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Brief History of Presentation Ministries

1981 Pre-birth: Bible Teachers Program begins equipping people to be Bible teachers
1983 A ministry was formed to support Daily Bread radio.  It was named Presentation Ministries.
1984 The first issue of One Bread, One Body is published for Advent.  The circulation is 2,000-4,000 copies.
1985 Most of PM's publications were written from 1985 to 1990
1986 "Church homes" or Home-based Christian Communities start to form to be the support structure of the ministries.

The first issue of My People newspaper is published in December.

The first video program is also produced.
1987 Bible Institute #1 was held at the Franciscan Center in Mt. Healthy, Cincinnati
1988 The first "Church Homes" (small Christian communities) were formed
1990 The outreach ministry begins as Fr. Al receives the assignment of National Evangelization
1991 Three new ministries form: Discipleship Retreats, Bible Telephone Line, and Co-workers
1992 In March PM is granted status as a Lay Association and is thus officially attached to the Church.
1994 Our Lady of Guadalupe Bible College begins operation
1995 The PM Youth Group presents its first original play: Ester
1996 The internet ministry makes a modest start and One Bread, One Body begins to be published online.
1999 Ground-breaking for Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel & dorms at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Retreat Center in Peebles, OH
2002 On October 13 Fr. Lauer is received into the heavenly Eucharist.  On his deathbed, Fr. Lauer challenged those in PM to "put out into the deep". He did not want us to "just maintain", but to grow PM.

The Words Gifts Ministry is established.
2012 One Bread, One Body is translated into Spanish and made available on the PM website. The print version, Un Pan, Un Cuerpo, is first published in February 2013.

 

 

 
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