The Roots of Renewal Ministries

Since 1980, Renewal Ministries has striven to proclaim the message: “God Is.” This short video captures the core of our mission: to set the hearts of both God’s faithful, and those who do not yet know Him, on fire with the Holy Spirit. From Ralph Martin's moving meeting with Pope John Paul II, to the first open door for mission work in Lithuania, this is a story of how three leaders joined forces to proclaim Jesus in today’s world - and call us to do the same.

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Forever Grateful for Mercy

Do we really understand what mercy is? Do we understand that without this gift of God's love, made possible by Jesus giving His life on the Cross, we all deserve death? In his latest booklet, Ralph Martin explains that mercy is a dimension of love that demands our response in order for it to bear fruit in our lives.

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Also be sure to check out Ralph's booklet The Final Confrontation - over 60,000 copies sold!

The Mercy of God and the Joy Repentance Brings

How do we live so that God’s “joy may be in [us] and [our] joy may be full?”(Jn 15: 11) In this booklet, Sister Ann Shields, SGL, uses Scripture to describe the intimate relationship between repentance and joy. Repentance allows us to receive God’s mercy; it opens the floodgates of His grace—and sets us on a sure path to discovering the joy God intends for each one of us.

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The latest from i.d.9:16

The mission of i.d.9:16 is to form young adults into intentional disciples of Jesus Christ. i.d.9:16 accomplishes this mission by inviting young adults into a new way of life—the life of an intentional disciple. We not only want to introduce people to Christ who is the door but also to the path that leads to salvation. Part of the New Evangelization is a renewed understanding and acceptance of what Pope Benedict called, “the art of living.”

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Mexico Mission Trip

This video captures the 2016 Renewal Ministries' mission to Mexico with a group of seniors from Father Gabriel Richard High School (FGRHS) in Ann Arbor. While there, students ministered to the impoverished in a garbage dump, an orphanage, and a senior men's facility. They also visited the Shrine of Guadalupe.

Renewal Ministries makes multiple missions to Mexico each year, including one geared to young adults, and other missions open to all team members. Medical personnel are welcome on these missions and serve those living in the dump through an on-site primary care medical clinic.

Keep an eye on the Mexico Mission page—the full mission story will be coming soon!

Mexico Mission Page

Renewal Ministries Gathering April 15-17, 2016

This year’s theme was “Rich in Mercy.” (Ephesians 2:4-7.) In addition to talks by Ralph Martin, Peter Herbeck and Sr. Ann Shields, we were joined by special guest, Johnnette Benkovic. The event included uplifting talks and testimonies of how God is using Renewal Ministries to help people encounter Jesus, grow in holiness and tap into the power of the Holy Spirit. The weekend also included daily Mass, prayer ministry and extensive time for praise and worship.

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Renewal Ministries Blog

Faith Strong Enough to Save a City

By Sr. Ann Shields, SGL About a month ago, I was invited to speak at a Catholic Charismatic Conference in Poland.  Having been to that country twice before, I was also curious to see a part of Poland I had not seen in previous trips. This time, I was near the Russian border in the […]

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Grodi’s New Book Encourages Detachment

Ralph Martin recently shared with our staff a link to an article Marcus Grodi shared with him about Marcus’ newest book, Life from Our Land: The Search for a Simpler Life in a Complex World, published by Ignatius Press. When we read the article, we couldn’t help but agree with what Marcus said in his […]

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