Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he
Will not depart from it.
In 1992 Revival City Alberton as a church received words from the Lord that ‘we will have many children and that they will play in a peaceful and safe environment.’ In 1997 these words were confirmed, and we were promised by the Lord that ‘we will take the next generation into their future’. We were also instructed that ‘we must not forget the children.’
Standing on these words from God, and since we feel that church buildings in most cases are for most part underutilized, Pastor Hannes and his Leaders stepped out in faith and decided to open a Christian school on the church premises. It is their belief that it is through the children that the community will be touched for Jesus.
As a step in faith, Revival City Church, in 2016, built the first seven classrooms plus a sickbay, Principal’s office and Secretary’s office on our premises – the first phase in the 30 classes we propose to have completed within the next 7 years. All the necessary procedures were followed in order to register the College which will eventually be able to accommodate 500 children. Registration with the GDE as an Independent school which will be following the CAPS curriculum was confirmed in 2017!
The prophetic words received from the Lord in 1992, 1993 and 1994 about this school, were cast into the concrete floors of the first classrooms within the church building. These promises say ‘we will need faith to go where the Lord is going to lead us’; another one that ‘our ways and ideas of being church will be changed by the Lord’; and a third that ‘revival will come to us.’
With the official opening of the college in 2017 we were greatly blessed by the Lord – so much so that by April 2017 we set into motion the building of our Phase 2 block – a triple storey block housing 17 classes, a Science Laboratory, Library and the Principal’s office. Our anticipation to grow by a grade per year was surpassed as we grew by 2 grades in 2018! We are at present fully equipped to open all grades from Grade R to 7, but have decided to still allow ourselves the privilege of growing by a grade or possibly two per year, allowing us to nurture each child in our care, especially those who have come from other schooling environments and who may not be up to par with what we expect academically from our children.
It is with great excitement and expectancy from the Lord that we have opened this College. We know it will be a place of great blessing to not only the children enrolled here, but also to their parents and the staff employed here.