reviveOHIO plans visit to Shelby County

Staff report

SINEY — Time to Revive, a Dallas, Texas-based ministry committed to pursuing revival in the U.S. for the last 10 years, has been invited to Shelby County on Oct. 8-14, 2017. The ministry (operating locally as reviveOHIO) will bring a team of missionaries and volunteers from across the U.S. to partner with local churches in Shelby County. The mission of reviveOHIO is to unite local churches and equip believers to go out into our communities to pray for people, share the Gospel, and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

“This is a shift from the traditional method of drawing people inside the church walls,” said Kyle Lance Martin, founder of Time to Revive. “We want to follow the example of Jesus Himself of going to where people actually are. This is a way to reach the hurting and the lost without cramming religion down their throats.”

To participate or learn more about reviveOHIO :: Shelby County, attend the come and see night on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Connection Point Church, 1510 Campbell Road, Sidney.

reviveOHIO :: Shelby County is a week-long outreach that will launch with a community-wide service at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, at Connection Point Church. The event is free and open to the public.

The week of outreach will take place Oct. 9-14 beginning with prayer each day at 7:30 a.m. at the host church, to be followed by a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Participants will have a short training session at 9 a.m. before hitting the streets for community outreach. The individuals will then meet at a different church each day at noon for worship, testimonies and lunch.

Training for the afternoon outreach will begin at 1:30 p.m. Each day culminates back at the host church, Connection Point Church, with a free community dinner at 5 p.m. and an evening service at 6:30 p.m.

Prior to being invited to Shelby County, reviveOHIO has already been to counties throughout the western part of the state beginning in Darke County and moving into Auglaize County, Dayton, Miami County, Mercer County and most recently, Allen County. Participants in each of these prior communities have been greatly impacted.

When Martin was in Darke County, he coined the phrase “the new normal” to describe what he saw taking place in Ohio. Since that kick-off, reviveOHIO has been invited into practices and gatherings of clubs and sports teams in over 50 public schools to be encouraged with prayer and the sharing of the Gospel (the Good News). Students are now praying and sharing with other teams as well as area rival schools. Outreach teams have also been welcomed into local jails, firehouses, police stations, recovery centers, nursing homes and many businesses during these revivals.

For more information, visit or our Facebook page at, or call the reviveOHIO Communications Coordinator Alisa Beisner at 937-417-4938.

Staff report