1) Background of this Transition – New Doors in 2004!
On Saturday morning August 2, 2003 the voice of the Holy Spirit spoke to me. “Before you can go through the new doors I am putting in front of you, your mother must graduate to be in My presence before My throne.”
The following Sunday morning, August 3rd, my mother, Amanda Elizabeth Goll, suddenly passed away. She was at home getting ready to go to church and simply graduated to heaven. What a way to go!
Then I realized that the Holy Spirit 24 hours beforehand had clued me in. Not only had my dear mother literally left this earth, but this also meant that there were “new doors” for us to go through. I later realized that often in my life, as a “parabolic prophet”, I walk out words that are messages for the larger body of Christ
The Holy Spirit has been emphasizing Revelation 4:1. “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”
The “Spirit of Revelation” is coming upon the body of Christ and many are hearing the call to “come up higher in the presence and purposes of God”. Open doors are being experienced by many. A time of purging has prepared a people for a time of graduation. Old things are being taken away in order that new things may come.
It was also revealed to me that we had completed a 20 years commission (Ministry to the Nations) and it was time for a fresh start. Through a series of dreams and confirmation through others, the name Encounters Network – a ministry to the nations – was chosen. We officially went through this new door October 15th 2004!
2) Our New Vision Statement for Encounters Network
Experiencing His Presence Releasing His Power
The vision of Encounters Network is to unite and mobilize the body of Jesus Christ by teaching and imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. We accomplish this through: Encounters Events where people experience God’s presence, Encounters Communications where the vision is cast, Encounters Resources where believers are equipped for Kingdom impact, and Encounters Acts where we demonstrate compassion through various missions endeavors.
3) Goals of this Ministry
Goals of this ministry are networking with leaders in the church and marketplace; friendship and relational care for itinerant, outreach, and missions ministries; training believers through conferences, seminars and outreaches; and creating quality materials to reproduce life in the Spirit.
Encounters Network is an expression of the life of Jesus Christ as demonstrated through a team of servant leaders. We are friends in Jesus who are members of evangelical, Spirit-filled congregations around the world.
We purpose to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom with signs following to Jews and the Gentiles alike. Our desire is to equip the body of Christ to fulfill her destiny as the “House of Prayer for All Nations” and become an “Exceedingly Great Army sent out into
All the Earth.”
4) Prayer Targets to Help Launch Encounters Network!
- Health of Goll Family, Staff and Team
Pray for a hedge of protection around the Goll Household and the Staff and Team of EN. Stand against the spirit of infirmity and speak forth life! Declare III John 2 is our portion!
- Finances of Encounters Network
Call forth the needed financial base for daily operations for the ministry. Also agree for an increase of finances for the Goll household to meet the demands of a growing family! Ask the Lord for an increase of 300 new EN Sponsors. Declare Philippians 4:19.
- Wisdom and Knowledge of God to Increase
Let every decision both personal and ministerial be soaked in the wisdom ways of God with an increase of His government being released. Declare
Colossians 1:9, 10.
- Greater Release of Gifts of the Spirit and Power of God
According to I Corinthians 1:4-8, declare that the ministry team of EN will not be lacking in any spiritual gift. Thank the Lord for all effective ministry of the past. But let’s agree for a greater grace of presence, power and giftedness to come forth for His name sake!
- God’s Highest Purposes to Be Fulfilled
Agree with us in prayer for His highest will to be done and the fullness of His purposes to be fulfilled in our individual and family lives as well as all our ministerial relationships. Speak forth Hebrews 13:20!
- Possessing of New Doors – Humility, Grace and Faith for the Journey
As we enter a new season with a new name, burden and appeal, speak forth the character needed to carry the gift! According to Ephesians 6:10, 19, 20 speak for strength in the Lord and boldness for the journey!
- Spirit of Prayer and Supplication!
Believe with us for 1,200 strong intercessors to be a part of the Network Prayer Warriors for this next season in God. According to Zechariah 12:10 declare that the Spirit of Prayer and Supplication is upon every intercessor that joins our ranks!
5) Come to Our 1st Encounters Event
A Secret Place Gathering
Encountering God through Contemplative Prayer and Worship
January 14 and 15th 2005
Speakers and Hosts- James and Michal Ann Goll
Worship Leaders- Chris Dupré, Billy Blackwood, Tina Bolinger,
Julie True, and Mark Woodward
Location: Aldersgate Renewal Ministries/GateWay Worship Center
121 East Ave.
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Single Registration – $40
Married Registration – $65 (one book per married couple)
Encounters VisionCast Dinner – $15
Call 1-877-200-1604 or Register Online Click Here
– All registrants receive free Wasted on Jesus or A Call to the Secret Place book ($14.00 value)
– Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover are billing options.
– No Friday / Saturday Only Registration
– There will be a confirmation letter sent out to all registrants this time.
– No childcare is available.
– No refunds are given for registrations.
6) From the Desk of James W. Goll
Michal Ann and I want to thank each of you who have partnered with us over the past several years in our labors through Ministry to the Nations. Thanks so much! We look forward to building a relational and functional “Net that will Work” for the glory of God! Also – visit our new web site at www.encountersnetwork.com – it will take a couple more months till it is complete – but we trust you will appreciate the new look and the user-friendly style.
Michal Ann will lead an Encounters Acts mission trip to Mozambique in June of 2005 to bless Iris Ministries under the leadership of Rolland and Heidi Baker. Together we will lead a Prayer Tour of Israel in the Fall of 2005! Other Missions endeavors are being investigated as well as new media outreach presentations! We look forward to partnering with you in each of these expressions to release the heart of God.
As we turn the corner to a fresh start in lives and ministry, I hear the Holy Spirit saying, “Work Higher Not Harder!” We want to Experience His Presence and Release His Power! Want to join us?
Partner with us at Encounters Network!
James W. Goll