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?

International and language versions for:
Australia and New Zealand (English)
United Kingdom and Ireland (English)
German Version
Spanish Version

The Insanity
of Sacrifice


The Insanity of Sacrifice is a 90-day devotional to help align your heart with God’s, seeing the role sacrifice plays in the life of followers of Jesus Christ. It is through offering ourselves that we mirror the nature of the Father who gave His only Son to be crucified, and the nature of the Son who gave His very life to save sinners. Readers will discover that their sacrifice can lead others—across the street and across the oceans—to discover new resurrection life in Christ.

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?”

Also Available in Spanish and Chinese

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.

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 Obedience


The Insanity of Obedience audiobook is available as a download. Narration is by Joe Geoffrey. 10 hours and 30 minutes.

The Insanity
of God


The Insanity of God audiobook is available as a download. Narration is by Joe Geoffrey. 9 hours and 48 minutes.

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 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.


EventLocationStart DateEnd DateMore Information
Insanity of God WorkshopWest Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton, FL August 23, 2019August 26, 2019West Bradenton Baptist Church
SpeakingShelby Associational Mtg., Shelbyville, KYSeptember 15, 2019September 15, 2019 Shelby Associational
Insanity of God WorkshopFirst Baptist Church, Mayfield, KYSeptember 20, 2019September 22, 2019First Baptist Church
Pastor's ConferenceNorth Central Florida AssocationSeptember 26, 2019September 26, 2019North Central Florida Assocation
Insanity of God WorkshopSouthbrook Church, Weddington, NC October 4, 2019October 6, 2019Southbrook Church, Weddington
Missions Conference 2019Heritage Baptist, Lynchburg, VirginiaOctober 19, 2019October 22, 2019Heritage Baptist
Insanity of God WorkshopSecond Baptist, Clinton, TNOctober 25, 2019October 27, 2019Second Baptist
Insanity of God WorkshopSugarcreek Baptist, Sugarland, TXNovember 8, 2019November 10, 2019Sugarcreek Baptist
Heart For Muslims ConferenceCalvary Baptist Church, New York, NYNovember 23, 2019November 23, 2019Calvary Baptist Church
SpeakingRock Haven Baptist, Brandenburg, KY December 8, 2019December 8, 2019Rock Haven Baptist
SpeakingFranklin Associational Meeting, Frankfort, KYDecember 10, 2019December 10, 2019Franklin Associational
Chinese Mission ConventionBaltimore Convention Center, MDDecember 27, 2019December 31, 2019Baltimore Convention Center


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