Acts 1:8 Ministry | Jeff Van Beaver

Acts 1:8 Ministry aims to make it easy for Christians to share their faith and provide outreach across the globe. The Planned Acts of Christian Kindness® (P.A.C.K.®) Program allows Christians to spread the love of God in an easy and non-threatening way. The organization’s primary focus is to provide free evangelism tools to care, share and connect people to Christ through Christian kindness.

Acts 1:8 Ministry has been empowering Christians around the world for nearly two decades by training them to evangelize in their communities. Since its inception, the organization has worked with over 3,200 churches, groups and individuals in all 50 states in the USA and more than 100 countries around the globe.

The outreach program provides instruction, ideas, and follow-up support for every follower of Christ to become an effective evangelist. Free resources also include Christian Kindness Cards and motivational presentations. 

Acts 1:8 Ministry has helped build over 130 water wells and towers in Africa, blessing hundreds of thousands of lives with clean water. As a 100% donor-supported organization, all efforts rely on generous donors who want to help spread kindness, strengthen their faith, grow the Christian church, and enrich communities.

How did you get started in this business? What inspired you to start this non-profit?

A group of 6 guys sitting around and having beer and burgers came up with our name and in-turn core philosophy.

“When the Holy Spirit comes upon you- you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).

When you were starting out, was there ever a time that you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle it?

I never had any doubt that it wouldn’t work- when times were tough, I just connected more with existing and new donors, and then everything worked out just fine.

How did you get your first donor?

Our first donor is a good friend from church that helped us start the ministry.

What is one marketing strategy that you’re using that works well to generate new donors?

Continual persistence is the key to success, making the right adjustments and continuing to execute and persist.

What is the toughest decision that you’ve had to make in the last few months?

The toughest decision that I made recently was letting some staff go who were not performing.

What do you think it is that makes you successful?

You never stop moving forward- never give up. I am always fighting the good fight.

What has been your most satisfying moment in the non-profit realm?

Testimonies of lives being impacted and changed for the Lord is why I do this.

What does the future hold for your organization?

We are looking at rolling out a new organization that would complement both our Ministry and Foundation.

What are you most excited about?

Social media can reach the world with our mission, thus allowing us to be more effective in communicating to the world.

What books have inspired you?

The Bible – it has all of life’s truths.

What is a recent purchase that you have made that’s helped with your professional life?

A Bike which helps me balance my life personally and professionally through exercise.

Leave us with one point that people may not know about your organization.

We test our ideas at a local church, then implement on a larger scale. A lot of ministries over-spiritualize rather than execute their plan.

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