Meet Revive AV in Lancaster, CA
Your name: Jeff Brandon Your spouse and children’s names: Julie (wife), Selah, & Samuel Name of all members on your church planting team: John & Ashley Knight, Kyle & Theresa Ginn, Ed & Bonnie Simonson, Jo Marie & Dennis Brandon, Don & Sandy Parker, Alex & Laelle Godfrey. Name of your church plant: Revive AV Location of church plant: Lancaster, CA Date church was/will be planted: July 2015 Name of partnering church(es): Immanuel Southern Baptist Church, The Church at Brook Hills
What are the reasons you decided to plant a church in your city? A strong sense of calling combined with the high degree of lostness in the area.
What have you seen the Lord do in and through your church plant so far? Since we have just arrived, we are still getting settled in. Right now he has really been working to solidify our core team. Recently we locked in our July schedule with a Rock the Block VBS, 4th of July party and the launch of our first missional community. We have also connected with some families that don’t know Jesus who are interested in coming to the VBS.
What do you hope to see the Lord do in and through your church plant in the future? We hope that God will establish missional communities that have a deep desire to multiply and establish epicenters of disciple-making that result in mature followers of Christ who are impacting our city.
What advice do you have for future church planters? I think it is very important to have a deep faith in what God is calling you to do. As trials and negative attitudes come your way this faith will help keep your eye on the upward call of Christ. It is easy to become discouraged if you are not daily renewing your faith in the fact that God has called you to do this and promises in his Word that he will be with you through it all.