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Revival Centres Assembly guidelines January 1993

The following guidelines are for the protection of individuals and the assembly as a whole and are but a practical application of the teachings of scripture.

All problems should be "aired" at the area leaders meetings. Problems that require further clarification or the formulation of new policy will be discussed at the pastors' meeting.

All policies are international and are not subject to local change of variation.

1. No private gatherings, seekers' meetings, sporting groups or evangelical outreaches are to be held without permission.

2. All persons who have been attending other churches, or have received the Holy Spirit elsewhere must see the Pastor personally before endeavouring to join the Assembly or before discussing religion with members.

3. No literature whatsoever is to be brought into the assembly to be handed to others without permission. This includes **** gospel, books, tapes and recordings.

4. Assembly members should check with the Pastor before visiting new members, and keep him informed after each visit.

5. Member should not enter into any conversation criticising doctrines, practices or beliefs held by the Assembly. Again Pastor and Elders are ready to discuss any such problems that may arise.

6. Members should not criticise or reprimand other members regarding mode of dress or personal habits or doctrines, and anything thought harmful to the assembly should be made known to the Pastors and Elders.

7. Soliciting Church members to attend private functions should be first checked with the oversight. Any such function should not clash with Assembly meetings.

8. Any members who are not fully satisfied in their spiritual experience or who are still bound by faults and failings, or who are still looking for complete healing are expected to join the seekers' meetings whenever possible until satisfaction is gained.

Behaviour

27. Any drivers reported for foolish or reckless practice will be debarred from carrying assembly members and may be grounded.

28. Any unlicensed persons driving vehicles will risk dismissal from the assembly.

29. Young people that do not cooperate with Young People’s oversight at Young People’s meetings will be debarred from attending.

30. Members who indulge in smoking, drinking, drug taking or attendance at discos, night clubs or “worldly” parties, “R” rated movies will be stood out of the assembly. Members must not attend entertainment during meeting times.

31. Members who have been stood out of the assembly will not be returned to fellowship until the matter has been considered at the monthly Pastor’s meeting.

Relationships


The following guidelines are for the protection of both parties in a relationship, and should help parents from unwittingly condoning situations that are not scriptural. Keeping company is to be with continually, to visit at home, with obvious special interest, to be arm in arm etc.

36. For a couple to keep company they must not have any encumbrance to future marriage.

37. Couples will not keep company until each person has been in the Assembly at least three months and has been approved by the oversight.

38. Couples will not keep company unless aged {male} 17 years {female} 16 years.

39. Couples are reminded that the legally gazetted age for marriage is 18 years. Therefore those who default in moral issues may need to be outside the fellowship until marriage is possible.

40. The Bible is specific about permissive behaviour. “Touching” falls into a similar category as fornication. It is important, if unsure, to gain advise in these matters.

41. Couples will not keep company until BOTH persons have notified the Young People’s Leader.

42. Couples must BOTH notify the Young People’s Leader if they propose to cease keeping company.

43. Parties to broken agreements must not keep company with another for at least three months and only then, when approved by the oversight.

44. Difficulties between couples must be brought by BOTH persons to the oversight.

45. Parents are advised to ensure that there is no deviation from these policies. Parents should ensure that the ‘under-aged’ young people do not contravene the guidelines. Failure to observe regulations will indicate antagonism towards oversight and will be dealt with accordingly.

46. Couples are not permitted to stay over at each others homes until they are engaged.

47. Weddings will be conducted privately or at the Church hall as arranged.

48. Wedding receptions should be arranged through private caterers outside the Assembly.

49. Details of wedding programs, toasts etc. must be discussed with the officiating Pastor.

50. Kitchen Tea/Shower Tea Parties – Birthday Parties – Engagement Parties involving assembly members must not be arranged before checking with the oversight. These functions must not interfere with the assembly program.

51. Assembly members are not to invited other assembly members (other than immediate family) to defaulters weddings. Pastors will not officiate where these guidelines are disregarded. Couples should not invite other defaulters to be in their bridal party.

52. Parents of defaulters should not challenge the oversight, Matters of policy and restoration to fellowship will be discussed directly with those who have defaulted.

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Re:Revival Centres Assembly Rule (guidelines) January 1993

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Hi Uncoolman,

The benefit of the hindsight of "us" who once were a part of the Rev Centre monster, underscores the modus operandi of the spy and tell drama of manipulative control being used to infiltrate the personal environment of each individual member. What a dangerous and sinister organism the Rev Centre Fellowships really are!! What is so tragic is the flippant abuse of Holy Writ to satisfy a personal agenda that all the so called "pastors" exercise over the members that are entrapped by the surrender of the personal will to the control and accountability of these monsters. This makes for a perfect environment for the deceptive practices of such persons of the calibre and mold of Glen Duker to so easily flourish and to provide vulnerability for victims to fall trap to. But isn't it so sad when we hear the cry of victims on our national media: "He was our pastor, we had to trust him." And so sad that such rules rather than protect the Centres and members instead exposes the entrapped rank and file membership to unscrupulous and merciless exploitation. Such is the shenanigans of even the most senior leadership of the rev centre/fellowship.

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Eric   
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Re:Revival Centres Assembly Rule (guidelines) January 1993

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An invitation to a Revival meeting...
where you will hear vibrant chorus singing...
and a tonne of conditions

OBEY!

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Re:Revival Centres Assembly Rule (guidelines) January 1993

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I've got a set of recent rules, and heaps of the ones from 1993 are not on there anymore. I can tell you, that I have broken almost every rule in that list, and no-one has ever approached me. If you make your private life too well known, they'll come after you. If you keep your life private, they'll leave you alone. I have said it before - they are trying not to be too strict because no-one in their right mind would stay in today's day and age with rules like that! And that's a big threat to them.

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Re:Revival Centres Assembly Rule (guidelines) January 1993

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The onus is put back on the individual to keep ones self on track. How I see it.
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Absolutely! And that's how it should be. But they only butt in if you reveal too much about yourself. So, yes, the onus is on oneself.
FS
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Re:Revival Centres Assembly Rule (guidelines) January 1993

Date Posted:06/09/2010 11:32 AMCopy HTML

Hi, FS.

But they only butt in if you reveal too much about yourself. So, yes, the onus is on oneself.

Hmmm. Why on earth would you willingly belong to a "church" where, in order to remain "safe", you had to keep secrets?!

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 Secrets only need be kept to those who have things hidden. 
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Ian!!! I have already asked myself that question about a million times. I agree with you 100%.

TELLMETRUTH - I think the saying goes "He who has nothing to hide, hides nothing". There shouldn't be any dark secrets if we make the right choices, but hey, we're human and fallible. God knows that. That's why He is gracious and forgiving.

FS

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Re:Revival Centres Assembly Rule (guidelines) January 1993

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I've got a set of recent rules, and heaps of the ones from 1993 are not on there anymore. I can tell you, that I have broken almost every rule in that list, and no-one has ever approached me. 

Faithful Shadow

It'd be interesting to see a set of the recent rules. I'm sure if any of the prior aren't on the list then they're still in the 'hidden' curriculum. There were plenty of rules back then that weren't in the list either, but these are the laws the place is built on and the history that's set in stone.
The months of misery I spent as a teen being 'put out' and guilted into marriage, and then only allowed to see my 'fiance' if chaperoned. The shame of being allowed back into 'the church' and then allowed to give testimonies etc. months later. Then 'threatened' with the idea that I'd never be allowed to be a house-leader because of my sinful past. I did, however, take on my dream job of houseleading some years later. 'That' was actually a life ambition - omf... lol.

I marvel at my stupidity to go along with all that back then. I think teenagers SHOULD be rebellious, and for good reason, if only not to all into the traps set by fools such as Revival pastors.
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Re:Revival Centres Assembly Rule (guidelines) January 1993

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Moth, I can't believe you experienced that horror. I am so angry. I hate that they damage people so much. I'm frustrated that they can't see what they are doing wrong. Or that they can but they continue on their merry way. I searched but I only found a list from 1998. I thought I had a newer one, but I think I threw it out. I can scan it, but I don't know how to post it on here. Plus, whenever I try to post a new topic, it doesn't let me. My technology skills are a bit cave-ish. It has a pretty funny intro, actually! If you like, I'll scan it, email it to you, and then you can put it up! Let me know. Faithful Shadow
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