Becoming a Minister!
Esther 4:14—“And who knows whether you have not attained position for such a time as this?”
We are so excited you've come to find out how easy it is to become a Minister! Did you know that this is one of the most IMPORTANT facets of being one of His followers!! Something so few believers ever do?
Mark 16: 15-16—“And I [Jesus] said to them, "GO into all the world and proclaim the gospel, the Good News, to the whole creation.”
Matthew 28: 18-20—“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has-been Given to me. GO and make disciples [followers] THEREFORE of all nations, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.’”
Matthew 4:18-20 (MSG)—“Walking along the beach of Lake Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew. They were fishing, throwing their nets into the lake. It was their regular work. Jesus said to them, ‘Come with Me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of fish.’ They didn’t ask questions, but simply dropped their nets and followed.”
We believe that you're here because you heard Him calling you. You felt some sort of stirring in your heart, and you've wondered if you're ready to branch out and begin your own Online Network Ministry.
Give us a moment to show you just how easy it is to minister right from your laptop!
Isaiah 6:8—Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” But first...
Why are we certain you're qualified?
GOD has already called you and has been taking you through the most difficult part of your journey—when He brought you here—where you found hope. Hope At Last. Then slowly He's helped you move from a state of crisis and hopelessness to seeing this is a journey He wants you to take with Him.
Ministering is simply helping other women find the same path to hope. It's simply reaching out and sharing what He's brought you through so far on your journey and encourage (or give courage) to other women who are going through something similar.
Your testimony—right where it is today—can ignite a fire of hope in women who are feeling full of despair and hopelessness—showing them that holding His hand, the same way you are holding it, is the way to escape or at least get through to the other side.
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13.
How can you help me become a Minister and help women who are crying out for hope in the same or a similar situation He’s helping me come through?
#1 Get Motivated, Stay Inspired
Women just like you are reaching out and are responding to the cries He hears. They simply share praise reports of how the Lord is using them, leading them, to the women who are desperate for hope. Follow Atarah# who has had a passion for ministering to women in her community and is now using her BNN "Brand New Name" to evangelize and her new Facebook Page to minister to women who are desperate for Hope! BNN-EV#
#2 Get Ready, Be Prepared!
Each one of our courses is designed not only to help the individual woman who is in crisis, but to also train you to minister to other women. Each course is designed to read and journal, doing one lesson, letting each have time to penetrate the heart and renew the mind. Moving through each of our Courses: Courses 1, 2 and 3, you can, at any point where you feel the most compelled—start to reach out and begin encouraging other women!
#3 Fast Track
To begin helping other women sooner, we'd encourage you to read:
Why Let Go and Fast from using Facebook when it's the platform for our Online Network Ministry?
Facebook, like the internet, can be used for all sorts of evil. Many women continue to rummage around FB for information regarding their husband EH and the OW, which is just one reason why we encourage you to let go.
Once the addiction of social media is out of your system, asking Him throughout your fast to use FB for good (Romans 8:28), then it's time to use it for GOOD to start your own ONM.
Using social medial, like Facebook is the easiest way to get a ministry started in just One Day. You become an outreach to connect them to all the resources we make available to you—to share on your FB Page, using your BNN Brand New Name.
Your ONM Facebook Page
Rather than encouraging women to interact with you, using a FB Page you are able to attract women who are currently drinking from the polluted wells of FB already.
You can share portions of the Devotionals, or ...
If you read Psalms and Proverbs, then share portions or ...
Maybe you've always wanted to read through the Bible—call others to do it with you!
What's your favorite course so far? Share the lesson links and then post portions of your journals. Your journals were designed—not only to help you—but to encourage other women.
Share the course and/or individual lessons that meant the most to you.
Once again, to prepare, train, and also to continue to remain motivated towards helping other women as a minister, faithfully journal through each of the courses pouring your heart into each and be sure to take the opportunity at the bottom.
Finally, since encouraging other women is why He allowed this crisis in your life, please speak to other hurting woman going through a marriage crisis. Write something to Encourage His newer brides in regard to what you LEARNED in this chapter? Begin with Dear Bride.... *
What would you say to a woman who is going through a marriage crisis and hasn't yet taken this course or read the RYM book? *
Also, if you want to be paired with a LIKE-MINDED ePartner after your Rebuilding, be SURE to pour out your heart in EACH lesson.*
But, remember, one other woman is all Erin had when she began her ministry! RMI began when just two women, ePartners began to pray, follow the principles (that are now part of your courses) and then encouraged other women they each met!
NOTE TOO that God's not asking you to start a ministry from scratch.
Post the links to everything on our sites that's helped you.
Again, you can simply post a lesson a week from any course you feel most passionate about. Then simply use your journal to share what He showed you. This is how Adele, our French Minister, is building her ministry—by going through Finding the Abundant Life on the new French Blog.
What's your passion? Let us help you, by first filling out and discovering your BNN and Your New Ministry Name.
Be sure you've first invested in your ministry by going through some of our courses and journaling—this is how you will know if He has called you and what direction He's leading you in. If you've done courses, or are in the midst of them now, you can still reach out and help other women.
Once we get your BNN and Your New Ministry Name. and see you've gotten through a few of your courses, then we will set aside time to help you discover your Ministry and Ministry Name!
#4 GO, Evangelize ONLINE!
If you don't feel ready just yet to become a minister, or if your passion is more to go out, searching for women who need help, then visiting prayer sites is so easy to do! Start by Becoming an Evangelist or fuel your passion through prayer— Become a Prayer Warrior.
Never before has it been possible to GO into ALL the nations been as easy as sitting at your laptop and minister to women who are crying out for help in their marriages.
Have You Already Started Helping Women?
If you’ve been submitting praise reports, praise when overcoming hurdles (even hurdles not yet listed), or you've submitted your restored marriage testimony and it’s been used in our Encourager blog, then you can share your unique #TAG that allows women to hear your testimony and follow praise you've submitted!
As an example, here is a tag for one of our translators, Poppy, who has been ministering to other women.
When Poppy gives a woman one of our Hope Cards: HopeAtLast.org or a LoveAtLast.org Hope Card, she can easily write this on the back:
Order or print Hope Cards
Maybe I'll Wait
In our Homeschooling for Him Course, Erin shares several poems she had her children memorize to help form their character as adults. This one may help you decide...
What Have We Done Today?
We shall do much in the years to come,
But what have we done today?
We shall give our gold in a princely sum,
But what did we give today?
We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
We shall plant a hope in the place of fear,
We shall speak the words of love and cheer,
But what did we speak today?
We shall be so kind in the after while,
But have we been today?
We shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
But what have we brought today?
We shall give to truth a grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,
We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have we fed today?
We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?
He shall build us mansions in the sky,
But what have we built today?
’Tis sweet in the idle dreams to bask;
But here and now, do we our task?
Yet, this is the thing our souls must ask,
What have we done today?