Our Church Today
Our original commission has not changed - we are still following Christ's command to go into the highways and byways and tell everybody of the new life that Christ promises to those who follow Him. We come from all walks of life, with varied backgrounds, from so-called 'high society’ to 'the dregs of society'. As our pastor relates, “A former student convert, Robert L., once objected to the usual 'church attitude' of only converting the 'down and outs'. Well, that's not the case with us when you see our Testimonial Section and read of the many social stratas that have been reached by the Gracious Forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is a warning, however, which was shown very early on in my walk and this is seen in 1 CORINTHIANS 1:26. One learns what The Lord meant in MARK 2:17, and I ‘knew’ back in 1967, and even more so now, that without my Saviour, there is no hope for my soul.” So whether it be from drugs or depression or simply being lost in this world, we have all had our lives transformed as we were born again (see JOHN 3).
Those seeking God are welcome in any of our house group meetings across the world, where they will find the love and encouragement they need to grow in Christ. The great majority in our church are lay people, and are committed to putting God first in their lives:
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (EPHESIANS 2:10).
Since the beginning of our work under the heading of ‘Pentecost Revival Centre’ in 1968, we have seen many amazing events occur that demonstrate the saving, healing and miraculous power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Whilst we are carrying out His commission according to God’s Word, we are the first to admit that we are not a perfect church by any means, and that those whom God has placed amongst us as leaders are as human and fallible as anyone else. During the history of these assemblies, any sin which occurred, whether before or after salvation, was handled discreetly, scripturally and with much Godly fear. When a person clearly understands that Jesus Christ came to earth and died for sinners, he will do his utmost for the reconciliation of every person unto Christ.
"And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation" (2 CORINTHIANS 5:18).
"But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (MATTHEW 9:12-13).
This is clearly the mentality of God and it has always been the approach of these assemblies to spare members from having the finger of judgmental brethren, either in or outside these assemblies, being pointed at them. The Gracious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ covers those who repent, and we encourage people to keep fighting on as disciples.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 JOHN 1:9).
Meanwhile and by the grace of God, we continue to carry out our mission on this earth to save the lost and dying, making disciples and trying to teach all things that Jesus our Lord “has commanded us”.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen" (MATTHEW 28:19-20).
Our brethren often meet in larger groups during their summer holidays or on weekends to spend some time together.
Please find out more about our beliefs and the "old paths" on the following pages...
With Sincere Appreciation
We would like to acknowledge the immense contribution made over the years by those faithful brethren who have made this website possible. The work started in the "Pentecost Revival Centre" in the late 1960’s with the accumulation of biblical teaching and knowledge, now represented on this site. Computers were introduced in the late 1980’s to aid in communication within the growing work, at this stage known as the "Revival Centres International" in Germany.
Our first working website came into being in the year 2001 (by which time we were known as "Christian Assemblies International"), which led to the website that is now available throughout the world and has undergone a major update at the beginning of 2008. There are literally hundreds of brethren in the church who have contributed, so we cannot name them all, but the following brethren deserve particular praise for their work in furthering the Kingdom of God and the spreading of the Gospel through this website:
Pastor Jim K, Chris B, Tony G, Roland M, Hauke M, Jochen G, Mark P, Marty T, Fletch, Craig B, Josh M, Sylvain R, Melissa M, Armin R, Vy L, Mike F, Ralf L, Steve F, Berty S, Neil McA, John W, Pastor Fraser C, William D, Richy M, Peter M, Pastor Lars F and Pastor Michy W.