Exousia 2.0-- Black Mountain, NC (2023)

Exousia is the Dunamis Fellowship International training program where PRMI raises up new teachers, new leaders, and new intercessors for the work of expanding the reach of PRMI. Exousia is where we equip our faculty, apprentice teachers, track directors and site team members. It is where you will get our DNA.

What is Exousia?

Exousia is PRMI’s leadership development process to prepare upcoming leaders who volunteer in the ministry of PRMI around the world.  As our ministry style has developed over years and our way of doing things has grown, future volunteers need to understand the DNA and history of PRMI to effectively be ambassadors of PRMI wherever they go and ministry.

Exousia will give you space to grow in your PRMI leadership skills.

You'll learn
  • Leadership in cooperation with the Holy Spirit,
  • Roles within a Dunamis Project team,
  • Teaching methods for the Dunamis Project.
  • How to teach in cooperation with the Holy Spirit (including experience of actually doing this at the Spiritual Leadership Course)
  • How to identify and act in kairos moments
  • How to move from theory/content/teaching into practice (lab time, exercises, prayer)
  • How to lead people into prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirit
  • How to conduct a debrief (understand the place of debrief in the Dunamis teaching and have opportunities to practice debriefing and getting feedback on the process)

What does it involve?

The new course maximises the opportunity for personal growth and preparation for leadership by combining preparatory assignments, online meetings, and an onsite component at the Community of the Cross. Please note that together these form the whole Exousia 2.0 curriculum, and participation in all of them is integral to completing the Exousia program.

Part A – two online Zoom meetings, plus videos & personal preparation

Zoom Meeting 1: Tuesday, 16th of May 2023, 7:00 – 8:30pm (Eastern Time)

  • Self study videos to watch in preparation, including the history, vision and purpose of Dunamis
  • Introduction to the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of Exousia

Zoom Meeting 2: Saturday, 10th of June 2023, 10:00am – 1:00pm (Eastern Time)

  • Self study videos to watch in preparation, including the vision of PRMI, and our Pinnacle Sayings
  • Live teaching about the why and when of debriefing
  • Live teaching about the call to leadership
  • Groupwork, discussions and prayer

Follow-up tasks in preparation for the onsite event

  • Self study videos to watch, including the Story of One, why leaders need to cast vision, and Holy Spirit led teaching
  • Self study of “What must be known” (for Teachers and Apprentice Teachers)
  • Personal prayer assignment

Part B – a week at the Community of the Cross

This onsite portion will include teaching, worship, discussion and leadership practice.

  • Testimony, teaching and group work about spiritual leadership; challenging leadership scenarios; and our own call into leadership.
  • Questions of authority; operating by the Holy Spirit and resisting the schemes of the evil one; functioning effectively as a body made up of diverse giftings and personalities; koinonia, woundedness and the fruit of the Spirit.
  • Looking at the distinctive purpose and challenges in leading each of the six Dunamis Project topics.
  • The teamwork and leadership implications of intercession, prayer ministry and worship leading.
  • A “lab-work” approach to some of the evening sessions, with teams of participants assigned to prepare and lead, and then the session being debriefed by the Exousia leadership team.
  • Workshops for Apprentice Teachers, including sample teaching and feedback sessions.

Date and Time: June 19-24

Check-in will be Monday, June 19, from 4-5 pm (Eastern Time) with the conference beginning with dinner at 5:30 pm.

The conference ends with lunch on Saturday, June 24.

Friday and Saturday feature Teaching Workshops covering the whole of the Gateways material.


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


Housing is not available on site at the Community of the Cross. 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.


There is no charge for this event, however, offerings will be received to cover the cost of the food, administration and to extend the vision of equipping leaders in the power of the Holy Spirit.


All events organized by PRMI are offering based. Registration fees cover only your room and board that the conference center charges. 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. Dr. Brad Long

Rev. Dr. Brad Long Executive Director, PRMI In 1988 while a missionary in Taiwan, Dr. Brad Long received a call “to an international ministry of renewal, advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide.” Since that time, he has been called to a number of nations where his role has been primarily equipping pastors and lay people in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit. The Rev. Brad Long was called as Executive Director of PRMI in 1990.

Rev. Cindy Strickler

Rev. Cindy Strickler Director of Dunamis Fellowship International The Rev. Cindy Strickler served on the PRMI Board of Directors for 5 years. In 2002 she helped established the PRMI Dunamis Fellowship and is now the Director of the Fellowship. In that role she helps discern gifting and enables members to find their place in this Kingdom work. Cindy also directs the Advanced Ministry Courses that provide equipping for members of the Dunamis Fellowship. She also determines the teaching teams for the Dunamis Project equipping events in the United States.

Rev. 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.



Event Properties

Event Date 06-19-2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-24-2023 1:00 pm
Available place 42
Cut off date 06-12-2023
Location Community of the Cross

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