My names is Dave Malnes and I am the founder and director of Praise and Proclaim Ministries. I am happily married to my wife, Lori, and we have four children and one grandchild.
Praise and Proclaim Ministries was launched in September, 2015 and its sole purpose and mission is to teach and encourage Christians to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is what the Witness Well blog is all about.
I started out my professional career in marketing and development for eight years before the Lord called me into the full-time ministry in 1998. I have served as a certified staff minister for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Using my background in business, I have helped launch and develop cross-cultural outreach ministries in St. Paul, MN and Boise, ID.
Starting with Truth in Love Ministry (2007-2015), I introduced media advertising campaigns as a means to share the truth of God’s Word with Mormons. Utilizing an approach that treats the culture with love and respect and proclaims God’s Word in a way the people can understand, outreach campaigns were launched in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. These campaigns included direct mailings, billboards, bus shelter ads, newspaper advertisements, internet advertising, and television commercials.
In conjunction with these campaigns, I helped implement door-to-door witnessing in those targeted communities. Utilizing the media advertising as a means to engage people at the door, Christians were trained to plant the seeds of God’s Word in Provo and other cities in Utah. Trained evangelists provided a joyful and confident witness at the door and were spiritually blessed by the experience. They came back to their home congregations with a new normal and zeal to share the gospel.
From my experience of launching outreach campaigns and training Christians on how to share God’s Word in a door-to-door experience, I am excited to bring this knowledge to help congregations launch general outreach campaigns that is unique to their mission and vision.
I believe Praise and Proclaim Ministries will:
- Help Christians conquer the fear of evangelism.
“Sharing God’s Word is not about the Christian, but the power of the Holy Spirit working within and through the Christian. That makes all the difference.”
- Help Christians receive the transformational experience of being used by God to share the message of the gospel.
“Evangelism is not so much about WHAT we share, but WHO we are introducing.”
- Help congregations by providing expertise and knowledge in producing outreach materials and advertising.
“The quality of outreach materials that Christians produce is reflective on the value they place on what Christ has already done for us and immediately gives credibility to their witness. It’s that important!”
- Help congregations by providing expertise and knowledge of organizing door-to-door experiences that are meaningful for its members.
“The outreach DNA of a congregations can begin to improve or change with just a few members capturing a zeal for the lost and actively sharing the gospel in their community.”
- Help pastors accomplish their outreach goals for the congregation God has placed them.
“I believe we can help a pastor be all things to all people so that by all possible means we might save some. [1 Cor. 9:22)”
(Quotes by Dave Malnes)