Most Christians have been taught to think of revival as a kind of crescendo of spiritual fervor, in which the strength of the Church and the favor of the culture blend like nitrate and glycerin to create a spiritual explosion. Yet, if we study the history of revivals we find that they generally occurred when both Church and culture were at their lowest ebb, when a remnant began to experience an awakening as they cried out to God in desperate faith. In that sense, there has never been a better time than now to pray for revival.
This primer is aimed to help small groups of people to pray for revival with both faith and wisdom. It explores ten examples of revival in the Bible and connects them with similar contemporary examples in history which will stir people to pray, “Do it again, in our day, Lord!”

It is designed with practical prayer prompts and questions for group discussion. We cannot manufacture revival. It is a sovereign act of God. But we can prepare the conditions of our hearts to be ready for when God moves. We believe this primer will be a catalyst for a contagious awakening to the presence of God in the Church.

It is not too late to join a Southlands Engage group to pray for revival as guided through this ‘Rend the Heavens’ primer. Below is a list of all our groups, please use the link to the left to sign up. Your group leader will email you a free PDF copy of the primer after you sign up.

If you would like to purchase the primer in book form or download to Kindle please click on this Amazon link.

For more information about joining a group please contact JD Senkbile at or Katrin Allen at

Engage 2021 – Groups

In Person Groups

Allen Life Group: Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Brea

Buell Life Group: Wednesdays at 6:30pm in La Mirada

Chung Life Group: Sunday at 5:30pm in Yorba Linda

Larsen Life Group: Wednesdays at 6pm in Fullerton

MacDonald Life Group: Wednesdays at 7pm in Brea

Henderson Group: Wednesdays at 7pm in Brea

Holmes Men’s Group: Thursdays at 7pm in Yorba Linda

Frow Group 2021: Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Fullerton

Senkbile Group 2021: Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Brea

College Students- Luis Rodriguez: Saturdays at 10am in Brea

Online Groups

Chambers Life Group: Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Randolph Life Group: Thursday at 7:00pm

Nethers Women’s Group: Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Senkbile Zoom Engage Group: Wednesday at AM


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