The mission of Nik Ripken Ministries (NRM) is to expand the Kingdom of God by sharing truths and practices learned from believers in persecution.


A Relationship
with Jesus

The journey begins with you, and those you love and live among, having a personal relationship with Jesus. It’s not about structures. It is not even about you. It’s about Jesus.

Internalizing the
Word of God

Reading and listening to the Word of God is key in growing in your relationship with Jesus.  God has given us His Word so we can live a victorious life and so we can learn to share this life with others.

Belonging to the
Body of Christ

After almost 30 years overseas we can certainly say that it is a great honor and pleasure to walk with Jesus among the nations. But it is just as great an honor to share Christ with your neighbor.


Join the Insanity

It is a great honor to walk across the street to share Christ with your neighbor. A large percentage of people in America, along with most of the Western world, do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, nor is He the only way to eternal life.

Standing With the Persecuted

Believers in persecution remind us that persecution in the Bible is normal. Suffering for Jesus is as common as the “sun coming up in the east”.

Support the Ministry

We are grateful for those who support NRM financially. Your generous gifts allow us to create resources that share truths and practices learned from believers in persecution so God’s Kingdom is expanded.


The Insanity
of God


The Insanity of God film is a documentary of the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, interviewing believers and asking the question- IS JESUS WORTH IT?

The Insanity
of God


The Insanity of God is the journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on an ordinary missionary pilgrimage. After six hard years doing relief work in Somalia and experiencing life where it looked like God had turned away completely and He was clueless about the tragedies of life, the couple had a crisis of faith and left Africa asking, “Will you follow God even when it doesn’t make sense?”

Available in Spanish too.

The Insanity
of Obedience


The Insanity of Obedience book is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls readers to something greater. The Insanity of Obedience challenges Christians in the same, provocative way that Jesus did. This book dares you-and prepares you-to cross the street and the oceans with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Music Inspired
by the Insanity
of God


Inspired by the incredible stories from the The Insanity of God book series, Relive the experiences through music by Todd Smith, Brandon Heath, Selah, No Other Name and others in the Music Inspired by The Insanity Of God. Available now at LifeWay Christian Stores, iTunes, and other outlets.

The Insanity of
Obedience Study


This new 6-session study is perfect for individuals or small groups. Using clips from The Insanity of God movie, this study explores the power of stories in advancing the gospel when facing challenge and persecution. How do we begin to walk and work with God, especially in dangerous places?  Leader kits and student books available now at LifeWay Christian Stores and other outlets.

The Insanity
of God


The Insanity of God audiobook is available on CD and as a download for Kindle, Nook and IOS and other formats.  Narration is by Joe Geoffrey. 9 hours and 48 minutes.   Available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, iBooks and Christian retailers.

The Insanity
of Obedience


The Insanity of Obedience audiobook is available on CD and as a download for Kindle, Nook and IOS and other formats.  Narration is by Joe Geoffrey. 10 hours and 30 minutes.   Available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, iBooks and Christian retailers.

The Insanity
of God


The Insanity of God wristband reminds you to pray for believers facing persecution and to answer the question- IS JESUS WORTH IT?  It is also a great conversation starter and witnessing resource. For teens and adults.

The Insanity
of God


Faith Resurrected is a free devotional companion that follows The Insanity of God book chapter by chapter. Each devotional entry will include a Scripture passage, words of reflection, a prayer, and several follow-up questions.

The Insanity
of Obedience


Walking with Jesus in Tough Places is a free study companion for The Insanity of Obedience book. Many readers have found The Insanity of Obedience to be a challenging book. Some of the lessons that are presented in the book are difficult to understand. Figuring out how to apply those lessons is sometimes ever more difficult. This new study is written to help.


EventLocationStart DateEnd DateMore Information
Insanity of God EncounterSecond Baptist Church, Lancaster, SCMay 5, 2017May 6, 2017Lancastersbc.org
SEND North America ConferenceDallas, TXMay 19, 2017May 20, 2017SendConference.com
Insanity of God EncounterFirst Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL 25209July 14, 2017July 15, 2017Signup Genius
SEND North America ConferenceOrlando, FLJuly 25, 2017July 26, 2017SendConference.com
New England WorkshopSpringfield, MASept 14, 2017Sept 17, 2017Contact Pete Zipf
Insanity of God EncounterInternational Learning Center, Richmond, VAOct 3, 2017Oct 7, 2017TBD
Sunday AM Worship Loudonville Community Church, Albany, NYOct 15, 2017LCChurch.org
Insanity of God EncounterCanyon Hills Community Church, 22027 17th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021Oct 27, 2017Nov 1, 2017CanyonHillsCommunityChurch.com
Medical ConferenceSoutheast Christian Church
920 Blankenbaker Pkwy
Middletown KY 40243
Nov 9, 2017Nov 9, 2017TBD
Sunday AM & PM WorshipVersailles Baptist Church, Versailles, KyNov 12, 2017VersaillesBaptist.org
Insanity of God EncounterTri-Cities Baptist Church,Gray, TNNov 17, 2017Nov 19, 2017TCBchurch.org
TBDSaddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA 92630Dec 5, 2017Dec 9, 2017TBD


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