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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)

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  1. Norb Meier
    Oct 18 2007

    I am amazed, Dave, at what you have set up here, and I am also amazed at the insights you have shared on this site.

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  2. John S
    Dec 8 2007

    I just read your ‘about’ and thought ‘right on!’ I completely agree… it is so much about being with Christ right where we are at!! What happens if we neglect our own town, job or family– look at what happens to kids, because their parents shrug them off and let them watch MTV, and the internet instead of spending time with them. Great post and great site- thanks for your honesty.

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  3. merganzerman
    Dec 10 2007

    Thanks for your comments, John.

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  4. Mick Turner
    Jun 5 2008

    I firmly believe as well that in this day and time we are all cross-cultural missionaries, even here in our own country. I think we witness not only to non-believers of many different cultures, but also to non-believers who may be of our own ethnicity, whatever that may be, but of a vastly different post-modern mindset. I think in many ways this is our challenge and in your “about” post you have spoken well.

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  5. immerse
    Jul 18 2008

    Thank you for giving such wise advice. In our age too much is based on being a ‘good person’ and not what the Bible says. You haven’t fallen prey to that.

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  6. Jul 16 2010

    I firmly believe as well that in this day and time we are all cross-cultural missionaries, even here in our own country. I think we witness not only to non-believers of many different cultures, but also to non-believers who may be of our own ethnicity, whatever that may be, but of a vastly different post-modern mindset. I think in many ways this is our challenge and in your “about” post you have spoken well.
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  7. Jun 4 2011

    I firmly believe as well that in this day and time we are all cross-cultural missionaries, even here in our own country. I think we witness not only to non-believers of many different cultures, but also to non-believers who may be of our own ethnicity, whatever that may be, but of a vastly different post-modern mindset. I think in many ways this is our challenge and in your “about” post you have spoken well.+1
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  8. Dec 13 2011

    Awesome content. I look forward to seeing more….thanks.

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  9. Ron
    Apr 29 2012

    I’m just now discovering your excellent site, with the informative content and helpful sources. Great job. Btw, as I read the first comments in the latest newsletter, I had a quick question. The newsletter refers to a story from the BOM. When I clicked on the link, I was taken to an article by Boyd K. Packer. In Packer’s article, there’s a reference to Alma 42. Actually, as usual, Packer sounds a bit more severe than the BOM itself. I didn’t find a detailed account, in which Jesus is quoted as commanding that anybody to pay his or her own debt. Packer, however, typically does say such things. Later LDS “revelations” are much clearer about this, as well. I think “Apostle” Packer has exaggerated what his own church’s scripture actually says in Alma. Another passage in the BOM (“We are saved by grace, after all we can do…..”) might have worked better for him. Thanks again for your own very good site!

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  10. May 14 2013

    About the impact of your words on others:

    https://aholisticjourney.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/20-things-i-consider-sacred-part-4/

    I like the monopoly metaphor.

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  11. Jan 4 2014

    Hello Dave!
    I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

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    • Jan 6 2014

      Thank you, Sebastian. I appreciate your ministry and look forward to following you at Faith1st.

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      • Jan 6 2014

        Thanks for your kindness Dave! I look forward to the same! Blessings!

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  12. Oct 25 2014

    Hello Dave! I have gone through your blog, and let me say it’s really uplifting especially to those who struggle with the fear of sharing their faith. This is the right place for all; a blog written in simply with the correct message. God bless you.

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    • Oct 25 2014

      Thank you for your kind encouragement. I think the Lord is leading this blog to do just that — to share our faith, to proclaim God’s Word, to introduce Christ’s presence into the world. Blessings!

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