Here at Revive, we have an idea that small informal groups work for some people in a way that big traditional churches don’t, so we do things a little differently.
We might not look much like your average church, but we do still like to get together on Sundays, when we meet in one another’s homes across North Leeds.
Sometimes we mix things up a little, but generally, our meetings look something like this…
- On the first Sunday of the month, we share a meal and spend some time engaging in creative all-age prayer.
- On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, we get together to explore faith through worship and teaching and conversation.
- On the third Sunday of the month, we dedicate some time to praying with and for one another.
- And if there is a fifth Sunday in the month, we hold a prayer and planning meeting, where we make important decisions about the community.
- We meet in the afternoon on the first Sunday, so the younger members of our community can join us, but on all other weeks, we meet in the evening.
We’re not just busy on Sundays though, and Revive members are involved in all sorts of other things, some of which are more official than others.
A women’s prayer group meets twice monthly to drink tea and support one another in prayer and friendship.
Twelve Hungry Men is a group of guys who meet twice monthly to alternately eat curry and pray.
KFC is a group of families who have been meeting for worship and fellowship for the past fifteen years, as the kids have grown up together.
And God Party is a newer group of families who meet monthly for teaching and community with their young children.
Members of Revive are also involved with Left Bank, a brilliant community arts space in Hyde Park, so you may also like to check them out at leftbankleeds.org.uk.
A talented collective of musicians from and associated with Revive are getting busy recording a new album called Hymn of the Universe, which you can find more about here.