Thursday, September 01, 2011

Miranda's New Faith Adventure

Throughout our years, Kerry and I have been blessed with the opportunity to commend many young adults to the work of the ministry, but we can think of no greater joy than to set forth one of our own children—our second daughter, Miranda.

Miranda has consistently exemplified a passion for Jesus and a heart for compassionate service. We have on many occasions observed her sensitivity to the Spirit as she has ministered to the afflicted, and her loving concern for the homeless is inspiring.

For the next two years, Miranda will be giving herself fully to a season of ministry preparation at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California. The mission of Bethel to raise up a generation of revivalists resonates profoundly with our sense of destiny as a family.

We would like to invite you to partner with Miranda as she steps into this adventure of faith. Would you pray about what your part in this partnership might be? She would especially appreciate those who would pray for her on a regular basis. Financial support is also needed and appreciated—one-time gifts as well as monthly contributions. Do not feel pressured; the intent here is to provide an opportunity to respond to however the Lord may lead you.

Thanks so much to those of you who have already committed to pray as well to those who have given so generously to Miranda's support. May the Lord bless you greatly.

Here is a link to the site related to Miranda's BSSM adventure: http://drawnear.org/bssm/


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Revival Update

Since February the Spirit of God has been moving in remarkable ways here at Royal Ridge Church of God--especially in the Sunday evening services, but it was not until Sunday, June 5th that I felt fully released to call this what it really is: we are experiencing "revival."

A few have been saved, more have received the "blessing" of the Holy Spirit, and a significant number of people are being healed! All glory to God!

During the week leading up to June 5th, Kerry and I participated in a "school of healing" at Bethel Church in Redding, California--a church that has been in revival for a number of years. While there we gained insight regarding momentum. With revival it is important to keep doing and being that which God has set into motion in order to sustain revival.

It is our hope that you can join us here at Royal Ridge as we aim toward the glory of God.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Required Texts for Prayer Ministries Course

The required texts for the Summer 2011 offering of Dr. Turpin's Developing Congregational Prayer Ministries (an online graduate level course) may be purchased via the links below:


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Strategic Missional Leadership Conference

Having concluded my work and participation at the Strategic Missional Leadership Conference in Cleveland, Tennessee (April 7-9, 2011), I am now en route returning home to Maine.

It is my understanding that mp3's of the sessions will be made available online. I'll post links right here at DrawNear.org when the audio files for those sessions have been released. My workshop sessions covered the following topics:
  • Prayer Models
  • Spirit-Enabled Prayer Ministry
At the conference, I also had the opportunity to introduce two of my books:
  • 101 Prayer Models (released in March)
  • Prayer Strategy: A Planning Workbook (to be released on April 14th)
Due to the death of Dr. Ray H. Hughes and the memorial service that took place on Thursday morning, I did not speak in chapel at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary as originally scheduled. What a blessing it was to be able to attend Dr. Hughes' funeral. It brought back several great moments and memories that I had with him over the past six years during the time that we lived in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Holy Fire at Royal Ridge

Lately Sunday night services at Royal Ridge Church of God (Scarborough, Maine) have been unusually powerful.

Over the past three weeks we have witnessed at least ten people receiving the Gift of the Spirit, and most of those encounters have taken place in the p.m. service. Tonight two more people were baptized in the Holy Spirit, and one person was restored in their relationship with Christ. To God be the glory!

In response to questions that have arisen related to this move of the Spirit, we have launched an informative website at...