UpBuilding is defined as:
to edify, to strengthen,
to enhance the
to promote spiritual growth and development of character.
Since 1989 UpBuilding Ministries has offered
creative, practical, and grace
focused weekend ministry opportunities
for churches of various denominations.
Primary Mission is To UpBuild Men, Women and
Children in practical ways to express their Christian
on each of these 13 Options:
select an Option, pick a date, and get ready for one of
the most positive events your congregation
has ever had! Guaranteed!
Ron at 239-850-8324 to discuss possibilities
below for descriptions of each Option)
1 Building Up the Entire Congregation
Therefore, build one another up. 1 Thessalonians
MOST POPULAR OPTION chosen
by churches of various denominations. It
offers EIGHT (8) sessions from which people may choose to
focus of each is practical application!
Saints - Retirees and Senior Citizens
"The Blessings of Being Chronologically Enhanced"
- 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Congregation Adults, Singles,Youth, Children
5 years & up
"UpBuilding Everyone in the Family of Faith"
- 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Men - Married, Single and Teenage Men
"Building Up My Spiritual Muscles"
- 7:30 -11:00 am
- Married, Single, and Teenage Women
"Finding Myself in a Good Book" -
1:30 - 4:00 pm
- Married and Engaged Couples of ALL ages
"Discovering How to Lengthen My Love"
- 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Leaders - Pastors, Staff, Leaders, and Spouses
"Impacting Our People Through Prayer"
- 1 Hour before Worship
- Junior and Senior High Youth Combined
"Learning The A.B.C.'s of Christianity"
- During Sunday School
Children - (IF there is a children's
time during the Worship Service)
"Seeing How Unique I Am In God's Sight"
- Worship Attendees
"Staying Up In Down Times"
- 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
Comments on UpBuilding the Congregation
significant event in our church's history."--
Bill Moore, Evang. Presbyterian
son and daughter made life changing decisons! "
-- Bill Beachy, Methodist
relates to all from ages 4 to 94!." -- Carl
children recited what was taught." --
Rick Shonkwiler, Church of Christ
were spiritually uplifted with laughter!" -- Karen
RARE cross-generational Ministry" -- Brian
received a healing of past wounds." -- Alan
Warneke, Assembly of God
has us practice what he teaches!" -- Keith
prayed to receive Jesus Christ " -- Doug Van
had a 'genuine' renewal of faith." -- Steve
Lovellette, Evangelical Free
were actively engaged in God's Word -- Kyle Canerday,
Church of God
Celebrating Our Identity In Christ
Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so...Psalms
of us define ourselves by worldly standards rather than
Wordly statements! There are over 330 Scriptures
that describe what God says in His Word about us as His
children! This seminar will surprise, absolutely
delight, and upbuild all attendees in discovering
their true identity! A list of these Scriptures will be
given; many meditated upon, and yes, applied! A
sure 'winner' to enlighten Youth and Adults of All
3 Grandparenting More Effectively
A faith that dwelt first in your grandmother
Lois and your mother Eunice.
2 Timothy 1:5
A 'hands-on' approach that allows Grandparents to immediately
put into practice 8 Biblical principles that will bless
their grandparenting! Topics include: The Positive
Effects of a Grandparent's Quality Time, Affirming Words,
Scriptural Prayers, Unconditional Love, Creative Teaching,
etc. A guaranteed blessing to Grandpas and Grandmas!
Helping Members Tell Their Stories of Faith
Always be ready to explain your faith gently
1 Peter 3:15 NLT
follower of Jesus has a unique story to tell. This time-tested
training helps members to prepare and to share their own
story of faith in positive and practical ways.. It resulted
in a tremendous decadal church growth at College Hill Presbyterian
Church. Based on Dr. Rand's book: Won By
One--Telling Our Friends Our Stories of Faith..
Highly recommended by Church Growth Pioneer,
Dr. Peter Wagner. See
Growing a Praying Congregation
For My house shall be called a house of prayer
for all people. Isaiah
Jesus came to your church, would He describe it as
house of prayer?" and you as "a praying person?"
is an insightful and refreshing seminar on prayer. You will
not only hear teaching about prayer but actually spend
Topics include: What is prayer? How do I pray?
How does God answer prayer? What about unanswered
prayer? What about fasting and praying? Using my Bible as
a Prayer Book! Ways to pray regularly with my spouse, my
family, others, Etc.
6 Enjoying the Holy Spirit 101
filled and go on being filled with the Holy Spirit.
many, the Holy Spirit is a ghost that dwells in the Apostles'
Creed! This seminar introduces the Holy Spirit and His Ministry
using sound exegesis of Scriptures. It is taught in consultation
with the host church's pastor. Topics: The Holy
Spirit's Biblical resume. Why He came. Grieving and Quenching.
Fruits and Gifts-How they differ. Infilling. Daily leading.Etc.
Persons will identify
6 steps to discovering spiritual gifts,
describe at least 7 of over 30 titles, and recite 8 aspects
of the Spirit's ministry. The Goal is to know and
enjoy the Holy Spirit's presence and "to excel in
building up the church." - 1 Cor. 14:12
7 Discovering Biblical Healing
sent forth His Word, and healed them.
healing is common in both the Old and New Testaments. There
are 15 Hebrew and Greek words pertaining to it. Topics
include:5 ways healing occurs. 4 Biblical Time Frames,
Is Healing for All? The role faith plays. Dangers to avoid,
and The role Scripture gives to some believers (1 Cor.12),
all believers (Mark 16), and elders (James 5).
8 Learning to Listen with Empathy
Let everyone be quick to
hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
and immediately practice 10 communication skills
that will impact relationships! A fun time with many
include: Listening with Empathy, Resolving Conflict,
Responding to Negative Words Positively, Dealing with Anger,
plus 6 other relationship enhancing exercises. A
must for families with teens!
9 Making Marriages More Merry
of them shall come thanksgiving and the sound of merrymakers.
rewarding experience for couples of ALL ages. Done
within an entertaining and non-threatening environment.
for a retreat setting. Topics include: The Stages
of Marriage,The Form of Love I Most Prefer, How to
Have a Good Fight, Learning to Listen to One Another,
Honey, Let's Pray Together, and What the
Bible Really Says About Sex!
Enhancing Family Relationships
"Everything we do,
beloved, is for the sake of building you up."
2 Corinthians 12:19
For families that include children 8 years old and
up desiring to learn 10 wise communication skills
that will impact and upbuild their family relationships!
A fun time with many vivid illustrations. Participants
not only learn the principles BUT immediately
put them into practice with one another during this
The FATHERS Team Ministry
"And what you have heard from me before many witnesses
entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others
2 Tmothy 2:2
The FATHERS Ministry has the longest continual track record
of most Men's Ministries today. It began in 1981 as a Team
of men holding one another accountable to practice their
Christian faith in practical ways. It moves men from information
to transformation. Observe for yourself these two videos:
youtube.com/watch?v=OgsLAXf2uSQ and its 35th anniversary:
vimeo.com/181270665. FATHERS MAKES DISCIPLES! Curriculum
available on line. Call 239-850-8324 to obtain it.
12. Creating Ministry Alternatives
"For behold, God creates a new heaven
and a new earth."
Jerry Kirk, Founder of Pure Hope and 40 Day Prayer Covenant.,
"What a privilege to have served with Dr. Rand in
pastoral ministry for over 18 years. I have seen how God
has gifted him with creating fresh alternatives in
ministry that exalt Christ and lead to significant change
in people's lives. I know of no one more creative!
your congregation desires some new and dynamic approaches
to your present ministries, I encourage you to utilize the
gift God has given him. Your congregation will be greatly
13. Combining the Above 13 Options
There are varieties of working, but it is
the same God who inspires them all.
1 Corinthians 12:6
often invite Dr. Rand for an event that combines
3 or 4 of the above OPTIONS into one UpBuilding event.
For example, a Friday evening FAMILY time. A
Saturday morning LEADERSHIP TRAINING time; a Saturday
afternoon SHARING OUR FAITH TRAINING time; a Saturday
evening COUPLES' time and Sunday a Specialized Sermon
your own UpBuilding Weekend experience according to your
own particular desire and need!
'Acrostic' Ministries that the Lord has enabled me in 50
years of ministry to design, develop, disciple and delegate
to lay leaders. ALL to the glory of God!
- (Assistance In Developing Edifying Sermons)
- (Adopting Inactive Members)
- (Bringing About New Dimensions After Inactive Decisions)
BIRTHDAY - (Blessings In Remembering To Honor Days
And Years) - Creative ways to celebrate member's special
CHILD - (Common Household Items Leading to Decisions)
Evangelism helps for Parents and Grandparents to use in
sharing the gospel message with children
- (Fathers Accountable To Healthy Enduring Relationships
& Spirituality) A practical means of enabling men to become
the fathers the Father desires. From this I authored the
book For Fathers Who Aren't In Heaven - Regal Press
HELPER - (How to Equip Lay People to Evangelize Regularly)
- Friendship faith sharing. From this I authored the book
Won By One-Regal Press
- (God's Intentions For Tailor-made Service) - Discovering
& Using Spiritual Gifts
- (How to Operationally Serve People In Their Ailing Life's
INVITE - (Inviting New Visitors Into Tasteful Environments)
- Attracting new members
- (Inter-National Visitors Invited To Eat Dinner) - Building
cross cultural relationships with local international people
groups without going overseas
KINDNESS - A visitation ministry to residents in
the church's neighborhood - (Knock, Introduce, Name, Depart,
Note, Express, Situate, and Send)
- (Leaders Equipped And Dedicated to Exercise Responsible
LISTENS - (Learning Important Skills To Enhance Natural
Sensitivity) - The art of learning how to listen to others
- (Name All Members Effectively) - How to memorize members'
names and faces
- (Practical And Special Tips Offering Real Success) - Principles
- (Pastor's Informational Lunches On Tuesdays/Thursdays)
- Time with members!
- (Pray Regularly And You'll Experience Results) - Practical
training that enables a church to become in reality "a house
of prayer" - Isaiah 56:7
(Many Excellent Notions To Obtain Relevant Important Necessary
Gains) Sharing pastoral experiences of 44 years including
- (Ministries In Short-term Situations In Other Nations)
- Cross cultural times
- (Ways Of Recreating Services that Harmoniously Impact
Parishioners) - How to creatively design and develop viable
forms of meaningful worship