History & Vision
The Story of the Revolution began with a burden for the teens of Mound and a vision Jeremy received during a prayer walk to reach the teen culture more effectively by uniting leaders and teens from local churches together for fresh, innovative ministry events. Following several years of involvement in the high school as sub teacher, basketball coach and driver education instructor, Jeremy accepted a part-time youth director position at Bethel Methodist Church upon graduation from Bethel Seminary in the Fall of 2005. Bethel Methodist would soon become the home base and launching pad for the Revolution the following Fall.
For the next two years God faithfully brought together leaders and youth from several area churches to pool time, energy and resources to pull off many successful, crowd-drawing events such as the popular Battle of the Bands and monthly Coffeehouse Live at Ground Zero which both drew teens in crowds over 150. Many talented Christian musicians joined the Revolution and formed the Elevate Band. The Elevate Band comprised of young local musicians from various churches led several community-wide worship celebrations drawing youth and adults together from area churches for high energy worship in the Little Theater at MWHS.
The weekly Way of theRevolutionary Bible Study met at the Berg’s home on Monday nights and drew a diverse group of students from a dozen different local churches and denominations. This group of high school teens became the core group of committed Revolutionary disciples who met weekly for Bible Study, prayer, support and to seek new ways to becoming more faithful followers of Christ in their schools.
In the fall of 2007, Jeremy made the difficult decision to walk away from the Revolution in it’s infancy to accept a full time ministry position in Burnsville. The Monday night Revolution group has continued meeting for the past three years as a student-led Bible Study.