About Us

About Us…

Our Mission is to provide affordable services to churches in non-profit organizations to help them to have the greatest possible impact on their community and the world. Our mission, vision, and work are based out of  the scripture Habakkuk 1:5. “Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. (TNIV)

Our passion is serving churches and non-profits to help them with their visioning, leadership, structure, and much more. We bring extensive experience to the table and our hope is to help churches and organizations prepare themselves to do and experience amazing things. We will help you discern and answer questions around identity, structure, mission, vision, and leadership. We provide an outside perspective that above all else wants you to succeed and be all that you are called to be. Making a difference in today’s culture is no easy task and we provide you with the framework and the tools to navigate these times of change while honoring your beliefs, history, and identity. Our hope is to provide low cost services, tools, and resources to smaller organizations who may not have all the resources of larger churches and organizations. We value our conversations with you and our prayer is that we may be a partner with you and your church or organization.


Our founder, The Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson has over 20 years of ministry experience working in churches in several different states and denominations. Pastor Marcus has served in small, medium, large, and very large churches. Marcus’ primary area of expertise is in leadership and organizational development and he has experience both in building and repairing broken ministries. Pastor Marcus also has experience and knowledge in working in post-betrayal ministry contexts and uses research and experience to guide leaders in these settings. Dr. Carlson has extensive knowledge of cultural trends and a passion for outreach and care of the least, the last, and the lost. Marcus has a gift at developing leaders within a community and equipping them for ministry. Pastor Marcus believes that God desires to do a great work in, around, and through us and that the church is the vessel to lead in bringing about the Kingdom of God here on earth. Marcus’ deep passion is helping small and medium churches develop and find their vision and identity and help them dream about how they can impact their neighborhood, community, and world.


More about Preparing for Amazement Ministries:

Services Offered

Seminars Offered


More about Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson:

Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson’s Resume

Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson’s Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

Seminars Taught

Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson’s Professional Website

Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson’s Personal Website

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