How to Start an Evangelical Ministry

by Monica Patrick - Updated August 21, 2018
Start An Evangelical Ministry

The Christian mandate has been the same since the time of Christ: spread the gospel. In other words, evangelize. Starting an evangelical ministry requires determination and a measure of faith. Before you start an evangelical ministry, you need to be familiar with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In some denominations, this means you have attended Bible college. You also need a personal relationship with God and to be a practicing Christian. If you have those things in order, you are ready to get going. Here is how to start an evangelical ministry.

Obtain a legal covering. You need your ministry to have the right credentials before you get started. You also need to apply for 501C status with the federal government to obtain tax-free status.

Define your mission statement or ministry vision. Summarize your mission statement as narrowly as you can; the shorter the better. Design your ministry logo.

Recruit support staff by sharing your vision with Christian friends. You cannot build an evangelical ministry alone. You need help raising money and hands to actually accomplish the work of the ministry.

Start your evangelical ministry by meeting the needs of the people in your targeted area. Building relationships in the community that you want to help is a smart idea. This helps solidify your ability to build a core group of new Christians in the ministry.

Share the gospel with everyone in your ministry area. Rent a building or set up a tent to hold meetings where you will preach and teach Christian messages. Rely on your core group to spread the word about your new evangelical ministry.

About the Author

As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay and the co-owner of a renovation company, Monica Patrick has firsthand knowledge of small business operations. Besides start ups, she has extensive skills in recruiting, selling, leadership, makeup artistry and skin care.

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