You are invited to a Thanksgiving in July Feast at Revival Church

Join us THIS SATURDAY at 7pm for a night of celebration, teaching and FOOD!


This is our GRAND OPENING WEEKEND, and we are so blessed and thankful that it made a lot of sense to us to through a THANKSGIVING IN JULY FEAST and invite the city to celebrate with us!

We will enjoy about an hour of worship and teaching this Saturday, July 27th beginning at 7pm, and immediately following we will make new friends as we fellowship around the table together!

If you’ve never been, or have yet to visit us in our new location, THIS INVITATION IS FOR YOU!

You are absolutely more than welcome to come empty handed, though, if you’d like, you are welcome to bring:

  1. A main course item (like a casserole or meat)
  2. A side item OR a dessert

If a bunch of us bring two items to share with everybody, we should have more food than we can handle—and that is how we create a feast!

We already have the ham ordered, and we have already heard rumors of some seriously amazing food that is already being prepared!

We are sure to enjoy a great night of thanking God together!


Part two of our GRAND OPENING WEEKEND takes place on Sunday at 7pm.

We are honored to have Pastor Richard Crisco with us Sunday night. He will bring the fire of God and your very life is at risk!

Get ready to be rocked by the power of God in a way that you will never forget!

Bring your friends and family both on Saturday and Sunday!

Revival Church is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091.

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Grand Opening weekend feast & encounter with Richard Crisco

Revival Church’s VERY SPECIAL Grand Opening Weekend • Thanksgiving in July FEAST on Saturday, Richard Crisco on Sunday!


YOU are invited!

We are beyond thankful to the Lord for everything he has done in our ministry over the last few months and the last few years!


THIS SATURDAY, July 27th at 7pm, we will begin with about an hour of amazing prayer and teaching on a lifestyle of enjoyable prayer. THEN, we will start the banquet!

We felt strongly impressed that we are in a season of thanksgiving—for the exhilarating new season of ministry we are in, our great friends and our new ministry center!

We will supply a Thanksgiving style ham, and all you have to do is:

Bring TWO items to share with everybody:

  1. A main dish (like a casserole or meat)
  2. A side item (salad, veggies, etc.) OR a dessert (pumpkin pie, cake, cookies)

You can store everything in the kitchen during our short service just before the meal begins!


SUNDAY, July 28th at 7pm, we are honored to welcome Richard Crisco to Revival Church!

He carries a powerful anointing of revival, so come extremely expectant and ready for God to burn like a fire!

Revival Church is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091.

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What to expect: What makes Revival Church different?

There is a new prayer-driven model of church that is emerging—and tonight you can enjoy a small taste of it.

JOIN US TONIGHT at 7pm for our first service in our new property! Revival Church is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091.

Being different for the sake of being different has no real value—but, shifting back to the ancient model of the prayer-driven church does feel quite different as it has been forgotten for so long.

Prayer is simply being with the Lover of our souls. Tonight I will be teaching on this amazing, wondrous life of intimacy with Jesus. Get ready!

This is our first service in our new property, and our focus, more than ever, is facilitating an atmosphere of fiery prayer within a culture of equipping.


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We believe God wants to arrive in weighty glory in the Detroit region—in such a way that the addicted are freed, the depressed are suddenly joyful and the hungry are filled. I believe the move of God that we have an opportunity to participate in will be so shocking that news cameras from around the world will be on scene to capture the outpouring.

With this in mind, we understand that no move of God has ever launched without an unusual and consistent prayer culture.

The Service

While we know a powerful worship movement will function at Revival Church, it simply cannot trump a foundation of continual intercession. In fact, the prayer meetings in our nation are so weak because they are relegated to second (or third, or fourth!) place in the strategy of the church. Prayer meetings usually take place on off nights instead of during the primary service.

With this in mind, our services often start with music playing in the atmosphere behind us as we fervently pray as a church! Where you might expect a worship leader, you’ll see a prayer leader.

After a time of intercession and often times personal ministry, we move into teaching and more personal ministry.

Additionally, at 6pm, with coffee in our hands (optional!) we launch into 45 minutes of prayer to set the stage for the night. You are encouraged to join us! Tonight! 6pm!

The City Church

We value the city church, and our heart is to run with other local churches as intercessors for Detroit. We have been in over 70 Detroit region churches to lead prayer events, and that is the template we’d like to see set over this city.

Lets all gather together often to pray somewhere in the city! Every Friday we do have an opportunity for you to hit the streets of downtown Detroit, or to join us in another church to pray! We have been doing this for years, and I also did the same thing when I was leading a church in Colorado Springs. It’s powerful!

Check out our calendar for upcoming events!

24/7 Church

If you’ve read my book 20 Elements of Revival, you’ll know we believe in the emergence of the 24/7 church. We will be invested in ministry to God every day!

You can run with us 5 nights a week in prayer and teaching at Revival Church, with much more to come!


Tonight is opening night, but July 27-28 is even better—it’s our GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!

Saturday, July 27th at 7pm there will be a short time of prayer and teaching followed by a FEAST! Bring food to share
Sunday, July 28th at 7pm Richard Crisco will join us in our prayer-fueled atmosphere of fire! Spread the word!

Revival Church is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091.

Opening Night at Revival Church tomorrow, Saturday, July 13th at 7pm!

Experience an atmosphere of intimacy, intercession and passionate teaching in our new prayer-fueled setting in Warren!

image Tomorrow is a special night and YOU are invited to celebrate with us!

Revival Church is serious about seeing prayer returned to first place in the church—and in the main church service.

Tomorrow night you will experience a fiery atmosphere of intimate prayer and passionate decrees just before I bring a message on our eternal perspective. We can be intimate with Jesus FOREVER—starting NOW!


The coffee will be ready at 6pm, and you can enjoy it with friends, or you can bring it into the Prep Room for fiery pre-service prayer!

Revival Church is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091.


We are adding three BRAND NEW prayer and teaching nights to the calendar!

■ Mondays Night Teaching on Historic Revivals • 7-9pm • Beginning July 15th
just what did it take for revival to break out through some of history’s most remarkable leaders?

■ Tuesday Night Teaching on Intimacy & The Tabernacle • 7-9pm • Beginning July 16th
This 13-week class will transform your life!

On Tuesday nights we will peer into God’s incredible passion to commune with His own people as seen through the design and structure of the Tabernacle. Each detail in the cloth, the furniture, the spices, the offerings and priests of the Tabernacle foreshadow what was to come in Jesus Christ.  Get a copy of, “Seeing Christ in the Tabernacle” by Ervin Hershberger for $4.99 on Amazon Kindle and read  the first chapter, “Ark of the Covenant” as we explore these amazing images of Jesus Christ.

■ Wednesday Night Bible Study • 7-9pm • Beginning July 17th
“I have written to you, young men (and women), Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.”   – 1Jn 2.14b

As I prayed for God’s direction for the Wednesday night Bible study, I heard one simple 1-syllable word in my spirit…”strong”.  It’s so easy for many of us to hear a good word or a good teaching and we receive it with great emotion.  And it’s great to receive the truth of God’s Word with joy.  The truths regarding His unending love and mercy and even His redemptive judgments are great liberators that set our hearts free and on fire.

But when the circumstances and storms of life come and challenge what we believe, the truth of God’s Word needs to be rooted and grounded deep in our hearts.  It is only when we understand His Word and His promises in the context of His will and divine purposes that we can effectively stand on them, and stand on them, and persevere, and see His Kingdom established in our lives.  It’s when His Word is rooted deep in our gut that we’re able to pray and decree and legislate from our God given authority and status as His sons and daughters.

This is what we’re called to do. We’re called to take a city.

On Wednesday nights, we’re going to go deep.  We’re really going to take our time and allow the truth of God’s Word to germinate and take root and get deep into our hearts.  Then, when we pray, we will ask for what we desire, and it will be done for us, Jn 15.7.

I’m really excited about studying the Book of Ephesians.  And the more I study, the more excited I get.  Did you know that the Book of Ephesians is considered to be a NT parallel to the Book of Joshua of the OT?  Joshua led the children of Israel into their Promised Land and Ephesians is all about entering and walking in our inheritance in Christ.  Did you know that Ephesians is considered the “crown jewel” or capstone of Paul’s theology?  Did you know that while Romans was used to spark the Reformation, Ephesians and its central theme of unity in the Body of Christ will be used by God to bring unity to His True Bride before the return of the Lord?

But while the truths in Ephesians have many applications to our church corporately and the regional church we are called to serve, the power and the strength and the might that they convey to the human spirit on a personal level are simply life-changing.

I hope you will join me for a season of strength and “body-building” as we uncover, assimilate and apply the powerful redemptive truths of the Book of Ephesians.

■ Grand Opening Weekend with Richard Crisco! Saturday & Sunday July 27-28, 2013

Learn about the vision of Revival Church & theLab University AND enjoy dinner together on Saturday night at 7pm!

John will be sharing the vision for the ministry and the region on Saturday for a short time just prior to a feast! Bring a main dish AND either a side OR a dessert to share (two total items).

Then, on Sunday, July 28th, we are honored to have special guest Richard Crisco with us at 7pm! This is a weekend you won’t want to miss!

■ Life with John and Amy• 5pm • Sunday, August 4th

Everybody is invited to John and Amy’s house the first Sunday of every month at 5pm!

This is the day we all look forward to each month! We eat together, play games, sit and talk and relax!

Bring your friends and family…the kids will love it!

Our address is: 64639 Tara Hill Drive, Washington, MI 48095

See YOU there!

■ Coming Soon: Reserve a Personal Prayer Room

Schedule 1-2 hour prayer blocks

As a house of prayer for the Detroit region, we HIGHLY value the hours of fervent prayer that are invested.
Soon, you will be able to reserve our prayer room to soak, study scripture, worship and minister to the Lord. Stay tuned!

■ theLab Prayer Events • Different Detroit Region Location Weekly!

theLab has prayed in fervent fire in over 70 Detroit area churches and has been strategically interceding on the streets of Downtown Detroit.

Amy Smith carries this vision, and is currently planning upcoming prayer events that will continue to shock this region! You are invited! Where are we going to be this Friday? Go to and check out the prayer event calendar!

Opening Night is Saturday | Special Prayer Event Tomorrow

Revival Church has moved! Our first service is THIS SATURDAY at 7pm!

And, to kick it all off, we will have a special prayer event TOMORROW, Thursday, July 11th at 7pm in our new building!

We would love to invite you, your friends and family to celebrate with us as we take another step toward seeing night and day prayer grow in the Detroit region.

Revival Church is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091. Visit our site for more info here:


image Additionally, our brand new schedule begins this weekend as well:

  • Prep Room
    Saturday 6pm
    Prayer drives the ministry, and we would like to invite you to join us for 45 minutes of fiery intercession before the service begins.
  • Primary Intercession & Teaching Service
    Saturday 7pm
    Our services are driven by about an hour of corporate intercession with music playing over us in fast paced, passionate atmosphere of fire.Teachings are finely focused on the topics of revival, prayer, the end-times, intimacy with God and reformation.
  • Prayer & Teaching: Historic Revivals
    Monday 7pm
    Encounter God and minister to him from 7-8pm and then learn about the great revivals and revivalists of history from 8-9pm!
  • Prayer & Teaching: Intimacy with God
    Tuesday 7pm
    Soak in God’s glorious presence from 7-8pm and then discover the deep, intimate heart of God from 8-9pm!
  • Prayer & Teaching: Bible Study
    Wednesday 7pm
    Pray with fire from 7-8pm and then discuss scripture in a small group setting from 8-9pm!
  • theLab Prayer Events
    Friday 7pm
    You don’t want to miss this! Every Friday we are somewhere in the Detroit region leading in fiery prayer! We may be in the streets of downtown Detroit or in a church in the area. To date, we have been in over 70 regional churches to hold white-hot prayer meetings. Simply show up and pray with us! See the calendar HERE for the location of upcoming events.


It gets even better!

Our Grand Opening Weekend is July 27th and 28th!

On Saturday July 27th at 7pm, we will begin with an hour of prayer and teaching, and THEN we will all enjoy a feast together! Bring a main dish AND either a side item OR dessert to share (2 total items).

On Sunday July 28th at 7pm, we are honored to have Pastor Richard Crisco as our special guest.

This will be a weekend to remember!