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!
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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 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 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!

October RBD North America Update

October brought more reports of exciting things happening in our RBDNA Training Centers.

Shortly after our return from Latvia, we were honored to be able to attend a unique evangelism effort by McCormick’s Creek UPC in Spencer, IN. A very talented group of members from this church performed a dramatic presentation of “The Conversion of Cornelius”, which was actually written and directed by a member of the church. As a step of faith, the church rented the facilities of a recently renovated old-time theater, which has a seating capacity of 250-300 people. Nearly all the seats were filled that night, with at least 100 being guests. There was a tremendous presence of the Holy Ghost as the account from Acts chapter 10 was brought to life. While the full impact of this event has yet to be realized, there was one that received the baptism of the Holy Ghost during the altar portion of this service! If you are looking for a unique way to reach guests, I would highly recommend this production.Howell, MI has moved forward into Evangelism efforts, as well as Course 1B training, with focus on two particular areas. Excitement and anticipation are running high!The RBDNA Training Center in Winona, MN is still experiencing many new guests as they begin the implementation of RBD there. They are quickly realizing the need for a new building and are asking for all who can to join with them in prayer for God to provide in this need.Pastor Greg Davis, in DeKalb, IL, shares that great things continue to happen as they move forward with RBD implementation. They have just completed their time of prayer walks and fasting and are now involved in evangelism. They have baptized at least five, and report two filled with the Holy Ghost since early September. They are looking forward to beginning house churches in several areas after the first of the year!

Catoosa, OK continues to experience steady revival. Pastor Dougherty shares that they had one baptized last month.

Pastor Bryan Shock in Conway, AR reports that their first House Church is preparing now to transition into RBD Course 1 training. We look forward to hearing more great reports as a new round of evangelism will soon be launched into that city!

Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville, IN is seeing a solidifying of their two House Church groups. Since these two groups were started several weeks ago, both of them have added new members. There is a high level of the presence of God being felt in the Hall Church services as well.

First UPC of Toronto recently concluded their WorldView Missions Conference. This annual event is always a tremendous boost for the local church as well as Missionaries who are able to be a part. This year proved to go beyond the norm as there were 28 people who were filled with the Holy Ghost! This event caps a long list of miracles that God has done in this local assembly of the past several months!

These are just a few of the reports that I have received over the past few weeks. Please help us to encourage our community of RBD Training Centers by sharing what is happening in your church!

August North America RBD Update

August was a wonderful month for Revival By Design in North America! We were privileged to be in White Plains, MD with Pastor Curtis Eaby and the congregation of Crossroads Apostolic Church. We provided an initial Training Seminar to a very excited team that is hungry to experience greater revival in their territory. We were also honored to minister on Sunday, where there was an amazing presence of the Holy Spirit that challenged the church to get into the harvest field! We look forward to sharing many reports from this church.

Pastor Shane Chance shared the miraculous report of how they have acquired a new location for The Sanctuary of San Antonio. Not only did God double the size of the facility from their previous one, but He did it without raising their monthly expenses! They are now blessed with greater resources with which to move forward on the quest for revival! We are so excited about this miracle!

Pastor and Sister Thornton from our RBD Training Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, shared with us that they have baptized an additional three members of their House Church! They began this group by teaching the six week Bible Study and are seeing God move in a mighty way! The church is being strengthened in Pine Bluff!

Pastor Ron Hawkins and Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville, IN held their first RBD Holy Ghost Rally on Sunday, August 25. Evangelist Felix Crowder ministered in both the AM & PM services. A tremendous presence of the Holy Ghost fell in the evening service. One person received the Holy Ghost and at least four were refilled. There were four that were baptized in Jesus’ Name and at least 10 people claimed a miraculous healing in their body. Aside from these reports, the church is energized now to not only begin the discipleship of the many new souls that God has brought into the church over the past several months, but to return to the field and continue evangelism efforts to build upon this momentum. The church was filled to near capacity as many came seeking a healing touch in their life. In the next few days, two house churches will be launched with the prospects of 12 to 15 students becoming established in their relationship with Christ through the Discipleship training!

Reports continue to filter in that confirm that churches all across North America are in various stages of implementing RBD. In the upcoming days/weeks there will be Holy Ghost Rallies. There will be churches that will form brand new House Churches. We will have some Training Centers begin to train their teams in Course 1. There will be other churches that will be entrenched in evangelism. Please keep all of our Centers in your prayers for an unprecedented move of the Holy Ghost to transpire in their midst.

These are just a few of the reports that I have received over the past few weeks. Please help us to encourage our community of RBD Training Centers by sharing what is happening in your church!

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