A NOTE FROM ZAK AND AMBER

2 Timothy 1:10 tells us that Jesus broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.

That’s what Revolution Church has been all about since day one – lighting up our world with God’s grace. In our short history we have seen thousands give their life to Christ. Hope is stirring in the hearts of the hopeless. Addictions are being broken. Marriages are being healed. Relationships are being restored — Its all happening by the power of Jesus Christ!

This fall we will see our 600th person baptized. Life change is happening and a revolution of grace is taking place!

Now our greatest opportunity ever is before us. Our current location is stretched beyond capacity due to exponential growth. God is calling us to find our next location and increase our capacity so we can continue to reach more people with His love. As a church, our sacrifice will make this possible.

We invite you to join us for a two year, supernatural journey of sacrificial living and sacrificial giving. You were designed by God to live life with revolutionary, bold faith.

Please read and pray through this booklet with the intent of asking God, “What do you want me to do?” Revelation 21:23 says the glory of God ILLUMINATES the city, and the Lamb is its light. Together we will accomplish something incredible and beyond our wildest imagination. Let’s ILLUMINATE.

Starting a revolution,
Pastor Zak & Amber


is a 2 year supernatural journey of bold faith living and sacrificial giving. By making this sacrifice together, Revolution Church will be able to increase our capacity for others and continue to fulfill our vision of starting a revolution of grace one life at a time.

February 2009

1

Pastor Zak does a 100 hour prayer journey to determine where to start a new church.

June 2009

The Whites move to Schertz area and start building a team.

January 24th, 2010

2

Revolution Church officially launches weekly worship services at the Stars Gymnastics Academy. We reach people and grow FAST. Space becomes an issue quickly. At the 18 month mark, we are holding four worship services every Sunday to accommodate growth.

April 2011

3

God leads us to our next location, our current home. Revolution commits to give $159,000 towards the buildout of our new leased space over 6 months and ends up giving $204,000.

September 2011

We help start a new church in Stephenville, TX called Timber Ridge Church. Today over 800 people attend this church weekly!

October 2011

4

In 8 weeks time we complete buildout at our new location and hold our first worship service in our new home.

November 2011

We lease additional space to accommodate for growth immediately after moving in.

February 2012

We launch the REV APP, embracing technology as a new way to reach people. Today our app has been downloaded 9,000 times with users all over the world.

March 2012

5

Revolution officially adopts the COEHNA orphanage in Haiti. Today, 51 kids live at our orphanage.

August 2012

Through a special offering we add more REV kids space, remove a wall to expand worship to 380 seats & fund the materials to build a wall around our orphanage in Haiti.

October 2012

6

We interview Brian Head Welch from the grammy award winning band Korn on stage at Revolution. Over 1,600 people attend that weekend. Revolution experiences fast growth in the following weeks.

April 2013

1200 people attend Easter services. Many accept Christ!

July 2013

We hold our first Servolution event. 184 people serve 1 006 hours across our community during the 10 day project. We take our first mission trip to Haiti to complete work on the wall around our orphanage. We help start a new church called City Church in Montreal, Canada – the most unchurched city in […]

September 2013

8

The entire focus on Revolution Church shifts when Pastor Zak shares what God has taught him about GRACE through a series called “Grace on Tap.” We add grace to our mission statement by updating it. Over 350 people give their lives to Christ. 110 get baptized!

January 2014

Throughout the year, people tune in to messages online about God’s grace from 116 countries across the world via the REV APP and the website.

March 2014

We complete a new lobby expansion and REV Kids theme I entrance to help us reach families with young children.

April 2014

6

We add a 4th service time to accommodate for growth.

September 2014

We help start a new church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, called One Place Church. Today over 300 people are attending this new church!

September 2014

10

We launch THE MIX- our version of student ministry. Today over 60 students attend The Mix each week.

April 2015

11

We add a 5th worship service on Saturday nights to continue to reach new people. Over 1400 people attend Easter worship services. Many accept Christ.

May 2015

12

We baptize our 500th person.

September 2015

We reach a milestone of averaging 800 people per week in attendance.

LIFE CHANGE AT REV


Eddie & Erica:
 
“For years I tried to quit drugs. I realized I wasn’t the best father I could be. We knew we needed something big; we needed God. That’s how we found Revolution Church. We are in awe of what God has done in our lives!”


Jeff & Michelle:
“We felt like we knew about God, but didn’t know God personally.  When we found Revolution, we couldn’t believe that we were in a church. We both felt God calling us. Now we have the honor of leading REV Kids and The Mix.”


Elizabeth:
“Before I found Revolution Church I was lonely; I was always by myself. My friend invited me to come to church; I’ve never been to a church like this. Now I’m happy, content, and Jesus is part of my life.”


David & Sandra:
“A friend invited us to Revolution Church. We didn’t have to pretend like our life was perfect. We felt hopeful that we had people in the battle with us. We found an abundance of joy and grace that turned our lives around.”


Jim:
“I was depressed and suicidal. I would tell myself, ‘If I can make it to midnight, tomorrow will be better.’  At Revolution Church I didn’t have to do this alone. Now I’m a counselor at Rev and I’m able to help people every day that are going through what I went through.”


Rod & Anna:
I wound up in prison when I was 20, I hit rock bottom. ” (Rod) “I spent a lot of time running away. I ran to everything else, yet God was always there.” (Anna) “God brought us to Revolution Church and our lives haven’t been the same since.”

ILLUMINATE SERIES

LOOK WHAT GOD IS DOING


2010


2015

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2010: Average Weekly Attendance
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2015: Average Weekly Attendance
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2010: Total Decisions to Follow Christ
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2015: Over 2000 total decisions to follow Christ
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2010: Total Baptisms
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2015: Total Baptisms

URGENT NEEDS

Limited Space for Growth – We have outgrown our current location. Space is a big limitation for us reaching new people and doing new things.

Lease – We lease our current location. We would love to own our next location. Our current location was built for industry, not church use. It was not made to bear the traffic of thousands of people each week. The infrastructure (A/C, bathrooms, electrical, kids space) has limitations.

Parking – Currently we borrow 60% of our parking. We are at the will of our neighboring businesses for parking. This also limits us from larger weekday events as our borrowed parking is only available for use on the weekend.

Visibility – Our church is one of the “best kept secrets” in our community. Our location is difficult for people to find and has little visibility.

OUR GREAT OPPORTUNITY

We have the opportunity to purchase or lease a new location 2-5 times the size of our current location.

  • Our property options are all located in the Schertz area
  • Visibility – Almost 120,000 cars drive by these property locations everyday
  • Ample parking
  • Easy access for the surrounding communities of New Braunfels, Converse, Live Oak, Universal City, Selma, Cibolo and Garden Ridge
  • This opens the door to long-held dreams for creativity, kids spaces, and community impac

HOW DO WE SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY?

We can seize this incredible opportunity by everyone participating in a 2 year supernatural journey of bold faith living and sacrificial giving. If everyone asks God and gives what He wants them to sacrificially give over a 2 year period, we are confident that we will complete Illuminate.


WHAT DOES THE JOURNEY LOOK LIKE?

– Over two years, each individual/family makes a commitment to give above and beyond what they would give regularly. If you are new to Revolution Church, you can jump in along the journey at any time.

– Each individual/family can sacrificially give weekly, monthly, yearly or all at once.

The more resources we have at the beginning of Illuminate, the better position we will be in to secure our next location and complete the project.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

PRAY: This is a 2 year supernatural journey of bold faith living and sacrificial giving. Begin by asking God what He wants you to give. Allow this to be a supernatural sacrifice born out of your time with God. Be confident that He will provide for you. God will not twist your arm…He’s looking for willing hearts.

We are absolutely convinced that if everyone does what God inspires them to do, we will reach the vision of Illuminate.

PREPARE: Prepare your heart for this supernatural journey. Any journey this big will challenge you… you are taking a bold leap of faith in your life and God will give you the strength you need to fulfill your commitment!

One great way to prepare your heart is by following our 40 day prayer guide online and through our social media outlets beginning October 5th. This is a daily guide designed to strengthen your faith through prayer and Bible reading.

PARTICIPATE:
Make a two year commitment online or turn in a commitment card on October 24 / 25 at our Illuminate Commitment Weekend.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO ILLUMINATE

WAYS TO GIVE TO ILLUMINATE

1. GIVE ONLINE

Online giving is a safe and flexible option and is the easiest way to establish a regular giving pattern at Revolution Church!  This method allows you to schedule recurring or one-time gifts charged to your credit/debit card.  To set up online giving, visit REVGIVE.COM or call the church office at 210-679-1001 ext. 705.

*when giving to Illuminate, please designate the funds to the “Illuminate” category

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
-Adjust your giving amount and schedule at your convenience.
-View your contribution history

2. GIVE AT A REVOLUTION WEEKEND SERVICE

WAYS TO GIVE AT WEEKEND SERVICE:

– Credit/Debit Card using the Kiosk in the lobby or by writing your info on a giving envelope (making sure to designate funds to ILLUMINATE)

– Text your gift amount followed by the word ILLUMINATE to 210-702-2228 (i.e.. $400 ILLUMINATE) using your debit/credit card

– Cash/Check Place your cash or check (payable to Revolution Church with ILLUMINATE written in the memo) in a giving envelope and put it in the offering bucket during any weekend service or mail to Revolution Church.

Revolution Church
PO Box 45
Schertz, TX 78154

3. CREATIVE GIVING IDEAS

A FEW CREATIVE WAYS YOU CAN GIVE:
– Stocks/Bonds or other asset transfers
– Homes or Land
– Jewelry/Gold/Silver
– Vehicles
– Corporate gift matching
– Coin Collections
– Gifts in kind

How is this different than my tithe (regular giving)?

Revolution Church’s mission is to start a revolution of grace in one life at a time, so please continue to bring your tithe in addition to the gifts God leads you to give to Illuminate.  When there is an exciting opportunity like this, God asks us to go above and beyond the tithe.

In the Bible, there were times when God’s people came together to give above and beyond their regular giving to the local church. To learn more about what the Bible says about generosity, visit revyourlife.com/locked

If you have any questions regarding ways to give, please contact the Revolution Church office at 210-679-1001 ext. 705 or email [email protected]