A new way to participate in the RHM community
Over the last six months, I’ve spent hours talking with pastors whose churches have invited me to speak around the US. These pastors have had to cancel my seminars at the last minute, even though, in some cases, they’ve been waiting for me to speak for years!
One head elder’s congregation had been on the waiting list for three years before they were forced to cancel. He told me, “The journey to know God is not always easy.”
My seminars are being cancelled by church gatekeepers who are afraid. They’re afraid of conversations that might challenge and change their members. Pastors and congregations across the country want our ministry and message to come to them. They’ve invited me to speak and they want to learn. But gatekeepers are standing in the way.
In one town this year, when a pastor refused to cancel an invitation to me, a few well-funded critics used their conference ministerial department to strong-arm the pastor. These people threatened to stop tithing to their conference if I was allowed to speak in their church!
The conference president told me that they wanted to have me, but couldn’t risk losing their members’ tithes and would have to hope for another opportunity in the future.
We can give congregations that future opportunity today.
Renewed Heart Ministries edifies and educates. We teach people how their faith can concretely impact the suffering in our world. We are passionate about rediscovering, following, and helping others to rediscover the teachings and sayings of the historical Jesus. We believe his teachings have an intrinsic value in informing our work of making our world a safe, more just, more compassionate home for us all.
So we are taking our educational weekends on the road! We’ll hold weekend seminars in areas where we’re desperately wanted and we’ll do it without having to go through gatekeepers.
We’ll be hosting face-to-face weekend events all across the nation starting this August. I wanted you to hear about it first.
We’re so excited!
Our first venue is in Asheville, North Carolina. We’ve already rented the space and the weekend we have chosen is August 4-5.
Why make this change?
Our weekend events tangibly change people’s lives!
“Thank you for coming and sharing with us about God. Your talks have given me hope. You’ve given me a new way to see God, to understand myself, and to treat others.” D.D.; Washington
“Your message has kept me from giving up because of my previous view of God. God has given you a gift of presenting who Jesus reveals Him to be.” S.J.; Oregon
“Thank you for helping me regain a beautiful picture of Jesus and our Father.” C.S.; North Carolina
“This ministry shows me God like I’ve never seen Him before, and at the same time challenges me to my core and calls to me to rethink things and ultimately to change.” K.G.; Missouri
“There are times in the ministry of Jesus that His total audience was one. This week, I believe I am that one.” Anonymous Note; California
“I have listened to many of your talks, and I just really wish my church could have you visit and share.” K.D.; Massachusetts
With your support for these new gatherings, we’ll be able to work where people can be challenged, changed, inspired to make a difference in their own communities.
When will RHM come to my area?
So many of you have asked this already! I love meeting the people of RHM and I can’t wait to be able to schedule a weekend of teaching in your area with YOU! If you would like us to come to your area, drop us a line at:
What will these gatherings cost?
These events will continue to be free of charge. Freely we have received, and so we want to continue giving freely too.
At many locations we will take collections to offset the costs. In other venues, that won’t be possible. This is where YOU come in.
These 500:25:1 events will cost more than our traditional seminars, where organizations that invite us cover our travel expenses and host us. For these weekends, Renewed Heart Ministries will have to cover travel and space rental costs.
How can I help?
Be one of 500 people who’ll support Renewed Heart Ministries with a donation of $25 or more each month for this new project—for one year!
What will I get in return?
You’ll know you’ve made it possible for others to explore the liberating gospel of Jesus in locations that RHM wouldn’t normally be able to visit. We’ll also be able to visit you!
Let us know if you’d like Renewed Heart Ministries to host a weekend in your town and we’ll add it to the calendar!
With your support, we’ll also be able to partner with other speakers and authors. I can’t wait to invite new voices to share with our community from time to time.
Can we count on you to be one of 500 folks who partner with us for 500:25:1?
Thank you so much for helping us to take this next step!
Or you can mail your support to:
Renewed Heart Ministries
PO Box 1211
Lewisburg, WV 24901
With much love and gratitude,
Director | Author | Speaker
Renewed Heart Ministries