Greetings from your RI Directors:
Cathy and I have helped build organizations and churches, develop ministries, and train leaders for thirty seven years. But Rejoice International is not about individual effort, but rather what I believe is the next step in bringing authentic, New Testament revival to our generation. It is about supporting all of the above through networking relationships that build THE Church and THE Kingdom.
The overarching goal of Rejoice International is to connect the body of Christ in fulfillment of Ezekiel’s vision in chapter 37:1-10. God gave me a revelation of Ezekiel’s valley of dry bones that helped me to understand that this is the status of the Body of Christ in general today...a lot of disconnected and very dry bones that do not accurately reflect the image and glory of Christ. I immediately felt commissioned to begin prophesying to these dry bones.
I know Cathy and I are called to help facilitate this vision. But this commissioning is not just for me or my church. God has shown me hundreds and thousands of partners from around the world that feel the same call and will join with us in this effort. Can these dry bones in America and around the world live? Yes, if we will prophecy to them together through prayer, resources and networking for revival, these bones can be reconstituted as A VAST ARMY.
“So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.” Ez. 37:1-10 NIV
RI is not about anyone leaving their current affiliation, fellowship, denomination, etc. RI is a bridge ministry to the larger Body of Christ. We have to get back to the First Love principles of Christ (Rev. 2:1-5) that transend our various groups. Do you remenber when all that mattered was Jesus? This is what it will take to see transformational revival that reaches an entire lost and dying world. If human organizations could have accomplished this, they already would have.
Think about this. The first century church did not have electricity, radio, television, computers, smart phones or internet, and yet in one generation they changed the known world. Twenty generations have passed since the Early Church and no organization has has come close to reproducing what they accomplished. I am convinced that as long as we remain divided by kingdom building, and do not learn to network together with the other parts of the body of Christ, we will never finish the assignment that Jesus left us. There is no organization that has it all. WE NEED EACH OTHER. Anything less is not a full representation of the Body of Christ, and this is the primary reason that "bones" get dry. They get dry because they are seperated and loose connection to the vital contributions of the other parts of the Body of Christ.
Please consider becoming a partner in this network by visiting the Rejoice International Partners information below.You can be a part of helping answer Jesus' prayer for a unified Body. Unity is the place of power for His Kingdom to come, and His will to be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. We must decrease so that He can increase. It's all about Jesus, or it just doesn't matter.
”…that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” Jn. 17:21 NIV
All for Jesus,
George & Cathy Black
Rejoice International is about connecting the body of Christ, and our Executive Partners is where this begins. It is a great honor to have such great men and women of God who feel compelled to partner with us in this vision. They are a diverse group from many locations whose accumulated wisdom, experience and gifting is immense. They provide the core leadership team that Cathy and I and this network depend on to connect and resource the body of Christ. In the coming weeks and months you will find more and more of their ministry and materials becoming available on this site to bless and encourage you.
If you would like to become an RI Partner, it's fast, rewarding, and can be free, and will make a HUGE difference helping connect God's people and encourage revival in our day.
There are four levels of Partnership available, and every one of them is important. The partnerships that include a financial pledge help make this ministry possible. All contributions in the US are tax deductible, and a minimum of 10% of all donations are used for World Missions.View items...