Welcome to Revivalism Ministries
The purpose of Revivalism Ministries is to help the Church of the Nazarene be an effective evangelistic agency for the cause of Christ. Nazarene Evangelists are God-called men and women who promote the saving grace of Jesus Christ as their life-calling through revivalism.
Revivalism Ministries maintains records on all evangelists in the Church of the Nazarene, including home address, telephone numbers, fax, e-mail, websites, total years of service in evangelism, home district, slate schedules, and other profile information.
We believe the Revival Meeting is an essential part of the ministry of the church. It is a moment when things happen that happen in no other place or way.
We evangelists are eager to come alongside of every partner in a helpful, life-changing ministry of evangelism and discipleship. Call us! Use us! We want to be on your team! With God, the fields are ripe, white unto harvest - the sky is the limit!
Some Useful Terms
Itinerant Evangelist -- An evangelist is an elder or licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene whose primary emphasis is to promote revivals and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere.
Song Evangelist -- A song evangelist is a member of the Church of the Nazarene whose intention is to devote the major portion of his or her time to the ministry of evangelism through music.
Revivalism Downloadable Resources
Below are downloadable resources for evangelists and those interested in learning more about Nazarene Revivalism. These are in PDF format, which requires Adobe Reader to view. You can get the newest version of Adobe Reader here.
Committee on the Interests - Statement of structure on the Committee of the Interests of the God-Called Evangelist, from the 2005-2009 Manual.
Compensating the Evangelist - Learn the proper way to thank and compensate evangelists who visit your church.
Covenant of Responsibility - Read the Covenant to which all Tenured evangelists are held.
Evangelist's Criteria of the God-Called Evangelist Tenured Status - Evangelists who make evangelism a full-time endeavor.
Evangelist Websites - A list of websites for Nazarene evangelists in the USA and Canada.
Evangelists' Perspective Magazine - The offical magazine of Nazarene Revivalism. Read past issues and subscribe for free!
How to Become an Evangelist - Step-by-step instructions on how to register as a Nazarene Evangelist, and how to obtain the proper accreditation.
Revivalism Handbook - From the 2005 General Assembly, this handbook gives guidelines for Revivalism Ministries.
Revival Preparation - Planning a revival for your church? Are you an evangelist who needs preparation steps for your next speaking engagement? Either way, here are some great tips to prepare yourself and your congregation.
Gary Bond, Coordinator
As Revivalism Ministries Coordinator, Gary Bond is responsible for leading the "Committee on the Interests of the God-called Evangelist" and promoting revivalism and renewal among Nazarene churches.
Since 1969, Bond has traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada proclaiming Christian holiness in song and sermon. Gifted with a rich bass-baritone voice, he is comfortable both in the concert hall and revival service. Bond received his training at Purdue University and Olivet Nazarene University and holds elders credentials with the Church of the Nazarene.
He and his wife, Beth, currently reside in Sturgis, Michigan, and are members of the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene on the Michigan District.