Directors Accelerated Seminar – April 11-13
Attention all directors!! Would you like to learn from the best and most experienced directors? Would you like to be sharpened and motivated to make an even greater impact? Do you need a tune-up in your chapter and leadership skills? For the first time ever in RUI history, we will be hosting a Directors Accelerated Seminar. You won’t want to miss this grand opportunity to rub shoulders with our Directors Advisory Council as well as our experienced RUI staff. This two day and one night event will consist of profitable round table discussions and class film reviews. Important Note: Only the first 50 registrations will be accepted, so register today!
Make Valentine’s Day special…
As a director, it is wise to make the most of special occasions, especially holidays, for two purposes: 1) to evangelize your community by having a special day, and 2) to minister to your faithful students in a creative way using the theme of the special day.
Valentine’s Day is a special day for many people, symbolizing love, relationships, marriage, and romance. For many, special gifts are purchased for one another and given on this unique occasion to show affection.
In the Bible, God gave us the most supreme example of love when we read of Jesus going to the cross. This great sacrifice made the relationship between God and man possible.
Marriage is the most beautiful, accurate picture of salvation through Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, many who come to your class have a darkened concept of marriage because of their family experiences. Take some time on Valentine’s Day to explain the gospel as pictured in marriage, but be sure to mention God’s forgiveness toward divorce. Emphasize love and restoration in relationships that have been broken, and challenge your class to “Be someone’s Valentine.”
To participate in the “Be someone’s Valentine,” simply act out the definition of love toward someone the week after Valentine’s Day. The theme for the 2010 Adversity University Conference was “The Way is Agape.” The definition of love God gave to Bro. Curington was “the willing, sacrificial giving of oneself for the benefit of others, expecting nothing in return.”
Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, so be sure to make the most of this great opportunity!! And don’t forget to have a testimony time on February 17th to allow them to share their experience with the Valentine’s Day challenge.
RIP (Reformers Institutional Program)
Great thing are taking place through the RIP ministry. God has been opening doors and directors have been seeing great success. If you don’t have a RIP ministry in your local church, now is the time to start! The Institutional Pack is still available for $299, and gives you a savings of over $300! Call Michie today at 815-209-2804 for more information.
“I miss the stories of victory that you used to send out on Fridays. Each Friday, I would read these to start our testimony time. I was wondering if this could be done again, perhaps by encouraging directors to have some of their students write a testimony that might be included. I thought that even if only one person from each chapter would respond, this would make it possible to send one each week for more than a year. This is just a suggestion.” – RU Director
I would love to continue the Stories of Victory. My plan was to share the Friday space with Dr Crabb’s blogs and Stories of Victory, as they were made available. It would be a great help to receive emails from directors with Stories of Victory to share. If I receive an abundance of both, we shall add another day of blogs, and shift back to Stories of Victory every Friday! Directors, Will you help? You can even change the people’s names and places if you think it would give you the freedom to share some yourself. On the other hand, each director probably has 5 students each that would love to see their story encourage others. Send them to [email protected]
Upcoming Travel Schedule
Dr. Paul Kingsbury
Feb 8-10 (Wed-Fri) Astatula, FL
Feb 8-10 (Wed-Fri) Astatula, FL
Feb 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Winterpark, FL
Feb 17-19 (Fri-Sun) Effingham, IL
Feb 25-26 (Sat-Sun) Marion, IA
Mar 2-4 (Fri-Sun) Fern Park, FL
Mar 9-11 (Fri-Sun) San Marcos, CA
Mar 15-16 (Thurs-Fri) Rockford Training Days
Mar 16-18 (Fri-Sun) Salisbury, NC
Mar 22-26 (Wed-Sun) Pasco, WA
Feb 12 (Sun) Manitou Beach, MI
Feb 19 (Sun) Atoka, TN
Mar 25 (Sun) Winfield, MO
Mar 30-Apr 1 (Fri-Sun) Poplar Bluff, MO
*If you are near any of the mentioned locations and would like to attend, please contact us [email protected] for the church location.