The ministry was founded in 1989 in Eastern Europe as a fledgling Christian publishing industry emerged from the shadows of communism. Since then, more than 1,000 magazine staff from some 70 countries have attended onsite conferences in dozens of countries. Hundreds have attended or later viewed nearly 50 online courses and workshops. E-books, DVD courses, training videos, course manuals, textbooks, and other published materials have reached more than 1,000 Christians active in publishing.
As a result, new magazines have been launched in dozens of countries, hundreds of existing magazines have gotten a fresh start on a more stable foundation, and Christians in publishing have found new strength, creativity, and enthusiasm for the ministry of publishing.