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 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!

RBDNA December 2013 Training Center Updates

DWhile December is often a time of pause for many ministries, it continued to be fast-paced for RBDNA!

We were privileged to travel to West Bridgewater, MA in December to hold an RBDNA Training Seminar. We not only enjoyed training a core group of leaders West Bridgewater Baptismof the church pastored by Bro. James A. & Sis. Carolann Parker, but also had at least two other churches represented during this training. God is positioning this church to move forward with a strategic growth plan that will result in taking dominion over the territory that God has called them to take. The energy and excitement of this team was refreshing and we look forward to sharing many great reports from them over the upcoming months!

We were blessed to be able to follow up and minister to the church on Sunday morning, even though Mother Nature threw us a weather punch. At least six inches of snow fell overnight, but temps did warm up as dawn approached, turning the snow into a quagmire of slush. This did impact the crowd, but the presence of God was with us in a marvelous way! We thank Him for His protection upon us as we traveled over 2,000 miles during a time of uncertain weather!

Pastor Mike Schmelzer, Winona, MN, shares that they continue to see first-time guests in their services every Sunday. While they are still completing some of their initial training, God is responding to their fervor and desire by opening doors for new contacts and Bible Studies to be accomplished ! They are currently holding two different House Church meetings each week!

McCormick’s Creek UPC, in Spencer, IN, is continuing to train new disciples in their House Church and will be launching the team into Course 2 training this month. One of the attendees in the House Church is being trained via Skype! There are creative ways necessary sometimes to build the Kingdom of God!

Ottawa Lighthouse Church in Ottawa, IL reports that they are seeing their team challenged as they proceed through Course 1A training. Pastor Glenn Townsell shares that there is great expectation for what the new year will hold for the Church as they move forward into revival.

Pastor Randall Pitts in Duncan, OK shares that they will launch a group into Discipleship Training this month as they prepare them to move into RBD training later this year.

The Sharp’s, in Del City, OK, share that dozens have experienced the infilling of the Holy Ghost this year! They will be launching a new team effort into Course 1A shortly, as they continue to impact their territory.

In DeKalb, IL, Pastor Greg Davis reports that following a tremendous Holy Ghost Rally in early December, they are now finalizing preparations to launch five House Churches in Discipleship Training! They also reported that at least six notable miracles were reported from their rally.

Crossroads Apostolic Church in White Plains, MD is seeing great results as they progress in their initial training. Pastor Curtis Eaby shares that they currently have two House Churches training their new disciples, with the possibility of establishing two additional groups in the very near future. The church team is already putting into practice the concepts and principles that they are learning through the Course 1A training and are seeing significant results in their services!

Pastor Tim Pickard in Toronto, Ontario reports that over the past two months they have had 15 people in active Bible Studies. Evangelism efforts continue on a regular basis to prepare the Church for the next phase of growth. There have also been six people baptized, and one received the Holy Ghost, during this time.

Our recently launched Training Center in Orillia, Ontario shares that they are wrapping up Course 1A training at this point. God has miraculously opened many doorsOrillia Ontario Full Sign for new contacts already during initial training phase. As a confirmation of God’s favor on this church plant, they were recently given permission to erect their own permanent sign along the street of the church they are currently renting! Look out Orillia, when this team launches into evangelism in March!

The RBDNA Training Center in Lindsay, OK reports that as they have begun the launch process in their church that God is already opening doors! Pastor Scott Wilbourn shares that they have recently welcomed two new families to the church! In addition, a young couple that they had lost contact with nearly two years ago, recently reconnected and they are now being taught a Bible Study! How exciting Revival is!

Finally, our Training Center in Ellettsville, IN experienced the harsh results of a flood recently. This has resulted in extensive damage to the Educational area of the church building, along with the fellowship hall. A significant portion of the parking lot was substantially damaged as well. This resulted in the church being forced to cancel its schedule of services the Sunday before Christmas. When the doors were reopened for service on the last Sunday of the year, the sanctuary was nearly packed to capacity as an awesome presence of the Holy Ghost filled the building. During worship service that morning, the mother of a young man made her way to the altar where God wonderfully refilled her with the Holy Ghost! They had one other baptized and another filled with the Holy Ghost this past month. Try as he might…the devil cannot stop a genuine move of REVIVAL! Please keep Pastor Ron Hawkins and Turning Point Apostolic Church in your prayers as they deal with the realities of clean-up and restoration.

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!

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