RBDNA June 2015 Training Center Update

Numerous RBDNA Training Centers are in the midst of their initial Course 1 training as they gear for a mid to late summer Holy Ghost Rally. God, however, has already begun to move in these churches as they show their devotion to taking back spiritual dominion of their territory! These are just a few of the update reports from May.

Pastor Gregory from Desoto, Mo shares that Course 1 training is continuing even in the midst of numerous other activities on the church calendar that are taking place. One of these activities finds that Pastor Gregory’s daughter, Amanda, is currently in Ireland on an AYC Missions Trip. We are certain that this will have an impact upon her life as well as the cause of Revival back in MO!

Great things are taking place with the Orillia Pentecostals, as reported by Bro. Pollard. They have recently begun a new Bible Study with a couple that God brought to them with plans for a new House Church to be launched from this study. They also have two other studies in process and it looks like another will soon begin with contacts who have reconnected after an absence of several months. This flurry of activity is the fruit of a lot of very hard work in Orillia, Ontario.

Pastor Ellingsworth of Finley, TN reports that in the midst of Course 1A training, God has already opened the door for a new Bible Study. They also report one baptism and one Holy Ghost infilling this past month!

Turnpointe Church of Conway, AR shares that they currently have two active Bible Studies in progress and also had two baptisms in May. One of the teams of two that graduated from a Home Group setting are in their period of evangelism with the goal of launching a new group just weeks away now! Pastor Shock continues to see growth in both the physical numbers as well as spiritual maturity of the church.

Pastor and Sis HedrickPastor Hedrick and the congregation in Mooresville, NC have just wrapped up their first full month of RBD training and they have set a goal of launching three House Churches later this fall! We also wish to congratulate The Altar of Lake Norman as they move into new worship facilities this month. They are preparing for the harvest! I would urge you to take a few moments and visit their website to see this new facility, as well as check out their promotion of how RBD will work in their church.

Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville, IN has recently launched a new House Church group. This is a result of new souls that God has brought to the church with several groups involved in different levels of training. Pastor Hawkins continues to note the spiritual growth that has occurred in the church as a direct result of their involvement with RBDNA.

Pastor Downs in Fayetteville, AL shares that they had one of their contacts receive the Holy Ghost in House Church recently. Also as a result of RBD, they are seeing a greater retention of their new converts. As a side note, the Downs family shared a recent miracle as God breathed life back into Sis. Downs’ body after being completely unresponsive for more than two minutes. Follow-up testing shows that there are no indications of any damage or abnormalities in her body. We truly serve a MIRACLE Working God! We rejoice with Pastor and Sis. Downs in this great report!

New Life Pentecostal of North Little Rock, AR reports that they currently have two House Churches with about 10 students in each. They also have a group reviewing some of the Course 1 lessons, with plans to move forward into Course 2 shortly. Pastor Melton also notes the new spiritual depths that people are reaching as a result of their involvement in Revival By Design.

Pastor Wallace of 2.42 Church in Montgomery, AL shares that they are continuing Course 1 training as they gear toward a late August Holy Ghost Rally. The team continues to experience tremendous visitations of the Holy Ghost during their training and this is motivating them even further toward their impending time of evangelism and teaching Bible Studies! The Wallace’s also have a daughter, Emilie, who is on the AYC trip to Ireland as well. Another RBDNA Training Center that will be impacted by the cause of Global Missions!

First United Pentecostal Church of Reading, PA is just in the beginning stages of launching RBD. Pastor Magee shares that the church has been seeing an influx over the past severalMay 2015 Revival 2 months of new converts and sees the value of RBD in not only retaining this new growth, but developing, equipping and empowering them to go back into the harvest field and reap the harvest. During a recent Revival the weekend of Pentecost Sunday, they saw five baptized in Jesus’ Name and six received the Holy Ghost! More great things are coming from this REVIVAL church in the Keystone State!

Yours for the cause of pursuing HIS will! REVIVAL will not happen by accident…it WILL come by DESIGN…

RBDNA May 2015 Training Center Update

Greetings from the beautiful island country of Malta! We are in the midst of a three week missions journey where we are working to help Pastor Kirby and Mary Parker, the resident missionaries here. We have already experienced some amazing visitations of the Holy Spirit and are truly thankful for this opportunity.

Wonderful update reports continue to come in for the month of April!

Our Orillia, Ontario Center shares that they are continuing with Bible Studies, as well as launching the team into Course 2 training.

The Desoto, MO Training Center is in the midst of Course 1A training for their team of six. They are gearing up for a late summer Holy Ghost Rally.

From our Linton, IN Training Center we find that they also are continuing with Course 1A training as well as launching 12 New Converts into the Discipleship Curriculum. They reported two baptisms last month, as well as several notable miracles, including a marriage, that was in an imminent divorce situation, being restored! He also reports that Pastor Williams has fully recovered from his recent heart attack and we give God praise for that!

Our Ellettsville, IN Training Center reports that training in Course 2 & Course 3 continues as they are looking at launching new evangelism efforts this spring and summer. In addition, plans are underway to open a new cycle of House Churches in the next few weeks.

Pastor Wallace in Montgomery, AL reports that they are continuing in Course 1A training. He shares that the team is experiencing some very deep moves of the Holy Spirit as a result of the RBD training that is happening.

Pastor McKinnies shares that the Shawano, WI Center is busy building their structure as well as continuing Course 1A training. Their plan is for evangelism to occupy much of the summer months as they gear up for a late August Holy Ghost Rally.

The Conway, AR Training Center reports that their groups are in various levels of involvement with the RBD process. One of their House Church groups is in the process of sending out a team of two to launch another group in a neighboring territory. There were two baptisms last month. The Center is also experiencing exciting growth in their Spanish Ministry. We give God glory for the REVIVAL in Conway!

Pastor Mitchell of Arab, AL follows up their tremendous report from March by sharing that in April three more were baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. Their Sunday attendance has grown by more than 25 percent! They are seeing a surge of new contacts being brought into their Home Groups resulting in the addition of a new group to help facilitate this growth. Aside from the training that is taking place in the groups, they are also experiencing confirmed miracles (which include healing of cancer and a bulging disc) as well as one being filled with the Holy Spirit! As they anticipate continued growth in these groups, plans are underway to prepare for the launch of additional Home Groups in the upcoming weeks.

On a personal note, we were honored to be able to present and promote RBDNA last month at the Alabama District UPCI Conference. We were able to make contact with many pastors who are hungry for taking back spiritual dominion in their cities! We look forward to sharing information regarding an upcoming seminar as a result of this meeting in the near future.

We also were thrilled to conduct another RBDNA Church Planters Online Training Seminar toward the end of the month. We were very thrilled with those pastors and church leaders who took time out of their busy schedule to take part in this training! We are truly thankful to be able to offer help to those who are making aHUGE sacrifice in taking on the role of a Church Planter!

Yours for the cause of pursuing HIS will! REVIVAL will not happen by accident…it WILL come by DESIGN…

RBDNA March 2015 Training Center Updates

February was another great month for RBDNA!

Fayetteville, AR House ChurchPastor Greg Downs of Fayetteville, AR shares that their initial House Church is progressing very successfully with a consistent attendance of eight students! This group is being led by one of the recent new converts of the church! RBD is working!

New Life Tabernacle of Arab, AL is working through Course 1B, as well as being heavily involved in evangelism, as they work toward their upcoming Holy Ghost Rally. They are currently holding a Bible Study Blitz and it is paying dividends since they had three baptized and four receive the Holy Ghost in February!

Pastor Greg Davis of DeKalb, IL reports that their initial team is nearing graduation from Course 2, as their second cycle students are in Course 1B. They are planning to start at least four House Churches in the upcoming weeks. The church has recently concluded 10,000 minutes of prayer!. All of this has resulted in the church experiencing 19 consecutive months of growth! REVIVAL is happening in DeKalb!

Our recently-launched Training Center in Montgomery, AL has begun Course 1A training with their initial team. They are working toward an evangelism period in July and August with a Holy Ghost Rally tentatively planned for late August.

Sickness and extreme weather complicated efforts in Conway, AR during February. Pastor Bryan Shock shares that in spite of the circumstances, their three House Churches had a cumulative average of 21 students in attendance. In addition to this, they have several getting ready to move into Course 1B training and also have a recently graduated House Church couple preparing to launch their own House Church! They also report that one received the infilling of the Holy Ghost this past month.

Last, but certainly not least, is the report from Turning Point Apostolic in Ellettsville, IN. This church recently launched their first group into Course 3 training! They followed up the wonderful report of January with three baptisms and two receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost! This is leading up to the planned launch of a new round of House Churches in the weeks to come.

On a personal note for February, we were honored to be a part of the initial training and launch of two new RBDNA Training Centers. In early February, we were with Pastor Doug Ellingsworth and the wonderful church family of Finley UPC in Finley, TN. We ended the month with Pastor James Gregory and the team from Christ Apostolic Sanctuary in Desoto, MO. The latter meeting was held during a Winter Storm Warning that dumped eight inches of new snow. Following the conclusion of our seminar, Pastor Gregory slipped on the snow-slickened pavement, resulting in a fracture to his arm. While in the ER however, he did secure a new Bible Study with one of the health care workers attending to him. RBD causes you to always look for an open door!

Yours for the cause of pursuing HIS will! REVIVAL will not happen by accident…it WILL come by DESIGN…

RBDNA March 2014 Training Center Update

March was another exciting month for RBDNA.

The first weekend of March, we were honored to be with Pastor and Sis. Dan Cox at the UPC of Warsaw, IN. We had a tremendous visitation of the Holy Ghost on both days of training, as well as during our Sunday service. An enthusiastic group of soul-winners is ready to move forward in taking dominion in their territory! We look forward with great anticipation to great REVIVAL reports from Warsaw in the months ahead.

God is continuing to do amazing things throughout our Training Centers. Aside from the reports we will be sharing with you, many of our churches have reported seeing souls baptized, filled with the Holy Spirit and lives being changed. This is truly exciting to see genuine REVIVAL happening today!

First Church in Toronto, Ontario is moving forward in REVIVAL efforts! Last month they reported three in Bible Studies, as well as having one baptized, and one filled with the Holy Spirit!

Our Training center in Spencer, IN is still accomplishing consistent training in their first House Church. In addition, they are introducing many church members to the process of RBD through new home groups. This will prepare a brand new team to move forward in RBD Training later this year. This church has had five baptized and six filled with the Holy Spirit this year!

Pastor Charles Yeakel in Mendota, IL reports that they are wrapping up Course 1A Training and are preparing to move into Evangelism in mid April, as they point toward their initial RBDNA Holy Ghost Rally on June 8! God is already doing great things in this church  as they have seen two baptized and two receive the Holy Ghost recently. They also currently have four people involved in Bible Studies.

Monroe, OR reports that they have completed Course 1A and are moving forward into Course 1B. They had two baptized and three filled with the Holy Spirit this past month, and are eagerly looking toward their initial Holy Ghost Rally on Sunday, June 8! God has opened the doors for many new contacts to be made already and their Evangelism phase is just beginning.

Pastor Parker in West Bridgewater, MA shared exciting news that they have baptized four and have seen three receive the Holy Ghost so far this year! They are also seeing the beginnings of two Bible Study groups forming as they near the launch of evangelism.

Our Training Center in Orillia, Ontario is looking forward to launching evangelism in early May. This group has been going through a period of intensive training, as well as some strategic logistical maneuvering, while they await the end that grip that winter has held on them. They are poised for a great REVIVAL in that city.

Pastor and Sis. Thornton, in Pine Bluff, AR are excitedly preparing to move into a new phase of evangelism, Bible Studies and an eventual House Church. We know this couple is going to see doors open for them!

The Allen, OK Training Center is preparing for their initial launch on April 6. Pastor McNeely has been preparing the church for this over the past several weeks and is now excited about seeing the launch! Let’s continue to be in prayer for them.

Pastor Ryan Kidder of Smokey Lane Apostolic Church in North Little Rock, AR shares that in the midst of attack of the enemy, that God is doing great things. While focusing on completing Course 1A training, they are seeing new souls born into the Kingdom of God! SLA is pointing toward a mighty outpouring in their initial Holy Ghost Rally on Sunday, June 8.

Our Training Center in DeKalb, IL continues to see tremendous things in the Holy Ghost! Their five House Churches are consistently seeing 30 or more in attendance weekly. In addition, they have seen their Hispanic group swell to about 30 as well. This group will be moving forward into RBD soon. This church has broken their monthly average attendance every month since they began RBD last August! They have seen three filled with the Holy Ghost this past month.

Pastor Mueller in Lake Station, IN shares that they should be moving forward in their Prayer Walks and Evangelism in the early part of April. This church is experiencing breakthroughs in the Spirit as God is showing them His mighty works!

In our Redmond, OR Training Center they are continuing with their initial Course 1A training with the goal of wrapping that up in May and moving forward into Evangelism shortly after that. During March, they were blessed by the ministry of Bro. Brandon Tittsworth (from the Monroe, OR Training Center), where on Sunday they broke the attendance record for the church since Pastor and Sis. Seibold arrived there over two years ago!

Lastly, Pastor Bryan Shock in Conway, AR reports that they currently have four House Groups meeting with a cumulative average attendance of 54. They held a Crusade Rally in March where they had 109 in attendance. During this service they baptized three and had at least 20 reports of miracles!

We give God all the glory for these wonderful reports, and the great doors that He is opening for churches across North America to begin taking dominion in their territory!

RBDNA January 2014 Training Center Updates

North America Report…

As we turned the calendar to a brand new year…we continued to see wonderful opportunities to share Revival By Design with pastors and church leaders who are hungry for greater REVIVAL than they have ever experienced before!In early January we were blessed to conduct an RBDNA Training Seminar with Pastor Charles Yeakel and the UPC of Mendota, IL. There was an awesome presence of the Holy Spirit not only in our training sessions, but also in our Sunday service, as the church was officially launched forward in RBD! The historical vision of this church to not only reach their city, but to also spread into many of the surrounding cities will be a catalyst in seeing UNPRECEDENTED REVIVAL happen! We will also be launching at least two additional Training Centers from this Seminar.

We were then privileged to spend an amazing few days in Alexandria, LA attending BOTT (the theme this year was REVIVE!). It was a blessing to get to see several of our RBDNA Training Center pastors there as well as make some connections with pastors who are seeking some answers to experience a new outpouring of REVIVAL! We are confident that some of these contacts will begin to seek God for direction regarding RBD and how it can make a difference in their local assembly.

After exiting, and rare Winter Storm Warning in Alexandria, we made our way to North Little Rock, AR to hold RBDNA Training for Pastor Ryan Kidder and the Smokey Lane Apostolic Church. Again, God worked in incredible ways throughout the entire weekend as we launched yet another Training Center to go forward and take dominion in their territory!

At least two additional RBDNA Training Centers will be launched as a result of this Seminar. God is mightily opening doors!

Extreme weather conditions, as well as waves of sickness, seemed to dominate many of the reports that came in from our North America Training Centers this past month. But in the midst of obstacles…God is still doing a great work!

Pastor James Parker in West Bridgewater, MA shares that as they are launching into their initial Course 1A training, God is doing marvelous things! One man associated with the church felt the need to construct and erect a cross on the exterior of the church building in order to more easily identify the building as a church! This has been a desire for quite some time, but through the renewed vision, God moved upon this man to accomplish the task!

In White Plains, MD, Pastor Curtis Eaby reports that they are wrapping up Course 1A training with plans to move into Evangelism by mid to late February. In addition, they are currently in various stages of progress with four House Churches and the possibility of starting a fifth one shortly!

Pastor Ron Hawkins, in Ellettsville, IN, states that the two House Churches currently underway are still progressing nicely. In addition, their RBD team is well into Course 2 training. He also reports that for the year 2013, there were 30 baptisms and 15 that received the gift of the Holy Ghost! This represents a doubling of what they experienced in the previous year. He shares that their overall attendance gain was approximately 12.5% from the year 2012. God is doing awesome things there.

The UPC of DeKalb, IL launched six House Churches in January. The potential attendance in these is over 50, including leaders. While the weather and sickness has had an impact upon these as they launch, we know that God is laying the foundation for great things to continue to happen in DeKalb! Pastor Greg Davis also shared that they have experienced a 16% increase in their attendance by the end of the year, with the months of August through December each being record highs for the church!

Bro. Justin Pollard, of the Apostolics of Orillia, Ontario, shares that they have completed Course 1 training with their team, and are beginning to work through the Discipleship curriculum in order to become completely familiar with it. Due to several circumstances, they will be looking to launch into their first cycle of Evangelism in late April to early May! Their goal is to be completely familiar with all of the curriculum and principles by the time they begin outreach, with an anticipated goal of at least two House Churches! God is doing the miraculous for them in working out the logistics to strategically take their city. This small, but mighty, group is shaking their city!

Pastor Willie Thornton, of Pine Bluff, AR shares that they had one receive the infilling of the Holy Ghost this past month! God continues to show this church that they are on the right track with steady results!

First Church of Toronto shares that they had two baptized last month, as well as three participating in Bible Studies. Pastor Tim Pickard is continuing to lead this church forward as they address some structure and administrative needs before refocusing on increased evangelism efforts.

We continue to give God great praise for these reports! The Church has never been in a better position to reach our world! We are truly thankful for pastors and churches who have a burden to go beyond the norm to experience UNPRECEDENTED REVIVAL!

October RBD North America Update

October brought more reports of exciting things happening in our RBDNA Training Centers.

Shortly after our return from Latvia, we were honored to be able to attend a unique evangelism effort by McCormick’s Creek UPC in Spencer, IN. A very talented group of members from this church performed a dramatic presentation of “The Conversion of Cornelius”, which was actually written and directed by a member of the church. As a step of faith, the church rented the facilities of a recently renovated old-time theater, which has a seating capacity of 250-300 people. Nearly all the seats were filled that night, with at least 100 being guests. There was a tremendous presence of the Holy Ghost as the account from Acts chapter 10 was brought to life. While the full impact of this event has yet to be realized, there was one that received the baptism of the Holy Ghost during the altar portion of this service! If you are looking for a unique way to reach guests, I would highly recommend this production.Howell, MI has moved forward into Evangelism efforts, as well as Course 1B training, with focus on two particular areas. Excitement and anticipation are running high!The RBDNA Training Center in Winona, MN is still experiencing many new guests as they begin the implementation of RBD there. They are quickly realizing the need for a new building and are asking for all who can to join with them in prayer for God to provide in this need.Pastor Greg Davis, in DeKalb, IL, shares that great things continue to happen as they move forward with RBD implementation. They have just completed their time of prayer walks and fasting and are now involved in evangelism. They have baptized at least five, and report two filled with the Holy Ghost since early September. They are looking forward to beginning house churches in several areas after the first of the year!

Catoosa, OK continues to experience steady revival. Pastor Dougherty shares that they had one baptized last month.

Pastor Bryan Shock in Conway, AR reports that their first House Church is preparing now to transition into RBD Course 1 training. We look forward to hearing more great reports as a new round of evangelism will soon be launched into that city!

Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville, IN is seeing a solidifying of their two House Church groups. Since these two groups were started several weeks ago, both of them have added new members. There is a high level of the presence of God being felt in the Hall Church services as well.

First UPC of Toronto recently concluded their WorldView Missions Conference. This annual event is always a tremendous boost for the local church as well as Missionaries who are able to be a part. This year proved to go beyond the norm as there were 28 people who were filled with the Holy Ghost! This event caps a long list of miracles that God has done in this local assembly of the past several months!

These are just a few of the reports that I have received over the past few weeks. Please help us to encourage our community of RBD Training Centers by sharing what is happening in your church!

August North America RBD Update

August was a wonderful month for Revival By Design in North America! We were privileged to be in White Plains, MD with Pastor Curtis Eaby and the congregation of Crossroads Apostolic Church. We provided an initial Training Seminar to a very excited team that is hungry to experience greater revival in their territory. We were also honored to minister on Sunday, where there was an amazing presence of the Holy Spirit that challenged the church to get into the harvest field! We look forward to sharing many reports from this church.

Pastor Shane Chance shared the miraculous report of how they have acquired a new location for The Sanctuary of San Antonio. Not only did God double the size of the facility from their previous one, but He did it without raising their monthly expenses! They are now blessed with greater resources with which to move forward on the quest for revival! We are so excited about this miracle!

Pastor and Sister Thornton from our RBD Training Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, shared with us that they have baptized an additional three members of their House Church! They began this group by teaching the six week Bible Study and are seeing God move in a mighty way! The church is being strengthened in Pine Bluff!

Pastor Ron Hawkins and Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville, IN held their first RBD Holy Ghost Rally on Sunday, August 25. Evangelist Felix Crowder ministered in both the AM & PM services. A tremendous presence of the Holy Ghost fell in the evening service. One person received the Holy Ghost and at least four were refilled. There were four that were baptized in Jesus’ Name and at least 10 people claimed a miraculous healing in their body. Aside from these reports, the church is energized now to not only begin the discipleship of the many new souls that God has brought into the church over the past several months, but to return to the field and continue evangelism efforts to build upon this momentum. The church was filled to near capacity as many came seeking a healing touch in their life. In the next few days, two house churches will be launched with the prospects of 12 to 15 students becoming established in their relationship with Christ through the Discipleship training!

Reports continue to filter in that confirm that churches all across North America are in various stages of implementing RBD. In the upcoming days/weeks there will be Holy Ghost Rallies. There will be churches that will form brand new House Churches. We will have some Training Centers begin to train their teams in Course 1. There will be other churches that will be entrenched in evangelism. Please keep all of our Centers in your prayers for an unprecedented move of the Holy Ghost to transpire in their midst.

These are just a few of the reports that I have received over the past few weeks. Please help us to encourage our community of RBD Training Centers by sharing what is happening in your church!

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