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Equipping the Church for Mission!

M3 Ministries provides proven, practical formation, coaching, and events for Catholics and leaders at all levels designed to help you build parishes that make, mature, and mission (send out) disciples of Jesus Christ.

We aren’t here to sell a program or process. Rather, we organically equip parishes and dioceses with the tools and support needed to change culture and create missionary communities that bear fruit in the 21st century.

You don’t have to do this alone! We can help you:

Foster Evangelization

M3 Ministries provides dioceses and parishes with training, formation, and support that allows “ordinary” Catholics to become effective evangelizers. We’ll even help you develop evangelizing leaders who, in turn, can raise up and train others in your community to pass on the Gospel message and make disciples.

Engage Parishioners

Engagement is so much more than simply getting people involved in parish activities. We can help you create pastoral strategies that connect people wherever they are on the spiritual journey and accompany them on a growth path toward missionary discipleship. Want more active participation? We can help.

Increase Outreach

A community of disciples focused on mission takes seriously the social teachings of the Church and seeks to apply them locally and globally. We can assist you in building a parish culture of missionary discipleship that looks primarily outward rather than inward.

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What We Do.


One-on-one and team coaching in person or via Skype/phone around evangelization, making disciples, leadership, and cultural transformation.


Evangelization and Formation events designed to deepen relationship with Christ and equip individuals and leaders to share Christ with others and build a culture of discipleship in their parishes.

Virtual Formation

High-quality webinars, video, and e-learning modules designed to take participants deeper into formation material so that they can apply it to their life and parish contexts.


Comprehensive accompaniment with a parish or diocese that combines all of our services for a designated period of time.

Changing Culture is Hard!

Even the best tools, processes, and programs will only get you so far. Real lasting parish transformation occurs when we begin to intentionally live out the supernatural dimensions of life in Christ and combine that with solid leadership, clear strategy, commitment, and fruitful processes. This is the foundation of our approach at M3 Ministries.

We combine our deep understanding of evangelization, practical experience with leading and training organizations, and our concrete knowledge of making disciples with the power of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual riches given to the Church to raise up missionary leaders capable of nurturing and supporting a culture of mission and discipleship at the parish and diocesan level.

Recent Posts.

Mirror, Mirror: Evangelizing the Wicked Queen

Mirror, Mirror: Evangelizing the Wicked Queen

"Mirror mirror on the wall . . ." That's the beginning of one of the most well-known phrases from one of the most well-known European fairy tales. The Wicked Queen who utters this commanding question ("Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?")...

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7 Qualities of Fruitful Pastoral Leaders

7 Qualities of Fruitful Pastoral Leaders

I've traveled all over North America serving the Church during the last 25 years, and I've learned a few things. The most important being the fact that our parishes are filled with amazing, generous, gifted men and women who are not yet disciples of Jesus Christ--not...

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Homily: Consumption vs Consummation

Homily: Consumption vs Consummation

Sometimes we take for granted the amazing gift that Jesus offers us in His Body & Blood. When we do that, we end up simply consuming the Eucharist rather than entering into the consummation that Jesus desires.

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Homily: Are We Too Familiar With Jesus?

Homily: Are We Too Familiar With Jesus?

Jesus' family members allowed their preconceived notions of "the Son of Mary" to blind them to His true identity and deafen them to His message of Salvation. Have we allowed our familiarity with Church to blind us and deafen us in similar ways? Have we become too...

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Homily For The Ascension

Homily For The Ascension

The theological significance of the Ascension is so rich that it can become easy to miss the radical invitation at the heart of this solemnity: What Jesus is by nature, he invites us to become by offering us His life!    

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Classic Rewind: Raising Up Missionary Leaders

Classic Rewind: Raising Up Missionary Leaders

From time to time I will republish classic posts from previous blogs that I have owned. This post originally appeared four years ago on my Ablaze blog. I have updated it to include the latest resources available. Coming out of a sedentary lifestyle is difficult! Ever...

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Tell Me No Lies Shout Out!

Tell Me No Lies Shout Out!

Since Easter is a time of joy, I thought I'd have a little fun with the launch of my book The 10 Biggest Lies of the Enemy & How to Combat Them. So, today I want to kickoff the TELL ME NO LIES SHOUT OUT! Here's how it works: If you have ordered or purchased a...

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Reigniting After Burnout

Reigniting After Burnout

It happens to many of us, eventually. Whether we are regular unpaid help at our parish, or if we have a full-time position on staff. At some point if we are not very careful, we will burn out. Like a gas grill whose tank is empty, our flame will flicker and sputter...

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The greatest need in the Church today is for leaders who are able to build and sustain cultures of discipleship and mission in the parish.

What People are Saying

“The priests were highly motivated and truly inspired to return to their parishes, re-energized to evangelize as faith-filled disciples in mission… you challenged us to be creative and hope-filled as we proclaim and live the New Evangelization.”

Most Reverend Terry LaValley Bishop Diocese of Ogdensburg, NY

“Your presentation opened up for us new avenues not only to deepen our commitment to discipleship but to encourage us and make us look forward to forming more disciples for our Lord Jesus Christ! “

Fr. Renato Bautista

Director of Formation, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Archdiocese of Newark

“M3 Ministries worked with a small team from my parish to develop the foundations of an action plan to move the parish out of “maintenance” mode to a spirit of mission. Their materials for crafting vision and mission statements were incredibly helpful, as well as utilizing focused and practical tools to formulate a plan that was tailored for our parish situation.”

Colleen Frances

Director of Religious Education, St. John Neumann Catholic Parish, Diocese of Harrisburg, PA

“M3 Ministries has helped us to change the culture of our Parish, and we have begun to see the fruits of this in our everyday lives. Men and women are becoming disciples of Jesus Christ and we are equipping them to share Jesus with others.”

Pam Lynch

Director of Youth Ministry, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Archdiocese of Chicago