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A 2020 Message: Remembering the Last Decade of Ministry
Michael Mooney, NACM Exec. Elder
We the National Association of Christian Ministers are super excited about the plans we have to project for 2020 -a new decade of ministry! Looking back on our early beginnings is simply amazing to see the things our mighty God has done among and through us. We have overcome great obstacles, and our God continues to show His favor over us. Here are just a few highlights from the last 10 years:
–> The National Association of Christian Ministers was mentioned in Good Housekeeping Magazine in an interview with Michael Mooney, NACM Exec. Elder as a voice for Christianity in an article on Crisis Control.
–> Asbury Seminary featured Rodger Niemeier, NACM Exec. Elder with a publication of an academic article on the subject of Lone Ranger Spiritual Formation.
–> The New York Times notes NACM minister Aloja Airewele for officiating the wedding for the children of Nigerian dignitaries. One a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and the other a Nigerian Ambassador.
–> A Strategic Ministry Alliance was formed with the Freewater Institute of Pastoral Studies after a week long visit with Elder Freewater by two NACM Exec. Elders.
–> Chris Cooper, MD (NACM minister) was featured in the Times and Democrat News for his ministry in healthcare.
–> US News listed the National Association of Christian Ministers as the first source on its list of professional ministerial associations.
–> Theology Degrees Online listed the National Association of Christian Ministers as the 2nd most “must follow” page for Christians.
–> Online Seminary Schools listed the National Association of Christian Ministers as the 2nd most important source for providing leadership training and materials to ministers.
–> Marion University listed the National Association of Christian Ministers as a professional association for ministers.
–> Geneva College lists the National Association of Christian Ministers as a professional association for ministers.
–> Answers.com referenced the National Association of Christian Ministers in defining ordination.
–> NACM minister and author Kynan Bridges was interviewed by Larry Sparks. He was also featured on Sid Roth.
Our ministerial association was born on March 26th 2009, and here we are today embracing a new decade. This reality alone is a great testimony of God’s call for ministers of the 21st Century. That we may proclaim as Paul saying:
“If only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24). “We will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (Acts 6:4).
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us…to be reconciled to God.” (1 Cor. 5:20).
For He “has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” (2 Cor. 3:6).