Make Way Ministries

Welcome to Wake. Grow. Rise.

Thank you for visiting Make Way Ministries. I hope you will find the content to be encouraging and informative.  “Wake. Grow. Rise.” comes from the mission statement of our ministry. The Lord spoke three specific phrases to me while I was praying about starting Make Way Ministries. They were “Wake Up,” “Grow Up,” and “Rise Up.” This is what our ministry exists to do. We believe we are living in the last days and that the church has a responsibility to fulfill on the earth, but we are faced with many obstacles to prevent us from living out our destiny.

  • Many in the Body of Christ are asleep.  They have succumbed to the spirit of this world and have allowed their passion for the things of God to diminish.  Through distraction, discouragement and disappointment, many have continued to go through the motions of Christianity, but have lost the vitality they once enjoyed in their relationship with Jesus. Romans 13:11 says, “And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”  In light of the days that we live in, it’s time for those who have fallen asleep to “Wake Up!”
  • Many in the Body of Christ need to mature.  The Lord has so much more to offer each of us, but many have settled for less than God’s best.  They have leveled off in their Christian journey.  The writer of Hebrews wrote to the church,  “by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!” (Hebrews 5:12 NIV)  We believe the Lord is calling believers back to the deeper places of prayer and fasting.  In Colossians 1:28, Paul writes, “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”  It is time for us to “Grow Up!”
  • Many in the Body of Christ are in hiding.  In a time of great darkness and chaos, there are many in Christian communities who are living in fear of what the devil is doing.  We are called to be a light in the darkness, but many have settled with just trying to barely survive and crying out for Jesus to return.  We believe this is the time for the Body of Christ to rise up and be all that God has destined for us to be in these days. Ephesians 5:14 tells us, “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”  The Lord is beckoning us, “Rise Up!”

Make Way Ministries seeks to accomplish these three things through our speaking and publishing ministry as well as a growing online presence. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube!

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DUSTIN RENZ is the founder of Make Way Ministries, which was established with the purpose of inspiring the Body of Christ to awaken, mature and arise to its responsibility in these last days. He is also the author of Pile of Masks: Exposing Christian Hypocrisy and Something Better and a contributing writer and speaker for Pure Life Ministries. He and his wife, Brittany, have two wonderful daughters and they currently reside in Dayton, Ohio.


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