Initiative Reports

Las Vegas, NV 02-2018

In the northwest corner of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is a thriving mission congregation.  It was a privilege for Praise and Proclaim Ministries to partner with Pastor Tom Unke and the faithful members to launch an outreach initiative from February 18-20. Read More

Nathan Strutz (Verona/Monroe, WI)

I have the privilege of serving as pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Verona and Monroe, WI.  Several members from my church and I drove to Chattanooga to help a former vicar with a new mission start at Living Hope Lutheran in Chattanooga. We participated in the evangelism training provided by Praise and Proclaim Ministries.

Several weeks later, I attended a speed networking event in Fitchburg, WI. This is a community where our congregation is looking to start a new site. The training from Praise and Proclaim was perfect to share the Good News of our Savior Jesus in thirty seconds using the keywords I learned. I spoke with 30 people in less than an hour and had the chance to share the gospel with every single one of them. What a cool opportunity to plant so many gospel seeds!

I am thankful and appreciate the training I received from Praise and Proclaim and would recommend congregations to prayerfully consider utilizing this gospel ministry.

Rev. Nathan Strutz
Pastor, Resurrection Lutheran Church (Verona/Monroe, WI)

Jessica Becker (Greenwood, IN)

I had the unique and enriching opportunity to be event coordinator when Praise and Proclaim visited my congregation.  Read More

Rev. Matt Pfeifer (Des Moines, IA)

Our evangelism lay leader is always looking for ways to get more people involved in evangelism. He found Praise and Proclaim and suggested that we use it. Read More

Rev. Aaron Boehm (El Cajon, CA)

The transparent training we received through Praise & Proclaim Ministries was invaluable. Dave did not try to frame a fairy-tale type picture of evangelism as something that everyone is supposed to love and embrace with open arms. Rather, he 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.   Read More

Mankato, MN 10-2017

With brilliant fall colors in display across the Minnesota Valley, Praise and Proclaim Ministries partnered with Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato, MN to go out into the community and proclaim the gospel. The Lord shined his face upon the weekend. Read More

Franklin, WI 10-2017

Praise and Proclaim Ministries had the privilege of partnering with Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church in Franklin, WI to train members to proclaim the gospel. Despite stormy weather, the Lord provided a window of opportunity in the morning to go out and plant seeds of the gospel. Read More

Parkville, MD 09-2017

Praise and Proclaim Ministries was granted the privilege to partner with Atonement Lutheran Church to launch an outreach initiative in Parkville, Maryland from September 8-10. The level of participation from the members was amazing and the weekend provided outreach momentum with the intent to be impactful and lasting in the months ahead.  Read More

Greenwood, IN 08-2017

Evangelism is far more about God and trusting in his promises rather than relying on our own abilities to proclaim the gospel. It means trusting that God’s Word works. Praise and Proclaim Ministries rejoiced in the opportunity to partner with the pastor and members at Light of Life Lutheran Church in Greenwood, IN to launch an outreach initiative and train members with a simple way to proclaim the gospel then watch them go do it! And did they ever. Read More

Meridian, ID 08-2017

A beautiful day in Meridian, Idaho greeted members from Cross of Christ Lutheran Church when they went out to proclaim the gospel and help launch a second site. It was a joy and privilege for Praise and Proclaim Ministries to help lead this effort. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Boise was incorporated in 1996. The Lord has blessed the gospel ministry. Twenty years later, the congregation has grown to 527 baptized members. Read More