One of the most successful outreach methods in the history of Jesus Revolution has been our concert teams. The dance and song format has gathered thousands across Europe and provided an arena for salvation and healing to flow forth. However during the last years, as the Jesus Revolution groups concept was developed, with the heart of equipping youth in the local church to reach out, the concert teams were abandoned for a season.
In the recent months, God has laid on our hearts to pick up this tool again, and Oddleiv and Deborah Sandtorv have been working on a new concept named “Stories.” New music is under production, dancers and singers are being recruited, and great expectations are arising as we look forward to have a concert team traveling Europe again. This is a faith project in many ways, and your prayer and support in this are much appreciated!
Our first step of faith in this project is buying a van that will transport all of the sound equipment. If you want to donate towards this, you can do so here
by Paul Hockley
We all have buts, reasons why we don’t think God could use us. BUT I’m not that kind of person, BUT I’m not bold enough, BUT I don’t have the money, BUT I don’t know how to do it, BUT what will my friends say, etc. etc. etc.
BUT, God is just waiting for us to move. Summer Team is an opportunity to leave all your buts behind, and go on an adventure with God to reach the youth of Italy with the gospel. It is two weeks in the Summer packed with 5 days of training and 9 days of outreach. You will have incredibly much fun, be challenged to step out for God, and do things you have never done before. And who knows: you might also see things you have never seen before! Come over to Italy this year and give some of your Summer to see people rejoicing with you in heaven in all eternity.
Check out all the info on www.summer-teams.com
This is the heartbeat and vision of Jesus Revolution.
In the beginning of the year, we had the joy of sending out Katrin Wöstmann to Kenya. For her, it was a long time dream to travel to the continent, and be a part of God’s work there. For us, it was the opportunity to see if the Jesus Revolution groups concept would work on a continent to which we have not been before. In 4 months, two groups were trained and sent out to the harvest, seeing more than 500 people seek salvation.
India, the country with the most youth in the world, needs a Jesus Revolution! We were thrilled to join Rune Edvardsen and his Troens Bevis team in two of their campaigns, and to organize our own youth conference with 250 youth. They were trained in dance, drama and singing, leaving them empowered to give the gospel to their city. At night, we held our own concerts where over 600 youth saw our Crew in action. During the youth conference, 90 people sought salvation.
Our heart is to pass on the work of Jesus Revolution to national leaders that have a heart to reach the youth of their nation. In our early years, we started up offices abroad but without national ownership. In Italy, Marco Van Gent, a young leader part of a national denomination, has taken the initiative to start an office. Already, from this office, a Jesus Revolution group in Italy has been started. This is an important milestone for the future work of spreading the gospel to as many countries and cities as possible.
We look back at last year with thankfulness and look forward to another year of adventures! Continue to pray for the work of reaching the youth of the world with the Gospel!
Last week, the first snow of the year came to Oslo. It was only a dusting and lasted but a few days; however, it couldn’t have been more perfectly synchronized with the arrival of Jesus Revolution, Italy! A team of seven from this Mediterranean climate filed out the van at the Oslo base, boots and coats intact. The welcome was warm, and the foundational bond of Jesus and Jesus Revolution was evident.
Jesus Revolution Italy currently has an office that will act as a resource for JR groups in the country, and their long-term plan is to start a training school beginning Fall 2013! What an exciting vision in the ever-expanding work of Jesus Revolution. The Italians have previously been trained in leadership, operations, and other need-to-knows concerning a base; however, they had not seen theory in reality. This was their reason for coming to Oslo.
The visual aid of a working base provided much insight concerning the “how to’s” of doing this themselves, and it also provided many new practical concerns… bringing a dream down to earth in places it needed to be. They accompanied us to outreaches in the city center, to school, to training, to team gatherings, to breakfast, and everything in between.
One of the Oslo JR leaders remarked that this was the best visit to date regarding bonding, vision, and logistics. I believe this was also felt by our Italian friends who appeared to have an extra lift of inspiration having been able to visualize the potential that this Oslo model has for Italy. They left with a sense of camaraderie and togetherness, knowing that each of us shares in this great vision for Jesus Revolution… wether Norwegian, Italian, etc.
by Timothy Meadors
We have just added a new section on the homepage, for you to see the latest videos shared by the Jesus Revolution groups around the world. As groups share videos on our community, we will handpick and feature some of the best ones for you to see. We will be updating these weekly, so that you can see how the gospel is going forth around the world!
Pray for these groups as you watch the videos!
We are proud to present the smashing new redesign of our Jesus Revolution website. Here is some of what we wanted to achieve with the new version:
In addition, the content now is “responsive,” which means you can use your tablet or phone to read blog post and the content will adapt itself to the screen.
We hope you’ll love the new JesusRevolution.com and look forward to continue sharing about what is happening through the different Jesus Revolution groups around the world.
P.S: We are still finalizing the last details and you can help us by reporting bugs or anything else…
In 2012, for the first time in history, Jesus Revolution sent its first missionary to Africa. Responding to an old dream of hers, the ultimate pioneer Katrin Wöstmann, a 23-year-old from Germany, travelled down and met up with the “Voice of Salvation and Healing Church” in Kisumu. The result is two Jesus Revolution groups that are now reaching out to Kisumu and the surrounding area. Pray for these groups as they boldly preach the gospel in a country where the amount of attacks against Christians is rising. Here are some photos of the groups:
Maybe you also asked yourself already once how it would be if every christian in the whole world would actually at the same time start to witness about Jesus to their surroundings. Within a short time it would be possible for every person on earth to hear the life-changing message about Jesus that has the power to salvation within it.
What a tremendous result this would have, as Christians would continue to share their faith everywhere. This year is an opportunity given to see this vision coming closer.
On the 2nd of June there will be a Global Outreach Day. The short form of this day is G.O.D. – this fits perfect since this day has GOD as the initiator. His heart is to preach the gospel to every creature. No wonder that great men and women of God all around the world are excited about this, praying for it and encourage all believers to join in. But this day is not about the heroes of faith, the big churches and missions organizations. They will not do all the job that day. NO, millions of believers all around the world in over 200 nations, ordinary Christians like you and me will share the extraordinary gospel. By that there will be thrown out a net to harvest in the multitudes. Take part in this and do not miss this great opportunity!!!
No limits to your involvement
Think about all kinds of possibilities how you (maybe together with your Jesus Revolution Group or your church/youth-group) can bring the good news to your city, village, neightbourhood, to a remote place, to hospitals, prisons, market-places, to friends, family or the needy. There is no limitation to what you can do or how you can take part.
Join in for the harvest
We from Jesus Revolution are very excited about this day. We plan for some different outreaches in Oslo. But even more important is what you will do. Make plans and then act. If you are from our area you can join us (see the program). We will have teaching about evangelism in the morning and different outreaches during the day here in Oslo. If you would like to join in for it, please register (free of charge) in beforehand at: firstname.lastname@example.org
But it would be just as great if you will reach out where you are. Let us together with all the believers throw out the net over all the earth. God wants us to see great miracles of a huge harvest that day.
What can you do in your place?
If you are a Jesus Revolution Group, you have already some resources and the idea bank within in the Jesus Revolution community. You can make use of these and even come up with some extra ideas. (if you do so, publish them also in the idea bank, so that others can put them into practice as well)
If you do not have the access to these ideas yet, you could either get access by starting a Jesus Revolution Group yourself or otherwise here are some ideas/inputs that you could use:
– Pray already in beforehand alone and/or together with other believers for this day.
– Put up a pavillion where you offer gratis prayer for the sick. – Help the needs of needy people in your city – show them, then tell them about the love of
– If you have some program ready, apply for a street-meeting where you will show some
program, have testimonies and where you will preach the gospel.
– Give flowers to the people that give out parking tickets and tell them about the one that paid
the price for them.
– Have some bus, train or underground evangelism where you stand-up gospel preaching
and/or hand out good evangelistic material.
It is a great plus to have some good gospel tracts on you as well as invitation cards for your church. You can also wear some clothes that have a good message written on it. But let the tracts and your clothes not be the message alone. Dare to share the gospel also direct with at least one person.
You are an important part in making the difference.
Because to see a great multitude of harvest workers reaching out will only be possible if a multitude of normal believers decide one by one to join in. It starts with you and me. Let us decide to take part and dare to take new steps. Even though the knees may shake, God will be powerful with us. He is the Lord of the harvest and his heart longs to bring in the lost.
Together in the harvest!
June 2nd – GLOBAL OUTREACH DAY
10:00 – 10:30
Morning session with worship
10:30 – 11:15
Workshop 1: How to give your testimony
11:15 – 12:00
Workshop 2: How to preach the gospel
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:15
Prayer & getting ready for outreach
Leaving for outreach
13:30 – 15:30
16:30 – 17:30
18:00 – 18:45
Prayer & getting ready
19:00 – 21:00
If you would like to join in for the workshop and/or outreaches, please register in beforehand at: email@example.com