One of the things God has been speaking to me about often now is the fact that His people need to know that INDEED He is the God of Miracles. Unfortunately, too often, those in the Body tend to accept chronic illness, disease and much more as their “lot” in life.
But this isn’t how God intended nor is it what we should settle for either.
I absolutely adore Beverly Crawford’s song, “It’s About Time for A Miracle” because it relays the heart of our Father for this season.
God is ready to release an ABUNDANCE of Miracles, Signs and Wonders into this earth realm NOW! Truth be told, it is WAY past time for the BODY to come into agreement with the Holy Spirit & God regarding the Ministry of Miracles.
BET Sunday’s Best Finalist, Dontavies Boatwright, has an awesome testimony about a Miracle God released unto him, that literally changes and SAVED his life. I’m so honored, excited and blessed that Dr. Boatwright who is also an Ordained Elder in the Kingdom is going to share this real-life story and testimony Friday night during my Miracle service!
Plus, of course he’s going to sing a note or two !!
If you’re in Jacksonville, or even central Florida or Southern Georgia and God has been dealing with you about Miracles & DIVINE HEALING, be sure to PRESS YOUR WAY to the Zamar Center tonight at 7:45!
It’s definitely ABOUT TIME for A MIRACLE!
Oh yes, I’m teaching the workshop Walking In Miracles on Saturday morning at 9:30am. There’s still time to sign up.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Hope you ‘re doing well! I’m doing great.
Excited about this last Faithful Friday of the year taking place this Friday at Bethel Baptist downtown. Join us at 6:30pm as we TAG TEAM and release the Word of the Lord for His people this hour.
And as you know, I’m hosting Signs, Wonders & Miracles 2011 NEXT Friday October 28th here in Jacksonville, at the Zamar Center. The ministry team and I just finished an awesome time of Prophetic Prayer for the service!
We are in AGREEMENT that ALL will be healed, set-free and delivered MIRACULOUSLY!
Be sure to send in your MIRACLE PRAYER REQUESTS if you can’t make it. Or if you’re in Jacksonville or close-by, PRESS YOUR WAY and make it here.
Prophetic Prayer will start at 7:45 that evening and then we will have a HIGH TIME OF HOLY WORSHIP! I really am EXPECTING God to DO WHAT ONLY HE CAN DO!
Okay, please do me a FAVOR and SHARE this with ANYONE you know in Jacksonville or surrounding cities, saved, unsaved …young, old, male, female …it matters not!
Join Me for Prayer Friday October 21 (TODAY) and Monday October 24 at 7am!
Also as we hit the 7 day COUNTDOWN our THEME on 5-fold Prophetic Prayer this Friday (21) and Monday (24) at 7am will be Signs, Wonders & Miracles! Dial in by calling 7124321630 code 418609
877.595.9117 ext 3
Wow, I can’t believe we are ALREADY at Wednesday! Had to drop my 7th grader off to school EARLY this morning for Basketball Conditioning and here I am wondering, if it is really HUMP day already!? lol
Had a jam-packed weekend and was glad to see my youngest enjoy her first swim meet! She won ribbons in 3 of the 4 races she entered. Woohoo.
Now time for your Wednesday Ministry Solution!
When churches, ministries & Pastors plan ministry conferences, I’m often asked, “Dwann, how can I get sponsorship?” or “Dwann, how can I promote my event? I believe I get this question at least several times a month, so I decided it was time to do a blog post on it.
Unfortunately, the biggest mistake I see many faith-based organizations make when planning a major event is NOT, truly laying out a marketing or promotions plan and NOT really understanding that there will need to be some $funds$ set aside for ADVERTISING the event.
When planning a major event, no matter how great your congregation is or your supporters are you can NOT and SHOULD not rely solely on these familiar folks as your EVENT AUDIENCE.
It will hurt you every single time!
The other thing that will hurt you is NOT developing strategic partnerships with media, other ministries and even businesses.
Yep, these type of PARTNERSHIPS can be great ways to GET THE WORD OUT and to inject some excitement around your conference.
Every once in a while, I come across some great information that is WORTH sharing with you and today, I’d like to share a short video from Expert, Peggy Morgan Collins, that I believe will really INFUSE YOU WITH IDEAS.
If you have a ministry event coming up in 2012, give me a call or book a COMPLIMENTARY INTRODUCTORY PHONE CALL with me, so that we determine your ministry needs and we can determine together if we are a good fit! It’s easy, just go here or do so via the CONTACT page on my website.
Here’s a question for you, What is the most challenge you have when planning a ministry event?
Lastly, speaking of events (smile) If you’re in Jacksonville or know folks who are join me for Signs, Wonders & Miracles 2011 – Friday October 28 at 7:45.
One of my favorite passages of scripture are found in Mark 16:
17And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
GOD IS ABLE!”
On so many levels it speaks to the Power & Authority that has been given to ALL BELIEVERS …IF WE ONLY BELIEVE and TRULY WALK IN FAITH. God is ABLE to use each and every one of us for GREATER WORKS, if we BELIEVE that He can.
I’ve have experienced God’s miraculous power and have experienced this scripture come to life for me on so many occasions I can’t begin to count them.
So, I’ll just do as God has mandated me!
On Friday October 28th, right here in Jacksonville at The Zamar Center, I’m hosting a Signs, Wonders & Miracles Manifestation Service. We expect to walk in the GREATER WORKS on this day and SEE and EXPERIENCE the MANIFESTATION of Signs, Wonders and Miracles, which should be following ALL WHO BELIEVE!
I wanted to take the time to share this information on my Ministry Solutions blog as well as my Personal Ministry site (DwannOlsen.com). If you’re in NEED of a MIRACLE or know anyone who is, I admonish you to make your way to the Zamar Center on October 28th! Also, NO MATTER WHAT, go here to fill out your MIRACLE PRAYER request form and we will be sure to LAY HANDS AND AGREE on that evening.
Wow, what a Sunday!
Great WORD preached by Bishop McKissick Jr at 730 and 1030 at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. First Service was “I Can See It” & the second one had an Entrepreneurial Edge entitled “He’s All In Your Business”
Bishop McKissick also OFFICIALLY launched his new personal ministry website www.wonthedoit.com which we at D & C Ministry Solutions were honored to develop for him. It features his preaching and of course ministry products like DVDs, CDs and downloadable MP3s of his messages. Plus there is always a MESSAGE OF THE MONTH, that’s highlighted via the church’s youtubepage as well.
Excited that we have several more we are getting ready to roll out this week and next. Woohoo!
Here’s a reminder that Marketplace Monday Prophetic Prayer call is Monday October 10 at 7:00am (EASTERN) You don’t want to miss this call. No matter what Industry Sphere you have DIVINE INFLUENCE in be sure to invest 15 minutes of your time to start your week off right! Last Monday night and Friday morning were POWERFUL! We are truly in God’s TOP OF THE YEAR!
Dial in a few minutes early 7124321630 code 418609!
Here’s a list of all of my Prophetic Prayer times!
“Great format to break down the prophetic for clear understanding with scripture references to explain the prophetic. I am elated to have the mentorship of a prophet to present sound teaching on the prophetic. I think this will make a difference in shifting from a church mindset to a kingdom mindset.The accuracy of what has been released is not only from a prayer answered but confirmation of things God have spoken to me. This has drastically changed my life and has given me a confidence to move forward in my destiny.” S. Chambliss – Jacksonville, FL
The Global Institute(Association) of Church and Marketplace Prophets exists as an international professional company of prophets charged with educating, enlightening and empowering those chosen by God to the Prophetic Ministry.
The mission of the Global Institute of Church and Marketplace Prophets (GICMP) is to provide support, prophetic counseling and education to all Christian Prophets around the world, whether called to the church or the marketplace.
GICMP’s charge is to also exist as a bridge between Pastors and Prophets while also providing prophetic organizational structure to churches and marketplace organizations (businesses)
We empower Prophets and Prophets-In-Training (PIT) teaching them how to prosper in their purpose, Biblically & spiritually.
Do You Need Biblical Prophetic Training & Understanding?
Have You Been Searching for A Prophetic Mentor To Educate & Nurture You In what YOU KNOW YOU’RE CALLED TO DO?
Are You Willing To Invest & Sacrifice 6-10 Hours Per Month For The UpBuilding Of Your Prophetic Foundation?
Hey there Prophetic Learner!
Prophetess Dwann Olsen, here: If you answered YES to any of the questions below, you want to make sure you READ this post in its entirety. For more than a year now, I’ve been asked to do regular monthly on-site Instruction on the Prophetic In Jacksonville, FL. Though I’ve been doing this regularly online for several years and even doing so at churches across the country I never quite felt THE RELEASE, from God to move forward in on-site, MONTHLY instruction, UNTIL NOW!
That’s right, I’m positive the God’s timing is at hand and already we have folks signed up from Jacksonville, Central Florida and many from other parts of the country and World who want to HOST these Prophetic Educational Courses in there regions.
In order to accommodate many from other parts of the country, I will probably also implement a 2-5 day PROPHETIC INTENSIVE in early 2012. However, for now, we are ready to ROCK & ROLL in Jacksonville, Florida. Here’s a link to the ORIGINAL INFORMATION I RELEASED
If you have any questions, feel free to call me direct at 877.595.9117 ext 3 or email me at DwannO@DandCMinistrySolutions.com
Also, please remember, if you’re even a tiny bit interested in this, DO PRE-REGISTER TODAY as CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED and RIGHT NOW, I believe there are only 7 spots available for EACH SESSION (Thursday or Saturday)
2011-2012 Prophetic Course Track Set To Start October 15, 2011 in Jacksonville, FLORIDA – Register Today!
What Students Say About Recent 2011 Prophetic Educational Sessions:
Outstanding features of this Prophets Session: The introduction to the prophetic really laid a good foundation. It has already opened my eyes to what God has called me to and given me clarity on perfecting the gift has desires for me to walk in. - Prophet Deborah Taylor, Denver, Colorado
Outstanding features of this Prophets Session: I obtained greater biblical perspective of the 5-fold ministry and the necessity of the prophetic calling on my life. Additionally, I was encouraged by the greater detail about the gift of prophecy and how that looks like for the modern day prophet comparative to the ancient prophets of the Bible. Minister Traycie Tonge, Virginia Beach, VA
Outstanding features of this Prophets Session: Wonderful- good information, Great presentation Pastor Nikkie Williams, Jacksonville, FL
Outstanding features of this Prophets Session: Her knowledge on the subject and the way in which she conveys it to where it is easy to grasp and understand. Laura Simms, Nashville, TN
Outstanding features of this Prophets Session: The presentation of the prophecy. It’s genuine, not spooky and accurate.The confidence level of the word going forth is just amazing. Pastor Bobby Thomas, Jacksonville, FL
Outstanding features of this Prophets Session: The speaker was straight forward. I like the fact that Prophet Olsen was just real. The speaker insure I need to hear what was right and what will lead me to my promise land. I sense her love and her heart for the people of God to advance in their spirtiual lives and as well in the natural. James Riley, New York
FIND OUT MORE AND ENROLL TODAY! – Pre-Registration Required
COURSE FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS
The 2011-2012 Prophetic Course rate of ($99.99 )is the same regardless of Prophetic Level or method of delivery (lecture or distance learning) Payments will only be accepted via digital form or CERTIFIED CASHIER’S CHECK or MONEY ORDER and must be received in U.S. funds.
However, in the event a credit card authorization is rejected, the student will be immediately notified and assessed a handling fee. The student will be given 10 days to make the payment good. If the payment is not made when requested the student is subject to immediate suspension from the program. Fill Out Pre-Registration Form Today!
There are (3) payment options for this (6) month Prophetic Track:
- In Full with $100.00 DISCOUNT: $499.99
- Monthly Installments of $99.99 (1 x per month)
- Bi-weekly Installments of $50.99 (2 x per month)
All deposits in the form of at least (1) month’s course fee ($99.99) are due at least (2) weeks prior to start of course on October 15, 2011. That date is October 1, 2011. All future payments will be automatically processed via cc/debit card submitted every 30 days until course track is complete.
All deposits and payments received AFTER October 1, 2011 will be assessed a $25.00 late fee.
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What Am I Really Paying For?
For some of you, I know this is basic and standard information. However, trust me when I say “ There is still a large group of your ministry colleagues who really have no idea about all the steps it takes to have a basic website.”
When I explain all this I like to use real estate as my first-choice analogy.
Domain Name: This is essentially your online address AKA www.yourministryname.com This tends to cost anywhere from $8.00 – $10.00 However, depending on the hosting company you choose, you may buy a package that gives you the domain name FREE. Or run into specials on domains as low as $4.00 per domain.
Hosting: This is essentially the land in which your online home is built on. Just as you have to pay a price for the land on which your brand new church will be built on, so too, must you pay for the land on which your online “digital” church home will be built on.
However, it is a cost that will be assessed every year. Therefore it is generally in your best interest to pay for the hosting up front by the year for a least expensive rate. The complexity of your site, including the “bells & whistles” will determine which hosting package may work best for you.
You can realistically expect to spend anywhere from $8.00 to $20.00 per month to host your basic site.
Email Addresses: Many hosting packages include at least 500 email addresses with your hosting. However, there are some “a la carte” hosts that charge according to the number of email address you want to purchase by groups of say 10 – 20 etc
Design & Development: This involves the actual artistic direction and customization of your site, including incorporating your logo, all of your ministry photos and of course your content. Ie: ministry vision, mission, in-house ministries, monthly events etc… These charges are normally separate design fees and increase depending on the complexity of the design and functionality of your site ie: flash elements, online forms, online forums, ministry photo galleries, user maintenance etc… Depending on the complexity, your site development could be a project that will involve a 1 – 3 person creative team.
How To Count Up The Real Costs
Many small organizations, settle for online template packages that cost anywhere from $15.00 + per month, not to mention one-time set-up fees that run from $50.00-$90.00 Unfortunately, if you don’t truly “count up the cost” you could essentially end up paying the exact same price you’d pay for a customized site and more, without owning anything.
For example, one “create your own ministry site” company charges a $50.00 set-up fee, $15.00 per month for hosting and $25.00 per month for a member services section. If you add all this up for (2) years you end up spending $1010.00 and at the moment you discontinue services, you walk away with nothing. No files, no artwork, zilch.
Are you satisfied with your online ministry home?
What was the biggest mistake you made when you invested in a website?
Please share your experience by LEAVING A REPLY in the COMMENT SECTION.
At least once a year, I’m led to readdress MOUNDS of questions I get every year from Ministry Leaders about NEW MEDIA and OUTREACHSTRATEGIES. One of the first topics I like to address is the importance of having a website as an EVANGELISM AND OUTREACH TOOL.
Yep, that’s my FIRST STRATEGY, for all the RIGHT reasons!
Strategy #1 : GET A WEBSITE!
Do you feel like you can’t afford a customized website that you can be proud of?
Do you still have trouble understanding why the world is so excited about having an online presence?
Let’s face it. Even though we live in the digital age with new technology and multimedia all around, there are still many legitimate churches and ministries that don’t have an online home.
That’s right, even though “Do you have a website?” or “What’s your website address?” is generally the first question most folks ask when they learn of your ministry or church, you might be surprised at how many pastors of smaller ministries, think a nice customized website is out of their reach.
But, that is FAR from the truth!
By the time I’m done dissecting this strategy for evangelism outreach and ministry marketing, I hope you’ll close this chapter with a wealth of new found understanding, that will allow you to make informed decisions as you explore all the possibilities of having a great online presence by starting with the basics and getting a website.
What’s So Great About Having A Website, Anyway?
From a ministry outreach perspective, I believe there is no better way to reach the masses than by having a website and taking advantage of the Power of New Media.
Month after month and year after year I hear great testimonies about how using new media, particularly having a website has positioned ministries in front of audiences they never would’ve imagined.
For instance, one of the best examples I can give on “What’s so great about having a website?” has to do with one of the first case scenarios I’d ever been involved with years ago back in the early 2000s.
Here’s what happened when I and my former business partner helped provide a website presence for a small church in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Church Example #1
The ministry was transitioning with a new name and new location, that capped off with a new website. The goal was to give online visitors instant access to the church’s vision, mission, style of worship and pastoral philosophy.
In one case, a woman was relocating from New York City to Terre Haute and was looking for a church. She searched the internet, found the church’s new website and then visited the church as soon as she moved to town.
As you can imagine, that was a pretty great result for this small ministry and reiterated, why it was so important for that ministry to upgrade and
“GET A WEBSITE!”
Church Example #2
Another example that comes to mind has to do with a pastor who was very excited about being a guest on a national television broadcast. He was being interviewed about a new book and was also going to discuss the new prayer initiative God had given him.
After the broadcast thousands of people visited his site and within 24 hours more than 3 thousand people committed to being a part of his prayer initiative through his website. Again, more evidence in this Pastor’s eyes of why it’s so important to GET A WEBSITE!
Next time, I’ll address the question: “What Am I Really Paying For?” & How To Count Up The Real Costs & ROI
One of the questions I receive the most from Pastors and Christian Entrepreneurs is “How can I or my organization really prosper online?” The see how “Household Name” Preachers appear to be leveraging their ministry following online or how some secular sales person somehow was able to get 5000 people on his teleconference and they begin to wonder, “can this really be done?”
I’m here to say YES, INDEED!
But the key, is are you willing to do what has to be done and to follow specific instructions in order to see and experience the results that others are experiencing.
Last year by dear friend and colleague Karen Swim hosted an online event entitled “ How To Go From You’ve Got Mail To You’ve Got Money!” One by one, we went through the list of top 10 action items that need to be taken in order for ANYONE to be READY to prosper online.
One of the top mistakes I see being made by many of the entrepreneurs I coach and consult with is the fact that they will not consistently capture the email addresses of those who visit their websites.
For anyone who wants to truly develop a revenue stream online, this is key! People come to your website for a specific reason. You have something they need or something they have been searching for!
Let’s look at this deeper from a ministry perspective:
One of the biggest challenges in ministries large and small is information dissemination, especially when it’s connected to fund-raising. How do you get accurate information out to a concentrated group, quickly in order for them to ACT on the information you’ve provided.
I mean, I have seen it all.
It used to be that ministries would rely on the phone. As a matter of fact, I’ve seen ministries create dynamic “phone tree systems” that never seem to work quite right because one of the branches of the tree seems to always break off.
And while direct mail is definitely effective, if you don’t have the financial structure and foundation to accommodate thousands upon thousands of dollars it costs to develop great direct mail campaigns, like some of the household names in mega ministry, the whole process can be daunting.
Why Supporters Want To Hear From You
Nevertheless, one way or the other you have to be able to communicate with your congregants and those who support your ministry. You need to be able to contact them and tell them about the implementation of the vision God has given you. You need to be able to let them know about the ministry issues and concerns you need them to continue covering in prayer. You also need to be able to let them know about all the great things God continues to birth forth through you and the ministry.
Believe me when I say, not only do they NEED to know, but they want to know as well. Despite your challenges of getting information to them, this is very important.
Don’t Forsake Your Online Home
Once you have your ministry website up and running it’s vital that you leverage your contact with the people who visit your site. If they’re coming to your site, that means they are very interested in what you are doing.
Unfortunately if your ministry doesn’t have a resident “web guru” or can’t afford to pay an outside agency or person to keep your content up to date, many times this part goes overlooked.
Many ministry & marketplace ministry website owners don’t seem to understand the importance of keeping information up to date on their site; Or at the very least sending that new information out to the people who want and need to know the information the most.
One of the easiest ways to do this, is through an email list. Simply put, email weekly or monthly ministry updates to your online audience. The good thing is, it can be as simple or as fancy as you want it to be.
The Biggest Mistake Ministries Make
By far the biggest mistake I see ministries make once they get a website is not capturing the email address of those who visit in order to start an email newsletter or what we can an ezine.
Yes, having an e-newsletter is that important.
It’s so important to non-profit organizations that there is a large percentage of non-profits actually developing and successfully employing fundraising campaigns online.
According to MRSS/Advocacy Institute ENonprofit Benchmarks Study (2005)
Organizations generating the most online advocacy actions had several key characteristics in common:
* larger email lists
* longer-lived online advocacy programs
* larger online communications budgets
* a higher volume of advocacy email messages.
Look at those key common characteristics: larger email lists and higher volume of advocacy email messages.
That’s what you as a pastor or media director has to keep in mind.
“How can I build my email list?”
And, “How can I work my email list?”
Answering these two questions will definitely help usher you in the right direction of developing an effective financial stream online. I’ll help you answer these questions next time I post. But in the mean-time, you TELL me, How Can You Build Your Email List? What Specific actions can you take to work your email list?
Almost forgot, if you need an AFFORDABLE STARTER WEBSITE for your personal ministry or new business be sure to check out AFFORDABLE STARTER WEBSITES. Or if you need a FREE “Get To Know You Session” to chat about your vision and how I may be able to assist you moving forward be sure to BOOK ME ONLINE via my online calendar system. I’d love to talk with you!
Recently I’ve talked to quite a few colleagues who have been SPAMMED via Social Media. Sad thing is, I don’t believe some of the folks SPAMMING even understand or comprehend what they are doing and how their social media spamming is affecting their brand in a BAD WAY.
Unfortunately, many of the folks I’ve observed SPAMMING on Facebook (FB) are leaders of faith-based organizations, including ministries, who don’t really seem to understand the true concept of effective Social Media.
First and foremost, using social media is about BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS!
It’s about cultivating relationships with folks who have like interests and callings who you would value getting to know and value sharing information with that you KNOW they’ve shown a true interest in.
With this in mind, you have to realize that having FB friends doesn’t give you the right to TAG FB friends according to the VALUE you’ve placed on the size of their FB network.
That my friend is an ADDED VALUE, only AFTER you’ve truly established a relationship with the FB friend you are targeting with your EVENT GRAPHICS ETC … which if you’re not careful, can come off as SPAM!
That’s right, there is a such thing as SOCIAL MEDIA SPAM and folks are getting pretty tired of it!
I mean just last week, some Speaker/Author sent me a FB message with a link to a video interview of him being interviewed. Funny and sad thing is, he never said “Hi, I want to share this with you” and definitely NEVER even introduced himself or the reason for sending me this message on FB.
I was totally baffled!
And I have many more friends and colleagues who are feeling the same way.
Here’s how you can determine if you MIGHT be considered a SOCIAL MEDIA (FB) SPAMMER:
- You’ve received more than (1) FB message asking you NOT to place your information and Ads on the wall of a FB friend.
- After you place an ePoster or eFlier on the one of your FB friends, when you go to view it on their wall, you notice that it is GONE. (ie: DELETED)
- One by one, you search out your FB friends who have a seemingly LARGE list of friends and you place some sort of event information on their wall, without even GREETING them or even considering whether or not they would realistically have a genuine interest in your event.
- You create a video and just start randomly placing the video on the walls of your FB friends and they have NO CONNECTION to you or the city in which you or even the TOPIC you are talking about in your video.
- You assume because your new FB FRIEND fits the demographic of your “sales audience” it’s okay to place your products on their wall without even acknowledging doing so and without even have an email, fb or even phone conversation regarding, how you might be able to serve them.
- You assume because your new FB FRIEND serves the same demographic and “sales audience” you do or one that is similar, they won’t mind you sporadically posting on their wall about what you’re doing even though, you’ve never had a REAL online or offline conversation with them.
Now, don’t get me wrong, if you can see yourself in the above list, there’s a small chance that you may not be a SPAMMER, but there’s an even bigger chance that you are operating like one and really have no clue that you are.
If so, read this, digest it, learn from it and MOVE FORWARD. (smile)