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 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!

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