Starting a new church is one of the most exciting things you will ever do, but there will be times when your faith is tested like never before. Ministrymaker Ministries has been training, equipping and encouraging church leaders since 2001. Some are in the process of building a new church or ministry, while others are seeking help with personal issues or their faith.
If you feel the Lord leading you to start a church, especially from scratch, there’s probably a need only your ministry can meet. We hope you are blessed by our collection of inspirational articles, guides and sermons written by men and women of God who have either planted a church, started a ministry, or helped others fulfill their vision. Check out our church planting guide to get started.
Even with more states moving to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) still has its sights set on a surprising target – churches. Cannabis sacrament or “pot” churches believe cannabis sativa is a sacred […]
There are several verses in the Bible that refer to being faithful to God. Below are twelve of the top passages that describe Christian faithfulness. Each verse is quoted then followed by a brief comment. 1 Samuel 26:23 “May the […]
(Written by Bob Kauflin, Director of Worship Development, PDI Ministries.) If we embrace the foundations for music ministry in the church – God’s grace, call and glory, we’ll avoid many of the problems that plague music ministries today. But let’s […]
In 1999, Rob Bell and his wife started Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan. He named the church after the place in Acts 17:23 where Paul found an altar with an inscription dedicated to an “unknown god.” Controversy surrounding […]
In Luke 9:1-6, the disciples had just returned from preaching, exercising authority over demons and healing the sick. They came back excited about what God had done through their large, exciting, flourishing ministry. Sort of like it feels when planning […]
There are both good and bad reasons for going to church. As Christians, refusing to worship together is an act of selfishness. On the other hand, attending church for the wrong reason is also not good. 10 Reasons Not to […]
This sample marriage ceremony is a combination of meaningful scriptures and verses mixed with traditional wedding vows. Feel free to personalize it as necessary for the bride and groom. Sample Marriage Ceremony Before beginning this wedding ceremony, I would like […]
Do you believe God can do anything? Is there something you are facing that makes you wonder if God is able to handle it? Scripture tells us there is nothing too hard for God. Here are five different accounts in […]
There are thirty-nine books in the Old Testament and twenty-seven books in the New Testament. Sixty-six books in total make up our present Bible. How was it established which books would be included in the Bible? What criteria was used? […]
In our previous studies on the Trinity we learned that God is one and there are three distinct persons within one God. Each is a separate and distinct person, yet each one is God. It’s impossible to totally grasp this […]
The teachings, prayers and encouragement that I've received from Ministrymaker have been life changing and a blessing to me, my husband and many others that I share the teachings with. Pastor Gary is never too busy to take time to pray for me and mine. I will be forever grateful to God for him, his beautiful wife, and the ministry God has so graciously bestowed upon them. - Pastor Sarah Maloney, USA
Thank you for Ministrymaker which has enabled me to preach on different topics in different situations. It taught me how to be a real preacher. Most websites only want to promote their own ministry. Pastor Gary teaches pastors and church leaders how to help others serve the flock of Jesus. - Pastor Reuben Rai, Nepal