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

Growing the Church Black Mountain NC

 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?

Since the Kingdom of God is an active expression of God's reign on earth, it is extended and realized as individuals and churches seek and submit to his will and purposes.

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.

The purpose of this equipping is to learn these dynamics of cooperation so we can enter the dance with Christ and the Holy Spirit through which Christ grows His Church.


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.

You will be invited to take part in the food preparation, clean-up and work that makes this event possible.

Date and Time

May 7-12, 2018

Check-in will start at 3:30pm on the 7th.

The retreat begins with dinner at 6:00pm and concludes Saturday after lunch, May 12.

Lodging and Meals

Lunch and Dinner are included in the event.

At this time we do not have housing on site. Hotel information will be included with your confirmation email.


There is no charge for this event.

You are responsible for your own lodging.


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.


Rev. Susan Finck

Susan Finck 2017

Rev. Susan Finck currently serves as the pastor of El Calvario Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas, a small bilingual congregation that's recently moved into ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. A graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, she has served small Presbyterian Churches for more than 29 years.

Susan enjoys teaching and mentoring in multiple venues for PRMI, including Youth/Young Adult ministry, Growing the Church retreats, and a years-long partnership with YoungLife America Central Region. Susan loves Zumba, coffee, reading, being outside and spending time with people she loves, especially her four young adult children and one adorable grandson.

Rev. Dave Westra

Dave Westra 2017

Rev. David Westra is co-pastor of Gold Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and a Teacher with the Dunamis Institute. David's passion is equipping followers of Jesus Christ to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in advancing the Kingdom of God

Rev. Gina Dick

Gina Dick 2017

Rev. Gina has witnessed firsthand the power of the Holy Spirit to grow the church. Her heart for healing and a call to raise up an empowered, multiplying church, has been used by God at Gold Avenue Church since Gina joined the team and has received further equipping through Presbyterian Reformed Ministries, Int’l (PRMI) on how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to bring healing to the Body of Christ.


 Brochure 2018 05 Growing the Church Black Mountain NC

Learn More 

Rod Pinder shares his excitement about this event and what led him to lead it

In this throwback video from when the book and conference were first created, Brad Long explains how he discovered this information.

The Acts model of a congregation that grows is one in which there are Two Foundations – leaders and people growing in Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. Built on these foundations are The Seven Dynamics of Cooperating with the Holy Spirit that enable us to cooperate with the Holy Spirit. Brad introduces these in this second video:

Event Properties

Event Date 05-07-2018 4:00 pm
Event End Date 05-12-2018 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-01-2017
Available place 34
Cut off date 04-30-2018
Community of the Cross
3227 N Fork Left Fork, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA
Community of the Cross
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