Your Evangelism Partner

Teaming up with congregations to build outreach momentum through personal evangelism training and experiences.

About Our Ministry

We partner with gospel ministries to help train church members and leaders how to comfortably and confidently proclaim the gospel.

Christians who have trained with Praise and Proclaim conquer their fears and apply a simple, memorable method for witnessing to friends, family and their communities. Since we began in 2016, we've launched 73 outreach initiatives in 24 states and 2 countries and have trained over 1,400 Christians to proclaim the gospel using our proven process.

Praise and Proclaim Ministries is a fee-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a WELS-based para-synodical gospel ministry.


About Dave Malnes

Dave Malnes is the president of Praise and Proclaim Ministries. He is a certified staff minister with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS). With more than 20 years of experience in evangelism, Dave launched Praise and Proclaim in 2016 with the goal of providing well-organized, personal evangelism training to gospel ministries through a simplified approach.

Dave has previously served at Truth in Love Ministry (Nampa, ID), Peace in Jesus Vietnamese Lutheran Church (Boise, ID) and Trinity Lutheran Church (St. Paul, MN). Prior to entering ministry, Dave's background included roles in sports marketing and college athletics.

Dave and his wife, Lori, live in Meridian, Idaho and have been married for more than 30 years. They are blessed with four adult children and three grandchildren.


Our Experience

Praise and Proclaim has trained more than 1,400 Christians to comfortably and confidently proclaim the gospel using our proven process. Learn more about each initiative by exploring the map below.


"Working with Praise and Proclaim has reinvigorated our members to go with the gospel and invite family, friends, co-workers and even strangers to church."

Brett Bengel
St. Mark's Lutheran Church and School
Citrus Heights, CA

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
Nampa, ID

"Praise and Proclaim takes outreach campaigns off the back burner and out to the streets where the Gospel can be proclaimed."

Rev. John Ehlers
Cross of Glory Lutheran Church
Peoria, AZ

"Praise and Proclaim trains God's people to carry out God's mission in a way that makes sense while resting on the power of the Holy Spirit to change hearts."

Rev. Paul Schupmann
St. John's Lutheran Church
Juneau-Lowell-Horicon, WI

"What a fantastic opportunity: not only do you learn about ways to share Jesus with people, but you actually then go out and do it."

Jessica Becker
Light of Life Lutheran Church
Greenwood, IN

"Thanks to the Lord and to Praise and Proclaim, we have more members who are willing to help in organized outreach events and engage in personal evangelism."

Rev. Matt Pfeifer
Lincoln Heights Lutheran Church
Des Moines, IA

"Praise and Proclaim helped us to acknowledge and embrace the fears that we all have, then gave us the gospel guts to witness courageously in spite of those fears.."

Rev. Aaron Boehm
The Way
El Cajon, CA

"Our experience working with Praise and Proclaim has ignited a desire to do evangelism and has given us traction in our efforts."

Rev. Bob Green
Ascension Lutheran Church
Harrisburg, PA

"I’ve been doing evangelism for years, but the training from Praise and Proclaim gave us all a very simple way to sharing the gospel with people."

Rev. John Hering
Divine Peace Lutheran Church
Garland/Rockwall, TX

"The instructions given by Praise and Proclaim were clear and concise. Knowing what to say and do is half the battle when approaching a door. Finding the courage is given by Christ who is with us as we proclaim his word."

Laurie Behrens
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
Westminster, CO

"Your congregation and your community will truly be blessed by this ministry."

Rev. Dan Schmidt
Faith Lutheran Church
Tyler, TX

"Praise and Proclaim provided me with a great outreach model to use in the future as we continue to get to know our community. I have seen people more willing to volunteer and get involved with outreach events already planned for this year."

Rev. Ben Ehlers
Trinity Lutheran Church
Temple, TX

"Praise and Proclaim helps Christians discover the joy of sharing Jesus."

Rev. Nathan Buege
Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church
Katy, TX

"We recommend Praise and Proclaim to any congregation looking to become truly serious about sharing the gospel to their neighbors."

Rev. Craig Wasser
Chairman, Pacific Northwest District Mission Board

"Not only did Praise and Proclaim train our members how to share the gospel, but it also helped them to overcome their fears of witnessing."

Rev. Kevin Schultz
The Vine Church
Coeur d'Alene, ID

"Our members soon realized that when you have the right “tools,” [proclaiming the gospel] really isn’t that hard at all. That’s what Praise and Proclaim does so well."

Rev. Stephen Apt
Divine Savior Lutheran Church
Liberty Hill, TX

"Now, the excitement for outreach and especially for evangelism is palpable around here. Members are now excited to share the Gospel with their friends, neighbors and community."

Rev. Rob Guenther
Grace Lutheran Church
Kenai, AK

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
La Porte, IN

King of Kings Lutheran Church
Willoughby, OH

Seattle/Tacoma Outreach Initiatives
Illumine Church
Living Hope Lutheran Church
Exploratory Mission: Bonney Lake

Living Hope Lutheran Church
Chattanooga, TN

Minnesota Outreach Initiatives
Martin Luther College
St. Peter Lutheran Church
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church
Yakima, WA

King of Kings Lutheran Church
Little Rock, AR

The Springs Lutheran Church
Sparks, NV

New Hope Lutheran Church
Toledo, OH

Risen Savior Lutheran Church
Lakewood Ranch, FL

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Las Vegas, NV

Atonement Lutheran Church
Parkville, MD

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Roanoke, VA

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Vallejo & Concord, CA

Redeemer Lutheran Church
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
Mandan/Dickinson, ND

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Mansfield, OH

Cross of Life
Mississauga, Ontario

Christ Our Savior
Collinsville, IL

Sure Foundation
Brandon, SD

Amazing Grace
Amarillo, TX

Exploratory Mission
Bend, OR

Exploratory Mission
Idaho Falls, ID

Exploratory Mission
Bentonville, AR

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Learn more about how Praise and Proclaim's evangelism training can enhance your gospel ministry.