Time to Revive, a Dallas-based organization that leads Christian revivals, is in South Bend through Saturday this week as part of its reviveINDIANA movement.
The movement’s primary goal is to “unify the churches in our region to work more collectively together for social good, for religious good, and for spiritual good,” organizing committee member Barrett Berry, of South Bend, said.
Participants meet in various locations to pray, to share meals and to go out in the community and share the gospel, organizers said. All events are free and open to the public.
Each day’s activities begin at 7 a.m. with prayer, followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., teams of four go out into the community to pray for local churches and talk with people they come across. At noon, the participants reconvene for prayer, followed by lunch at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., new teams are formed that again go out into the community.
Every day concludes with a community meal and evening service at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively, at Christian Center Church, 530 E. Ireland Road in South Bend.
Berry said 1,322 people were in attendance Sunday night. All food and facilities have been provided for the movement at free of charge.
“What (the movement) is symbolizing is the growth and the new direction of our city, of our region, how we’re working collectively together. While the rest of America is falling apart in many instances, South Bend actually is unifying,” Berry said.
South Bend is the fourth of seven cities and regions that Time to Revive has partnered with as part of its reviveINDIANA movement. Previously, programs were held in Elkhart, Kokomo, and Bloomington, and other Indiana cities are lined up after South Bend.
SOURCE: Jacob Zinkula
South Bend Tribune