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With the Wind, NC: A Time of Refreshing and Empowerment

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There is something so special and exciting when young leaders gather to encourage, empower, and embrace one another in the power of the Holy Spirit! There is hope, there is expectancy, and there is an atmosphere of victory.

International and Intentional

Every conference has its own flavor but With the Wind has its own pulse. With the Wind is more of a retreat: a time for learning, rest, and community.

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Upward Challenge, Alaska: Game Changers

Alaskan Mountain Lake
We debuted a new Upward Challenge here in Alaska this summer called “Game Changers: Teaming up with the Holy Spirit” based on the second Dunamis event, “In the Spirit’s Power, Cooperating with the Holy Spirit.” This week focused on learning about when and what is the Kingdom of God, what the Holy Spirit does, what spiritual gifts are and what they’re for, how to team up with the Holy Spirit and cooperate with Him, and how to hear and discern when the Spirit is speaking.

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With the Wind, Alaska: Walking in Healing

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by Benjamin McEntire (pictured right)

Of the programs I’ve been blessed to help with, With the Wind is one of the most meaningful to me personally. My first PRMI event was a College Dunamis (yes, there really was such a thing!), so in a way helping with With the Wind feels like God’s opened the door for me to give back by continuing the legacy.

With the Wind is a unique spiritual formation retreat in that it enables young adults to grow in empowered ministry as part of their walk with Christ. What’s special is that With the Wind does it right at the point in life where young adults are starting to make major decisions about their life’s direction.

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The Evangelical Presbyterian Church and PRMI: Partnership in Ministry

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Cindy Strickler teaching

Cindy Strickler teaching

Mentoring Missionaries

This summer, PRMI shared its training ministry by investing in the lives of church planters called to the Muslim world. At the third annual Spiritual Dynamics for Global Missions Conference, attendees from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church World Outreach (EPCWO) received prayer, teaching, and practical experience in areas of evangelism, healing ministry, spiritual warfare, and prayer.

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Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit: Pilot Course at Calvin Theological Seminary

by Mary Sterenberg

During the months of March and April 2016, The Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit teaching was piloted as a 6 week course rather than a 5 day conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In an effort to impact Calvin Theological Seminary students and to try to make it as accessible to them as possible, the course was held in the auditorium of the Seminary on Friday afternoons when there were no other assigned classes. It was advertised broadly to the region.

Holding the course over a six week period worked well for this demographic. Some who could not make the schedule of a typical four or five day conference were able to set aside six Friday afternoons. It also gave participants the chance to read the chapters of the book prior to the lectures, and to practice what they had learned in between classes.
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Dance Lessons

by Rod Pinder

by Rod Pinder

We twirled. We dipped. We leapt. We spun. We danced. In early May about 35 people from both US coasts and numerous points in between converged on the Community of the Cross in Black Mountain, North Carolina to learn how to dance in cooperation with the Holy Spirit.

This year’s Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit conference was exhilarating. We not only learned about that dance but actually experienced it in so many ways. The Spirit led, we followed. Read More →

Dunamis in Eastern Europe: Invitations and Open Doors

by Frank Drake

by Frank Drake


Around the first of the year 2016, a former staff member at First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, VA, who is currently serving as a missionary pastor in Prague, The Czech Republic, came back to Norfolk and issued us an invitation to send a Dunamis-related ministry team to Prague to make presentations on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit at their church’s semi-annual retreat. Read More →

A Testimony from Tikkun International Annual Conferences

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Carrying the Torah

by Doug McMurry

by Doug McMurry

Brad Long, Jeanne Kraak, and my wife and I (Doug & Carla McMurry) attended the Tikkun Leaders’ Conference in Baltimore, June 1-3, and we McMurrys stayed on for the annual family conference through Sunday. Our purpose was to continue to build a “ligament” (a spiritual connection) with Messianic Jews, as guided by the Holy Spirit during the last four years. Read More →

The Challenges of a Secret Agent for Jesus

Mary Ellen Conners

Mary Ellen Conners

When I was a child I loved to read stories about missionaries, full of adventure and miracles. As an adult, I joined the missions committee in a large church–I was again secretly thrilled by stories of “secret agents for Jesus” who went into closed countries where they risked imprisonment for sharing their faith.

This spring I had the opportunity to join a representative of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) World Outreach to pray with and for workers in a Southeast Asian country. They are some of those “secret agents” for Jesus. I admire them greatly, but it was not because of their thrilling lives. Rather, I admire their perseverance and love for the people they live among.

These workers don’t live among a primitive people in the jungle, but in a big city crowded with people. They face stresses that may be similar to yours.

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Spring Harvest, UK: Game Changers

Vol. 36 SH Paul and CindySpring Harvest is a Christian family conference that has been meeting in the UK for more than 30 years. At its peak, over 56,000 people gathered over 12 weeks in 4 venues. Today it is still the largest gathering of evangelical Christians in the UK. In 2016 it was hosted in two resort venues over 4 weeks. The theme was “Game Changers”. The conference brochure said “our theme this year reminds us that as we encounter God the natural response is to sign up for his mission: as he has changed the game for us, we become game changers for him.”
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