Difference Between a Church and a Ministry

Often people sense a call of God to ministry. In response to the call they find themselves not knowing whether to start a church or a ministry. The best way to approach this question is to consider the differences between the two:   A Church is a well structured organization defined in scripture regarding its protocol … Read more

Strategy for Ministry Planning

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   Jesus once said something very important about planning:   “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all … Read more

What if it Does Not Work?

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   When it comes to church/ministry planning, there is always a very important perspective to consider:   What if God is or is not in it? Does success mean blessing? Does failure mean you did not choose the path of God’s will? How are success and failure correctly defined?   … Read more

STUDY !

STUDY ~ STUDY ~ STUDY ~ OFTEN ! 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (Prayer and systematic) [study] are the keys to feasting on the “meat” of GOD’S Word. {Systematic study}: Looking at relationships, attempting to attribute causes and effects … Read more

NACM Website NEW WEBGROUP for RV Ministers to Fellowship!

Are you a NACM member minister conducting an RV Ministry!? Now there’s an online place for you to meet, fellowship with, and pray with others called to RV Ministries/Outreaches.  Just click on the link below to go to the new webgroup – and let’s develop an encouraging fellowship of ministers-in-the-same-boat (well, RV, that is): Share … Read more

Using a Concordance to Enhance Your Bible Study

Words from the Word, and Other Words… By Michael Mooney, Ministry Practitioner Preliminary Information   We will be introducing the use of Strong’s concordance in this presentation.  We realize that several of the things in this message will be unfamiliar to some and overly simple to others. However, we have groups of people in both … Read more

Ministry and Reality: Know the Difference

By Michael Mooney, Ministry Practitioner What is already has been; and what was shall be (Eccl. 1:9).   It is my experience that the majority of Christian interactions can be summarized into one of at least three categories: 1) What was; 2) What is (normative); and 3) What should be.  Here are three examples:   … Read more

The Experience God’s Favor Challenge

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder for National Association of Christian Ministers Have you ever made it a habit of asking God for His favor?  I find that many believers have never thought to include this request in their daily prayers.  Yet, we can miss great opportunities simply because we fail to ask (James 4:2-3).  Many years ago, the … Read more

The Neglected Tools of Evangelism

By Ben Jack, Syndicated from Christianity Today It can be annoying when you don’t have the right tool for the job. I remember once deciding to use a knife as a screwdriver when I couldn’t find the real thing, only to have more success opening the flesh on my finger than any screws. The scar … Read more