International Bible Teacher & Author David Ravenhill will speak at Harmony Church
Tomorrow (Sun 10 Jan) at 10.30am.
He is visiting NZ for a short family trip
Please let others know this of this special occasion!
Harmony meets at Oaklands School, Cunningham Plc, Halswell.
About David Ravenhill
David Ravenhill’s burden is to see the Church come to maturity through intimacy with God
Ravenhill was born in England in 1942. He graduated from Bethany Fellowship Bible College in Minneapolis where he met and married his wife Nancy. In their early years, David and Nancy served with David Wilkerson’s first Teen Challenge Center in New York City. Following that they worked with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) for six years which included two years in Port Moresby, Papua, New Guinea. From 1973-1988 David was on the pastoral team of one of New Zealand’s largest churches, the New Life Center in Christchurch. David & Nancy returned to the States in 1988. The following year they joined the senior leadership team of Kansas City Fellowship under the leadership of Mike Bickle.
From 1993 David served as the senior pastor of a thriving church in Gig Harbor, Washington. He resigned in 1997 to commence a full time itinerant ministry throughout the United States and overseas. David also taught in the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, Florida as well as maintaining a busy itinerant ministry. During and following their time in Pensacola David traveled with Evangelist Steve Hill and the Awake America Crusades.
David & Nancy have three grown daughters, two son in laws and seven grandchildren.
David has written five books published by Destiny Image.
The Ravenhills have recently relocated to Siloam Springs, Arkansas from where he continues his itinerant ministry.
Books by David Ravenhill
Surviving The Anointing is a solid teaching tool for church leaders who are facing not only their own struggles but also reaping the fallout of recent moral failings of nationally well-known church leaders.
For God’s Sake, Grow Up!
It’s time for a change! God calls all Christians to enroll in the school of His Spirit-He longs for us to grow in maturity and intimacy with Him so that we can fulfill His purposes for us and for our generation. For too long we have been like the child who desperately clings to his mother’s leg when facing the first day of kindergarten, stubbornly refusing to move on to the next level of spiritual maturity. For God’s sake, we must grow up!
Welcome Home provides the reader with a fresh and insightful look at the familiar parable of the prodigal son. The author’s approach is to recast the prodigal into twentieth century settings, so the reader can more readily identify with the central character, the prodigal. It serves to warn and yet warm the heart of the reader. Not only does it reveal the gradual and yet steady downward spiral from prosperity to the pig pen; but also the steps leading to his full restoration with his father.
The Jesus Letter takes the seven letters to the churches in Revelation, lifts them out of their ancient setting, creating a mirror for the contemporary church in which to view her. The image reflected in that mirror just might surprise you.
They Drank from the River
We are living in a land not our own. We are looking for a city whose Builder and Maker is God. Along the way there will be rivers from which to drink. These ‘rivers’ will renew, refresh, and restore vision and purpose. But, the ‘river’ will not ultimately satisfy the inner longing of your soul. The ‘river’ along the way must not be mistaken for the City of God we all seek. We must go on not being content with the provision of the ‘river’ no matter how exciting it rushing power and glory may be.
The author draws from his 43 years of ministry experience both as a missionary, pastor and teacher in the Body of Christ. As a teacher he reveals some striking parallels as well as some vital lessons, between the prodigal son of the past and those of the present. This book provides many insightful lessons as well as warnings for all those who seek to serve the Lord, no matter what field of service they may be involved in.