AboutLife Action Ministries
Life Action, Revive Our Hearts, and OneCry are divisions of Life Action Ministries. Life Action Ministries was founded in 1971 to spark spiritual change in families, churches, and nations. This is why we call people to authentic Christianity—so the gospel light can shine brightly out of lives transformed by the presence and power of God.
Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the universe, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God’s authoritative, inspired Word…
It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of belief and conduct.
We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended to heaven, where as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual’s new birth and growth to maturity and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission. Every believer is called to live and walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that he will bear fruit to the glory of God and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the kingdom of God, except through the new birth which takes place through repentance of sin and faith toward God. Justification is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, which is made up of all believers everywhere in the world, and that locally the church is a group of baptized believers who are organized to do God’s will. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and by promoting righteousness and justice.
We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and will exclude all evil, suffering, and death.
12 Cutting-Edge Commitments
- The Lordship of Christ and the Authority of Scripture – Col. 1:18; Psalm 119:128
Our lives and ministry must be built on a non-negotiable, lifetime commitment to the Lordship of Christ and the authority of Scripture. His Word must determine our philosophy, direct our decision-making, and reign supreme over every area of our lives.
- The Ministry of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
Dependence upon human intellect and understanding, or our natural gifts and abilities, will produce natural, explainable results. Only as we are dependent upon and directed and energized by the Holy Spirit, will the supernatural power of God be manifested.
- Life Message – 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 2:10
Someone has said, “A message prepared in a mind reaches minds; a message prepared in a heart reaches hearts; but a message prepared in a life reaches and changes lives.” The power of God to change lives is released through the truth of God’s Word illustrated in lives. Therefore, our lives must be living demonstrations of the reality and the truths of His Word.
- Faithfulness – 1 Corinthians 3:12-14; 4:1-2
God has not called us to be “successful,” as the world measures success, but to be faithful. It is not our responsibility to promote ourselves or the outward, visible growth of our ministry. If we take care of the “depth” of our lives, God will take care of the “breadth” of our ministry.
- Priorities – 1 Timothy 3:2-7
As servants of Christ, we must adopt, safeguard, and demonstrate biblical priorities in our personal lives. Our highest priorities include being the right person (our walk with God), the right partner (our marriage relationship), and the right parent. Effective, fruitful ministry flows out of a life built on scriptural priorities.
- The Message of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 1:18, 23-24
The teaching of the cross is central to the ministry of revival, for death brings life! Through Christ’s death on the cross, we received eternal life. Through our death with Him, we enter into His abundant life. The cross is painful, for it strips us of self-sufficiency and pride, and puts to death all our fleshly desires, drives, and appetites. But as we go through the cross, the Resurrection Life of Jesus is released in us, and we become wellsprings of life to others.
- Walking by Faith – Luke 1:45; Romans 4:20-21; Hebrews 11:6
“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Faith in the person and power of God, and faith that acts on the principles of His Word, will move us into the realm of the supernatural.
- Servant’s Heart – Matthew 20:27-28; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Philippians 2:5-8
We have been called to be the servants of Christ and of His people. To have a servant’s heart means to esteem all others as better than ourselves, to maintain a learner’s heart and a teachable spirit, and to seek to make everyone around us a success.
- “Living/Giving” – Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
God blesses us materially, not so that we can accumulate or hoard, but so that we can be channels of His blessing to others. Both our personal lives and our ministry ought to be characterized by a lifestyle of sacrificial giving to meet the needs of others and to further the Kingdom of Christ.
- Spirit of Excellence – Psalm 8:9; Colossians 3:23-24
As children of God, our lives and service ought to reflect the excellence of His name and works. He is worthy of the very best we can offer Him. If something is worth doing, we ought to do it with all our heart, as unto the Lord.
- Vision for Revival – Psalm 85:6; Isaiah 64; 2 Chronicles 7:14
The purpose for which God raised up this ministry is to glorify Him by giving birth to and/or nurturing a revival among God’s people in North America, that will result in a spiritual awakening among the lost.
- Prayer – Jeremiah 29:12-14; Ephesians 6:18
Nothing of eternal value will be accomplished apart from prayer. There have been many revivals without great preaching, impressive programs, or extensive promotion. But there has never been a revival that was not birthed, cradled, and nurtured in fervent, soul-travailing prayer. Genuine revival cannot be worked up; it must be prayed down. We must never get too busy to give ourselves to the ministry of prayer.
01. Our Mission
Ignite Christ-centered movements of revival among God’s people that display His glory and advance His kingdom.
02. Our Vision
To become the “go to” place for revival- related resources worldwide.
03. Our Values
We lead believers through a practical, biblical process of revitalizing their relationship with God and reconciling their relationships with each other, helping them to become agents of transformation in their communities while uniting to seek God for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Life Action Ministries (LAM) was founded in 1971 to spark spiritual change in people’s vertical relationship with God, leading to horizontal transformation in families, churches, communities, and entire nations. Birthed by a youth pastor burdened by the spiritual hypocrisy of church-going parents, the ministry was founded on the core belief that deep spiritual renewal in families and churches, beginning in individual lives, is key to transforming our culture for Christ and completing the Great Commission.