COURSE TUITIONS CHANGE MARCH 1st 2021: REGISTER BEFORE THEY INCREASE!

Here at the NACM we seek to provide high quality trainings that are practically applicable and ministry-skill enhancing – at costs that are very reasonable.  We are very selective of what is offered, drawing on the expertise of seasoned NACM member ministers/chaplains mostly, and prayerfully evaluating “courses” for their pertinence, quality of content and potential to truly increase ministry excellence and effectiveness.  We’re not trying to become a Bible college or seminary; rather, we seek to provide trainings that are immediately applicative for effective essential ministering skills that our members can easily understand and learn, and appropriate quickly – and see immediate results.

We seek to make these courses as affordable as possible, too, and we’ve been pleased that we’ve been able to keep tuitions low.  At the same time, we seek to reward those facilitating these courses who labor giving their time and attention to course participants, having a heart for fellow ministers and their success in their ministry callings.  At times it seems cost increases are necessary in keeping with in step with living expenses; and yet, our NACM course offerings continue to be very reasonable and very inexpensive compared with most other equivalent offerings.

MARCH 1st 2021 will see some slight course cost increases: and yet, a NACM member discount will continue for a time.  Anyone who has taken our NACM courses knows they are indeed thorough and quality in content, worth the investment of a few dollars for the time you receive from instructors in the interactive aspects of the courses.  So here are the new tuitions kicking in March 1st:

  1. SOULCARE 101: Ministering to Unsaintly Saints –  was $29.95 (with NACM member 20% discount = $19.96): will be $31.95 (NACM members still get 20% off = $25.56)
  2. SOULCARE 102: Overcoming Root Issues – was $29.95 (NACM 20% off = $19.95); will be $31.95 (NACM 20% off = $25.56).
  3. NACM CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINCY COURSE – $49.95/NACM 20% off = $39.96; will be $56.95 (NACM 20% off = $45.96).
  4. NACM LEADERSHIP HALL (Development) – still free on the NACM website
  5. SPEAKING UP! Domestic Violence Training for Ministers – still at a remarkable 80% off at $37 for NACM members.
  • Note: A $50 fee per month is paid for using the educational platform to offer these courses to NACM members; plus, the money management program that processes tuition payments subtracts a nominal fee for their services.

So you can see these increases are minimal and still provide reasonable tuitions for the quality training you receive!

  1. and OUR NEWEST ADDITION:  ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS for EFFECTIVE MINISTRY LEADERSHIP  (course just offered this month of February will continue with its very generous tuition of $99 for each of the 3 sequential sections of the course).

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE NACM COURSE OFFERINGS:   https://nacm.pathwright.com/library/

THANK YOU FOR BEING A NACM MEMBER MINISTER – and THANK YOU for availing yourself of these unique ministry trainings!

 

Rodger Niemeier, Exec Elder (23)

Born 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA; Born AGAIN in 1972 at Kent State University, OH.Education: Westminster College PA ( BA in Bible & English, 1974); Asbury Theological Seminary KY (MDiv in Pastoral/Cross-Cultural Missionary, 1986)Ministries: New Wilmington UMC, PA (youth/ass't pastor: 1972-4); Bowersville UMC, OH (ass't pastor: 1975-6); Brookville United Brethern (Adult Teacher: 1976); Life Anew Ministries, OH (urban residential recovery ministry: ass't pastor/street ministries/nursing home ministry/jail ministry 1975-1981); Dayton Christian Schools, OH (Bible/English teacher: 1976-1981); Short Term Mission trips in Nome, AK (Inuit (Eskimo) outreach: 1975 - 1980); Nicholasville C&MA, KY (ass't pastor; young adults; church plant: 1982-86); Seattle Intertribal Alliance Church (C&MA), WA (Native American church plant: 1988-2001); Hands of Creation Native Artists Co-op, Seattle, WA (director - cross-cultural outreach: 1994-2002); Immigration Detention Center, WA (Bible study outreach: 1994-1995); Seattle Indian Health Board (Thunderbird Inpatient Treatment Ctr), WA (chemical dependency recovery teacher; vocational counselor: 1999-2013); Eagle Wings Native American Ministries, WA (founding director: abuse/chemical dependency recovery: 2003-present); National Association of Christian Ministers, Online Ministerial Association (Vice President/Executive Elder: 2010 to present).Ministry focuses: Bible Teacher; Pastoral; Counseling (chemical dependency & abuse recovery); Educator (Christian living; ministry training); Administrator; Cross-cultural Missionary (Native Americans/Indigenous People).Testimony: Though raised in a "nominal" Christian home, I did not come to Christ until my first year at college, at Kent State Univ. in 1972, amidst Vietnam War protests and riots on that campus. Inner emptiness drove me to seek God, and I came to Christ in my university dormitory room on my knees after reading the Gospel of Matthew for the first time. There Christ made Himself and His love clearly known to my heart. Immediately I lost interest in architectural studies and transferred to a Christian college, majoring in Bible and English (writing). I was fortunate to have a wonderful Methodist minister to mentor me in those early growth years, and soon sensed the Lord's leading to pursue more biblical training through seminary. After 2 disappointing experiences at 2 seminaries, I got involved in an inner city, live-in street ministry that helped young people come to Christ out of drug addictions. I also became a secondary Christian school teacher for a few years, did 5 short term missions in outreach ministry to Eskimos in Alaska, got married and had my first and only son.Later I became convinced I needed to complete my seminary training, finding Asbury Theological Seminary in KY: no disappointments this time. The training for pastoral and cross-cultural ministries was excellent, as well as being a tremendous time for my own spiritual formation. I met Christian & Missionary Alliance people there and felt led to join them, preparing to plant a church for Native People, I hoped, in Alaska. However, circumstances placed me in Seattle, WA, instead, and with a ministry partner we planted an urban Native church (1988). This challenging work continued for 16 years. Over those years, the Lord showed us that there was a debilitating, unresolved Native problem that was not being addressed: the widespread experience of Native People with past abuse related to having the highest alcoholism rater of all people in the USA. . As a result, by God's grace I, and a couple Native Christians from our former Seattle Intertribal Alliance church, started a new ministry: Eagle Wings Native American Ministries (2003). Though officially "retired", my wife (recovering from 30 years of domestic violence and abuse - father, former husband) and I continue to minister to area Native People in recovery from past abuse and chemical dependency.In 2010 I came across the NACM seeking Christian ordination. Later that year I accepted the invitation to be an Executive Elder and Vice President. I greatly enjoy ministering to fellow ministers and receiving encouraging ministry from them!

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