RBDNA Training Centers Revival Update – November 2015

North America Revival Report

We wrapped up the month of October in Minneapolis, MN conducting an RBDNA Training Seminar. Pastor David Kent and the team at Christian Life Center served as wonderfulRevival - Baptism
hosts. Pastor Kent shared a tremendous vision to plant many churches throughout the Twin Cities territory to facilitate the vision of Revival as they reach for this mighty harvest! It was great to be joined by Missionary Mark Shutes as a guest trainer. We were also thrilled to see one baptized in Jesus’ Name during the service on Sunday at the host church!

Pastor McKinnies of Shawano, WI shares that plans are underway for opening their first House Church. Many miracles took place in a recent Crusade service with Missionary Mark Shutes ministering.

Our Reading, PA Training Center reports that they have completed Course 1A training and are moving into Course 1B. Due to the recent influx of new converts, they will be launching a House Church soon. Pastor MaGee also shares that they currently have two Bible Studies underway. For the year 2015, they have baptized 11 and 23 have received the Holy Ghost… five in October!

Pastor Ellingsworth in Finley, TN reports that training is progressing well and the team is focusing right now on  making contacts and securing Bible Studies.

The Training Center in Montgomery, AL is continuing to follow up on contacts from their recent Holy Ghost Rally as well as developing plans for a new cycle of outreach.

Pastor Mike Brown of Howell, MI recently shared with Missionary Mark Shutes of his vision to launch 16 churches in their territory! The RBD process will help to facilitate this vision.

Our Pine Bluff, AR Training Center shares that in a recent Holy Ghost Rally they baptized two and had one receive the infilling of the Holy Ghost!

Fevival - BaptismPastor Jacob Hedrick in Mooresville, NC Reports that their average Sunday attendance has risen by 15 in recent weeks in this North America Missions church. Launching four House Churches is now underway for this congregation.

The Sanctuary in Mtn. View, AR reports that during the month of October they have baptized seven and had several filled with the Holy Ghost! REVIVAL is happening in Mountain View!

Pastor Wilbourn in Lindsay, OK reports that in recent months they have baptized two and six have received the Holy Ghost. This Training Center is preparing to relaunch RBD!

Evangelism Director Justin Pollard of Orillia, Ontario shares that God has been providing many open doors in the past few weeks in their city. They have seen an influx of new people beginning to come to the church which is consistently seeing attendance in the mid teens to 20 weekly. Plans are underway to begin discipling these new ones. “God is moving on the hearts of the people!” Pollard states.

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

RBDNA Revival Update for October 2015

North America Revival Report

Pursuing Revival is the focus of our Monroe, Oregon Training Center recently refocused their RBDNA efforts by relaunching Course 1 training with a team of about 20 adults. In addition, they are taking the entire church through the Discipleship curriculum in preparation for moving additional students into the process.

Several new promising contacts, as well as potential Bible Studies, are the result of Evangelism efforts at 2.42 Church in Montgomery, AL. The church reports seeing many notable miracles and the working of the Gifts in their services.

Pastor Wilbourn, in Lindsay, OK, is developing a plan to launch a new group of students into Course 1 training, They are also planning to develop a house church to disciple several new converts that have come into the Church recently.

Our Wenatchee, WA Training Center started prayer walks in mid September. They have encountered many new contacts and six Bible Studies have been started. Two have been baptized and two received the Gift of the Holy Ghost last month.

Pastor Michael McKinnies shares that in Shawano, WI they are wrapping up Course 1B training with a class of 12. House Church launches will take place during this month!

Revival - BaptismThe Training Center in Reading, PA is completing Course 1A Training and looking to move into Evangelism soon. This church has seen 27 receive the Holy Ghost so far this year with about half that number having been baptized! God is pouring out REVIVAL in Reading and they are prepping to stabilize their harvest.

In Orillia, Ontario, they have seen a steady stream of first-time guests over the past several weeks in their Sunday worship services. This has resulted in their best attendance numbers since the inception of the Church. This leadership team is excited about what lies ahead!

Pastor James Gregory in DeSoto, MO reports that their team is about half way through their initial Course 1A class. They have set a goal to launch their first wave of House Churches in January, 2016!

Our DeKalb, IL Training Center reports that they are well into their second House Church Cycle with four groups currently up and running and a fifth group on the horizon. They have recently had eight baptized and the same number received the infilling of the Holy Spirit!
Revival - House Church
Pastor Hedrick, in Mooresville, NC, shares that they are preparing to launch four House Churches this month with the new converts that God has already given them. In addition they are gearing up for a Holy Ghost rally in the next few weeks! They currently have six active Bible Studies.

Our Conway, AR Training Center checks in to share that they have baptized two this past month in addition to one receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. Their groups are continuing to expand as they have two preparing for evangelism.

Pastor Ron Hawkins reports that they have recently begun a push within the Church and have launched a brand new group of 18 into Course 1A training. This group will help solidify the efforts that are already taking place in this REVIVAL-minded church. Their current House Church is progressing well. The Church has caught afresh the vision of reaching 20% of their territory!

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

REVIVAL Explosion In Arab…AL!

Salvation, Miracles and House Churches…OH MY!

The following account was submitted by Pastor Joel Mitchell of New Life Church in Arab, AL. This church launched Revival By Design in late October of 2014, and just concluded their first cycle of evangelism and Holy Ghost Rally.

We conducted six weeks of Prayer and Fasting leading up to our Holy Ghost Rally.  During this time we took Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week and did a Prayer Drive in each territory.  I already had our town divided up into four territories, with me and three other ministers over each one.  Every Tuesday and Thursday we had everyone in RBD meet at the church at 6 pm. We would alternate praying over each territory on these days.  I would hand each ‘team of 2’ a map of that territory that we were focusing on that night, and assign them a particular area within that territory to pray over.  Once we had the entire territory assigned we would then have focused group prayer asking God to cover us and our families and commission angels to go before us.  We then would get in our vehicles and drive through our assigned neighborhoods of that territory and pray over the houses, binding and loosing spirits as we had been taught. We were preparing our territory for Revival!

This culminated with our Holy Ghost rally with Bro. Jared Staten on Sunday, March 29th. We put up March 2015 Revival By Design Holy Ghost Rally 1banners in town, flyers in businesses and we handed out almost 1000 church business cards that we had made announcing our Miracle and Holy Ghost Crusade on the back. We had 42 visitors attend this Sunday service. (I had it at 2 pm so folks could go to their service and then come to ours.  It worked!) Our regular attendance average has been 75, but we had 140 attend this crusade service!  At last count, there were 15 confirmed miracles of healing, six received the Holy Ghost and five were baptized during our HG rally, with two more to baptize on Easter Sunday!  So far, we have had 16 receive the Holy Ghost and 13 water baptisms since we initiated Evangelism in early February!

The following Tuesday, one of our group leaders was outside his home working around the house. His neighbor approached him and started a conversation. She asked “You go to church don’t you?” The leader responded in the affirmative. They further questioned “It is a Spirit filled church, right?” Again, the leader responded “Yes.” The neighbor then beganMarch 2015 Revival By Design Holy Ghost Rally 2 to share a very serious need that they were facing, and asked if this man would mind putting them on a prayer list. The leader responded that he would love to, but then asked if it would be alright if they prayed right then. The neighbor eagerly agreed. Within seconds of beginning to pray, the Spirit fell on her, and she began speaking in tongues as the Spirit filled her! Be instant in season!

March 2015 Revival By Design Holy Ghost Rally 4The best part is that I met with my Area Coordinators Monday night and we have 24 NEW people that have been assigned to them to follow up and start house churches in the next two weeks!  I have a few more visitor cards to go through and I am hoping to have some more contacts ready to assign by the end of this week. To God be the glory!

RBDNA Note: As of this writing, New Life is in their second week of House Church meetings. In their five established house churches, they are discipling about 40 new converts! Anticipation and expectation are running high as they continue to take spiritual dominion in their territory!

The image below is the Training Center’s Territory Map. The red building in the center represents the Main Church. The smaller green building are representative of their newly launched House Churches. The orange flags represent the homes of the families in the church. We look forward to many more buildings and flags being added to this map showing the shift of Spiritual Dominion!

Arab Revival By Design Territory Map

RBDNA December 2014 Monthly Training Center Update

North America Report…

2014 has been a year of continued accomplishments for Revival By Design North America. Several new Training Centers have been launched and many amazing revival reports have come in from across North America.RBDNA was granted endorsement from the Division of Education of the UPCI and we began the process of gaining endorsement from the UPCI.As a part of our continued curriculum development, we have made major revisions to Course 1, and are wrapping up a completely new Discipleship curriculum.

The RBDNA team keeps growing…and you are an integral part of that. We thank you for your partnership and continued support this year. We look forward to even greater things happening in the upcoming year!

Nuts & Bolts…

Daniel Fast Devotional: We are excited to announce the recent release of “The Daniel Fast, A Devotional” written by Nannette Elkins! This e-book would be a tremendous asset to the members of your church if you are planning a corporate fast as you enter the new year. Click this link for further details about the book and thank you for your consideration!RBDNA Monthly Training Center Report: We encourage you to bookmark this link for easy access to submit your Monthly Training Center Report each month. We would like to ask that if at all possible, you complete this report and email it back by the end of each month so that we can include the Victory Reports in our monthly newsletter updates that are sent out, in addition to the website. A great way to accomplish this is to set a repeat reminder for the 28th of every month to submit this report! Put those smartphones to use!Missionary Jared Staten: I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you that Jared Staten, Missionary to the Republic of Georgia is currently in North America on deputation. I would heartily suggest that you schedule him for a service while in your district. Missionary Staten has experienced tremendous growth through the RBD process, and will be a tremendous blessing to your church.

RBD Course 2: Several Training Centers have completed Course 1 training and are engaged in the Discipleship phase of teaching your New Converts. In order to keep the process moving and developing the necessary leadership structure to maintain growth, it is imperative to move your initial team ahead into Course 2 training. Please contact me ASAP to help develop this plan, answer questions and order this level of curriculum if you do not already have it.

RBDNA Schedule: December will hold additional opportunities to share RBD. On December 11, we will be meeting with a group of pastors and church leaders from the greater St. Louis, MO region to share the nuts and bolts of RBD. December 12-14 we will be launching Peace Tabernacle in Joplin, MO along with Pastor Frank Buchanan.

RBDNA November 2013 Training Center Updates

The month of November continued to show that Revival is not something to hope for, but is attainable through a plan and practice.

In the middle of the month, we were privileged to spend some extended time in Ontario, Canada. The first week we did some follow up leadership training and took part in several ministry opportunities with our RBD Training Center in Toronto, pastored by Timothy Pickard. Still basking from the Holy Ghost outpouring in late October, this church is now in the process of working to disciple these new ones, as well as refocusing efforts on continued evangelism and outreach. One of the Sectional Coordinators shared that they had a follow-up meeting for dinner with a young lady they had taught a Home Bible Study. During their meal, the young lady boldly announced that she needed to be baptized! After quickly settling the bill, all three of them went directly to the church where they baptized her! This shows the importance of continued connections even after the completion of the HBS!

From there we traveled a little further north to Orillia, Ontario. Here we took part in the initial training of the leadership team of Orillia Pentecostal Church, pastored by Bro. John Kerr. This team is very excited about utilizing the potential of RBD to begin making inroads into the city that God has called them to. On Sunday, following our opportunity to minister, we commissioned Bro. & Sis. Kerr, as well as Bro. & Sis. Justin Pollard, who are working with them to go into the field, spread the Gospel and make disciples! Already they are sharing reports of doors that are opening to make new contacts, even while they are continuing their Course 1A training. God is doing great things in Orillia.

Pastor Curtis Eaby shares that they have one House Church underway and are presently establishing a group of new converts in their relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, they baptized two and had one receive the Holy Ghost this past month. Course 1A training continues with a cycle of evangelism that is planning to launch after the first of the year.

Pastor Scott Wilbourn of Lindsay, OK is launching their first cycle of training this month! We are looking forward to what God is doing in this congregation!

Our Spencer, IN Training Center is preparing to start an additional House Church shortly. Their current House Church is training eight members, with one of those attending via skype! Makes me think of the old saying that where there is a will…there is a way! They have baptized one and had two receive the Holy Ghost and  continue to see consistent walk-in guests in their services as a result of their outreach effort in October. They will initiate Course 2 training this month.

Pastor Willie Thornton of Pine Bluff, AR, reports that they are still seeing visitors coming into their regular services. They are working to transform these guests into connections as they work to get them involved in Bible Studies.

Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville, IN continues to see mighty things happening. In early November, they hosted the Indiana Bible College Chorale. This resulted in an overflow crowd, where numerous miracles were claimed! In addition, miracle reports have been shared in almost every service this month, as well as baptisms that have taken place. The depth of spiritual impact upon this church is still amazing. Their two House Churches are still continuing to establish recent new converts.

Pastor Mike Schmelzer in Winona, MN shares some exciting news as they continue their Course 1A training of their team of ten. Since their decision to implement RBD, they have seen God open many doors, as well as send them several new walk-in guests. During this time, their attendance has more than doubled! They have started one House Church to disciple new converts, with the possibility of starting another very soon. They had two receive the Holy Ghost this past month. In addition to the discipleship training, they have Bible Studies taking place on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Finally, this month we share a great report from Pastor Greg Davis in DeKalb, IL. They have had 18 in attendance as they near completion of Course 1B. He reports that here have been 47 involved in Bible Studies! This past month saw six baptized and three receive the Holy Ghost! They held introductory meetings for a “Meet & Greet” session in five locations that will serve as House Church locations after the first of the year. Since August, Bro. Davis shares that their average Sunday attendance has grown by 20%. Beyond that, they are seeing a 36% increase in other regular services which show that those who were just attending on Sundays are now beginning to take part in the other services as well. We ask that you join the DeKalb church in prayer for their Miracle Crusade service which will be held this Friday, December 6 in which they are looking for a mighty Holy Ghost outpouring!

We give God great praise for these reports! We stand on the brink of an Apostolic outpouring as we continue to spread the Gospel and make disciples! We encourage you to share these reports with others in order that the Kingdom would be glorified!

Miracle At Manchaca

Resurrection Sunday, 2013 was a record breaking event for Apostolic Life Center!

New building, 150 in attendance, record-breaking crowd, Easter Drama, Sign Praise Team, Anointed Preaching, awesome altar service, lunch was served, and a candy rain with the results of three being baptized in Jesus’ Name and three baptized in the Holy Ghost!

Outwardly it may appear these events started and ended that day. Far from the truth!  Of course we all know it began on the Day of Pentecost in an Upper Room over 2000 years ago!  But when did Pentecost actually start for Apostolic Life Center?  It began when two people sold out to the call of God and moved to Austin, Texas to plant a church.  From that time until now, Pentecost happens every week!  Just like on the initial outpouring on the day of Pentecost, it always begins with a few and multiplies as the LORD adds to the Church such as should be saved!

In October, 2012, Pastor John Ratka traveled to Pearland, Texas where he was privileged to attend training for Revival by Design, taught by Bro. Douglas J. Elkins, Regional Coordinator, Revival By Design, North America.

From that time, Pastor Ratka organized quarterly all-night prayer meetings, scheduled days of fasting and began teaching the Revival by Design Discipleship course to Apostolic Life Center weekly.

The sower sows the word.” Mark 4:14 (NKJV).

Spring break week in March, the Church went to a nearby neighborhood daily, witnessed, played games with the children, served food and made new friends!

Pastor Ratka baptizing one of the many!

Pastor Ratka baptizing one of the many!

What were the results? The week before Easter on a Wednesday night, something started to break in the Spirit!  One person, who had been taught a Bible Study about a year ago and had previously been baptized, received the Holy Ghost!  Then three more on Easter Sunday!

Tuesday night, the Church came back together for our weekly prayer meeting and two of the people who had attended Easter wanted to be baptized.  The Spirit of GOD filled the baptismal room where their Mother and other sister were standing!  Their Mother raised her hands while standing at the foot of the baptismal tank and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit of GOD fell on her!

As we were worshiping  the other sister said she wanted to be baptized!  She received the Holy Ghost while still in the water!  All to the Glory of GOD!  These new babes are now bringing all of their family to church! This week we had the privilege of baptizing their Mother! This is PENTECOST!

Since the beginning of January, we have experienced eleven baptized, eight filled with the Holy Ghost and five that have come back to God!  Thank you Jesus!  It’s His Revival by His Design!Receiving The Holy Ghost!Another Manchaca Baptism!

Manchaca Baptism

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