April 2015 - International Ministerial Association

Official Publication of the International Ministerial Association, Inc.
Anticipate and celebrate the miracle of Jesus Christ's resurrection &
be prepared to share this joy and hope with others!
Power of Resurrection
We were buried with Him (Jesus) through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the
dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4)
The death and resurrection of Jesus are the greatest events in history. For millions of Christians remembering these events continues to be an important part of everyday life. Resurrection power is promised to
every believer in Christ and we receive it in the same way that Jesus gave it. That is by accepting the sacrifice
of Jesus on the cross for an atonement of our sins. This is how we receive the life of Jesus in us. God gives us
both the ability and the power to accomplish this through His Holy Spirit. There is a process that a believer
goes through of emptying one’s self of one’s life in order to receive more of His life. This is the process of
sanctification and it is a work of the Holy Spirit which is accomplished through our cooperation.
The word newness in Romans 6:4 means renewal, to be renewed. Notice that, ‘we should walk in newness of life.’ Renewal is to be a way of life; not a one time, or once in a while, event. The resurrection power
of Jesus is given through the Holy Spirit. As we allow, it flows through us as a river of life bringing constant
revival. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the
dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11) The same
form of life that raised Jesus from the dead is in all believers.
The main ways that we give up our life and receive the life of Christ are by directing our love toward
Him, moving with Him in obedience to His voice, and clinging to Him,. This kind of relationship with God
brings constant renewal and revival in a person’s life; and will bear much spiritual fruit as God is glorified.
Jesus gave up His life twice. First, even though He was in the form of God He humbled Himself by
giving up His life as God to become a man. When the Bible says that ‘He made Himself of no reputation’ it
means that He completely emptied Himself of His life. He then received life as a man and once again ‘He
humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death On the cross He emptied himself of life as a sacrifice for our sins. Jesus gave up all of His man-life and died on the cross. Three days later He was raised from
the dead. The resurrection happened when Jesus received God-life and once again the fullness of God filled
Notice also that humbling yourself begins with an attitude, a thought process, “Let this mind be in you
which was also in Christ Jesus.” Choosing life is what happens when we make decisions that sow to the Spirit. It is what allows the process of sanctification in our lives. Sanctification is the process of becoming holy
before God. Sanctification is a work of God in us through the Holy Spirit. The right to be sanctified was given
through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross. The power to accomplish sanctification is given through the Holy Spirit.
As we humble ourselves before God to the point of obedience we cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s
work of sanctification in us. Notice that obedience follows humility, “He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death” We also must empty ourselves through humility to the point of obedience; even when
the cost is high, because the greater the sacrifice the greater the reward.
Remember that resurrection power is in you through Jesus the Christ. Jesus is the source of all life.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
"And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25-26)
Together as One, We are IMA STRONG! Continue Celebrating the IMA
Heritage, Promoting the IMA Present and Advancing the IMA Future!
Mission: To give ministers RAM Force Power: IMA is a Relational (fellowship),
Actional (Every member active), and Missional (Reaching beyond ourselves) Association!
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The Herald Newsletter
We thank God because we know that His
purposes for His children are of good and
not of evil. We see this in each of the girls
who are in my house. God has enabled us
to help develop and to integrate them firstly in the house and then in school. The
girls continue with their routine, as they
go to school and come back to their tasks.
Like any young person, they have their
moments in which they test our patience,
but nothing extreme, thank God. We ask
for your prayers so that God will guide us
in future projects ahead and for provision
to meet all the needs that arise. We thank
you for taking part in this ministry; for
taking part in helping us change lives.
Thank you!
IMA offers our sincere sympathy & prayerful condolences:
Rev. Margaret "Peggy" Lena (Mills) King, of Miramichi, Canada passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. “Peggy” was
Ordained as a minister in 2004 at The Church of Life and Praise,
Ellsworth, ME, Revs. James Heard and Donald Smith Officiating. “Peggy” will be sadly missed by her husband, Rev. Ronald
King; two daughters Valerie King and Vicki King; son Sabastian
of Toronto, ON; two sisters Diane McKinley of South Esk, and
Judy Adams of Miramichi; four grandchildren Stefani, Falytia,
Jackson, and Austin; great-granddaughter Hayzen.
Memorial service will be held at Lyttleton Pentecostal Church,
Lyttleton, NB, Canada,, Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. (Canadian
What is Glory?
Get a fresh impartation of the glory of God along with new
breakthroughs in your life, which are promised in His Word during this powerful open Heaven seasonal portal!
Ephesians 3:16(AMP) 16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury
of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power
in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].
Vicky Witt , [email protected], The glory is who He is. It is the weightiness of who He is. He's sayAPDO #3-06, Durango, DGO., MEX ing, "I'm asking for the Father to come to you and say 'Here, from
the Father is wealth, riches, abundance.'"
Abundance of what? Abundance of glory. His weighty glory!
“On behalf of the IMA Missions World
Ephesians 3:20, "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abunHarvest Offering, monthly pledges,
dantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that
missions offerings and designated
funds, we thank you so much for your works within us."
Are you ready to see the exceedingly abundantly above and beconsistent, generous support. The
yond? I believe the Lor d wants to do big, big things, don' t you?
amounts of these missionary donaDo you want to operate out of the strength of the Lord on a continutions we receive is the sole provider of ous, day-to-day basis, where you operate out of the abundance of
the IMA financial support for IMA ap- His supply and His strength for your life?
proved missionaries. Thank you for
I want you to walk in a realm where you have strength to overcome
your continued support of IMA spon- persecution, cares and concerns, and strength to minister in the
sored Missionaries around the globe.” anointing. Strength to walk out what He has for your life, strength
Your support is very important to to walk in your destiny, and strength to stand and say, 'Now, beall of them!
hold, the Lord your God!'
Rev. Don Crabtree I want Him to do things in your life that are exceedingly abundantly
IMA Missions Chairman above and beyond what you can even think or imagine, according
to His mighty power, and that you begin to bring God glory.
Please send your Missions offer- God wants to increase your might! Be faithful with what has
been given to you, and you will get more. Ask the Lord to release
ings & pledges to:
His might for you.
100 N. St. Joseph Ave., Ste. 3,
Evansville, IN 47712-5506
Your IMA Chairman Rev. Rick Van Hoose is available to minister on a few Sunday's this year. He will encourage your church, boost the IMA, and reach out to
your youth! Call now for dates, 812-423-8000 ask for Rick, Angie, or Alan.
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April 2015!
Rev. Dr. Rick VanHoose
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IMA National Board Chairman; Sr. Pastor, The Cathedral-a Bible Center
Rev. TOMMY TENNEY is coming to the IMA Central District, April 22-24, 2015.
As many of you know, Rev. TOMMY TENNEY is the author of the multimillionselling ‘The God Chasers’ series. He also wrote best selling books, God Catchers, God's
Eye View, God's Dream Team, The Ultimate Comeback and Open Heaven. In addition he writes fiction and has been a Hollywood movie producer. He wrote a series on a fictional account of the ancient story of Queen Esther. The first book of the series: Hadassah: One night with the
King is the basis of the beautifully filmed movie of the same title.
Tommy has been able to reach millions of people through the movie, “One Night with the King.” His
latest fiction book The Road Home involves the beautiful Biblical story of Ruth. His latest non-fiction book is
"Open Heaven" the secr et power of a door keeper .
Tommy has written over 30 books. His writings have been translated into more than 40 languages and
nominated for many awards including the “Gold Medallion Award” and “Retailers Book of the Year.”
IMA Central District Conference Host Pastor Jack Greenwood extends a very personal invitation for
Please contact: Resurrection Life Church,1085 W. McKinley Ave. Decatur, Il 62546; church phone
(217) 877-0574 Everyone is welcome! Call the Church for registration!
"The Refreshing”
• Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 6:30pm Banquet / Dinner & Pastor Rick VanHoose, Comedy Hour!
Get your reservations made! IMA Central District 2015 members, you could also win a Trip to Florida, for a
week on the beach! Must be present Wednesday night drawing.
• Thursday April 23rd, 2015 10:00am Morning & Afternoon Workshops & Evening with Pastor Tommy
Tenney. (IMA Business Meeting Thurs. Morning)
• Friday April 24th, 2015 10:00am Morning & Afternoon Workshops & Evening with Pastor Tommy
Our Workshop Speakers are:
Pastor James Wells, The Cathedral, Evansville, IN
Pastor Rick Cooper, Touch of Life Church, Warsaw, IN
Rev. Dr. Jerry Wright, IMA Administrator, Evansville, IN
Author Kelly Stanley, Praying Upside Down, Crawfordsville, IN
Pastor Katrina Light, Church Alive Worship Center, Lafayette, IN
Pastor Brad Bulger, Bethel, Kokomo, IN
Pastor Rusty Greenwood. Resurrection Life Church Decatur, IL
Hotel Group booking is under IMA. Each person needs to call in their own registration & arrange payment.
**Host Hotel: Homewood Suites, 333 W. Marion Ave. Forsyth, IL 62535 $99/night (217)/877-0887
Breakfast and Evening Meal Included (no evening meal Fri.) Homewood Suites will only hold the rooms until March 22 then rooms will return to normal price.
Other Hotels to choose from:
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, 4191 W. US Rt. 36, $89/night, (217) 422-8800 No meals but have excellent restaurant available.
Ramada Inn, 355 E. Hickory Point Forsyth, IL, $61.95/night, (217) 876-8011, Breakfast included
***SPECIAL NOTE: If you want to come, but finances are holding you back, we have a limited number of
host homes available in Decatur, Where it would cost you nothing to stay!! Contact Lynn Greenwood at (217)
Rev. Dr. Jerry E. Wright
Some of The views expressed in the Herald Newsletter may
not necessarily reflect the consensus of IMA. members.
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Date: April 22-24 2015
29070 N. Farmersville Blvd
Visalia, CA
Accommodations: Econo Lodge, 1400 S. Mooney
Blvd., Visalia, CA, Phone: 559-732-6641
(mention "IMA Western District" to get rooms for
$50 plus taxes per night.)
Please check the IMA Western District FaceBook
page for additional information.
Theme: “Affirming The Call,” Acts 20:24
Date: April 23 - 24, 2015
Host Church: Bethel Church, Eau Claire, WI
Speakers: Dr. Timothy Warner, Pastor, Northern Lights
Christian Center, Hayward, WI
Robert Rampi, President of Isaiah 61 Ministries &
CPA; tax and accounting services
Day’s Inn, on the far west side of Eau Claire $65/night
Hampton Inn, near the University of Eau Claire $105/night
Holiday Inn South (Brand new hotel) Near the Oakwood
Mall $114/night 877-859-5095
Americinn, 8 miles north of Eau Claire Chippewa Falls
$95/night 715-723-5711
Metropolis Resort, South side of Eau Claire; has Indoor Water Park $109/night 715-852-6000
IMA Mid-South District Conference
Date: July 8-10, 2015
Place: Christ Community Church
8522 N. Hwy 39 N.
IMA National Conference & World Celebration:
Meridian, MS
2015 IMA National Conference, Sept. 21-23, 2015
Host Pastor: Rev. Ron Roberson
Host Pastors: Rev. Lane Busbee & Rev. Chuck
Higher Ground Church, 912 New Stine Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93309 Phone: (661) 836-0272
Speakers: Rev. Richard Bolte, Pastor Adrin Holly,
We look forward to seeing you there! “
Pastor Michael Lane & Rev. Jim Gable
California Here we Come!’
Something to Think About!
Together, We are IMA Strong!
Yes, We are IMA Strong! Alone we can do little; Together we can
do much! Get Connected, Get Involved, Build your fellowships, Be
involved in your IMA District. Contact your District Chairman.
Today is Our NOW Opportunity to come together as never before to seek the
face of the Lord to fulfill His Will, His Plans in His Timing and to see in real-time our
families, communities and nations change for the Kingdom of God.
We are the IMA! Providing Today’s Ministers the Freedom They Want, and
the Fellowship They Need!
We are more excited about what God is about to do in 2015 than at any other
time! Experience the heavy Glory and Presence of God that is life changing. Experience Heaven on Earth! Receive and witness God's healing power and creative miracles over your life as you get into God's timing as you hear God’s Word spoken for
the season we are in. We are more excited about what God is about to do in 2015
than at any other time! Receive a divine visitation during these moments God has set
up to meet with His people. He will bless you, visit you, and pour out His grace and
gifts to propel you into your destiny. Experience your season of visitation and get empowered to possess your inheritance: healings, miracles, provision, anointing, rejoicing, and a celebration of Passing over into Your Destiny.
100 N. Saint Joseph Avenue, Suite 3
Evansville, In 47712-5506
Phone (812) 550-1240
Email: [email protected] ■ Web: Interma.net
Rev. Dr. Rick VanHoose
Rev. Ken Benson
Rev. Don Crabtree
Rev. Joseph Campbell
Rev. Mike McCord
Rev. Rene Monette
Rev. Philip Thompson
Rev. Dr. Tim Warner
Rev. Virgil Amundson
Rev. David Spurlock EC
Rev. Larry King, SC
Rev. Donald Eaton, NW
Rev. Charles Dewing, F
Rev. Jim Gable, MS
Rev. James Heard, NEng
Rev. Mike McCord. MC
Rev. Scott Lehr, C
Rev. Stephen Schafer, MT
Rev. Derek Nett NC
Rev. Bill Wilson, W