The following ministries are supported and endorsed by Revive. This means that a local church leader and their church takes responsibility for being the 'lead church' and it sits within their governance. However the ministry serves a wider remit to the Rugby area with involvement and engagement by church members throughout the churches across the town. If a ministry is a charity in its own right it’s governing body will include a minister from a Revive church. All Revive ministries are affirmed by the steering group who are a representation of various Rugby churches.
Hope4 believes that everyone should have a place to call home: somewhere safe, secure and sustainable. At the Hope Centre we provide practical support for homeless people: hot food, showers, laundry, clothing and basic health care, plus support with longer term issues such as finding accommodation, UC claims, jobs, immigration status application and IT access. We have also set up and supported the churches running the Winter Night Shelter. Click below to find out more.
Many families who normally receive free school meals during term time really struggle to feed their children during the holidays. Make Lunch is a ministry run by volunteers from churches across Rugby, and from the local community, that helps address 'holiday hunger' in Rugby with a lunch club where the whole family can enjoy healthy meals and fun activities.
Since its launch in 2010, the Rugby Christians Against Poverty centre has been helping local people become debt free. Our centre is a part of CAP nationally. Many churches in the Revive network have invested in the centre through praying, giving financially and sending people to serve on our enthusiastic team. Click below to email Karen Swaffield at the Rugby office or call 07918 320363.
RUGBY STREET PASTORS
Rugby Street and Prayer Pastors is a Revive ministry, with team members from across a wide range of churches in Rugby. They serve the night time economy in the town centre of Rugby on Friday and Saturday nights between 10pm and 4am to care, listen and help, just as Jesus did to those he met. For more information and to get involved, please visit the website, link below.
RUGBY YOUTH FOR CHRIST
Rugby Youth for Christ (RYFC) is a team of Christians who are committed to Taking the Good News relevantly to every young person in Rugby.
RYFC is one of the main youth organisations working with young people in Rugby. Supported primarily by the Christian church communities within Rugby, it works cooperatively with other groups and agencies to serve the town’s secondary schools and their pupils.
THE GIFT OF YEARS RUGBY
The Gift of Years, Rugby, is a team of Christians from the local churches who are showing the love of God through the pastoral and spiritual care of residents, relatives and staff within residential care homes for older people. Volunteers are involved in visiting and befriending, assisting with services of worship, music and some activities. For more information about how to become part of this team as a volunteer or as a prayer partner, visit the website below.
OTHER ORGANISATIONS WITHIN RUGBY
Bilton House is a residential home with a Christian ethos, offering care for the elderly. Within a caring environment, residents are supported to be as independent as possible.
The Registered Care Manager leads a dedicated team of over 50 staff to ensure that Bilton House is more than a place to live - it is home.
To overcome the impact of the pandemic, all of us need to build relationships, heal our minds and bodies and intentionally restore our communities. We need a sense of our own value and contribution too - because every one of us matters.
Compassionate Rugby acts through the power of conversation and connection. We do this with befriends - our 'Compassionate Neighbours', listening services in GP surgeries, support groups and Story Circles - guided conversation meetings. Supporters are always welcome!
HOPE Together is a catalyst for local mission in villages, towns and cities. They are here to serve the church in Rugby as well as nationwide. Click below for more information.
OASIS COUNSELLING SERVICES
Oasis Counselling Services provides a sensitive, professional and confidential counselling service working within the ethical guidelines as defined by The Association of Christian Counselling (ACC).
All our counsellors are professionally qualified and have some years of counselling experience.
RUGBY CHRISTIAN BOOKSHOP
The Christian Bookshop, in Castle Street, is run by a non-denominational charity in Rugby called Greater Things.
On Wednesday afternoons 1:30–3:30pm the bookshop hosts a Healing Centre where anyone can come in for prayer, whether you would see yourself as a Christian or not. Click below for more information.
The charity’s main aim is to bring about community transformation by creating strategic partnerships, which open up opportunities for crime and disorder reduction and improved community cohesion. This partnership approach has seen crime and anti-social behaviour fall and fresh hope brought to some of the most deprived and challenging areas of the UK, urban and rural alike.
RUGBY VINEYARD LEARNING CENTRE
The Leamington (and Rugby) Vineyard Learning Centres exist to support, encourage and help young people, to better fulfil their individual, unique potential and to avoid the perils associated with school exclusion and anxiety.
With a focus on numeracy and literacy, LVLC and RVLC aim to raise young peoples' achievement levels and work towards their re-integration into mainstream schooling in Warwickshire. The Rugby learning centre has opened in September 2017 to serve the needs of students in the borough.
TOOLS WITH A MISSION
Tools with a Mission is a UK-wide Christian charity that collects usable donated tools, refurbishes them, pack them into trade tool kits, and send them to African skills training centres for livelihood creation.
They usually send 16 containers full of over 14,000 tool kits every year. These tool kits go to over 500 local organisations set up by local people. Their work helps to keep over 400 tonnes of tools out of UK landfills every year.
BLESS RUGBY was an initiative to Prayer Walk as many streets in the town and surrounding villages as we can during Lent and Easter 2022.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR was an initiative for Christians to "Love their Neighbours" this winter in practical ways.
RUGBY WINTER SHELTER
Since 2011 the Hope4 Winter Shelter has partnered with several Rugby churches (Dec to March inc.) to provide rough sleepers with a safe place to sleep and a hot evening meal and breakfast. Each church offers this hospitality on a one night a week rota.
On 20th March 2020 the Winter Shelter was closed early as the pandemic saw all clients brought in under the government 'everyone in' scheme.
In winter 2022, churches across Rugby are responding to the energy crisis by providing Warm Places for people to gather.