The Shofar Man's Newsletter Volume 5 - Part 2

Start The New Year  At Regional Unity Gathering!!

The Jan 3rd, 2015 Northwest Indiana / Chicagoland Regional Unity Gathering will be held in a New Location:
Holiday Inn Express
2323 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, Indiana   46368 
Northwest Indiana / Chicagoland Regional Unity Gathering 
is calling God's Leaders, across all denominational lines to join hands in unity and take the Gospel message Beyond the walls of our buildings, out into our cities to reach and disciple the lost. If you are God’s leader, no matter what your title is ( bishop, elder, pastor, priest, apostle, teacher, missionary, sent one, evangelist, prophet,  youth pastor or some other), no matter what part of the body you represent, no matter what denomination, no matter what stream, no matter what flow, God is calling us to join hands and carry His gospel into our cities to reach and disciple the lost. 
It is Time The lost people in our cities come to know God, through the love that we demonstrate for one another!! If we will come together and work in unity, God will Command His Blessing towards us! It is Time For the City Wide Church and Regional Church To Arise!
Northwest Indiana / Chicagoland Regional Unity Gatherings Include:
• The Ministry of the Shofar
• The Ministry of Dance
• Flag Ministry
• Passionate Spirit Led Praise & Worship
• A Safe Environment For Everyone To Learn How To Operate In Their Gifts 
• The 5 Fold Ministry Working Together In Unity To Equip The Saints
• God’s Government and Order for His Church
• Unity In the Church
• City Wide Church and Regional Church
• Going Beyond The Walls To Reach and Disciple the Lost
• Effective Tools & Ways To reach The Lost In Our Cities
• What is God saying to His Church Today?
• Identifying & Activating the Gifts of the Holy Spirit In the Saints
• Prophetic Teams To Speak Into & Pray For Your Personal Needs
• What Is God’s Will For Your Life?


Northwest Indiana / Chicagoland Regional Gatherings  Function As A 5 Fold Ministry Where Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors And Teachers Work Together To Equip The Saints To Do The Work Of The Ministry.  Northwest Indiana / Chicagoland Regional Unity Gatherings Are Part Of " The Church"  With A Call To Come Along Side Other Parts Of  "The Church" And Work In Unity With The Whole Body Of Christ To Move The Saints Beyond The Walls Of Our Buildings, Out Into The Community With The Training And Tools They Need To Reach And Disciple The Lost.

The  format for the Jan 3rd, 2015 Regional Unity Gathering will have 5 different,  5 fold ministers, each speaking  for 5 to 7 minutes on the topic:
As You Go: Make Disciples!
Yes, 5 speakers, representing the 5 different Ephesians 4  Gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. 
Our servant ministers  for Jan 3rd, 2015 ,6:30 P.M. Regional Unity Gathering will be:  
Joe Watterson
Rich Martinez
Jim Hamilton
Tom     ?
Arthur   ?
Junior   ?
At the end  of the evening, everyone will be encouraged to come and receive  prayer to be more effective in the topic:
 As You Go: Make Disciples!
It is our desire to take the saints beyond teaching, to teaching with application or training.  We want to Equip the Saints to be active in sharing Jesus in day to day life. We all need to apply and put to use what we are being taught.  
Each session will end with a challenge,  to apply during everyday life and use what was taught during the next 30 days and come back for the Feb 7th, 2015  Regional Unity Gathering  with a Pop Corn Testimony of how God used Them! 
For More details go to this link:

Testimony Time :
During the Jan3rd,  2015 Gathering  we will  make room for some God Glorifying Power Packed Pop Corn Testimonies. 
The testimonies will be very specific and geared to what has been  taught over the last year at the  Regional Unity Gatherings.
The Testimonies are to be about how a person responded to one of the topics taught on and went out into the community and applied what  they learned. 
Some of the topics recently taught on: 
As You Go:  Pray 
As You Go:  Love 
As You Go:  Prophesy                   
As You Go:  Speak The Word        
As You Go:  Build Relationships      
As You Go:  Heal the Sick              
As You Go:  Worship  Him 
As You Go:  Give 
As You Go:  Believe
As You Go:  Listen
As You Go:  Redeem the Time 
As You Go:  Speak the name of Jesus 
As You Go:  Die to Self!
As You Go:  Trust and Obey
As you Go:   Be Led by Peace    
These will be pop corn testimonies. Pop Up, Speak up, Keep it short ( 3 Minutes) and to the point .

Saints pray for the 5 speakers as they prepare for this Tag Team Service.
This type of format is way different than the norm and it will take some special preparation.
It is much harder to prepare for a 5 to 7 minute message than it is to prepare for a 40 minute message. 
With prayer and the right preparation, a 5 to 7 minute message can be Explosive and way more effective than a 40 minute message that is full of fluff and rabbit trails. Our Gatherings have proved this to be true!
I asked a friend, a wise master builder, a servant apostle, what I might say to our 5 speakers to help them understand the importance of staying with in the allotted time frame. He sent me this:
A wise father instructed his four young sons before going to the home of a friend for dinner.  “Boys, when we sit at the table, count the number of pieces of chicken, and count the number of people.  Make sure you don’t take more than your share.” 
Brothers and Sisters, consider the limited number of minutes we have and don’t take more than your share.
The above wisdom also needs to be applied when we give a testimony!

Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 Amplified Bible

Pray for God's Leaders as we learn to prefer one another's gifts above our own and work in Unity to Equip the Saints!
Pray for all that will be in attendance to apply what they are taught and go out and use it in every day life! 
Pray for room to be made in local church's all over the world, for all 5 Gifts that Jesus Gave the church to function together as one!

27 Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].1 Corinthians 12:27  Amplified Bible

If you live close enough bring your Shofar, bring your Flags, bring your Dance, bring your Passion, bring your Worship, bring your Shout, bring your Gifts and Callings  and Come and Join us at the Next Regional Unity Gathering, Saturday Night  Jan 3rd, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  at our New Location:
Holiday Inn Express
2323 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, Indiana   46368 

Thanks again for praying !
Together we are making a difference!!
Jim and Carla