RBDNA Training Centers Updates June 2016

The excitement of April carried right on into May as we were involved in Training Seminars in Mt. Juliet, TN, Toronto, Ontario, Conway, AR and Mandeville, LA. We want to take this opportunity to thank each church, pastor and leadership team member who helped to make these seminars a reality! We also want to thank those who attended the seminars as students. It truly was an awesome month!

Many notable miracles took place during our training seminar in Mt. Juliet, TN, as well as a follow up service on Sunday in Christiana, TN. The power of God was strong and we look forward to what lies ahead for these churches involved.

Likewise in Toronto, Ontario there were well over 20 reported miracles of healing that took place during our training seminar there. In addition to those, in the follow up service Sunday AM (which happened to be Pentecost Sunday), God filled 17 with the baptism of the Holy Spirit and many more miracles of healing took place as Bro. Shutes ministered there. We were honored to minister for Pastor Carter in Brampton that morning where a mighty presence of the Spirit was felt and the church accepted the challenge to become great soulwinners!

Later that evening both myself and Bro. Shutes tag teamed ministered in a Holy Ghost Crusade service in Orillia, Ontario with Pastor Justin Pollard. This church has seen a tremendous breakthrough over the past several months and in this particular service there were several that claimed the miracle of healing! In addition a couple of children received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and one young lady was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ! The Apostolics of Orillia are well on their way to taking spiritual dominion in their city!

We were blessed to be able to hold a mini follow up seminar and planning session with pastor Mark Melton and the team of New Life Pentecostals in North Little Rock, AR. This church has experienced a tremendous outpouring of the Spirit over the past couple of months and have seen at least seven filled with the Holy Ghost. Many new contacts are being made and doors opening for continued evangelism and Bible Studies. New Life is preparing to embark on a new plan to progress forward and not only keep this recent harvest, but prepare additional laborers to go forth into the field!

Elkins training in Conway, ARTurnpointe Church in Conway, AR was the site of another follow up seminar that helped this great team to further clarify their vision for going forward! Pastor Bryan Shock reports that at least 25 miracles of healing were reported during the training on Saturday, the follow up service on Sunday and it even continued in their regular RBD training on Monday night! For the month of May they had three baptized and at least two filled with the Holy Spirit! Bro. Shock shares that they have experienced approx. 63% growth of average attendance from Easter 2015 to Easter 2016! Four House Churches are seeing continued excitement averaging about 35 in attendance.

In Mansfield, OH Pastor Wooten shares they have been averaging 14 in attendance in their initial Course 1A group. They are building momentum and laying their administrative groundwork for their first cycle of Outreach!

Pastor Koren in Neosho, MO reports that they are refining their target areas and prepping for their next Outreach cycle. There is a great deal of excitement as they continue to work in the harvest field.

Pastor Handkins, in West Chester, PA, officially launched this month after signing on in April and getting their bearings! They are averaging around 10 in Course 1A training and have also launched a group of 10 into Discipleship. And on a recent Sunday they baptized Seven in Jesus Name! There are some very amazing reports that will be coming from PA!

Staying in Western PA, Pastor MaGee in Reading, PA reports that they are wrapping up Course 1B training and are staying strong. They have seen 14 filled with the Holy Spirit so far in 2016!

Pastor Powell of Taylorsville (another of our brand new Centers) shares that they are working on the final details for their initial launch but they have already begun to see spiritual changes taking place in the church as a result of our recent Training Seminar there. There are great things ahead! (Excuse my overuse of exclamation points but they are appropriate…!!)

Our Moorseville, NC Training Center reports that they are getting close to wrapping up their initial cycle of House Churches. Pastor Hedrick shares that they have seen 10 baptisms and 12 Holy Ghost filled in the first four months of 2016!

Pastor Gregory in DeSoto, MO shares that God is doing some amazing behind the scenes work as they move forward into the harvest field. Doors are opening not only in their town, but also with some international contacts that the church has.  Initial plans are underway for a mid summer crusade as well.

Pastor McQuinn and the team from Sudbury, Ontario were just in their initial training earlier in May, but are already seeing a tremendous impact. As those who attended the seminar made their way home on Saturday evening, following the seminar conclusion, they decided to do a little more practicing. All four began to allow the gifts to operate and began to pray against spiritual strongholds in their territory! This momentum carried forth into the Sunday service as at least four miracles took place. In total they have seen at least 16 miracles, including a lady who simply had a tumor disappear! They have 20 in Course 1A training, six in Bible Studies and on top of that…baptized two in the Name of Jesus! Sudbury will never be the same.

Lastly, our Ponca City, OK Training Center shares that God has opened an awesome door for them to step into the Indian Nation locations around their city to share the Gospel. Just this past week marked the launch of this effort, where in spite of some very stormy treacherous weather, five people braved the elements to WALK to the initial group Bible Study! This is going to be the launch of a marvelous REVIVAL!

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

RBDNA Training Centers Update May 2016

Miracles, Healings, Holy Ghost In-fillings and More

Much of what we have to share this month centers around the FOUR Training Seminars that were held in April. Reading PA, Mansfield OH, Taylorsville MS and Ellettsville IN all served as hosts. We are beyond thankful for these churches opening their doors to allow RBDNA to come and share the RBD process with neighboring pastors and church leaders.

As you can see above, we have launched THREE new RBDNA Training Centers as a result of these seminars. There are several additional pastors who were in attendance that are still in the prayer/consideration stage that will be making a decision in the upcoming weeks.

In addition to the RBD training that took place, there were also spiritual results that happened during the seminars as well as during follow up services on Sunday.

Pastor MaGee of Reading, PA shares that there were several notable miracles as well as three filled with the Holy Spirit and one refilled during their seminar weekend. This followed on the heels of Easter Sunday the previous week where four were filled with the Spirit! #revivalinreading

Pastor Troy Wooten of Mansfield, OH reports that at least 10 miracles of healing took place and one was filled with the Holy Ghost during the weekend. In addition, two more have been filled with the Holy Ghost since then!

Some of our April Training Seminar Instructors included Douglas Elkins, Stacey MaGee, Mark Shutes and Nathan Shutes

Some of our April Training Seminar Instructors included Douglas Elkins, Stacey MaGee, Mark Shutes and Nathan Shutes

Meanwhile in Middle Heights, OH, Pastor Nathan Shutes shares that two were filled with the Holy Ghost and three refilled during follow up services and at least four reports of miracles happening.

Pastor Ron Hawkins, of Ellettsville, IN, reports that there were over 20 that reported miraculous healing during the RBD weekend and one woman who had not spoken in tongues for many years was gloriously refilled with the Holy Ghost!

Pastor Justin Pollard, of the Apostolics of Orillia, shares that four graduated from Course 1B training this past month and they currently have 12 in Bible Studies. A strong foundation has been laid in anticipation of a mighty harvest that lies ahead! We look forward to sharing more great news from Orillia, Ontario next month.

Revival continues to grow in Conway, AR. Administrative Assistant Hope Townes shares that they are seeing about 30 consistently in RBD training. Their House Groups are steadily growing as new contacts and converts are added to the Body! Turnpointe Church also has recently launched a new Hispanic House Group that is doing very well.

We told you last month of the miracle that God gave NEO Antioch Church and Pastor Nathan Shutes. The church held their first services in their new facility in conjunction with our RBDNA Training Seminar in Northeast Ohio in April. The Sunday night service brought together the two groups that God has allowed to blossom under the leadership of Pastor Nathan Shutes. You can see the mighty transformation that took place in this building in just a few short days! But now there is a mighty presence of God that fills this place and will become a lighthouse in Middle Heights, OH and the surrounding neighborhoods.

NEO Antioch New Building InteriorNEO Antioch First Combined Service

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

RBDNA Training Centers Update April 2016

The past couple of months have been filled with many exciting REVIVAL happenings across North America!

RBDNA Training in West Chicago, IL

During March, we were honored to conduct an RBDNA Training Seminar at The Orchard in West Chicago, IL with Pastor Vito LoCascio. The leadership team was filled with very excited individuals whom God has brought together to embrace the vision of experiencing what we are calling the Great Chicago Revival! Their passion for souls was very evident as we discussed how Revival By Design can help facilitate this outpouring of the Holy Spirit. During their celebration service on Sunday, it was very evident that God is mightily working in the midst of this congregation. Stay tuned for many exciting reports of REVIVAL coming from the Chicago area.

West Chicago Training Seminar
Pastor McKinnies of Shawano, WI shares that they have recently begun new efforts focused on launching new House Church groups. These efforts will reach into nearby communities and also new ethnic groups. They also conducted a “sweet” outreach effort tagged as “Hug Shawano” which enabled them to pass out 1,000 invites and church info to residents of their community. Wonderful seeds are being planted as they plan for continued REVIVAL!

2.42 Church of Montgomery, AL recently held a Miracle Crusade service with Missionary Mark Shutes as the featured speaker. On this particular day, guests made up 20% of the total congregation (a coincidence? I think NOT!). Eight confirmed miracles of healing took place and three were filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The following Sunday, Pastor Wallace shares that REVIVAL continued. Five were baptized in Jesus’ Name, three more were filled/refilled with the Holy Spirit and another confirmed miracle of healing took place!

Pastor Chad Smailes of Lewisburg, WV shared recently that as they are moving forward with their Course 1A training, they are engaged in multiple Bible Studies.

The Orillia, Ontario Center reports that they have recently launched a new cycle of students into Course 1A as they lead up to a Holy Ghost Rally in mid May. Pastor Pollard shares that many confirmations of the Holy Spirit are taking place during these training sessions as well as during their services, including the miraculous healing of Sis. Kerr (who is the wife of Bishop Kerr) from back pain allowing her to stand up straight for the first time in three years!

Pastor Shock of Conway, AR shares that House Groups continue to grow and multiply as they move forward. RBD training is solidifying many into involvement and spiritual growth.

NEO Antioch Church reports some very exciting news! They have recently secured a building which will become their new meeting place for service and training in Berea, OH.

NEO Antioch New BuildingNEO Antioch New Building Exterior

In addition to this miracle, Pastor Shutes shares that God is opening amazing doors in the neighboring town of Lorain, OH. A very strong House Church is forming there which is showing the potential to become a new church plant soon! REVIVAL is happening in Northeast Ohio!

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 Update – RBDNA September 2015

The past several weeks have provided many exciting opportunities to share the Revival By Design process across North America. In July, we held an RBDNA Training Seminar in Shutes at FinleyPhiladelphia, MS at North Bend UPC, pastored by Nathan Moore. In August we held another Training Seminar at Finley UPC in Finley, TN pastored by Doug Ellingsworth. This seminar was the first of several that we are planning to include Missionary Mark Shutes as a guest trainer, gleaning from his insights and expertise. In addition, we were able to promote RBDNA in a Church Growth Seminar weekend in LaGrange, OH as well as meet with several MN pastors online and share the RBD process. We are thrilled with the doors that are being opened to present this tool to pastors who are hungry for a greater move of REVIVAL in their church.

There are several RBDNA Training Centers that are leading up to a Holy Ghost Rally over the next several weeks. Right now these Centers are in the midst of their Evangelism/Outreach phase. Please keep these Training Centers in your prayers for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Ghost in these services.

Pastor Jacob Hedrick, of Mooresville, NC, shares that they have recently started six new Bible Studies in the past few weeks. Their plan is to launch four House Churches in early October.

At 2.42 Church in Montgomery, AL last minute preparations are underway for their initial Holy Ghost Rally. Pastor Wallace shares that the church has been experiencing powerful moves of the Spirit as well as instances of healing and miracles. In one of their recent services, a guest joined them that was completely new. As they greeted her, they found that she was actually from the territory that had been covered with Prayer Walks and Evangelism efforts. God is doing a great work in Montgomery!

Pastor Michael McKinnies of Shawano, WI shares that they graduated a group of 12 from Course 1A in July and are now intently focuseing on Evangelism efforts and building relationships with new contacts. The Church reports one baptism and three new Bible Studies now taking place.

Turnpointe Church of Conway, AR reports four baptisms this past month! They have also launched a new House Church group in August that has grown out of one of their original House Churches.

Pastor Joel Mitchell, of New Life Church in Arab, AL reports that they are now holding SIX House Church services every week. Their cumulative average student attendance in these groups is around 60. This church has had a significant impact upon their territory as they approach the end of their first year of utilizing the RBD process!

Our Ellettsville, IN Training Center has experienced wonderful Revival over the past few months as God continues to open multiple doors to make new contacts and reach new people. Pastor Ron Hawkins shares that they currently have one House Church meeting that is greatly impacting the students. Due to a renewed call to the church on becoming involved, plans are currently underway to launch a entirely new group into Course 1A training in the near future. Revival fires are burning!

Pastor Nathan Shutes of Lorain, OH recently shared the numerous contacts that God has given him and his family as they recently moved into a new neighborhood. God is giving them great favor among their neighbors as they approach their Holy Ghost Rally later this month.

We look forward to sharing more great reports next month as these rallies take place!

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

RBDNA February 2015 Training Center Monthly Update

January kicked off another wonderful year for RBDNA!

Pastor Joel Mitchell of Arab, AL shares that at the conclusion of teaching the Course 1A lesson on “Preparing Someone To Be Healed” that the team moved into practicum! Several notable miracles happened including a testimony of healing by Pastor Mitchell. He was completely healed of agonizing back pain which he had been suffering with for quite some time. At the end of January, this Training Center graduated its first 1A class and began a week of Prayer Walks!

Turning Point Apostolic Church of Ellettsville, IN, had a tremendous start to 2015 by baptizing five and had one receive the Holy Ghost.

Pastor Bryan Shock in Conway, AR shares that they are currently operating three House Churches, with one of them preparing to move forward into evangelism. The church is also undergoing an extensive remodeling project to facilitate a much-needed enlargement of their sanctuary due to continued growth. They are also adding classrooms, meeting rooms, and offices as God has miraculously provided additional space for the church.

Our Training Center in Orillia, Ontario continues to push forward teaching Bible Studies and preparing to resume a cycle of evangelism in the Spring. The church has greeted several first time visitors in recent weeks.

Pastor Greg Davis in DeKalb, IL shares that they are about to wrap up their second cycle of Course 1 training with sights set on opening several new House Churches. In addition, they will be wrapping up a Course 2 class by mid March. Revival continues to happen in DeKalb!

Douglas Elkins conducting RBDNA training

RBDNA Training in Montgomery, AL

Personally, we were privileged to participate in the initial training and launch of three RBDNA Training Centers during January. We were in Cedartown, GA; Montgomery, AL; and Brookhaven, MS. The sessions in all three of these churches were well attended and the participants eagerly embraced the principles and vision of RBD! We look forward to sharing further details and praise reports from these Centers in the upcoming months.

We are also receiving many calls and emails from pastors all over North America expressing an interest in what RBD is doing. We anticipate 2015 being our greatest year of impact yet!

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

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