all truly need is a deeper sense of the Lord’s amazing love. And that is what you’ll experience here at Revive.

We also learn from one another as we seek the Lord together. We are a participatory church, in that everyone is welcomed and encouraged to roll up your sleeves and involve yourself in the work of ministry.

We are a home fellowship, which means that we meet week-to-week in the homes of our members. If you can visit us on a Sunday morning, please do not hesitate to call me at 630-667-7693 for our next gathering location.

A people of hope
We are a people filled with hope. If you are seeking hope in the Lord, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Revive, we consider it a blessing to find our hope in the only source who can guarantee it for us: our Almighty and Wonderful God!

In Colossians 1:4, the Apostle Paul writes of “…the hope which is laid up for you in heaven.” This comes through our Lord Jesus Christ who gave His all to provide us the reason for our hope.

A people with a single purpose
You will find a simple focus and single purpose for Revive as a church: “…to equip the saints for ministry…”

This is straight from Ephesians 4:11-16. A key to understanding this passage is to grasp the reality of the church as a group of people, all gifted by God to do different things and thus helping equip one another for ministry. As I mentioned earlier, we are a participatory church.

Revive will provide four specific venues to help equip us for ministry:

  1. Sunday morning church service, a time for fellowship, prayer, singing, and immersion in God’s Word;
  2. Life Groups, our mid-week fellowship, prayer and Bible study gatherings;
  3. Discipleship, providing more personal relationship-building opportunities based on biblical understanding of the Christian life; and
  4. Evangelistic outreach, where we as a church body proclaim and demonstrate the love of Christ to our fallen world.

Become part of our Lord’s work with us!
My prayer is that you’ll visit one of our gatherings to learn how the Lord will equip you for ministry through Revive. You can always contact me directly at 630-667-7693, or e-mail me at

Finally, I’d like to pass a blessing on to you from God’s Word:

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

Be blessed!
Pastor Bill Rowe