As on outreach of Christian Global Outreach Ministries, MINISTER NOW! was originated in 2015 from Nashville, TN to bridge individuals who wanted to become Christian ministers with the ability to do so.
There was a constant call from service men and women who sought to be ordained, but were not connected to a church wherever they were serving. We also began to research the needs of those who had a call on their lives for ministry, but whose family, work and life schedules did not allow them the opportunity for a lengthy ordination process or seminary program.
There are many online sites that will ordain anyone of any faith, or no faith. We only ordain those seeking to be Christian ministers.
As of 2018 we have over 1000 men and women across the US and internationally who are doing amazing things in ministry.
It is our belief that God calls one to ministry. Our goal is to provide the necessary documentation to be recognized by local municipalities to do weddings and other government sanctioned activities. We also provide our ministers with regular information and online support to do whatever God has called them to do.
We also have those who may not feel led to minister traditionally, but have been asked to officiate a wedding or other ceremony. We believe that all of these opportunities are God designed, and as a wedding officiant, you are also part of God's ministry. We offer support in the forms of wedding officiant information, online community and research support; to help you be successful for your big day. We have a great post on our blog about connecting with your local marriage office, that can help.
Online ordination is not for everyone. Having a local church for mentorship and accountability is important. We ask that all of our ministers seek connection with other believers in their local area.
We have an amazing team of ministers who are committed to answering questions and offering online support. We also have an online Ministry Resource Center that provides ceremony scripts, fundraising help, counseling templates and other ministerial resources.
We are not a nonprofit ministry, and we do not accept donations or charitable contributions of any kind. Our mission is to provide ministerial information and support. The purchase of any product or service through this ministry is not tax deductible.
Our foundation is Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”.