RBDNA April 2014 Monthly Training Center Update

North America Report…

April was a month marked by getting many of our RBDNA Training Centers moving forward. We had several Training Centers that launched Evangelism this month as they geared toward their upcoming Holy Ghost Rallies. Several have already reported that God is opening amazing doors even before they have begun this phase. God always responds to our sincere desires to reach the lost!Of course April was also marked by the Easter season. Like most other churches, many of our RBDNA Centers reported record attendance for Easter Sunday. However, this year a more concerted effort is being made to stay connected to those guests who made it a point to join them in worship. As a pastor, it will be great to recall the crowd from Easter and realize that will soon be the normal as the Church takes dominion in its territory!

Pastor Ron Hawkins in Ellettsville, IN, reports that due to renewed interest in RBD, they have launched a new group into Course 1A in an effort that has been tagged as“The Surge”! They have a goal of a late summer Holy Ghost Rally. They are also continuing to see spiritual growth in their new converts.

Our Monroe, OR Training Center states that they are averaging nearly 65 in weekly church attendance as they move toward a June 8 Holy Ghost Rally. In addition, as a result of RBD, they are looking to “relaunch” a Daughter Work that has been dormant for some time.

Pastor McNeely of Allen, OK, is excited to announce that they have launched the Church into Course 1A training!

McCormick’s Creek UPC continues to be very active in RBD training and results are happening. They have had five baptisms and six received the Holy Ghost so far this year! In addition to Discipleship and Course 2 training, they are focusing on strengthening their RBD Structure.

As our Center in Mendota, IL prepared to launch into evangelism in early April, Pastor Yeakel shared that they had gone seven consecutive Sundays with seeing someone either baptized or filled with the Holy Ghost! As a result of this, they have recently launched their first House Church. More great reports to follow as they prepare for their Holy Ghost Rally on June 8.

Pastor Parker in West Bridgewater, MA, shares that they continue to focus on Course 1A training. They report that so far this year they have baptized four and had four filled with the Holy Ghost. While this has been going on, Sister Parker shares a miracle of healing that took place in her body as some very serious blood clots simply dissolved! To God be the glory!

Our LaSalle/Peru, IL Training Center has begun Course 1A training with 13 students! They have had two receive the Holy Ghost in recent weeks also. We look forward to sharing a mighty miracle that God has provided for this church soon!

In Howell, MI they are preparing to relaunch their Course 1A group. Part of this will focus on moving evangelism into a new city that God is opening to them. They currently are operating one House Church with plans to launch a second one in May, as they recently had six filled with the Holy Ghost in a five week period. They also will be holding a Holy Ghost rally on June 8.

Pastor Ryan Kidder in North Little Rock, AR reports that their team is transitioning from Course 1A training and moving into Evangelism as they focus on their June 8 Holy Ghost Rally. This church will also be launching a House Church in early May to begin the discipleship process for some of the recent converts God has blessed them with. The Kidder’s are personally doing their part for church growth as they welcomed Rayland Rae Kidder into the world! Congratulations to the Kidder family.

Our DeKalb, IL Training Center shares that they are currently operating six House Churches with an average attendance of 41 weekly! They are continuing to see new souls baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost during this phase. The Sunday following Easter, they baptized two and had 203 in attendance, which surpassed their Easter attendance! Mighty Revival is happening in DeKalb!

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

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!

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