In the midst of the Covid-19, Preparing for Amazement Ministries is working hard to build and revitalize the global Christian Church. We hope you take a couple minutes to read our May newsletter and visit our website.
There are a lot of exciting new things happening in our ministry in spite of the challenges we face in the world with the Covid-19 pandemic Some of the highlights include:
- We have been working and meeting with pastors throughout the world regularly to provide encouragement, support and advice in the midst of Covid-19. We have just completed a series of free online forums for church staff and leaders. We have also created a Covid-19 support page!
- We have moved into our new office in Garrett, IN!
- This month we will be launching our church revitalization network which will include 3 different networks for leaders and churches.
- We have a new YouTube page where we will post all of our educational videos and more. Check it out!
- Right now we are looking for 200 new donors to pledge to give 200 a year starting in 2020, our 200@200 campaign has begun.
How many times have you heard or uttered the phrase ‘these are unprecedented times’ in the last 3 months? I don’t know about you, but I think I might be sick of that phrase no matter how true it may be.
Perhaps a better way to say it might be; these are very overwhelming times. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it many feelings: fear, frustration, uncertainty and more. It truly is overwhelming and it’s easy to be helpless. I know I have at times.
The good news is that we are not helpless. While this is and has been a difficult season, it also presents us with an incredible opportunity to make a significant impact in the world. Now more than ever, the world needs heroes.
You can be that hero. It doesn’t require a lot of effort or sacrifice either. When many heroes come together to do something small with great love, they can change the world.
Churches that are dying need heroes. Pastors in poverty need heroes. The forgotten need heroes. Communities around the world need heroes. You can be that hero.
We invite you to partner with us in ministry as we work to create this world through a God who wants to amaze us!
Stories of Transformation
Below is an unedited testimony from a pastor in Nebraska.~Rev. Nathan Whittaker, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN
“When I was in need to develop a mission and vision process to help begin the revitalization of my congregation, Marcus Carlson was recommended to me. What struck me first was how relatable and encouraging he is for pastors who are trying to help congregations in trouble. Throughout the year I worked with him, he was never short on words to bolster my mood, affirm my decisions, or help the people entrusted to me. To that end, Marcus provided a foundation, structure, and process that was not only intuitive, but also forgiving. We were able to take other paths when needed, even as we stuck to his process at other times. Ultimately, the encouragement and help provided got us to a point where we now know why our congregation exists. Even better, we have hope for the future as we watch God work in and through us!”
By the Numbers
- We have connected with over 100 churches and pastors in the last month to provide Covid-19 support!
- We could fund our full dream budget for our ministry with: 1600 new donors at $15 a month, or 1500 new donors at $200 a year or 250 donors at $100 a month!
- We will soon announce a variety of online learning opportunities for church staff and leaders.
- As our international training trips get rescheduled, we will be providing regular updates!
Right now we have the following needs:
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-Getting the word out-share our tweets, facebook posts, website.
-Connections. We are looking for individuals, businesses, churches and organizations with whom we can connect to share about our ministry.
-Participation in our 200@200 campaign! Our 200@200 campaign for the rest of 2020 is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the world. We are looking for 200 heroes to come alongside us by pledging at least 200 to our work for the rest of 2020. We would love for you to consider being one of those heroes. Give here.
PO Box 479, Garrett, IN 46738
Ways to Give
We are able to take financial gifts through the following means:
- Via mail (checks) at PO Box 479, Garrett, IN 46738
- In person (cash, checks, credit/debit cards)
- Online (checking, credit/debit cards) via Thrivent (one-time gifts) & PayPal (one-time and monthly gifts)
- Online via Venmo (checking, credit/debit cards) @amazed15
- Online via our Facebook Page (checking, credit/debit cards) @amazed15.org
We accept gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, churches and other organizations.