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Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit— Black Mountain, NC

May 5, 2025 - May 9, 2025

Jesus Christ has invited us to work with Him in building His Church and extending His Kingdom in the world. He does this by sending the Holy Spirit to grow us from within, to be his disciples, and to come upon us for empowerment and gifts to work with Him.
This equipping will help pastors and laypeople learn how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to grow and empower their local congregations.

Invest in the future of your church and your leadership, and renew your vision for life in the Kingdom of God. Join us and explore how your church can grow in its practice of cooperating with the Holy Spirit.

Beneath the surface of churches’ programs and activities lies the fundamental question:

How can leaders and churches be enabled to discern and obediently cooperate with the guidance of the Holy Spirit?

Come to this event and learn the dynamics of cooperation so we can enter the dance with Christ and the Holy Spirit through which Christ grows His Church.

You will come to understand how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in growing your local church for the purpose of fulfilling God’s calling and plan for your church. We want to help you ask and discern: “God, what do you want for our church?”

Whether you’ve been serving for 15 years, 15 months, or starting in your first pastorate, this conference is geared for you.

This is not a quick-fix event or an off-the-shelf program to ‘magically’ make your church bigger. Grasping at the latest trend is tempting. But God Himself knows how He wants to work in your unique local context.

The fundamental question is: How can leaders and churches discern and obediently cooperate with the Spirit’s activity? Working with the analogy of partners in ballroom dancing, participants in this conference will discover,

  • The foundations that need to be in place
  • The ‘dance steps’ to keep in step with the Holy Spirit
  • The pitfalls and benefits involved in seeking to operate under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

This dynamic process of cooperating with the Holy Spirit is not a program itself. Rather, it is an approach to Spirit-led ministry that underpins your church’s activities and programs.

Date and Time

May 5-9, 2025


The Community of the Cross: A Place of Encounter with Jesus Christ
3227 North Fork Left Fork Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711 U.S.A.


There are several hotels in the area. You are expected to make your own reservations. Check out a list of lodging options we have assembled.


All events organized by PRMI are offering-based. During your event, you’ll be invited to share in the vision of PRMI and give an offering towards the ministry to advance our mission of equipping people to cooperate with the Holy Spirit.  Pray about how to participate long before you arrive.

Plan to Be Fully Present

Since our events focus on spiritual formation and discipleship, one segment of our events leads into the next. Thus, we encourage you to be fully present for the entire event, as much as you are able.

Additional Information

To see an introductory video on how Brad Long discovered how Jesus grows the church, click this link.


May 5, 2025
May 9, 2025
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Victoria Geurink
Paul Stokes


Community of the Cross
3227 North Fork Left Fork
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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