God created us for a purpose that begins with a continuous experience of His great love for us.  It finds its fulfillment as we represent Him and His kingdom to the world around us.  No matter where we are in our journey God stands ready to guide us into the full expression of His plan and purposes for our lives.  Come & explore God's next step for you!  
RTF Heartland Regional Training
Saturday, August 5, 2017 
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Church
$40 includes catered lunch 
Come join us as we learn from Bob and Cheria Guier
who have been Directors of the Restoring the Foundations (RTF) Training Center, 
in Hendersonville NC, for the the past nine years! 
Click here for details and registration 

RTF Heartland Region Testimonials

Sharpening Your Saw - June 2017

In August 1989 the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey was released, and within a very short amount of time made a tremendous impact on management training and leadership development in both public and private sectors.  The seven habits Covey describes are simple to understand but like many things in life harder to live out.  I remember being taken not only by their simplicity but the common sense feel that attended each habit. And while the book was meant for corporate audiences, the habits apply... 

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Using a Gospel Harmony to Study the Life of Jesus

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

As we enter the summer season and take a break from our normal routine it is often helpful to try new things and/or do old things in new ways.  The following suggestion as an alternative form of study may be just the piece you need to breathe new life into your devotional life.  In John 14:8 Philip says to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”  Jesus in His response (verse 9) to Philip said, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you ... More

Expectancy in Prayer: Faith or Presumption

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

While on retreat several years ago I was reading one of the daily reflections from A Minute of Margin by Richard Swenson, MD. It was one of those experiences where God heightened my awareness and said you need to pay attention here. The title to the reflection was Expectation Overload and it pointed out the fact that the affluence of our society has created within us an expectation for more, of everything. “We expect health, wealth and ease- and are discontent if more doesn’t ... More

What it Means to Believe

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

As a young Augustinian monk Luther could not find any peace with God nor did he have any assurance of salvation. Luther would read the Scriptures, encounter the words of Romans 3:21,22, "righteousness of God", and they would strike terror in his heart. No matter how long he fasted, no matter how long he prayed, he was continually confronted with his own sinfulness and the question of how could he become righteous in the sight of God? All of these events led to what has become known as ... More

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