What Is Revival By Design?

Bro. James Shutes, father of Missionary Mark Shutes, with Douglas Elkins at an RBD seminar
Bro. James Shutes, father of Missionary Mark Shutes, with Douglas Elkins at an RBD seminar

What is Revival by Design? It is a God-given pattern for continual revival. It is an education on establishing souls in the Kingdom of Heaven for an end-goal of world harvest. This goes beyond a traditional Bible College and develops the follower of Christ to be proficient in such areas as the Gifts of the Spirit, leadership skills, stewardship, managing a church, as well as many others.

We know that God has promised us the territory, and we say that it is ours, however, we still pray for revival. This illustrates that we really do not know how to take the land. Revival by Design is a Biblical pattern of taking territories step-by-step while expanding into new territories through the Biblical pattern laid out in Revival By Design.

Genesis 1:28 NKJV. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

It is God’s purpose that we have dominion over the territory that He has given to us. However, the process is to be fruitful (sow the seed), multiply (continue the same process), replenish the earth, and then subdue it and have dominion over it.

It’s not just winning the lost, but retaining them and conquering territories in order to eventually have global revival.

The Bible says that a three-fold cord is not easily broken. When looking at a territory we need to apply these three basic Biblical principles: military (spiritual warfare), farmer (process of church growth), and a father (establishing and training). Revival By Design encapsulates these truths.

The Pattern of Revival By Design

The pattern of Revival by Design is based on the Old Testament structure that Moses implemented in conquering and establishing God’s Kingdom/Structure.

This pattern of Biblical structure was established in the Old Testament and carried into the New Testament.  The Apostles and the Church did not have the New Testament scriptures as we do today, but they used the Old Testament scriptures as their foundation. Therefore, the pattern for conquering territory and establishing God’s Kingdom was brought forward from the Old Testament into the New Testament by the Church leaders.

In Revival By Design we teach on spiritual warfare and how to dismantle Satan’s kingdom/structure. You have to destroy Satan’s structure and implement God’s structure. God gives Jeremiah the principle of dismantling and building in Jeremiah 1:10. “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.”

RBD teaches on dividing and conquering a city, a nation, a region and the world. Each territory is already set up with governmental boundaries and Satan has set up his demonic power and influence within it. Seven days of prayer and fasting coupled with prayer walks opens the city and evangelism begins and an assembly is set up. From there the new assembly trains and sends out teams into each one of the territories and continues the same process until there is an assembly in each territory and Satan’s kingdom crumbles and God’s Kingdom is set up and all people are influenced with the Gospel and have an opportunity to come to God.

Revival By Design Organizational Levels:

Bishop/Overseer (Senior Pastor)

Neck (Administrator)

Burden bearers (Administrative Assistant and Director of Finance)

Right hand of Military (Director of Evangelism)

Left hand of Ministry (Director of Education)

Board of Elders (comprised of Executive Committee and Sectional Coordinators)

Sectional Coordinators (Coordinates a territory)

Captain over 1,000

Captain over 100

Captain over 50

Captain over 10


In Revival By Design Training Courses we will show you how to start from nothing and how to start with an assembly.

There are seven courses to take people through every level of the Body. Some may go for one, two, three, or even up to seven years.

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