Shall I Do a Free Equipping Program? And 2015 Ministry Report

Dear readers,

I wanted to ask you a question today and also provide a year-end ministry report for 2015.

The question for you:

My reader survey, which is still open for additional responses by the way, 🙂 showed that the VAST majority of you prefer to receive blog updates via email.

Therefore, I am considering turning my email subscription list into an online, free equipping program. It would look like this:

When you opt in to get free email updates (including those of you who have already opted in), you would be joining my equipping program. You would receive exclusive emails from me, containing:

  • blog updates whenever new content is posted;
  • free training videos (YouTube, etc) that I recommend (these would largely be sermons and messages that I personally am learning from, or those that I have already learned from);
  • recommendations for paid resources that I am personally studying, if I think they would help you (sermons, training CDs, etc)
  • activation exercises you can do to draw closer to the Lord, hear God better, etc;
  • prophetic words that aren’t on the blog; and
  • exclusive product discounts on my products when they’re available.

Nothing would change about what I post on the blog itself. The Lord has given me an amazing calendar of posts and things to put on the blog this year, and it’s going to be an awesome year! And I would still be posting some prophetic words on the blog, etc.

But this equipping program would be different because it give me a way to provide additional training for you that you can study at your own pace, and you would receive ADDITIONAL prophetic words that I don’t have space to share on the blog.

In addition to regular blog updates when I post new content, I would send probably one training exercise/video/etc per week, on Tuesdays, and occasional prophetic words whenever as the Lord leads.

The name of the equipping program would be:

Presence Seekers University logo

What do you think? Would you be interested in having me do this? If so, please leave a comment below on this post. I need to hear from you about this, because it’s a serious commitment on my part and I will only do it if you want to participate. 🙂

Now, the 2015 ministry update:

I thought you’d like to know that, together, this community ended 2015 with over 400,000 pageviews on this blog. 401,793 pageviews, to be precise. Also, in 4th quarter, we exceeded 40,000 pageviews per month. 🙂

That’s 401,793 times that people were touched with the good news of Christ’s love. Happy people, sad people, broken people, hurting people were all encouraged together and pointed to the amazing, generous love of our good, good Father.

Together, we were also able to sow our first seed into missions from the proceeds of this blog.

It wasn’t a large amount of money, but because of your support, we were able to help a 15-year-old Guatemalan girl go to school to become a teacher. Read Claudia’s story on LynnAnn’s missionary blog here. (LynnAnn is another one of my pastor and spiritual dad’s daughters.)

It’s only the beginning, but the Lord has given me a vision that I hope to share more about soon. I desire to begin sowing into several specific mission projects as the Lord continues to bless. I know these projects will capture your heart as they have captured mine. 🙂

Go, JESUS!

And for 2016:

I have more plans to share later, but for now, I will tell you that my goal for 2016 is to exceed 100,000 pageviews per month. Specifically in January, my goal is to exceed 50,000 pageviews per month.

That’s 50,000 pageviews. In January. This month.

How is it possible? It’s only possible with your help.

Every time you read my posts; every time you share on Facebook, pin on Pinterest, forward to your friends, tweet it out, or whatever, YOU help this community reach more people. Sometimes one repin or Facebook share can result in hundreds and even thousands of people coming to read a post.

So, thank you; and please, keep on sharing. 🙂 The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. In 2016, please keep on laboring with me in the harvest fields to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I truly can’t thank you enough. Stay tuned this week for the Dimensions of Destiny series, and many blessings to you in 2016.

In Christ,

Jamie

66 Comments

  1. Brooke Brandel says:

    Wow! You are rocking it for Jesus! I love the presence seeker University idea if you can swing it time wise! Also love your heart for missions! I will continue to share and support your blog!! Your blog blesses me and so many others!!

    1. It sounds like a good idea. Anything that would bring us closer to our Father sounds wonderful! Thank you for all your hard work and I believe things will get better and better! 🙂

      1. Amen! Let it be so, Lord! 🙂 And thank you, Patti, for sharing. I am excited about what Papa wants to do to build up His people! 🙂 Go, JESUS! 🙂

      1. Eric D Stein says:

        Yes. Your anointing needs sharing.

  2. Crystal Harrington says:

    I think it’s a great idea. I know it’s something I would find helpful/useful in my journey to be closer to God.

  3. I think it’s a great idea. The name you chose says it all. I say go for it. It would help us grow closer to God as you said.

  4. I am definitely keen for such a course. I’m all the way from the other side of the world!

  5. Eric D Stein says:

    Jamie,

    Keep up the great work in reaching out and equipping others to also do so.

    Thanks and God bless you.

  6. Josephine says:

    By God’s Grace your blog has reached many people. This year will be an even better year and many more lives will be blessed.
    I think your idea for Presence Seekers University is a wonderful idea. I personally have learnt so much from you and I’m hoping to learn more and more each day.
    God Bless you

    1. Praise God! I’m so glad our Daddy is blessing you. May He increase you in wisdom and revelation and knowledge of Him every day as you seek Him. 🙂

  7. I like the idea and you have been very helpful in my walk with the Lord.

  8. This sounds like a fantastic idea. As you equip the saints, I believe we will be enpowered to impact those in our communities.

    1. Exactly! That’s what it’s all about–for God’s people to do the work of the ministry. It was never His plan for ministry to be confined to a pulpit, but rather for us to reach the world between our own two feet with the Gospel, day in and day out. I’m fired up about equipping the people of God! 🙂
      Thanks for reading and letting me know! Have a great day!

  9. Beth Stiver says:

    I love the idea and I love the idea of more training and sharing. God bless you for your ministry in His kingdom!

  10. Josephine says:

    Thank you so much for your time and effort it takes to share your gifting with us. Of course if you offer it I would be happy to be a part of the PSU. I am intentional about learning and growing all I can so that I am better equipped to help others grow in their relationship with Our Papa! I speak blessings and increase over you and your ministry as you do what God shows you to do! You are a true inspiration and encouragement. Bless you!

  11. Rebecca Lopez says:

    I think this is an awesome idea. I got excited as I read the plan you outlined. I’m in. I vote a great big yes.

  12. Lynn Brown says:

    If God is leading you to do this, then you need to be obedient to it. He will make the time in your schedule and will equip you with the tools. I would love to see the result?

  13. Jaime,
    I think that this is a wonderful idea! God will use it greatly for his glory. Go for it, and keep up the good work for Jesus!!

  14. Rebecca Lopez says:

    I’m very excited. I think this is a wonderful idea. Your ministry has been such a powerful blessing as it is I think this would be a great way of going deeper in ones relationship with God.
    I give a thumbs up.

  15. I also think that this is a wonderful idea! I will be going to India in June and working with a Pastor there karenwho is reaching souls in untraced people groups. I want more of God so that I can be used to touch these dear souls with Christ! So YES on equipping!!

    1. Wow. India! That is AWESOME! I’m very excited for you. Yes yes yes–may God use you powerfully there!

  16. Yes, I think the presence seekers U is a wonderful idea. Equipping believers is much needed!

  17. Sounds good – my goal this year is to spend more time seeking the face of God

  18. Nonhlanhla says:

    Presence seeker’s university sounds like a gr8 idea,go for it Jamie and I believe God will continue to use you big time and the souls that you will touch…

  19. An exciting venture reaching and equipping people. Fantastic and inspiring … Go for it

  20. Yes and yes! Presence Seekers University sounds like a WONDERFUL idea. Thank you so much for your blog. Be blessed! Oh yeah I forgot to say Happy New Year to you and your family.

    1. And the same to you, Alicia! May you and yours be abundantly blessed this year. Thank you for reading my blog! 🙂

  21. Of course I would be interested. 😀

  22. Wonderful idea and I sure could use it as I know so many that could as well. Would be a blessing. Many thanks for all you do!

  23. I LOVE it!! Looking forward to all God has been downloading to you this new year!! 🙂

  24. Definitely a great idea! Holy Spirit inspired! You are an amazing blogger! I get a lot of emails and blog posts, but yours is the one I consistently read. Thank you for all you do. I look forward to traveling 2016! With you!

    1. Wow, Lori, thank you so much for letting me know, and thank you for reading! I pray often that Christ would be eminently glorified in absolutely everything I write, and that the Holy Spirit would minister the words to His people as you read. He’s our Teacher … without Him, all the words in the world wouldn’t make a difference. 🙂 Thank You, Daddy!!!
      Have a super day!

  25. Psalms 20:4(NLT) I’m totally with you on this! May this venture continue to be blessed and prosperous. And everyone that is connected to it will continue to more aware of the Lord’s presence and love in their/my life in Jesus name…Amen and Amen!!!

  26. Rebecca Jones says:

    I know the Lord is blessing your efforts, I’ll be watching as it develops.

  27. I think it’s a great idea (GOD IDEA)!!! Go for it! I will follow you still! I know God wouldn’t have given you this idea if you couldn’t do it. I know He has already equipped you for a time such as this!!! Can’t wait for even more of you and God! I will be praying for you. Thank you Jamie for following the Lord’s will!!!

    1. Thank you, and thank you for the prayers! I sure need them! Have a great day, and thank you for reading my blog!

  28. YES, YES, YES! Your idea sounds fantastic. I sure want to join.

  29. I would be very interested.

  30. Jamie,

    Most definitely I vote yes! Fromhispresence.com and each of your inspired works have greatly blessed my walk with Him! Appropriate name. Just wishing for audio yesterday. Love the blog! Keep following His leading; I pray He will bring everything together and exceed what you thought possible, into miracles of salvation around the world!

    1. Praise God! I’m so glad. One of the things I feel that I need to do this year is to release at least one new audio teaching each month. God’s people are so hungry and if I can do anything to empower people and equip them to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, I want to do it. Help us all, Jesus! 🙂
      Thank you for reading and sharing! Have a great day!

  31. Kelly Solomon says:

    Presence Seekers University sounds wonderful to me! It seems to be a natural progression of all that you’re already sharing with your readers! Congrats on the awesome stats for 2015! To God be the glory & may He continue to bless you, your family & your amazing ministry.

  32. Linda Gervais says:

    God is great and great is the plan to bring Presence Seekers University to viewers. Online programs are so much easier for those who are unable to attend workshops, conferences and the like. I’m all in, Jamie.

  33. Leslie Holman says:

    Jamie I’m ready & willing to help in whatever capacity needed although financially I have no income as of yet (that will change shortly), so I will continue to pin & repin & repin again, tweet & retweet again. I am in agreement with you re: Prescence Seekers University. Thank You, Jesus and thank you Jamie.

  34. Dana Clark says:

    Sounds like a wonderful idea! Keep it coming!

  35. This sounds like an awesome idea! I am a new reader and love all the teachings I see on your blog and hungry for it all. I want 2016 to be the year that I know more of Jesus and want more Jesus in me.

  36. This is an awesome idea and thank you for being willing to follow God as He leads!

  37. Valeria Brown says:

    I THINK IT IS GOOD FOR ME.

  38. I read EVERYTHING possible you send out! I love it! Unfortunately, I live in the boonies, my internet is not good so YouTube doesn’t work well for me. But I do believe in your mission and believe it would be beneficial to many others!
    Thx for all you do!
    Jackie

  39. Termika McCoy says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea!!! Any additional resources that will help people grow closer to God is a definite asset to His kingdom! I have been personally encouraged by your ministry thus far and look forward to see and experience what God has in store for you this year; as you grow in God you help me and so many others grow in God as well!

  40. My vote is a big huge definite yes! I can’t wait to see where the Lord is going to take you in this…and the rest of us along with you!! May God bless you and lead you during this endeavor.

  41. Jaime, God has apparently touched you in a way that we are blessed to experience because of your efforts in presenting His words. If it can be done in a way that no one who is currently enjoying your posts gets left out, I would say continue growing however you feel moved. God bless!!!

  42. Pat Bruner says:

    It is a marvelous vision and plan! If it is in your heart, go for it.

  43. Jamie,

    May the Good God continue to equip us through you, Well what more do we want if the lord is providing.

    I say why not: Go for it!!!!!!!!!

    Go Jesus Go

  44. Yes please!!! I know that God is leading & guiding you in this journey & I’m looking forward to what’s coming. ???

  45. Hi Jaime, this would be good. Especially when my computer is up and running again. Keep up the good work!

  46. Candy Godwin says:

    Yes! I think it is a great idea and I will be praying for you and for God to give you just what he knows we all need!! May you be blessed as you do His work!
    Candy

  47. Hi Jamie,
    Happy 2016!!! I say yes, yes, yes to Presence Seeking University. I am so grateful to God for all that He releases thru your life and ministry. Thank you for being such a willing vessel to equip God’s people. You are a truly a blessing to the body of Christ. I pray that God will bless you over and over again for your love for His people. I so look forward to reading your blogs.

  48. I want to participate to Presence Seeking University
    I’m looking forward to what’s coming and what you are posting and waiting for additional words that will help me grow closer to God and asset to His kingdom
    I have been encouraged by your ministry
    praying for you

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