Revive Full Time College:
Training and Releasing A New Generation Of Revivalists
God is raising a new breed of leader: passionate about His mission to reach the world with the good news of Jesus; highly skilled and trained; anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to move in miracles and to carry His presence. If you feel called to a life of adventure following God’s call then this could be for you!
What Is The Full Time College?
The full time college combines a great learning experience with the sense of adventure and purpose that comes from actually get “hands on” in mission, ministry and advancing God’s Kingdom. Like any “Bible School” we will provide top quality Bible teaching and ministry training but we also want to get you out of the classroom and put into practise the things you learn as you go on mission around the country and overseas, help plant churches, see God move across a region and help lead and minister in a thriving Spirit-filled community.
As part of the college we currently offer two courses (12 weeks and 6 months respectively) that you can apply for, with the option of combing the two for a life changing 9 month experience.
12 Week Revive Intensive: Cost-£200
This 3 month course is an immersion into the Bible, providing some essential theological training and some of the vital tools necessary for Christian leadership and ministry. It’s essentially a mini Bible School, with daily talks and teachings from a variety of experienced leaders and ministers.
Course highlights include: An overview of the Bible; deepening your devotional life; our identity in Christ; encountering the Holy Spirit; moving in miracles and prophecy; the character of a leader; discovering my calling and gifts and much more
Who is this course for?: This course would be ideal for those –
- Wanting to increase their knowledge of the Bible
- Those who want to strengthen their devotional life
- Those just beginning their leadership journey
- Those wanting a “refresher” of some of the essentials of ministry
- Those wanting to experience the fullness of the Spirit and receive training in how to move in the gifts of the Spirit
- Those yet to discover their calling and destiny
Whereas the 12 week intensive is majority classroom based and provides a general sense of discipleship and Bible study, the 6 month course provides classroom learning with a “hands on” ministry experience, being released into one of 4 areas of interest. The classroom content provides training in each specialised area and coaching from a group of leaders who have years of experience in their respective fields.
The 4 streams we offer are:
CHURCH PLANTING AND LEADERSHIP
Join our pioneering team planting new churches across the region; reach into new villages, towns and cities, establish new works, reach new people, learn how to lead in a brand new setting. Establish church, grow in leadership and learn how to run a church in a real-world setting.
MISSION AND EVANGELISM
If you have a passion for mission and evangelism then this stream will provide training in areas such as soul winning, preaching the gospel, moving in Spiritual gifts and the practicalities of mission.
There will be the opportunity to lead people to Christ and see miracles on the streets. Take part in weekend missions around the UK, sharing your testimony, preaching the gospel and praying for the sick. There are various chances throughout the year to take part in overseas mission’s trips too!
WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS
If you have a passion for worship, music, media, tech, lighting, sound, drama, dance, singing, editing, songwriting or camerawork, join our team across the region leading worship, on mission, in new church plants, developing media ministries. Packed with great online resources, books, trips and investment, you will be sure to grow in your creative gifting.
YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S WORK
Join our Children’s and Youth Leaders coaching stream and learn how to lead ministries for the young – with hands on experience, great coaching, resources, trips, books and missions, your leadership will grow and your impact increase.
Who is this course for?: – This course would be ideal for those-
- Who already feel that they know the basics of Christianity and now want to specialise in a specific area of ministry
- Those already involved in ministry or leadership who want to “upskill” in their specific gifting and call
- Those with a clear sense of the call of God into leadership and ministry
- Those hungry to be used by God and looking for opportunities and open doors
- Those who have completed the 12 week course and now want to start to get involved in using the knowledge they have learned to reach the lost, build the Church and advance His Kingdom
9 month Combination Course: Cost-£500
Ready for the adventure of a life-time? Why not sign up for the full 9 month option? Begin your journey with the 12 week intensive, getting immersed in great teaching and encountering the presence of God. Then follow it up with 6 months of specialising in your area of interest and using those skills to see God move through you! Warning: you may be changed for ever!
Classes run from Tuesday to Friday and are generally from 9.30 am – 3.00 pm and students are required to attend each session. Every day begins with prayer and worship as we start each morning by encountering God together. Those who are part of the 12 week Revive Intensive will then go straight into lectures as they get immersed into their learning experience. Those on the 6 month course will still have classroom time, but this will be reduced as we provide plenty of time to get hands on in ministry, leadership and evangelism.
As well as all the learning and training, you’ll get plenty of time to relax over coffee and chat and eat with your fellow students, hopefully building friendships that will last a lifetime.
Sundays are mission day! Whether you are part of one of the established “Revive Church” campuses, pioneering a new work, or travelling on short term mission somewhere around the UK there will be plenty to do! You could be preaching the gospel, leading worship, being part of our exciting kids and youth ministries, praying for the sick, leading a new church plant – the opportunities are endless!
Evenings vary depending on what stream you are a part of but we try and provide several evenings off each week, plus Mondays and most Saturdays. This will give those that need it the opportunity to look for part time employment.
Those part of the 9 month option will get time off over Christmas / New Year and also a two week “spring break”
Each student will be required to make “Revive Church” their home church for the duration of their time at the college. Revive is a growing, multi-site church in East Yorkshire, with its main HQ in Kingston-Upon Hull, the UK’s “City Of Culture 2017”.
For those who attend other churches, there will be the option to be sent back to your home church on placement for select weekends throughout the course. Please discuss this with us at your interview.
As a member of Revive Church we will provide each student with pastoral care and support for their duration with us. You will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in our conferences that we hold throughout the year (with world class guest speakers and worship leaders); attend our evening Bible classes and be part of our High Capacity Coaching that we offer to leaders and emerging leaders.
We do not currently have a residential option on campus but there are a wide range of accommodation options both within the church and the city. Once you have been accepted onto the course, our student liaison will discuss your budget and provide you with a list of options. They will also help you get settled into the place you will be staying and even show you around the city! Please note, that accommodation and food costs are additional to college costs.
Mission is a huge part of the culture of the college and every student will take part in regular missions around the region and even around the country. There will also be the opportunity to go on at least one overseas mission as part of the college experience. We have taken teams around Europe and to various parts of Africa and South America over the years. Please note, that an overseas mission trip is optional and costs are additional to college costs.
What else you need to know
Who can apply: There are no age restrictions on who can apply and no academic qualifications are required. We are looking for people who are committed Christians, attend a local church and have a clear sense of the call of God on their lives. The college is open to believers of any denomination or church affiliation however students should be aware that Revive Church is a Pentecostal / Charismatic church with an expectation that the Holy Spirit still moves today through His people. APPLY NOW and ask questions by emailing [email protected]
Students wanting to apply for the 6 month or 9 month course will be expected to already have been involved in some kind of service or ministry within a local church.
Finance: The costs for the various courses are shown above. Accommodation costs and overseas missions costs are separate. If you have a clear sense that you would like to be part of this college but feel limited by finance, then please mention this in your application and we will talk through various ways in which your time with us can be financed.
What about after: For those who have completed the full 9 month course, there will be the opportunity to stay beyond this as an intern. This will be by invitation only.
What happens now: Please pray about whether the college is right for you and which length of course you would like to apply for. Please talk to your pastor or church leader about it and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. You will then need to fill in the application pack. Please note that you will need to provide us with the contact details of your church leader and one other personal reference in order to complete the application.
What happens then: We will respond to every applicant although we regret that we cannot accept every application. If we feel that you may be right for the course then we will contact you to come for an interview. This will be at Revive Church in Hull. Following this the leadership of Revive College will pray through your application and if successful invite you for a secondary interview where we can discuss practicalities such as accommodation.
I’m interested but un-sure: We realise that for many people applying for something like this can be a big step and even when we have a sense of God’s leading, we can still have questions and doubts. If you think there is even a chance that God might be in it, we would encourage you to apply anyway, and if accepted, come along for an informal chat where we can show you around the college, answer questions that you have and discuss any concerns with you. Even after a successful interview you can always change your mind if you don’t feel it’s for you. (Please be aware though that once the course has started, any fees paid are non-refundable). If you are unsure of which length of course to apply for, why not apply for the 12 week option, and you can always apply for the 6 month option once you’ve started!