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Call to Prayer for the Kingdom Opportunity 2014-2016

We are really excited to announce to you the Kingdom Opportunity 2014-2016 Prayer Guide. First, let’s review what “Kingdom Opportunity 2014-2016” is all about.

Driven by The Spirit - Kingdom Opportunity - PRMI

What is our Kingdom Opportunity and What are the Three Assets?

With Kingdom Opportunity 2014-2016 we are looking back and celebrating 50 years of vital ministry of promoting the work of the Holy Spirit. And, during the next three years we are called to prepare for the next fifty years.

As we seek to be part of extending the Kingdom of God we see the opportunity to put in place Three Kingdom Assets needed to take part in the worldwide movement of the Holy Spirit.

These three Assets are like the sails of a ship that will catch the wind of the Holy Spirit and will carry us forward toward the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ of all nations. Read More →

Presbyterian Alphabet Soup

Presbyterian Alphabet Soup by the Rev. Dr. Rod Pinder

Rev. Dr. Rod Pinder

Rev. Dr. Rod Pinder

Since its inception in 1966, PRMI (formerly PCC) has primarily served a proverbial alphabet soup of Presbyterian and Reformed Christians: UPCUSA, PCUS, RCA, RCC, PC(USA), EPC etc. Lately a new ingredient has been added to the mix. Perhaps you’ve already heard of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. (It isn’t an acronym. Originally we were Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians, but that was too close to Evangelical Covenant Church, so we changed the name. We kept the tag ECO, however, because this new movement is passionate about ”strengthening the ECO- systems to support flourishing churches that makes disciples of Jesus Christ.” Besides, no one liked the tag COEP!) In two years this movement has grown from 0 to more than 150 congregations nationwide, with new churches joining regularly. Some of those churches have deep connections with PRMI. As a matter of fact, the Woodbury Church where I serve was one of two Orlando congregations to join ECO on September 7, 2014. Read More →

THE FELOWSHIP COMMUNITY AND ECO; MORE OF A MOVEMENT THAN JUST ANOTHER “DENOMINATION”

Rev. Tom Willcox

Rev. Tom Willcox

I had the privilege of attending the annual gathering of The FC (Fellowship Community) and ECO in Dallas, TX this last August. I was commissioned by the PRMI Board of Directors to represent PRMI at this event.

From the start, I was pleasantly surprised. As an observer, I attended an annual gathering for a new denomination, ECO (A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, I know, it’s not an acronym. See Rod Pinder’s excellent article for more on the name.) What came as such a pleasant surprise was that the annual meeting included worship, prayer and reports of significant growth across the board, and lasted less than three hours. Read More →

Sowing into YoungLife staff in Nicaragua

Susan Finck shared this report with people who interceded for her and Chris Walker during a recent trip to Nicaragua. Hear about how the Dunamis teaching from past trips has been integrated into the lives of the leaders in YoungLife and the fruit of past ministry.

Dear Intercessors,
September 12.2014

Again I want to thank everyone who held us up in prayer as we were at the YoungLife Area
Directors’ School in Nicaragua. I noticed an enhanced spiritual perception, inner peace and stamina, particularly after the first update went out. I think Chris and I were both overwhelmed by the richness and depth of the love we experienced flowing among the leaders, toward us and from us to each of them. There were 46 in the camp, including the ‘top levels’ of leaders from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama as well as the regional staff. Read More →

Why are young people attracted to the Holy Spirit?

Why are young people attracted to the Holy Spirit? The answer quite honestly is not all that different from why anyone is attracted to the Holy Spirit; because we know that we functionally need God in our lives. We need the love of our heavenly Father. We need the grace and freedom that only Jesus can give (no matter how hard we try to obtain it on our own). We need the empowerment of the Holy Spirit daily in our lives guiding us. Why? So that we may know Him and enjoy Him every day of our lives!

Praying for the Music Worship Team at Upward Challenge

Praying for the Music Worship Team at Upward Challenge


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Thank You Chase!

Chase was co-leader of Upward Challenge(UC); shown here (middle) with UC campers Benjamin, Jonathan and Andrew

Chase was co-leader of Upward Challenge(UC); shown here (middle) with UC campers Benjamin, Jonathan and Andrew

A big thank you to Chase Brouthers for interning with PRMI the past ten months! Chase participated in the AriseI student leadership program in the summer of 2013 and upon completion felt the Lord leading him to stay for further work with PRMI. Chase did administrative work as well as assisting in leadership with Upward Challenge, With the Wind and the youth component of Spiritual Dynamics of Global Mission. Through various projects, he also contributed in forming some foundational pieces for the future of the youth work in PRMI.

Along with learning more about leadership in ministry, Chase was a wonderful part of our community here at the Community of the Cross in Black Mountain, NC. Please pray for Chase as he seeks direction for the next place the Lord is leading.

Encountering The Heart Of The Father

A Father-Heart Experience at the Community of the Cross:

Encountering The Heart Of The Father,

Wed. Oct. 22 – Sun. Oct 26

Article by Debbie Kemp

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5:5

Encountering the Fathers Heart brochureOh, how we long for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! For many, though, our hearts are still too broken, that last experience of God fades, and disappointment sets in. But God is doing a new thing today- He’s pouring out His love with real substance, revealing Himself as Father, making us feel wanted and valued as His precious beloved children, and healing the vessel so we can hold onto His love.

Download the brochure by clicking the image to the right.

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PRMI Voted in as an Approved Resource by EPC GA

Brad Long teaching at the Community of the Cross

Brad Long teaching at the Community of the Cross

The General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, meeting in Knoxville, TN, June 18-21, 2014 voted to receive PRMI as an approved resource to help equip their missionaries and to offer EPC presbyteries and congregations the benefits of all PRMI’s ministries. This action means that EPC congregations and members know that their denomination supports them as they wish to avail themselves of all ministry PRMI may offer them and as they themselves request of PRMI.
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Dunamis Project Continues in South Korea

Here are some highlights from Ben Torrey’s report on the recent Dunamis Project #2 In the Spirit’s Power in Danyang, Korea. Speakers were Ben Torrey, Pastor Young Woon Ahn and Prof. Dong Soo Kim of Pyongtaek University.

[Note: participants were largely from the conservative Koryo Presbyterian denomination (Koshin for short). The co-director of Korea Dunamis Network, Pastor Ahn, is from this denomination.]

Participants of the Dunamis Project in South Korea

Participants of the Dunamis Project in South Korea

Everything went very smoothly. We felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. Our intercessor team consisted of four people under the good leadership of Mrs. Mi Hye Lee. They were especially invigorated, and we were all blessed, to have a new volunteer who actually replaced a young woman, Sophia, who had been very faithful in the past but just got married a couple months ago so could not come.

Pastor Kuk Hui Lee of Central Suyeong Church in Pusan (Koshin)

Pastor Kuk Hui interceding at the Dunamis Project in Danyang

The new intercessor is Pastor Kuk Hui Lee of Central Suyeong Church in Pusan (Koshin). Pastor Lee has been through most of the seminars. His church was founded in 1933, I believe, and is one of the founding churches of the denomination–a very well-regarded church within the denomination.

On the last day, he shared with us about how the Holy Spirit has been working in his church as a result of Dunamis. He recently conducted a special prayer seminar at this church that had a great impact. He has had his elders interceding for the services but, after his own experience at Danyang standing on the walls, he realizes that this is a very special and powerful way to intercede. He is going to position his elders around the sanctuary for the Sunday services on the walls. Read More →

Welcoming Chris Walker To The Team

The Walker Family

The Walker Family

Many of you are familiar with Chris Walker as a Pastor, Evangelist, missionary to Panama and volunteer Evangelism teacher for PRMI. Now, we are pleased to welcome Chris to PRMI’s staff.

He will be working with us part-time while continuing as founder and director of EvangelismCoach.org and its ministry in the Americas from his new base in Florida. Read More →