I have been the pastor of churches that had revival meetings either once or twice a year. For the most part, I never saw a lot of significant life change at these meetings. Sometimes, I just longed for revival like the one in this video . . .

Too many churches are stuck in a traditional past that is no longer effective. It seems their rally cry is “We always done it that way!” Now don’t get me wrong. There are some churches that effectively use tools like revivals and Vacation Bible Schools to reach people. When you get down to it, everything a church does should be done to fulfill the vision or mission of the church. The American church is slowly dying. Sadly, most churches don’t even recognize it. Check out this article in The Orlando Sentinel about the declining church attendance in America. But there is good news for churches that want a real revival!