Gregory Frizzell Ministries is in the process of launching The Restored Foundations Initiative. This initiative is a global strategy involving a three year project to quickly impact 2 to 3 million additional people. From this strategic group, the impact is designed to expand exponentionally. Though Evangelicals have many tools and much education, certain essential elements of revival are often marginalized or missing. Our objective is to strengthen the key missing foundations to sweeping revival, empowered evangelism, healthy church planting, small groups and discipleship. The means of impact is to distribute six strategic books to 100,000 US pastors and approximately 30,000 pastors in twelve key language groups. A significant percentage of pastors will then use the books for Scripture-filled church-wide studies. Based on historic patterns, this is the type of saturation and focus that is essential for major spiritual awakening.
The Unique Purpose of the Initiative - The central purpose is to saturate thousands of pastors, churches, small groups and missions with church-wide studies of powerful impact. The uniqueness is to address the essential elements currently lacking. The Foundations Initiative restores vital missing keys for sweeping revival and spiritual awakening. The Scripture-filled tools utilize a depth of discipleship content that helps transform families, revitalize churches and empower evangelism. They also prepare God’s people should persecution and societal challenges continue their rapid rise. Without being complicated, the foundational tools take churches and small groups to deeper levels of growth and impact.
The Cost - For something that so deeply impacts 2 to 3 million people, the cost is surprisingly low. Because of a unique God-given strategy, it calculates to less than $1 per person! The cost to print and distribute six major books to 100,000 pastors with adequate publicity is 2.8 million dollars. (This amount is spread over the three year implementation period.) To translate six books into twelve key languages is an additional $600,000. We also plan an audio version of each book to quickly impact multiplied millions who are illiterate. Some targeted countries for saturation are Africa, China, India and South America. With this seed money and books sales, The Restored Foundations Initiative purposes to be wholly self-supporting by the end of the launch period. After that time, additional books will be ready for accelerated distribution and translation for the US and many other countries. If you are interested in contributing to this impactful initiative please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pat Jones at (405) 942-3800.
A Word from Greg
Greetings and blessings in Christ! Our hearts are filled with praise at God’s merciful blessing on our ministry. Nearly three million books are in print and several are in multiple languages. Returning to Holiness is now in over forty languages. We are preparing for major moves in increased digital publishing. God’s grace is beyond our imagination! More than ever, we fill our books with actual Scripture, not just references. It is our growing conviction that books should be Scripture-filled and designed equally for individual, small groups and church-wide use.
We want to take this moment to thank God’s people for gracious support of our ministry. Prayer support and/or financial contributions are most appreciated and needed as we strive to walk in the path God has assigned. Several have substantially increased your gifts to the ministry during 2013 and it has come at a most opportune time. With the upcoming release of many new books and resources, we are preparing for a whole new phase of ministry expansion. That new phase is the Restored Foundations Initiative.
Recent Prayer Answers
As an update on recent answers to prayer, we would like to report that The Lord’s Supper is now available. This book is a church-wide read that uses the Lord’s Supper to remind of our ultimate unity around the eternal shepherd, Jesus Christ. It is a powerful option for deepening unity and a church family. Using its prayer guides and covenant will keep any church from taking this blessed church ordinance or our Savior’s sacrifice for granted. While an excellent option for any Lord’s Supper observance, it is especially powerful for Easter and Christmas celebrations.
We are also excited to report that Biblical Patterns for Powerful Church Prayer Meetings is now available for e-readers. It is available in an epub, mobi and pdf formats for use in a wide variety of readers. This makes our third resource available for use with e-readers and we anticipate the release of several additional titles shortly.
Brazil has hit the mark of nearly six hundred thousand sold in Portuguese. They are now in the process of translating another of our resources. This will be their sixth book to translate. We are profoundly grateful for the Lord’s blessing upon this venture.
Recently, the Lord has provided a wonderful couple to translate several books into Chinese and Indian languages. This will enable us to distribute untold thousands of books abroad and in North America. How we praise His name for this opportunity!
We do have two prayer requests. First, please fervently pray for faith, health and strength for us as God prompts your heart. The next twelve months are vital as we strive to complete the various tasks and finish several more strategic resources. In this massive undertaking, only God’s grace can bring it to fruition. Second, please prayerfully consider a major financial gift at this time. So many have been faithful but in order to complete these projects, much needs to be done. As always, donations in any amount are much appreciated and tax deductible. All funds go directly to getting books published and distributed in the US and globally. Donations can be given to Gregory Frizzell Prayer and Renewal Ministries, Inc. Blessing to you and yours!
Toward the Next Great Awakening!