The Idea of Revolution
To show all people the unconditional love and grace of Jesus without
any reservations because of their lifestyle or religious background, past or future. This love has no agenda behind it (I
Cor. 13:5). This grace sets no time-line on personal change or standards for spiritual growth Romans 4:4-5). The idea is to
be a part of people’s lives because we truly care for them rather than to fulfill a religious duty; to walk with them
through all their struggles as a part of their life, not as a religious outsider.
Often times the focus of an outreach will be on people outside of
its own community. At Revolution, we believe strongly in being a part of the
community around us. We do this through constantly giving back in various forms including Bible Study, putting on concerts,
hosting amovie night and just hanging out with people. Our goal is not to reach into a community from the outside but to reach
out among our own community.
The desire at the heart of Revolution is to see this idea spread to
other communities and churches. We aspire to see people from other communities and churches taking to heart the true message
of the grace and love of Christ, and in turn to see them spread this message to those in their community, building relationships
and sharing in the life experiences of those around them (Gal. 6:2-3), and living but the grace, hope and love that
God has blessed them with.
What is a Cross Culture Revolution?
These ideas and vision for The CrossCulture Revolution came from anewly released book I recently read from Ron Luce and Josh McDowell book “The CrossCulture Revolution”. A cultural mindset has infiltrated our homes and churches and is stealing our kids away from us and robbing
them of what true Christianity is--a transformed relationship with God
through Christ. It is time for a spiritual revolution--"a fundamental
change in the way of thinking; a complete turn around from the culture."
It is time to create a culture of the cross--a new generation of young
people who know what it means to be a Christian and lives accordingly
What is a Cross Culture revolution?
It is a fundamental change in the way
young people are presented Christianity. It is a shift from leading our
kids to accept certain beliefs about God, to leading them to form an intimate
relationship with him and embracing deepened convictions about him.
It is an effort to create a culture of the cross--developing a generation
of transformed followers of Christ who know why they believe what they
believe. This will require that young people and their families understand
and experience at least four characteristics about true Christianity.
A Transformed Life
Christ did not come to earth to teach bad people how to be good, as
the majority of our kids believe. Christ came to earth to raise dead
people to new life in relationship with him. Christ is not simply a
good teacher, he is the Son of the one true God who came to nail our
sinful record to his cross and transform us from death to new life in
..Those who become
Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the
old life is gone. A new life has begun" (2 Corinthians 5:17).
A Separated Life
Christ makes a difference in a person's life. The Cross-Culture life
involves living counter to the culture, not conforming to its practices
but being empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a life pleasing to God. "Don't copy the behavior and
customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person..." (Romans 12:2).
A Crucified Life
Christianity is about sacrifice--Christ sacrificed his own life on the cross so that we might live; we offer
ourselves as a living sacrifice before God that he might live in and through us. "I have been crucified with Christ. I myself
no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me
and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:19-20).
A Mission in Life
Christ gives us a new identity in him and a new purpose for living, but he also gives us an exciting mission
in life--to share the Gospel message across all cultures. "God has given us the task [the mission] of reconciling people to
him... We are Christ's ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you" (2 Corinthians 5:19-20).
"This all looks good," you may say, "but do you have some program to bring about a spiritual revolution
within my churched youth?" Actually we don't. A spiritual revolution requires a miraculous move from God. Instituting a simple
program on right beliefs isn't enough. It will take the miraculous intervention of God's Spirit and a long-term commitment
and process on your part to provide consistent teaching, modeling, and mentoring of your young people in a culture of the
If you would like a seminar on this for your Local church or on Addiction and Crisis Counseling please contact
us. This seminar will cost you nothing and is a gift to you and your ministry to help facilitate a Cross Culture revolution
nationwide alongside our most powerful partners the Local Church.
Research consistently shows that what a person believes
translates into behavior.
Perhaps nowhere has that been more dramatically shown than in our survey of over 3,700 kids (all of whom were involved in an evangelical
church). That study reveals that, compared to kids who possess a solid, biblical
belief system, young people who lack such basic biblical beliefs are:
• 200% more likely to steal
• 200% more likely to be disappointed in life
• 200% more likely to physically hurt someone
• 210% more likely to lack purpose in life
• 216% more likely to be resentful
• 225% more likely to be angry with life
• 300% more likely to use illegal drugs
• 600% more likely to attempt suicide
Mission Statement for
Young Adult Crisis Hotline:
Mission Statement for Young Adult Crisis Hotline and Biblical Counseling Center” which includes affirming “the
unique gifts and talents of young adults”. Providing “opportunities for young adults...to integrate their faith
in their lives and through their life transitions,” developing “young adult leadership through resources and training
programs that empower young adults and strengthen their commitment to the Christ,” supporting “ministries with
young adults in higher education,” supporting “involvement of young adults from all racial/ethnic groups,”
working “to ensure fair and adequate representation by young adults throughout the life of the Christ,” nurturing
“adult leaders of young adult ministries,” and “fully embracing young adults...addressing their needs and
issues through evangelism and a spirit of Christian fellowship, renewing and supporting the growth of the body of Christ.”
Historically and currently, young adults have been called to and have provided significant
leadership in the growth and shaping of the church, and
Many young adults have been nurtured and strengthened through strong youth ministries
and are seeking ways to serve the church faithfully, and
A large gap exists between youth and young adult ministries in that ministries with youth
are stronger, better established, and have better financial support than young adult programs, and many young adults are now
expressing a feeling of disconnection from the church, and reasonably a great need has reaffirms its dedication to the
development and support of young adult leadership and opportunities for spiritual growth and understanding of engaging this
Developing young adults' leadership capabilities and to further promoting the building
of today and tomorrow’s leaders;
That local churches are encouraged to develop Young Adult Ministry programs including, but not limited to, maintaining
contact with young adults who are in college, seminary or serving in the armed forces, and establishing relationships and
ministering with young adults in the community, especially if they’re located within or near a college community. Such
programs may include providing a young adult with a family in the church who can mentor them and accept them non-judgmentally,
providing opportunities for community service, or a place to explore meaningful questions about their faith and life in an
encouraging and nurturing environment. Evaluate patterns, provision of resources, and development of models, programs and
resources to provide for the strengthening of ministry with young adults is an urgent for this “Invisible Generation
to become Visible , by recognizing their distinct and varied place in the Body of Christ universally. Accepting their personal
needs, sub-culture and gifts within the church.
The national evaluate the staffing patterns, provision of resources, and development of models, programs and resources
to provide for the strengthening of ministry with young adults, recognizing their distinct and varied needs and gifts within