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Upward Challenge - Game Changer 2019

Upward Challenge - Game Changer 2019

Upward Challenge is a week-long event that focuses on

  • introducing participants to the person of the Holy Spirit,
  • encourages them to seek a deeper walk with Jesus Christ, and
  • nurtures a growing relationship with God the Father.

This year's topic: Game Changer

...teaming up with the Holy Spirit

Jesus said: "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."
~ John 14:12

How can we do what Jesus did?

Jesus gave this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does."
~ John 5:19

When you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:13)

What was Jesus’ game plan? Jesus said He only did what He saw the Father doing.

How did Jesus see what the Father was doing? He walked in the power of the Holy Spirit!

While 100% God, when Jesus was on earth he was also 100% man, just like us. He relied on the Holy Spirit to see and hear what the Father was doing.

We need to follow Jesus’ game plan. If you’re a Christian, you have the Holy Spirit within you. We need to team up with the Holy Spirit like Jesus did!

This seems impossible. But remember, with God all things are possible. The Holy Spirit gives us the gifts, abilities, and power to get His job done. We need to learn to cooperate with Him, just like Jesus did.

Come join us as we dive into the adventure of being a part of God’s mission God’s mission on earth!

We will be focusing on learning how we can work with the Holy Spirit to draw others into the Kingdom and learn to recognize the gifts that he's given each one of us. We'll be learning:

  • When and what is the kingdom of God
  • What the Holy Spirit does
  • What spiritual gifts are and what they're for
  • How to team up with the Holy Spirit and cooperate with Him
  • How to hear and discern when the Spirit is speaking


Due to a fire in August 2018, our place at the Community of the Cross is undergoing reconstruction and will not be ready for Upward Challenge.  

This year, we will meet at a local conference center in Black Mountian, not too far from the Community of the Cross.

Christmount Christian Assembly
222 Fern Way, Black Mountain NC 28711
(828) 669-8977 


Rising 8th graders - graduated seniors are welcome!

Cost: $200

Unlike prior years, there is a registration fee this year because we are not able to use our own property.

Registration covers the cost for food, lodging and event fees.   It does not include an offering.

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.


Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International.

PRMI is a non-profit organization and all of the Upward Challenge leadership are volunteers.


Rev. Trevor Payton

Trevor Payton
Rev. Trevor Payton has been ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Christian Reformed Church since 2006, serving churches in Ontario and New Jersey. When Trevor asked some people to pray for him at a Dunamis event in June of 2013, God “broke through” to Trevor’s heart in a way that he had never dreamed possible.

Trevor thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to serve as a Dunamis Project Teacher, because this material has renewed and reshaped his own life so powerfully.


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  • Medical release form 
  • Social media permission request form 
  • Packing list, our cellphone policy, and some very important information about local wildlife


Fill out and return to PRMI at least 2 weeks before camp:

  • the medical and emergency contact form 
  • the social media permission form.

You can fax the completed forms to 828-669-4880, scan them in and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail them to Presbyterian Reformed Ministries, International, P.O. Box 429, Black Mountain, NC, 28711.

For more information about Upward Challenge please visit:

Event Properties

Event Date 07-22-2019 3:00 pm
Event End Date 07-27-2019 12:00 pm
Available place 21
Individual Price $200.00
Location Christmount Christian Assembly
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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