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Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit - Muskegon, MI 2019

Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit - Muskegon, MI 2019

Invest in the future of your church and your leadership, 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 or still in seminary, this conference is geared to you.

This is not a quick-fix event or an off-the-shelf program to ‘magically’ make your church get 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. 


Sunset at Maranatha Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference
4759 Lake Harbor Road
Norton Shores, MI 49441


Lodging and meals (Starting with lunch on Monday through lunch on Thursday)
Single - $345.50
Double - $312.50
Triple - $280.50

Early Arrival (Sunday: Lodging only)
Single - $75.00
Double -  $37.50
Triple - $25.00
We will cater a dinner for Sunday night for those who arrive, and a continental breakfast will be available only for guests staying Sunday night.

Commuter fees:
Facility fee per day - $20
Breakfast - $11.90
Lunch - $14.50
Dinner - $18.40

The cut-off date for meals and lodging is October 24, 2019.  Starting October 25, registration will be for commuters only.

Date and Time

Optional early check-in is at 4 pm on November 3, Sunday. 

Registration and check-in begin at 8:00 am on November 4, Monday. Lunch is at 12:00 pm.

The event concludes at 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 7.


Rev. Dave Westra

Dave Westra
Rev. Dave Westra is co-pastor of Gold Avenue Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and Developer of Kingdom Congregations with PRMI. David's passion and calling is equipping congregations to embody, proclaim, and advance the Kingdom of God in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Rev. Gina Dick

Gina Dick
Rev. Gina Dick 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.

Rev. Paul Stokes

Paul Stokes
Rev. Paul Stokes is the Academic Dean for the Dunamis Institute, working to update and develop materials as well as making sure that teachers and leaders faithfully embody the DNA of Dunamis.  He is also the Director of the Dunamis Fellowship in Britain and Ireland, overseeing the personnel and events in that region.   Rev. Stokes is one of the authors of the book, Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit, upon which this conference is based.

He is a pastor of Plymstock Church in UK.


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All events organized by PRMI are offering based.

Freewill offerings will be received to offset conference costs and support the ministries of PRMI. 

PRMI is dependent upon God’s financial provision through believers to fulfill its mission of equipping Christians around the world.

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, visit

Event Properties

Event Date 11-04-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 11-07-2019 3:00 pm
Available place 79
Cut off date 11-04-2019
Location Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference

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