“We have found that ministries completing this certification process have a higher rate of success, become better funded, and are well grounded in organizational systems.  They have an effective ministry plan, an active board, and a prayer strategy in place after the certification process. We expect Ministry Mastery Certification to be the benchmark to which ministries will want to aspire.”  

HUGH MACLELLAN, JR.THE MACLELLAN FOUNDATION

“If I had to describe the value of Ministry Mastery in one word, it would be encouragement.  Each time I get off a coaching call, I feel like I just got an adrenaline shot of encouragement.  But if that is not enough, I would say it’s like adding 5 people to my staff at T4 Global. While I spend 1 hour per month with each, directly on the phone, the pre-work and time with them is not just incremental help - it’s exponential!”

ED WEAVEREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LIVADA MINISTRIES

“Ministry Ventures was and still is a valuable resource to me in my day-to-day efforts in non-profit management.  The certification process guided me through the five best practices and taught me how to apply those to my ministry.  I was equipped with tools to be a better leader and held accountable to the process of implementing what I learned. I highly recommend Ministry Ventures to new leaders in non-profit ministry and to seasoned professionals looking to sharpen their knowledge and skills in the five best practices.”

MICHAEL THAMESFORMER DIRECTOR, FORTRESS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

“Ministry Ventures has been an answer to prayer for Life Resources of Georgia, Inc..  During a time of transition, MV has been very instrumental in helping us build a sustainable organization that enables us to accomplish our mission with excellence and above reproach.”  

DONNA PERRYLIFE RESOURCES OF GEORGIA, INC.

"Words cannot express the impact Ministry Ventures has had on the credibility and sustainability of my new organization. Because of Ministry Ventures, our 3 1/2 year organization has tripled it's fundraising dollars, increasing our revenue from $11,000 to $33, 895 within the last 7 months of last year! This year we are already expecting a revenue of $80,000 through nurtured foundation relationships that came about during my coaching.Just to help you understand, when Ministry Venture's came into my life, I was weary. I started to doubt that I even had what it took to drive and lead my nonprofit. However, Gregg was the encouragement I needed. He helped me to see that I am naturally wired to play the role that I am playing within my organization, and he nurtured me (through the Holy Spirit) to my full potential. I need you to understand the gift that God has placed in him is not an ordinary teaching gift, but the prayers he has prayed for me and my husband (as he battled cancer) helped me in so many ways. The scripture iron sharpens iron holds true for who Gregg has been for me. Had it not been for him, and the Holy Spirit working through him, I would have given up!I thank God for Gregg, Ministry Ventures, and your vision!"

KENITA PIERCE-LEWISPRESIDENT & FOUNDER, H.O.P.E., INC

"We have been and continue to be blessed by Ministry Venture.  The Ministry Ventures team have taken Sound Choices to a new level of ministry.  We see more women, we experience greater power in the ministry and we are on solid financial footing to grow even more.  It is such a blessing to be able to minister effectively and with greater power because the financial worries are gone. Without a doubt, the culture of prayer that Ministry Ventures makes as a priority has made all the difference. If you are ever in the Columbus, Georgia area please stop by and see our newly renovated building….another task that we know MV helped us to accomplish.  Our clinic is a beautiful and welcoming facility with the capabilities to see twice as many women as before, a less cluttered place to work (because we have some elbow room) and a testimony of God's desire to serve our community the truth about LIFE, both temporal and eternal.  Blessings on MV and may you know the power and accomplishments of God as you serve His work."

CAROL HENSCHELEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SOUND CHOICES PREGNANCY CLINIC

"My own reflection on the top 4 benefits would be these;
  1. Refocused attention to prayer and especially listening prayer.
We have 2 spiritual directors now and are aggressively pursuing a prayer team.We also have a local on-site liaison for those directors and are excited at this opportunity.They have set up bi-weekly prayer training for staff.This is the Lord’s house and it will be a house of prayer individually and corporately
  1. To not settle for good but to strive to be the best.
Good is the enemy of excellent!
  1. To put 1st things first.
Everything rises and falls on leadership.Establishing a phenomenal Board of Directors to make this happen.Giving us Randy Attkisson as our Board Director and to let us learn from his time proven and tested methods of Excellence.
  1. New Life/ New direction ( Fresh wind and Fresh fire)(:
After 13 years of directing this ministry, I had become tired and complacent. The Joy of my Salvation is renewed.I have an expectancy about me now when I come to work and that breeds an excitement to my team.I can’t thank you all enough for the leadership you all have provided us with. In scripture, it tells Paul that its difficult to "Kick against the Goads"In a sense, you all are a goad or a prod (a sharp stick) with Love and Firmness guided us back on a path that we had started on but as often happens in ministry, we got caught up in the ministering but didn't focus on the health of the company or the team."

MARK LEPALMEISAIAH HOUSE

"Just wanted to check in with you and tell you thanks for the great info regarding Year-End Campaign planning.  After some discussion around the office as to whether or not we should invest in your online coaching, we decided to go ahead and are so glad we did.  We got a late start but sent our first letter out around mid-November. Over the last few years, we raised anywhere from $5000-$18,000 in our year-end appeals. This year, we raised $63,447!!!  We followed your instructions and sent out one letter, one postcard and the rest of our communication was through email.  We also spend some time segmenting donors and made our appeal differently to each segment. We are thrilled with the results and it was definitely worth the amount we paid."

SHERI SCHMITZPARTNER CARE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY PREGNANCY CENTER

"You guys were/are such a blessing to us personally and organizationally. I don't think we would have survived as CTI going through all the transition of adoption, moving back to the US, and Benjamin's illness without the coaching we had begun with MV. Thank you for your encouragement, refinement, and patience with us!"

NATHANAEL AVERYCHOOSE TO INVEST

"We are a small organization that really started (probably like most ministries) as more of a missionary family going out to address a need they were passionate about.  My wife and I are both trained psychotherapists. So, we have been trained and equipped to address the emotional needs of people.  So, Tutapona was started as a way to specifically address the emotional affects of war or conflict.  We provide trauma counseling and rehabilitation to help people recover from war and move forward in their lives.As our ministry has grown, so has the need for better administrative structures to provide stability to the work.  As a psychotherapist, I had a vision for the work and a passion to see lives transformed, but I did not know how to structure the organization.  The Virtual group coaching has given me many valuable tools for organizing the structure of the organization and providing a platform for growth.  It has also given me valuable tools for fundraising."

CARL GAEDE, MSW, LCSWEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TUTAPONA

“All of us want to live lives that count.  I just feel like God has raised up Ministry Ventures to help all of us...to make a bigger impact with our time, resources, talent, and money.”

ANDY STANLEYPASTOR, NORTH POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH

“Ministry Mastery has been such a blessing for me.  It has helped me gain focus on what is important and helped me streamline processes that help our organization to be more laser pointed in our mission.  In a world where there is always something to be done in your non-profit organization, Ministry Mastery helps you set vision and focus to help grow your ministry to the next level.  I thank Ministry Ventures for their insights to help Bread for a Hungry World impact even more lives around the world”

BOBBY MOOREEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BREAD FOR A HUNGRY WORLD

“Our operating dollars were $177,000 before we started with MV; the next year our operations dollars were $452,000—a 255% increase. We embarked upon our first capital campaign soon after; since that time, the Lord has provided $1.468 million in capital.”

STEVE & WENDY LOWETHE JOY HOUSE

"YOU have been an incredible leader, teacher, and counselor in this process!!  What we have learned from you is invaluable and I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for HOHSWIN and it's leadership!"

KRISTIE POWERSHOH SOUTHWEST INDIANA

“I used to hate fundraising. The thought of it seemed unspiritual and intimidating.Since engaging with Gregg Palowski and his fundraising coaching, all that has changed. Fundraising is now an exciting part of what I do as a  ministry leader.The coaching calls with Gregg have been “worth their weight in gold”.  I always leave the call with tools, resources, and strategies for effective fundraising and I’m always excited about funding the plans God has put in my heart. The coaching strategies have equated to a large increase in ministry funding. I feel confident that we have a diverse strategy to ensure that our ministry is able to expand and accomplish our goals.Run don’t walk to get this great coaching."

TONY RORIEDIRECTOR, MEN OF HONOR & LADIES OF HONOR

"I am extremely grateful for all the help you have provided for me and VISION 9:38. This to me is a testimony of the faithfulness of God. To God be the glory!"

J. BYRON JOHNSONVISION938

“Working with Ministry Ventures has been amazing. We have been pleased thus far with the entire process, from contract to facilitation. The team at MV took time to listen to us and learn who we are. They haven't tried to force us into a template or treat us like a number. It has been extremely beneficial to have their expertise and heart for ministry beside us during this time of transition. I would recommend this group to anyone.

EDWARD BAILEYNO LONGER BOUND

"Ministry Ventures has been a spark plug for us. Shepherd's Fold has been in operation for 20+ years and it was obviously becoming "tired" with social media, board meeting etiquette etc.  You have given us a jump start.”

BILL HOSSEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SHEPHERD'S FOLD

"I have been funded for a little while now, but I needed some renewed focus and motivation to take it to the next level. I have been to a few funding workshops before, but the one you guys did was definitely the most concise and applicable one that I have attended. I have started to incorporate some of your guys' principles and I am starting to see some results already."

LINCOLN LAWINGFELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

“When you graduate from seminary you have many ministry tools on your belt. In my experience fundraising was not one of them. As a church planter fundraising can be a matter of life and death. Last year we struck out big time without year-end-fundraising efforts. From the training I received, I now understand why. Regardless of what the final numbers will say at the end of this campaign, I can honestly say before The Lord that we were faithful & equipped to do our part. The results are completely up to him. Thanks Ministry Ventures for teaching us to be faithful and effective.”

TERRENCE JONESSTRONG TOWER AWP

Restoration Academy is a Christian school in inner-city Birmingham with a ~$2M budget. Most of their student would qualify for free lunch at a public school. Restoration has to raise the majority of their budget in order to provide the financial aid that their students need. In 2012, MV encouraged RA to launch their first year-end fundraising campaign. The goal was somewhat audacious: $550,000 (enough for 100 full-ride scholarships). With MV's coaching and encouragement, RA met their 2012 goal. In 2013 they repeated the campaign and raised another $550k (100 scholarships).Each year for the last five years, every RA graduate has been accepted into a four-year college--many earning full ride scholarships because of their excellent academics. In addition, dozens of RA students give their life to the Lord each year. This school is a special place, and MV is proud to have been a part of helping resources it to go further, faster.

RESTORATION ACADEMY

"Thank you for this tremendous curriculum!  The order, the way it is put together, our certification pieces, and the coaching are all awesome!  As a 20+ year educator, I truly appreciate everything that has gone into this. I am very happy that both Chris Lane from First Priority South Florida and Chris Ackerson from Men's Ministry Network recommended Ministry Ventures to me in answer to my question "I am just getting started, what would you do differently...?  Check out Ministry Ventures!"

BRIAN GOSLEECHANGED THROUGH FAITH MINISTRIES

"Since I went through Ministry Ventures, I've seen a tremendous impact on Taylor's Closet through the use of all the materials we were provided...especially the ministry overview. That one piece of paper, when it's done correctly and you hand it to a donor, it validates your ministry. It says this is who we are and we mean business.The community of people and the other nonprofits you meet definitely are a plus because you get to call them and find out that everything you're going through they are going through too. It's a great way to talk through the problems and issues you have. The funding plan...if you just work on that funding plan like it's supposed to you are actually being very intentional about following up with your donors and asking them for money and fundraising.  These three things are just a touch of the many things that happen at Ministry Ventures that keep the momentum going and help keep you intentional about what God has called you to do in your ministry which is helping people."

LINDA GIAMBATTISTAFOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TAYLOR'S CLOSET