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!

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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