What is Praise and Proclaim Ministries all about?
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Praise and Proclaim Ministries trains and equips Christians to joyfully and confidently proclaim the gospel.

We can help congregations in three important ways:

1.  Train and equip members on how to joyfully and confidently share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
2.  Provide a well-organized opportunity for members to immediately put their training into action and share the gospel with strangers in their community.
3.  Design and produce first-class, professional-looking outreach materials to be mailed and handed out to the public.

We design and conduct outreach campaigns that will help benefit a congregation in three ways:

1.  Members who are trained and equipped to share the gospel, and have conquered the fear of evangelism, will be far more likely to share the gospel with their friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers.
2.  Members will be more willing to engage and connect with visitors and prospects. Campaign participants will be willing to serve with a core group of members who can help the pastor fulfill these important activities.
3.  A well-organized campaign will help a congregation create and maintain outreach momentum.

What does a campaign look like?  Click here to view a Campaign Overview.
“What a blessing Praise and Proclaim Ministries is proving to be. Outreach campaigns can tend to be time consuming to prepare and implement. Then the follow up begins. Praise and Proclaim takes these campaigns off the back burner and out to the streets where the Gospel can be proclaimed. Their ability to plan, teach and implement an outreach campaign allows the congregation to concentrate their energy in the follow up and nurturing of prospects. I really appreciated the great quality materials and training centered on God’s Word. I pray many more congregations take advantage of this great tool.”  (Rev. John Ehlers, Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, Peoria, AZ)

Campaign Approach

Praise and Proclaim Ministries trains and equips Christians on how to joyfully and confidently share the gospel. With this being the underlying goal for every campaign, our approach prepares Christians for the adventure of being God's messengers in the following ways:
  1. We focus solely on the power of God's Word to win lost souls for Christ.
  2. We place our trust in God's promises and the Holy Spirit for boldness and strength.
  3. We build on the basics of witnessing so an evangelist can grow in their confidence.
  4. We provide a simplified approach to proclaiming the gospel that is comfortable and non-threatening.
  5. We prepare Christians to continue to plant seeds of the gospel after the campaign is over.
Our greatest joy is watching campaign participants exercise their spiritual muscles and share their faith with others. When outreach fears are conquered, members of a congregation capture a zeal for evangelism after they realize that God CAN use them to proclaim the gospel. When they master the basics of witnessing and understand what the Bible teaches about their role in evangelism, they grow in their ability and confidence. Sharing the gospel not longer becomes a burden, but a sense of privilege and joy to help bring a lost soul to saving faith in Jesus Christ through the power of God's Word.

“Our local mission boards were in need of a tool to better reach out to our new neighbors where we have planted churches. As leaders we also needed a better way to equip and train our missionaries and their members to share the gospel. God introduced us to Praise and Proclaim Ministries. A ministry tool that uses canvassing to share the gospel. A gifted director in Dave Malnes to train and model this method for sharing Christ. A plan that addresses both big and small details. We have worked with Praise and Proclaim Ministries and recommend this ministry to any congregation looking to become truly serious about sharing the gospel to their neighbors.”  (Rev. Craig Wasser, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Salem, OR; Chairman, Pacific Northwest District Mission Board)

Campaign Methodology

The primary objective behind every campaign is to prepare Christians on how to verbally proclaim the message of the gospel. Every component of an outreach campaign centers on providing a well-organized and meaningful opportunity to comfortably and confidently do that. Our three-fold methodology includes:

The production of outreach materials and advertising that serves primarily as a means for Christians to ENGAGE a person.

Teaching Christians how to transition from engaging a person to lovingly PROCLAIM the message of the gospel.

Providing Christians with a call to action after planting the seeds of God's Word through a personal INVITATION to come to an organized event, website, or sermon series.

“What I love the most about Praise and Proclaim Ministries involvement with our Houston mission campaign is that they help WELS Christians discover the joy of sharing Jesus. Practically speaking, our church would not be able to come up with outreach materials that look this nice. I hate all the behind-the-scenes busy work of conducting outreach events – especially the printing of canvassing maps and trying to stay organized. The professional-looking materials and behind-the-scenes organization were top-notch. From a pastor’s perspective, it makes conducting a mission campaign very easy. I'm able to spend my time with my people.”  (Rev. Nathan Buege, Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church, Katy, TX)

Campaign Expectations

Our ministry is committed to conducting a well-organized outreach campaign that provides thorough training and quality materials. We believe this plays a large role in creating a positive dynamic for congregations to engage the community and proclaim the gospel.

A congregation can expect the following:
  • Every participating member will be trained and equipped to joyfully and confidently proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ with all people.
  • Every participating member will be provided with an opportunity to receive a meaningful experience to personally share the gospel with an unbeliever.
  • The content of the outreach materials will fit with the doctrine and mission of the church and includes a modern design that is eye-catching and thought-provoking.
  • Administrative oversight that handles all of the campaign logistics so that a congregation and its pastor can focus squarely on sharing the gospel.
  • A high level of communication and encouragement before, during, and after the campaign that includes video conferences and written materials.
  • Detailed canvassing maps for every participant.
  • Assist congregations on determining appropriate events to invite members of the community to visit or attend.
  • Work with congregations in determining the best neighborhoods to send mailings and go door-to-door.
  • Provide congregations with a plan and a structure on how to continue to connect and engage with the community after the campaign is over.
"Success from every campaign answers the questions, 'Was the gospel proclaimed?'"
“Praise and Proclaim ministries promises to equip a congregation with the tools and the words to say when going canvassing. They fulfilled their promises! We enjoyed working with Dave Malnes at every stage of the outreach event. Dave's easy going yet organized spirit put is at ease going out into our neighborhood. God has richly blessed our efforts and prayers. We have had now twenty-five visitors at church since doing the canvassing a month ago. Thirteen were a direct result of the postcards and canvassing. Twelve were God bringing in blessings in ways we didn't expect. Our evangelism team will continue to work with Dave as we work on follow up this next year. We thank God for the faithful work of Praise and Proclaim Ministries.” (Rev. Jonathan Semro, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Houston TX)
“Praise and Proclaim Ministries has been a huge blessing to our new congregation. As a brand new mission start, one of our greatest challenges was getting out into the community with the Good News of Jesus. Our members work long hours and commute long distances for not only work, but also to church. Finding times to go canvassing and spreading word about our new church was difficult. But for the past two years, the Praise and Proclaim approach has been great not only for our new church, but also for the high school students who help us out. Seeing them grow in their faith and in their confidence to share their faith with strangers has been a huge encouragement for me and for our members.” (Rev. Ben Reichel, A Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church, Fulshear, TX)

What is my next step?

Invite Praise and Proclaim Ministries to have a video conference with members of the evangelism committee and the pastor. During this conference, Dave will explain in more detail about how an outreach campaign works and answer questions.

Please click here to learn more.
Click above to download a pdf version of our introduction brochure.

Upcoming Campaign Schedule

May 20-21  Living Hope Lutheran Church (Redmond, WA)
June 17-18  Trinity Lutheran Church (Temple, TX)
June 24-25  Faith Lutheran Church (Tyler, TX)
August 22-23  New Mission (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
September 9-10  Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (Coon Rapids, MN)
September 16-17  Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (Westminster, CO)
October 14-15  New Mission (Rockwall, TX)
[as of 4/22/16]

Monthly Email Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter and receive stories, pictures, and reports from every outreach campaign, plus outreach tips and encouragement.

Summary of Peoria, AZ campaign (February newsletter)
Summary of Houston campaign (March newsletter)
Would you like to receive samples of our campaign postcards and half page invites?  Please click here to submit your request.
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