About Us

Mark Opseth is the founder and Executive Director of Ministry Outfitters. He is an ordained pastor with 30 years of ministryexperience, having served in a variety of roles (senior pastor, executive pastor, interim pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor, consultant and trainer), in a variety of settings (established churches, church plants, camps, parachurch ministries, and training organizations), and in a variety of denominations (Christian & Missionary Alliance, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and non-denominational).
Ministry Outfitters is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Mark has gifts of encouragement, administration, and teaching, along with a passion to support ministry leaders by helping them prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:12).
Mark has been married to Michelle since 1996 and they are blessed with seven children. Mark can be reached at (952) 221-3730.

What we believe:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1Peter 1:21).

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).

 We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for His people as High Priest (Mark 16:19, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 4:14); His personal return to earth in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16).

 Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27); he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death.  All men are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23), are separated from the life of God (Isaiah 59:1-2), and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:20-23), which God made available to all mankind, not because of our own merit but because of His grace and mercy (Ephesians 2:8-9).

 We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the outcome of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment (Revelation 21:8), and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss in the presence of God (Revelation 21:1-4).

 We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).

 We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who dwells in (1 Corinthians 3:16) and enables the believer to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).

 We believe that we as Christians are examples of the love of God in this world. It is this love that we desire to possess and without which we have no right to call ourselves Christians (1 John 4:16-17).

 We believe it is the mandate of the whole Church to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

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