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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Endorsed Ministry Guide?
2. How can my ministry be endorsed by the EMG?
3. What are the qualifications for EMG membership?
4. What are the benefits of becoming an EMG member?
5. How much does it cost to become a member of the EMG?
6. Why does EMG charge for these services?
7. Can I get help paying for these fees?
8. How can I be sure to receive credit for referring another ministry?
9. If my ministry was not approved in the past can I reapply?
10. Why am I unable to find a particular ministry?
11. Is EMG a talent agency?
12. How can I recommend a ministry for the EMG to consider?
13. What does the EMG believe? Do you represent any particular denomination?
14. What does the EMG Review Board do? How does one become a member of this Review Board?
15. Who is on the Endorsed Ministry Guide Review Board?
16. Can I recommend someone else for the EMG Endorsement Review Board?
17. Why do you require users to register in order to view ministry profiles on the site?

1. What is Endorsed Ministry Guide?

The EMG is a Christian ministry organization made up of respected and recognized ministers and Christian event planners seeking to assist each other in locating the most qualified ministries in their field of service. The EMG seeks to provide the most comprehensive database of reliable ministry endorsements in the world. We have been described as the "Better Business Bureau for Christian ministry," because like the BBB we seek to promote and foster the highest ethical relationships between our members and those utilizing their services. Endorsed Ministry Guide is a private corporation designed for the entire Christian community and has no direct affiliation with any denomination. With that stated, EMG does hold to core biblical and ethical standards that are strictly maintained and enforced. See our Statement of Faith and our High Integrity and Quality Standards.

EMG’s purpose is two fold:

1) For event planners, churches or individuals seeking to find a minister or ministry organization: to provide reliable unbiased endorsements to guide you in selecting any particular minister or ministry organization. These endorsements are not taken lightly and are only given to those who have completed our extensive application process, maintain our High Integrity and Quality Standards and affirm our Statement of Faith.

2) For Ministers and Ministry Organizations: to provide endorsement, promotion, guidance, accountability and mediation as you seek to connect with event planners, churches and ministry organizations that might benefit from the gifts and services you have to offer. Membership with the EMG is not something taken lightly and can only be obtained by completing our extensive application process and by maintaining our High Integrity and Quality Standards.

To see what others are saying about the EMG visit our Testimonials page.

If you are a ministry seeking endorsement and want more information, watch this video.

If you are an event planner or decision maker seeking ministries and want to learn more, watch this video.

2. How can my ministry be endorsed by the EMG?

Go through the 3-Step Application Process and if you meet our high integrity and quality standards your ministry will be approved for membership. There is a fee associated with the application process and annual membership. Read questions 5-7 for more information.

If you are a ministry seeking endorsement and want more information, watch this video.

If you are an event planner or decision maker seeking ministries and want to learn more, watch this video.

3. What are the qualifications for EMG membership?

All members of the EMG have...

  1. completed our application process.
  2. been evaluated personally by a member of the EMG Endorsement Board.
  3. undergone a series of reference checks.
  4. been approved in three areas of integrity, which include:
    Giftedness : Is this a ministry/minister of excellence? Are they good at what they do?
    Doctrinal Soundness : Do they teach/promote sound doctrine according to the Statement of Faith adopted by the EMG?
    Manageability : Are they easy to work with? Do they represent a Christ like attitude in their dealings with others? What do others say about them?

If you are a ministry seeking endorsement and want more information, watch this video.

If you are an event planner or decision maker seeking ministries and want to learn more, watch this video.

4. What are the benefits of becoming an EMG member?

The EMG provides five core services for its members:

  1. Ministry Endorsement: receive endorsement from unbiased ministry leaders
  2. Ministry Promotion: immediately increase your ministry's visibility and impact
  3. Ministry Guidance: providing advice and direction for your ministry
  4. Ministry Accountability: find accountable relationships and constructive evaluations
  5. Ministry Mediation: receive pastoral mediation for reconciling disputes

To see what others are saying about the EMG visit our Testimonial's page.

5. How much does it cost to become a member of the EMG?

There is a one-time $90 application fee that covers the expenses for the time and resources used to personally evaluate your ministry. The EMG is not in the business of selling meaningless endorsements or merely posting your picture and contact information on the web. There are plenty of sites that offer these types of services, but the EMG is not one of them. An endorsement worth having requires an extensive in-dept evaluation which requires time and resources to acquire, thus once this application is submitted the $90 fee cannot be refunded.

Membership Fees

OPTION 1: *
$90 one time non-refundable application fee
$210 first year of membership
$149 recurring annual membership fee

or for the best savings...

OPTION 2: **
$90 one time non-refundable application fee
$899 for a Lifetime Membership with the EMG. No recurring payments or fees for life.

This fee covers the cost of our beneficial services any of which far exceed the value of this annual fee. Members will be exposed to thousands of event planners annually and often just one booking or ministry contact will more than cover the cost of this expense. Continue on to question 6 and 7 for further information.

* OPTION 1 DETAILS: The non-refundable $90 application fee will be processed upon the submission of this application. Upon approval by the EMG Endorsement Board, the remaining $210 fee for this first year will be automatically processed. Subsequent annual payments of $149 will be deducted from your bank or credit card automatically unless membership is canceled by a written notice. An email invoice will be sent to you via email for your records. EMG reserves the right to revoke membership at any time and refund the prorated amount of the paid dues. This would only occur if the applicant fails to comply with the established Standards of the EMG.

** OPTION 2 DETAILS: The non-refundable $90 application fee will be processed upon the submission of this application. Upon approval by the EMG Endorsement Board, the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP FEE of $899 will be automatically processed. There will no other subsequent payments for life. An email invoice will be sent to you via email for your records. EMG reserves the right to revoke membership at any time and refund the prorated amount of the paid dues. This would only occur if the applicant fails to comply with the established Standards of the EMG.

6. Why does EMG charge for these services?

EMG is not in the business of selling meaningless endorsements or merely posting your picture and contact information on the web. There are plenty of sites that offer these types of services very inexpensively. We personally evaluate each and every applicant’s ministry, which often requires that our Review Board Members spend much time and many resources in acquiring the needed information to provide an unbiased endorsement. We enter a partnership with each and every one of our members providing them a lifetime of beneficial services; all of which require time and resources. Becoming an endorsed member of the Endorsed Ministry Guide not only provides your ministry exposure to the event planners and ministers who makeup the ever growing EMG Review Board, but it will put you in front of thousands of potential ministry partners across the entire country. Please take some time to scroll through our endorsed listings and you will notice that our members are some of the very best in their field. To begin your search click here.

To see what others are saying about the EMG visit our Testimonial's page.

7. Can I get help paying for these fees?

Yes! We understand financial limitations and it is not our desire to deter any qualified ministry from applying for membership. By simply referring other qualified ministries to the EMG you could cover your fees and even earn some extra income. We currently reward $40 for each qualified ministry referred to us. We will cut you a check monthly for your referrals once they have been approved for membership. With just 8 membership referrals you could more than recoup your membership fees. You don't have to be a member to refer other ministries. So, if you don't currently have the funds to apply simply contact a few other qualified ministries and refer them to us. It won't be long until you have the necessary funds to cover the application fee. Many checks are being issued for referrals each month, so this really does work.

8. How can I be sure to receive credit for referring another ministry?

It is our sincere desire to reward those who are referring quality ministries to us. We take this very seriously because we recognize that these referrals are essential for us to reach our goals as an organization. Because of this desire, we require all applicants to tell us specifically how they heard about the EMG and why they applied. This information is required on their application form and we follow-up with specific questions in the personal interview with each and every applicant. So far we have always been able to accurately determine the individuals responsible for the referral. If you feel that you have not been credited properly for a referral please email us at service@endorsedministry.com and we will follow-up with you as soon as possible.

9. If my ministry was not approved in the past can I reapply?

Absolutely! We want all ministry organizations to rise to the standards we have established for our membership requirements because we believe this will better serve the Kingdom. We do require that you wait at least one year following your last application submission.

10. Why am I unable to find a particular ministry?

One of three reasons:

  1. The database does not recognize the name you have entered. Please check your spelling or consider entering other names that may be associated with the ministry. Beware that some ministries and individuals have similar or even identical names.
  2. The ministry is in the review process or has not yet applied for EMG membership. If you would like to recommend a ministry for EMG endorsement please click here.
  3. The ministry has failed to meet the High Integrity and Quality Standards or comply with the Statement of Faith established by the EMG Board.

It is not our desire to turn away any ministry; however, in order to preserve the quality of our services and the respectability of our endorsements we must maintain a very high standard. Anyone can ask there brother-in-law to give them a recommendation or hire someone to promote them, but that is not what the EMG is about. The integrity of our ministry depends upon the quality of those we endorse. To report an inconsistency or problem with the search engine please email our service department: service@endorsedministry.com.

11. Is EMG a talent agency?

No, the EMG is not a booking agency or management company; however we welcome ministries that are represented by agencies or management companies. Our services are very compatible with such organizations and will only further expand and enhance the ministries represented.

12. How can I recommend a ministry for the EMG to consider?

Submit a ministry recommendation form and we will be in contact with you shortly.

13. What does the EMG believe? Do you represent any particular denomination?

Endorsed Ministry Guide is a private corporation designed for the entire Christian community and has no direct affiliation with any denomination. With that stated, EMG does hold to core biblical and ethical standards that are strictly maintained and enforced. See our Statement of Faith and our High Integrity and Quality Standards. Those who serve on our Review Board are affiliated with various denominational groups. Members of the EMG Review Board act independently of each other and thus do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views held by others on the board or by the EMG as a whole.

14. What does the EMG Review Board do? How does one become a member of this Review Board?

To find out more about the EMG Review Board Click Here.

To become a member submit an EMG Review Board application form and we will be in contact with you shortly. There is no cost in becoming a member of the board, however we do request for all review board members to be willing to devote some time to share their objective opinions and evaluations of ministries with which they have encountered in order to maintain their membership status.

15. Who is on the Endorsed Ministry Guide Review Board?

Our list of review board members continues to grow. Here is our most current list of those serving on the EMG Review Board. You will find a summary of all the ministries they have recommended to the EMG.

16. Can I recommend someone else for the EMG Endorsement Review Board?

Please do. We are always looking for highly qualified and respected board members who are willing to provide their feedback. Submit an EMG Review Board Recommendation Form. There is no cost for board membership, however we are only seeking highly qualified and respected Christian individuals to serve.

17. Why do you require users to register in order to view ministry profiles on the site?

First, we want to ensure that individuals searching our site agree with our terms of use and our statement of faith and practice. This helps us in fulfilling our goal to promote and foster the highest ethical relationships between our members and those utilizing their services. Secondly, registered users are able to write reviews for the ministries represented on this site and the information collected in the registration process helps us confirm the legitimacy of these reviews which in turn provide encouragement and accountability for the ministries. Registration is free and the information collected will not be sold or distributed.

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