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Raising Entrepreneurs Conference – A Model for Family Success
With Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Entrepreneur, David Stelzl

If you attended any of the 4 regional ATI Conferences this year, you may have heard me speak to the parents and young people on the topic of Entrepreneurship – building businesses, and raising up children to think with an entrepreneurial mindset. It has been my desire for many years to build an effective program to share with others, encouraging them with Scriptural principles regarding discipleship/education, and business. I am excited to announce our new 2-day conference, Raising Entrepreneurs!

Designed to help families build an entrepreneurial vision, this workshop will equip parents to raise Entrepreneurs and encourage fathers to get more involved with the education of children and setting a family vision,  while motivating young people to think creatively and use their God given talents to build businesses/meet pressing needs of others.  By doing this I believe we can help families to work and minister as a team while building businesses that work!

Live Conference

Date: November 11-12
Location: Brandy Station, VA.

Please visit the link below if you are interested (or know someone who might be interested) in attending. Also, please consider hosting one in your area!


Webinar Series Option

I am also working on a Raising Entrepreneurs webinar series which will cover various topics, including some from the 2 day conference. Details for our first upcoming webinar are online, at our Events page as well. This first session will be based on the talk I presented to the parents at the 4 regional ATI Conferences, setting a foundation for future webinar events.

This first one will be offered free to 48 people who sign up in the next few weeks. Watch our website for future session announcements, offered for a small fee per session. This is a great opportunity for parents, individuals, and even young adults who are interested in starting a successful business.

Register for the webinar here:



David Stelzl


Posted by Eddie Harmon On October - 28 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

Paul Speed is the founder of “Whatever It Takes!” Ministries for couples and “4 Days 2 Freedom” for men. Since 2005, Paul has spoken to thousands of men sharing his personal story of freedom from a life-time of bondage to lust, lying & hypocrisy.  He now shares the lessons of freedom he learned and how God restored his relationship with his wife and children.
Although Paul speaks nationally each year, his heart’s desire is to personally help men find freedom from years of bondage to sexual sin. Because of this desire “4 Days 2 Freedom” was born.  This 4-day intensive weekend is designed to help men break free from pornography addictions and other sexual addictions, as well as learn to walk in freedom from past failures.

It is four days of getting alone with God and other men to find and experience the freedom in Christ your heart longs for. The number of attendees is limited each month to provide as much personal attention as possible. If you are serious about finding freedom in Christ, then this 4-day intensive is for you.

November 10-13! Visit to register now!


Posted by Eddie Harmon On October - 13 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

I will never forget the message George Keller shared at an ATI conference when I was 12 years old. He told a gripping tale that revolved around his son. I clearly remember his words and tears as he shared about the hardships that he endured when his son’s horrendous secret was uncovered. Six years after I heard George Keller’s story, I located the message on Embassy Institute. Thrilled, I watched the message for a second time. The story reminded me of God’s faithfulness and abundant grace. George Keller’s testimony affirmed to me that trusting in the Lord during times of trials brings life changing results.”

Written by Hannah Loo.

Click here to view message!

Posted by Katie On September - 15 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

We’ve told you a lot about
the wonderful speakers coming,
the rich fellowship we are planning,
and the great time we hope to have at the Reunion.

But, more important than ALL of that,
we are expecting to meet with


His presence is worth everything.

To Register:

All registration for the Journey Reunion ENDS TODAY at midnight!

(Those of you who want to register but are still working through complications, let us know – we’ll see what we can do to help.)

Carpool from Hayfield, MN
Contact Melody Dornink:
-Carpool from Ardmore, OK
Contact Wayne Fagala:
-Carpool from Lawrenceburg, IN
Contact Claire Moore:
-Carpool from Chicago, IL
Contact Robert Staddon:
-Tentative carpool from Williston, North Dakota
Contact Camille Litfin:

If you have a carpool you would like to offer,
please let us know!

Questions? Feel free to contact Hannah at 580-759-3463 or



Posted by Eddie Harmon On August - 31 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

Dear Families,

Less than three weeks away is the last 2011 ATI Regional Conference! These four days will be packed with powerful messages and encouragement for the whole family.

This year we have been faced with challenges and many opportunities that have taught us so much and have enriched our lives. We are so grateful for what the Lord is doing in the ministry and in the lives of Christians all over the globe.

Rich rewards of attending include learning:

  • How to Overcome Weariness
  • How to Conquer Habits and Addictions
  • How to Apply the Secrets of Negotiating
  • Ten Reasons Why Men Become Angry and How to Resolve this Stress

We will have many powerful messages. Don Richardson, the author of The Peace Child, looks forward to being with us in person. Also, Rick Grubbs will be there to explain How to Conquer Procrastination, and David Stelzl will teach us How to Start and Grow a Successful Business. These and many other sessions will be invaluable to you!

In the previous three conferences the overwhelming response was, “This was the greatest one ever!” However, the Indianapolis Conference promises to be even more outstanding! You can register now by visiting: At the door registration will also be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Through Christ our Lord,

Bill Gothard

Posted by Eddie Harmon On July - 14 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

The sessions and activities of the COMMIT conferences are planned with this goal in mind: to motivate young ladies to choose to seek God first, become fully committed to Him, come to love Him with all their hearts, and humbly serve others in their irreplaceable youth before facing the pressures of adulthood.

Encouraging Mothers and Daughters. The COMMIT conference provides an opportunity for mothers and daughters to deepen their relationship with the Lord and with one another.

Daughters will be encouraged to make Christ the first priority in their hearts and make wise decisions throughout their lives. Along with attending sessions with their daughters, mothers will benefit from mothers’ sessions of practical encouragement and insight.

Mothers attending with daughters will have the opportunity to have many fruitful conversations and strengthen their relationship. However, we do allow girls ages 14 and up to attend without their mothers.

We hope to see you at an upcoming COMMIT conference!

COMMIT Office • 2134 Cadjew St. • Redding, CA 96003 • 530-221-2425

Posted by Marian On February - 21 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

We are excited to announce the upcoming WIT conferences for 2011!

Four Days to Freedom

Dates- March 10-13

Place-Tampa, FL

WIT Conference (couples)

Dates- March 31-April 3

Place- Lake Placid, FL

WIT Conference (Singles)

Dates- April 7-April 10

Place- Lake Placid, FL

Are you willing to do whatever it takes?

Are you willing to go after God, instead of having others do it for you? Are you willing to be real?

Are you willing to be released from the fear of being transparent?

Posted by Marian On February - 12 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates

Is God Calling You?

“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).

Opportunities for serving (ministering) abound at the International ALERT Academy! A normal facet of ministry, the average stay for an ALERT staff member is 3½ years. Though we are sad to say “Good-bye” to outgoing team members, that means we get to say “Hello!” to new folks each year! Large ministries like ALERT count on servant-hearted people giving a portion of their life to the work of God’s Kingdom.

Surface Water Treatment Facility Supervisor Needed

Our most pressing need is to locate a supervisor for our Surface Water Treatment Facility. This important position in the operational team of the Academy must be filled soon, so please help us get word out to any qualified person you know that may be sensing the call to full-time ministry.

For a current listing of other available areas of service, go to ALERT Volunteers.


Lt. Col. Russell Moulton
Facilities Chief
International ALERT Academy
(903) 636-9247

Posted by Marian On January - 26 - 2011 News and Updates

Our family is excited to announce that on Wednesday, January 26th, the program featuring our testimony, entitled “Finding Forgiveness for My Abortion” will air on Focus on the Family’s radio broadcast.

Please tune in, and tell others to do the same! Our prayer is that the Lord will use this broadcast, and the message it proclaims, to heal many wounded hearts and encourage those burdened under the guilt of abortion to find forgiveness in Jesus Christ.
The interview follows the story of Terry and Lynn in the days leading up to, and following their own abortion. It is an in-depth look into their hearts, and is a very emotional and touching example of what God can do to restore a broken spirit.

Please see the link below to check out the page on Focus on the Family’s website; also under the first heading on that page, you will see the link to find a station. We sent this email to you because you have been instrumental in our ministry… and we hoped that you would share it with your church. Please feel free to forward this email and spread the word around. Above all, please join in prayer with us that this program will reach many and be unhindered by the prince and power of the air. Greater is He that is in us, and we are expecting great things from Him!

May the Lord be glorified in all that is done! We appreciate you all.

In Christ Jesus,

Terry and Lynn Fortune

The Fortune Family

Posted by Marian On January - 24 - 2011 Family Testimonies Feature Stories News and Updates

Posted by Robert On January - 3 - 2011 Feature Stories News and Updates