Jesus is inviting you to come close to Him.

At Come Close Ministries, we teach, equip, and guide you so that you can connect with God in a way you never thought possible – hearing His voice, experiencing His presence daily, and developing a life-long companionship and friendship with God.


Jesus is inviting you to come close to Him.

At Come Close Ministries, we teach, equip, and guide you so that you can connect with God in a way you never thought possible – hearing His voice, experiencing His presence daily, and developing a life-long companionship and friendship with God.


All The Tools You Need To Connect Deeply With God!

Jesus invites us to connect with Him deeply.

Jesus said in John 15 that He is the vine, and we are the branches. If we remain (abide) in Him, we will bear much fruit.  He also said, apart from Him, we can do nothing.  But how do we abide in Him?  He also said in Matthew 11, "Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I'll give you rest."  How do we connect with Him daily and with all things in our life?

Whether it's discovering How to Hear God through the Holy Spirit, learning how to go deeper with God when reading the Bible, or learning how to connect with God over our burdens, anxieties, and emotions, we have you covered.

Explore our courses and coaching experiences on Hearing God's Voice, Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety, finding Freedom from Shame, gaining Victory Over Anger, or our series on How to Study the Bible.

Discover Your Journey to a Deeper Connection with God:
Explore Coaching,  Online Courses, and Public Speaking!


What did C.S. Lewis, Michael Jordan, Princess Diana, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? They all used coaches. 

Even at the peak of their careers, great leaders continue to use coaches to help them grow more. If you are ready to take action and create the outcomes you want, we offer coaching programs to assist you in the process. Improve your ability to connect with God!  Check out our coaching services designed to personalize your spiritual growth.




Want thorough training to help you connect deeply with God, but can’t imagine it fitting into your busy schedule?

Come Close Ministries offer high quality online video training that you can watch on your own time.
So you can learn on your own time – and grow on your own time. We pour passion, knowledge, and practical pointers into all of our videos. Which means the trainings won’t just engage you; they’ll also change you. 




When you want your event to be a success, you need to be able to rely on your speaker to deliver a message that will inspire, entertain and create positive change. You want more than temporary motivation… you want to create permanent transformation! After all, it’s your responsibility to make the event memorable, and you don’t want to leave anything to chance. Come Close Ministries deliver Biblical truths with practical insights that will educate and energize your audience.


Rick Reiter


Rick is the founding Pastor of the Church of the Free, where he has served as the lead Pastor for over 13 years.

Rick is a gifted teacher who makes the Bible applicable to life and easy to understand. Many at the Church of the Free have commented they learned more about having a personal relationship with God in one year of attending the Church of the Free than from decades of attending other churches.

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Learn to hear God's voice and you will experience a deep connection

In moments of solitude with God, have you ever felt a sense of loneliness? Do your prayer times often feel like a one-way conversation?


For over 20 years, Rick has been helping people to forge an extraordinary bond with God—a connection characterized by actively listening to His voice, embracing His daily presence, and nurturing a lifelong companionship and friendship with the Lord.

Did you know there is a biblical process to coming close to God? 

Having an intimate connection with God is not reserved for pastors and missionaries. The Bible has given us a roadmap for how anyone can cultivate a thriving relationship with the Lord.

Coach Rick provides biblical training that will help you come close to God and experience that deep connection with God we all long for.


Embark on a remarkable journey of spiritual connection today.

We have the proven resources to transform your spiritual life. From on-site workshops to online courses, coaching, teaching and more, we create change from the inside out. We offer a wide array of development and training programs built on timeless principles that get results.

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Can You Hear God Speak to you?

Click "Access Now" to view the free video, Discovering God's Voice".  In this video I will

  • Prove to you in 10-Seconds or less that you already Hear God's Voice.
  • Teach you Biblical lenses so you can begin to  discern God's voice in your life
  • Introduce you to who the Bible says the Holy Spirit is and show you where He is speaking to you.


Marianne R.


"My family and I went through Rick's Hearing God Course. What a powerful, biblically accurate, encouraging, and practical course! The Lord had placed me in the midst of an exceptionally difficult life trial where I desperately needed to “hear God’s voice” to provide clarity and direction. Rick’s course was God’s timely provision. This course combines sound theology tied to Scripture along with real-life examples from Rick’s own experiences as well as practical exercises; all of which help make the material come to life. I especially enjoyed the session on fear and anxiety. Life-changing truths!"

Nick Mudrezow

Pastor, Alexandria, VA

For the last seven years I have been coached on a bi-weekly basis by Pastor Rick Reiter. Words cannot describe how profoundly life changing his mentorship has been in my life and relationship with God. Being seminary trained, I was consistently taught to not expect or desire to hear God’s voice outside of scripture. Thanks to Rick’s discipleship, I learned that the scriptures consistently reveal the fact that God earnestly desires and welcomes His people to come close to His heart and His presence, in every circumstance they are in, to receive their Shepherds guidance, comfort and peace. God is still speaking today, and if you desire to grow in your knowledge of God’s heart for His people and discerning His voice in your life, look no further than Rick Reiter and Come Close Ministries!

Dave Counts

Fairfax, VA

"I met Rick about 5 years ago at a Bible study. Since then, we have become friends, and he has become an important presence in my life. Rick played a major role in the growth of my faith. His knowledge of the Bible and his amazing gift of bringing the Word to life has been a blessing to me and the other men in our group. In addition, the way Rick lives his life is an inspiration to all of us. He lives what he teaches, and I get to see it firsthand. I pray that Rick will always be available to men like me because we need him."



The Hearing God course taught me to hear God's voice clearly, but I also discovered it was more than about hearing His voice. I finally found freedom from condemnation that I wasn’t experiencing in my life. I knew intellectually there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, but the very first lesson about condemnation showed me I did not apply that knowledge to be free. These courses transformed my relationship with God and to walk in His freedom and forgiveness. 

Tim Thompson


"My wife and I took this course, and it completely changed our lives for the best! It’s a missing element that we needed to understand to embrace hearing God and understanding His character and much more."

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