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 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 January 2015 Monthly Training Center Update

2014 was another wonderful year for Revival By Design North America…but 2015 holds tremendous potential!December found us in Missouri for several days. Our first stop was in Hillsboro, MO for an introductory meeting with pastors and church leaders from local churches. This meeting laid the foundational groundwork for an RBDNA Training Seminar next month!

We were honored to be in Joplin, MO with Pastor Frank Buchanan and the leadership team of Peace Tabernacle. This multi-campus church is primed to explode into Revival in this new year!

We look forward to sharing the process of Revival By Design in a greater dimension than we have up to this point. Several Training Seminars are already scheduled for early 2015 and we are working on many others throughout the year.

We are confident that our Training Centers will continue to experience greater growth in numbers as well as a deeper dimension in the Spirit! In just the first few days of the year, we are hearing some great reports!

Pastor, we want to encourage you as we enter this new year to contact us to see the potential the RBD holds for your local church. We would welcome the opportunity to work together to see UNPRECEDENTED REVIVAL happen in your territory!

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

Nuts & Bolts…

Daniel Fast Devotional: We are excited to announce the recent release of “The Daniel Fast, A Devotional” written by Nannette Elkins! This is available in paperback and e-book and would be a tremendous asset to the members of your church if you are planning a corporate fast as you enter the new year. Nannette is giving 40% discounts to pastors for multiple purchases for their congregation. Click this link for further details about the book and thank you for your consideration!
RBDNA Schedule: January finds us scheduled to hold three RBDNA Training Seminars. January 9-11 we will be in Cedartown, GA with Pastor Kenneth McClary and Turning Point Church. From there we travel on to Montgomery, AL where we will be at 2:42 Church and Pastor John-Paul Wallace, January 14-18. On Sunday the 18th, we will be ministering in the Sixth Anniversary Celebration of the church. The month wraps up on January 23-25 we travel to Brookhaven, MS to be with Pastor Brian Anderson and River of Life UPC.

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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