RBDNA June 2015 Training Center Update

Numerous RBDNA Training Centers are in the midst of their initial Course 1 training as they gear for a mid to late summer Holy Ghost Rally. God, however, has already begun to move in these churches as they show their devotion to taking back spiritual dominion of their territory! These are just a few of the update reports from May.

Pastor Gregory from Desoto, Mo shares that Course 1 training is continuing even in the midst of numerous other activities on the church calendar that are taking place. One of these activities finds that Pastor Gregory’s daughter, Amanda, is currently in Ireland on an AYC Missions Trip. We are certain that this will have an impact upon her life as well as the cause of Revival back in MO!

Great things are taking place with the Orillia Pentecostals, as reported by Bro. Pollard. They have recently begun a new Bible Study with a couple that God brought to them with plans for a new House Church to be launched from this study. They also have two other studies in process and it looks like another will soon begin with contacts who have reconnected after an absence of several months. This flurry of activity is the fruit of a lot of very hard work in Orillia, Ontario.

Pastor Ellingsworth of Finley, TN reports that in the midst of Course 1A training, God has already opened the door for a new Bible Study. They also report one baptism and one Holy Ghost infilling this past month!

Turnpointe Church of Conway, AR shares that they currently have two active Bible Studies in progress and also had two baptisms in May. One of the teams of two that graduated from a Home Group setting are in their period of evangelism with the goal of launching a new group just weeks away now! Pastor Shock continues to see growth in both the physical numbers as well as spiritual maturity of the church.

Pastor and Sis HedrickPastor Hedrick and the congregation in Mooresville, NC have just wrapped up their first full month of RBD training and they have set a goal of launching three House Churches later this fall! We also wish to congratulate The Altar of Lake Norman as they move into new worship facilities this month. They are preparing for the harvest! I would urge you to take a few moments and visit their website to see this new facility, as well as check out their promotion of how RBD will work in their church.

Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville, IN has recently launched a new House Church group. This is a result of new souls that God has brought to the church with several groups involved in different levels of training. Pastor Hawkins continues to note the spiritual growth that has occurred in the church as a direct result of their involvement with RBDNA.

Pastor Downs in Fayetteville, AL shares that they had one of their contacts receive the Holy Ghost in House Church recently. Also as a result of RBD, they are seeing a greater retention of their new converts. As a side note, the Downs family shared a recent miracle as God breathed life back into Sis. Downs’ body after being completely unresponsive for more than two minutes. Follow-up testing shows that there are no indications of any damage or abnormalities in her body. We truly serve a MIRACLE Working God! We rejoice with Pastor and Sis. Downs in this great report!

New Life Pentecostal of North Little Rock, AR reports that they currently have two House Churches with about 10 students in each. They also have a group reviewing some of the Course 1 lessons, with plans to move forward into Course 2 shortly. Pastor Melton also notes the new spiritual depths that people are reaching as a result of their involvement in Revival By Design.

Pastor Wallace of 2.42 Church in Montgomery, AL shares that they are continuing Course 1 training as they gear toward a late August Holy Ghost Rally. The team continues to experience tremendous visitations of the Holy Ghost during their training and this is motivating them even further toward their impending time of evangelism and teaching Bible Studies! The Wallace’s also have a daughter, Emilie, who is on the AYC trip to Ireland as well. Another RBDNA Training Center that will be impacted by the cause of Global Missions!

First United Pentecostal Church of Reading, PA is just in the beginning stages of launching RBD. Pastor Magee shares that the church has been seeing an influx over the past severalMay 2015 Revival 2 months of new converts and sees the value of RBD in not only retaining this new growth, but developing, equipping and empowering them to go back into the harvest field and reap the harvest. During a recent Revival the weekend of Pentecost Sunday, they saw five baptized in Jesus’ Name and six received the Holy Ghost! More great things are coming from this REVIVAL church in the Keystone State!

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

RBDNA May 2015 Training Center Update

Greetings from the beautiful island country of Malta! We are in the midst of a three week missions journey where we are working to help Pastor Kirby and Mary Parker, the resident missionaries here. We have already experienced some amazing visitations of the Holy Spirit and are truly thankful for this opportunity.

Wonderful update reports continue to come in for the month of April!

Our Orillia, Ontario Center shares that they are continuing with Bible Studies, as well as launching the team into Course 2 training.

The Desoto, MO Training Center is in the midst of Course 1A training for their team of six. They are gearing up for a late summer Holy Ghost Rally.

From our Linton, IN Training Center we find that they also are continuing with Course 1A training as well as launching 12 New Converts into the Discipleship Curriculum. They reported two baptisms last month, as well as several notable miracles, including a marriage, that was in an imminent divorce situation, being restored! He also reports that Pastor Williams has fully recovered from his recent heart attack and we give God praise for that!

Our Ellettsville, IN Training Center reports that training in Course 2 & Course 3 continues as they are looking at launching new evangelism efforts this spring and summer. In addition, plans are underway to open a new cycle of House Churches in the next few weeks.

Pastor Wallace in Montgomery, AL reports that they are continuing in Course 1A training. He shares that the team is experiencing some very deep moves of the Holy Spirit as a result of the RBD training that is happening.

Pastor McKinnies shares that the Shawano, WI Center is busy building their structure as well as continuing Course 1A training. Their plan is for evangelism to occupy much of the summer months as they gear up for a late August Holy Ghost Rally.

The Conway, AR Training Center reports that their groups are in various levels of involvement with the RBD process. One of their House Church groups is in the process of sending out a team of two to launch another group in a neighboring territory. There were two baptisms last month. The Center is also experiencing exciting growth in their Spanish Ministry. We give God glory for the REVIVAL in Conway!

Pastor Mitchell of Arab, AL follows up their tremendous report from March by sharing that in April three more were baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. Their Sunday attendance has grown by more than 25 percent! They are seeing a surge of new contacts being brought into their Home Groups resulting in the addition of a new group to help facilitate this growth. Aside from the training that is taking place in the groups, they are also experiencing confirmed miracles (which include healing of cancer and a bulging disc) as well as one being filled with the Holy Spirit! As they anticipate continued growth in these groups, plans are underway to prepare for the launch of additional Home Groups in the upcoming weeks.

On a personal note, we were honored to be able to present and promote RBDNA last month at the Alabama District UPCI Conference. We were able to make contact with many pastors who are hungry for taking back spiritual dominion in their cities! We look forward to sharing information regarding an upcoming seminar as a result of this meeting in the near future.

We also were thrilled to conduct another RBDNA Church Planters Online Training Seminar toward the end of the month. We were very thrilled with those pastors and church leaders who took time out of their busy schedule to take part in this training! We are truly thankful to be able to offer help to those who are making aHUGE sacrifice in taking on the role of a Church Planter!

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!

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!

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