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Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit - The Dalles, OR

Growing The Church - The Dalles ORInvest 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.

We are committed to helping you 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 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. 


Gateway Church
1111 Dry Hollow Rd
The Dalles, OR U.S.A.
(541) 298-8531

Lodging and Meals

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Cousins Country Inn located close to the church. Call the hotel at 541-298-5161 and ask for the Growing the Church group rate.

The rate is $89/night (plus tax) and all reservations must be made by March 28, 2019 to get the discounted rate.

You are responsible for your own lodging.

Date and Time

April 30 – May 3, 2019

The event begins at 10:00 a.m. on April 30th and concludes Friday, May 3rd, at 4:30 p.m.


Meals are $100/person (includes 4 lunches, 3 dinners and light snacks).


All events organized by PRMI are offering based. Registration fees only cover food and supplies that the venue provides.  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. Gina Dick

Gina Dick
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.

Rev. Dave Westra

Dave Westra
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. Rich DeRuiter

Rich DeReutier
Rich has led worship for PRMI events since 2006 and has taught in various capacities for PRMI since 2009.

As a teacher, Rich has a passion for helping people come to a clear, biblical and practical understanding of the empowering and transforming work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives. As a worship leader, Rich has a passion for leading people in authentic worship in the context of a genuine encounter with the Living God.

Rev. Dr. James Kearny

James Kearny
James is a Presbyterian Pastor ministering in Seattle’s urban core. He became involved in PRMI over a decade ago as he searched for more effective tools for bringing the kingdom.

He taught and practiced the principles of Dunamis in his congregation as well as teaching around the US. James serves a group to promote Dunamis in the Pacific NW and serves as the Developer of Congregational Dunamis.


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Additional Information:

To See an introductory video on how Brad Long discovered how Jesus grows the church, visit

Event Properties

Event Date 04-30-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 05-03-2019 4:30 pm
Available place 41
Cut off date 04-30-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price $100.00
Location Gateway Church

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