Indianapolis Crusade on the Circle!

September 3, 4, and 6th…downtown Indianapolis Indiana…the Azusa Streetriders have been requested to attend and participate in this milestone event! The local chapter (Southern Indiana) out of Whiteland Indiana, and led by Bro Larry Mahurin, is to lead us in this initiative. This event has been pulled together over the last few weeks and was birthed from a very negative situation where an Apostolic led group was having open air prayer downtown Indy when a group of Antifa rioters ran from police into the crowd of prayer warriors. The police pursued and began to pepper spray everyone, including the peaceful praying Apostolics. This opened the door for this event to take root, due to the way it was handled, and now it will bring all Apostolic organizations and churches together for one unified purpose….to see at least 1,000 souls baptized in Jesus Name!!

A meeting is planned for Monday August 10th at 6pm (est) to hammer out final details of times and speakers, but we wanted to have everyone be in prayer about attending, or at least be in fervent prayer leading up to the event and during its proceedings. We are believing for a Book of Acts outpouring of the Holy Ghost! We do not command these types of outpourings, we humble ourselves before a Holy God and seek Him to move among us. In our broken and humbled approach to His Throne, we are trusting that He will show up and show out!!

Keep an eye on our Facebook Friends ASR page as we post updates of accommodations and times for this Crusade. Azusa Streetriders is a Ministry…a ministry of seeking and seeing souls changed with the Acts chapter two message of salvation!! We are believing this will reap a great harvest of souls and the Kingdom of Heaven will rejoice with us!

Mark A Hardin
International Chaplain/Illinois Regional Coordinator

List of Chaplains

As the chaplaincy grows, I felt it necessary to publish those that are delving into the world of doing the work of the chaplain. Its not an easy role! It does not take the place of a Pastor, yet it is an Apostleship, of sorts, where it reaches beyond the walls of the Church. Being a Chaplain holds a tremendous responsibility. One must remain submitted to the local church leadership, while by the same token being a presence in the community…especially in the biker arena.

The following are those who have accepted this challenge:

Directors:
International Chaplain – Mark Hardin (618-292-7415)
Ladies Chaplain – Diane Beall (843-449-3651)

Regional:
Northeast Region Chaplain – Pastor Rick Perry (203-589-0893)
Southern Region Chaplain – Justo Saavedra (954-235-2442)
Midwest Region Chaplain – Laureen Theodore (330-720-4382)
Central Region Chaplain – Clarence Earp (682-229-6240)
West Coast Region Chaplain – Pastor Michael Moore (209-483-3381)

State:                                                                                                                                                  Missouri – Donald Hamby (573-258-9803)
Kentucky – Vicky Storey (502-257-3933)
Alabama – Krysta Markham (205-331-3446)                                                      Charlotte Dawes – East Texas (409-423-9823)

Local:
Henry Cherry – Texas (504-232-8103)
Joe Endicott – Ohio (330-277-3839)
Lisa Endicott – Ohio (330-277-3189)
Greg Pray – Georgia (770-468-9267)
Sheryl Pray – Georgia (770-313-4735)

As you can see, we have a lot of room to grow, so if this is an area that you feel led to delve into, please contact Chaplain Hardin (618-292-7415 or tennwalker1961@yahoo.com).

It is our goal to have a chaplain for every chapter as well as one for every state that ASR is represented in, and the same for our international locations by our next rally. We do have at least a half dozen that are currently working on the basic requirements to become an ASR Chaplain.  Those beginning requirements are to purchase and read a book called “The Work of a Chaplain” and complete a questionnaire that corresponds with the book, and fill out an application for chaplaincy (signed by the pastor). Once again, contact Chaplain Hardin for details and forms.

We welcome you to grow with us!

Mark A Hardin
International Chaplain/Illinois Regional Coordinator

2020 ASR Chaplain Training Overview

Praise God for His loving kindness!!

What an amazing turn out we had at the Chaplain Training Session on Wednesday morning, prior to the National Rally. I personally want to thank all that were in attendance, whether you are an ASR Chaplain or not. It was a springboard that provided encouragement for all to go deeper into the Kingdom.

Chaplain Hardin provided an overview of ASR Chaplaincy requirements and vision for the future. Chaplain Laureen Theodore share her heart with some words of encouragement to care for those that are hurting. Chaplain/Pastor Perry gave insights on being a presence and how affective it can be when one has patience by allowing the Spirit to do It’s work. Chaplain/Pastor Hennigan challenged us to do all that we do with all our might and never take a lazy approach in the Kingdom. Jesus was in the house, and the material was superb!!

For those who could not attend and would desire to be a part of the ASR Chaplaincy, please contact Chaplain Mark Hardin (618-292-7415 or tennwalker1961@yahoo.com) for more info.

Our goal in the upcoming months is to have a chaplain for every chapter, an overseer for every state that we are represented in, and strong leadership regionally, nationally, and internationally. The network of Chaplains will help bring stability and positive visibility within Azusa StreetRiders in the future by working hand in hand with the chapters, Regional Coordinators, and National Board. I truly believe the success of this ministry depends on it.

Mark A Hardin
International Chaplain/Illinois Regional Coordinator

2020 ASR National Rally…In the History Books!

After all the planning, sacrifices by many to travel, the efforts of so many to pull it together, the preparations were made by worship teams, singers, preachers, and so many more to make it all a success…2020 National Rally is behind us!

So many friendships renewed and new ones made. We wept in the alter together. We danced before the Lord together, while singing the praises unto our King of kings and Lord of lords!! The Pentecostals of Nashville worship team did a fantastic job of ushering us into the Throne Room of God. The preaching by Missionary Scotty Grihm (East Africa and beyond) and Pastor Shine Doughty (Mattoon IL) was over the top! Challenging us to greater heights. “The Cost of Pentecost” will stick with me for a long while!! The Leadership of Azusa StreetRiders did an exemplary job of guiding us through another Rally.

The week started out with a Tuesday “pre-ride” to Madison Indiana for some fish and shrimp on the Ohio River. Wednesday had a Chaplain’s training session that was well attended, several speakers from our own ASR Chaplaincy initiative. Followed by a shorter scenic ride, and an outreach singing with Potters Clay, The Pentecostals Worship Team, and Upper Room Experience that was well attended under a tent!!

Thursday had a soaking rain blow in, but we rallied the troops and had enough vehicles to transport all to our reserved eating location for lunch. A fantastic pasta meal was prepared that evening at the church, and missions focus service that saw this ministry raise over $21,000 for Motorcycles for Missionaries!!!

Friday was a fantastic day for a ride through the scenic hills of southern Indiana, with a stop at the Bloomington Harley Shop and lunch served at a local park. Supper again at the church that evening and the evangelistic service was a blowout!! Each night, after the services, we had an “Afterburner” of pie, ice cream, and a ton of fellowship!

If there was one take away from this rally, it would be just as so many before…we did not want to leave the fellowship of our ASR Family. The feedback that I have received from those that attended for the first time was that they were blown away by how accepting the members are, and how that within a few days you feel as though you have known everyone for 20 years. It is important that we do not loose the newness…the freshness…the spirit of brotherly love. Let us all determine that we will continue to connect with one another in the upcoming year, and Lord willing, we will all meet together in October 2021 in Bossier City, LA for another chapter of building the bond of fellowship within Azusa StreetRiders!

Mark A. Hardin
International Chaplain/Illinois Regional Coordinator

ASR 2020 National Rally – Nashville Indiana – Overview

Many have ask…”How is Indiana doing with the Covid situation?”  I just checked again today (July 3rd) and they have moved the entire state to above 4.5 stage in opening.  So, though there are some restrictions in various areas, I wanted to let everyone know that, as a state, they are doing well so far.

As you will see by the following information, we have tried to fill up the week!  No pressure to be early or stay late…but, for those who are coming in and do not know the region, we wanted to help make the experience as great as possible…we like to call it, “Hoosier Hospitality!”

The following will be the daily breakdown of events that you all are welcome to participate in:

Tuesday (28th) – 9am ride to scenic Madison Indiana and Clifty Falls. We will meet at the corner of hwy 135 and 40, at the Speedway Gas Station.  Lunch will be at the Key West Shrimp House in Madison as close to noon as we can make it.  Contact Mark Wever (812-325-8983) or Mark Hardin (618-292-7415) to let us know if you have any questions about the ride.  For those coming into the area on Tuesday and coming from the south or east, if you wish to meet us for lunch, you would be able to ride back with our group as well.

Wednesday (29th) – 8:30am ASR Chaplain training will be held at the host church (Pentecostals of Nashville…address: 60 Mount Liberty Rd, Nashville IN). Then, at 11:30am short ride is planned to begin from the host church (Pentecostals of Nashville) parking lot,  and time will be reserved to explore scenic Nashville Indiana. At 5:30pm, there is an outreach initiative at the church with special singing groups from the area…Potters Clay, Upper Room Experience, Sharp Family Bluegrass, and Pentecostals of Nashville Worship Team.  We encourage all the ASR/ASR Friends to come to this event…you will enjoy the groups, and we want to be a witness to all that drop in to listen.

Thursday (30th) – 9am-3pm ride…Ride will begin directly across from the Seasons Lodge along Maple Leaf Blvd, bikes facing north.  Please be fueled and ready to roll.  Lunch (see meal plan) will be at Golden Corral in Bedford Indiana.  At 5pm supper (see meal plan) will be served at the host church.  Our annual missions focused service will begin at 7pm. (Don’t forget to bring your Motorcycle For Missionaries offering to this service)  An “Afterburner” fellowship and snacks will follow, compliments of members from the region.

Friday (31st) – 9am-3pm ride…The ride will begin at the same location as Thursday, across from Seasons Lodge along Maple Leaf Blvd…and be fueled and ready to roll.  This ride will stop off at the Harley Davidson dealership in Bloomington Indiana, then lunch will be at a pavilion in Cascades Park (see meal plan) in Bloomington Indiana. (There is a very large play area for the children across the road, if it is open at that time)  At 5pm supper (see meal plan) at the host church.  A revival focused service will have Pastor Shine Doughty of Apostolic Center in Mattoon IL and begins at 7pm. An “Afterburner” fellowship and snacks is planned after, compliments of members in the region.

Saturday (1st) – Held in a Banquet Room within Seasons Lodge, at 8am light breakfast, compliments of ASR, will be available.  Annual Meeting begins at 9am and should wrap up around 11am.  We have several very important subjects to discuss, and voting for two ASR Board Members to serve us over the next two years.  Lunch following the meeting will be at Seasons Lodge. A ride is planned following the meeting/lunch to Tulip Trussell (2and longest Railroad Trussell in US) for those who are hanging around.

Sunday (2nd) – a list of churches will be provided of all the churches in the area that participated for those staying over.

For the meals (4) falling under the meal plan, please find the pre-pay forms along with the Registration online. The pre-pay will help expedite the lunch process and will also give an idea of how many to prepare the meals/seating for.

We are attempting to have a host/guide for the spouses that do not wish to ride, but, wish to go out for a while and also meet us for the lunch.  Watch Facebook for updates on this initiative.  At least, we will have detailed directions for how to get to the lunch locations.

If any questions, please call or text Mark Hardin (618-292-7415) and we will try to accommodate.

ASR 2020 National Rally – Nashville Indiana – July 29-Aug 1 (Official Dates)

 

The RALLY is right around the corner!! All are welcome! Here is a short breakdown of the weeks activities that we have planned!

Tuesday (28th) – 9am ride to scenic Madison Indiana and Clifty Falls. Lunch at the Key West Shrimp House!! Contact us to let us know if you arrive early or want to meet us for lunch.

Wednesday (29th) – 8:30am ASR Chaplain training. 11:30am short ride from church (Pentecostals of Nashville) parking lot and time in scenic Nashville Indiana. 5:30pm is an outreach initiative at the church with special singing groups from the area…Potters Clay, Upper Room Experience, Sharp Family Bluegrass, and Pentecostals of Nashville Worship Team.

Thursday (30th) – 9am-3pm ride…lunch (see meal plan) at Golden Corral in Bedford Indiana. 5pm supper (see meal plan) and missions focused service at 7pm. Afterburner fellowship and snacks after.

Friday (31st) – 9am-3pm ride…lunch at Cascades Park (see meal plan) in Bloomington Indiana. 5pm supper (see meal plan) and revival focused preaching (Pastor Shine Doughty of Mattoon IL) at 7pm. Afterburner fellowship and snacks after.

Saturday (1st) – 8am light breakfast with Annual Meeting at 9am-11am and lunch following. Ride is planned following the meeting/lunch to Tulip Trussel (2and longest Railroad trussel in US).

Sunday (2nd) – a list of churches will be provided of all the churches in the area that participated for those staying over.

For the meals (4) falling under the meal plan, please find the pre-pay forms along with the Registration online. The pre-pay will help expedite the lunch process and will also give an idea of how many to prepare the meals/seating for.

If any questions, please call or text Mark Hardin (618-292-7415) and we will try to accommodate.

 

Spiritual Guerrilla Warfare!

“Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which small groups of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility, to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military. ”

I’m sure I’m not the only one that has been praying and seeking the face of the Lord in these unprecedented times. As I’ve pondered and sought the Lord concerning the “Stay at Home” and “Social Distancing” demands that government has imposed due to the COVID-19 “pandemic”, I have felt compelled to share this thought. God is using this situation to help us reevaluate two areas that we have neglected…Family and How we Do Church.

Families have been drifting away from a Biblical pattern for too long. The dad has stepped out of his “Priest of the Home” responsibilities and handed it over to Sunday School Teachers, Youth Pastors, and Bishops. Nothing wrong with any of these valuable leadership roles, but because we are too busy we lazily gave up the role of spiritual leadership that must start in the home. The other area is we have learned to play and eat together. All have been a valuable reinjection of love and family, that is Biblically sound experiences.

Church…for too long we have become predictable. We chuckle at having three songs, an offering, testimony service, and a sermon, but our predictability has gone far beyond the service order. The Church, for far too many, has become a place to go and have a shout, dance, light show, and awesome preaching. All of which, again, I’m not speaking against. But, the greatest revival the “Church” has ever known is found in the Book of Acts where the believers went house to house, walked the streets healing the sick, and daily saw the miraculous in action. It wasn’t a once, twice, or three times a week thrill seeking experience for those first believers. It was a daily, moment by moment, seeking the will of God and being led of the Spirit to do His bidding. A moving organism that could not be controlled and certainly could not be predicted as to its next move.

In all of this pandemic, it is my heartfelt belief that the Church must be engaged in Spiritual Guerrilla Warfare! If we look at the enemy (Satan and those who follow his Worldly command), we will know that we are outnumbered by a much larger force. The Church has become so predictable that we’ve made the Devils job easy! All he has to do is show up in a board meeting or cause one person to act up in a service and faith goes out the window. When the larger army can’t predict what the saints of God will do next, he cannot control. When the Holy Ghost is leading in such a way that our strikes are unpredictable, with precision…cutting off the enemies supply chain, confusing the enemy as to where we will hit next….taking a turn at the corner and heading to a backsliders home to pray with them, parking the motorcycle in front of a bar and anointing the walls with oil and praying against the spirit of alcoholism, riding around the drug dealers block and commanding the drug supply chain to dry up, taking the message to a lost world instead of waiting for them to show up at “church”. Unpredictable! Relentless! Smaller in number, yet frustrating the enemy on every hand!

I pray that ASR members and associates will break out of the mold of predictability. Stepping away from a Laodicean mindset where we are at ease with our routines. But that we will become a pesky force to be reckoned with! A body of believers that are willing to turn our motorcycle into a ministry. A bunch of “misfits” perhaps, that have caught the fire of the Holy Ghost to such a degree that it is said, “These be they that turn the world upside down, and they have come hither also!”

Don’t seek predictable military strategy. Seek to become a menace to the enemy…and take it to the enemy by means of “Spiritual Guerrilla Warfare”!!

Mark A Hardin
International Chaplain/Illinois Coordinator

2020 National Rally Accommodations Information

We are only 3 months away from our ASR National Rally!!!

As we draw closer, I recommend that you consider making reservations early, and if something happens as we get closer, you can always cancel. We have a block of rooms at the Seasons Lodge that I’ve been monitoring with their sales team and in the next month they will be pressing to begin to release some of the block of rooms if it appears that we are not getting as many reservations as anticipated. Here is a breakdown of information you will need to make a sound decision.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Seasons Lodge:
http://seasonslodge.com/content/reservations-rooms
1-800-365-7327 (Special Rates under Azusa Streetriders)
Standard Rooms Wed-Thurs @ $90/night
Fri @ $119/night
(Standard rooms have one queen size bed or two queen size beds)
Deluxe Rooms Wed-Thurs @ $99/night
Fri @ $139/night
(Deluxe Rooms are bigger rooms, also have small fridge, microwave, and private balcony. A few King size but most 2 queen size beds)
Two two room Suites at $199.00 per night
All rooms are plus 12% tax

CAMPING:
For those looking for camping…I have listed several locations below. The one in Gnaw Bone is the closest to the church so its listed it first.
http://www.gowestwardho.com/
http://www.lastresortrvpark.com/
https://koa.com/campgrounds/brown-county/
https://explorebrowncounty.com/camping
You can check with Brown County State Park, but from all that I saw it was already booked! Needless to say, this is a popular place.

BIKE RENTAL:
For those who are looking for bike rentals…I have been in contact with the Harley Davidson Dealers in the Indianapolis area and they have instructed to go to the following link to make inquiries and rentals…
https://www.eaglerider.com/indianapolis

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Mark Hardin (Regional Coordinator)
cell # 618-292-7415

2020 ASR NATIONAL RALLY! TIME TO GET EXCITED!!

In this time of negativity and depressing news, I present to you this…WE ARE 4 MONTHS AWAY FROM THE RALLY!

Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!!

We, in the Midwest, are excited about welcoming you to scenic Nashville Indiana!

On January 11th we had over 20 members gather for a preplanning meeting, and we have a wonderful venue planned for you all. I believe it will be top notch and worth sending invitations to all who are associated with Azusa StreetRiders. Following is a thirty thousand foot look at what we have planned:

For those coming in early, we will have an informal ride on Tuesday. Our host church, The Pentecostals of Nashville (Pastor Raymond Dupree) will have their usual midweek service on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday morning will kick off with 3hrs of Chaplain Training for anyone that is currently an ASR Chaplain or interested in becoming an ASR Chaplain. There will be a short ride following for about 3hrs.

OUTREACH! Due to the host church having service on Tuesday, the Lord has opened a door for ASR to team up with the great saints from Nashville to participate in an outreach event!! We will gather around 5pm to support a singing event that features several local Apostolic Singing venues. This will feature “Upper Room Experience”, “Potters Clay”, “Sharp Family Bluegrass”, and “The Pentecostals of Nashville Worship Team”!!! Our ASR members will be mingling with the crowd and handing out invitations to both the rides and evening services. We are believing that Brown County will be changed forever with a mighty move of the Holy Ghost, because of your participation in this outreach initiative.

Thursday will have a ride to see some of the sights of the Hoosier Hill Country, and then our Missions Service that evening with Bro Scotty Grimh, Missionary to Africa. Don’t forget to watch for the meal plan that will have us eating lunch at Golden Corral and then supper prior to the evening service provided by the host church, and then we have a team that will provide an “after burner” session of snacks and fellowship after the service.

Friday will have us riding to a Harley shop in Bloomington Indiana, then dropping down to a local park called Cascades. Our Heaven Bound Hoosier chapter (headed by Mark Wever) have a pavilion reserved and through the meal plan they also have a meal planned for lunch! Bring your kids!! Across from the pavilion there is a huge play ground for them to let off some steam. Then we will ride a scenic route back into Nashville Indiana for some down time before we have supper prior to the service and another “after burner” for fellowship time.

Saturday has our ASR Annual Meeting in the morning with a great lunch before we close out the meeting. We will have a ride planned after the meeting once again for those that are hanging around.

There are several churches in the immediate area that all have ASR members so we will have a list of some churches that you may worship with on Sunday morning.

Once again, don’t forget to watch for the meal plan that will cover two meals on Thursday and two on Friday. And, just in case you have not made reservations, the host hotel is Seasons Lodge in Nashville Indiana. (see 2020 National Rally event on Facebook)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Mark A Hardin
International Chaplain/Illinois Regional Coordinator
618-292-7415