NACM Announcement: MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Jean Schumm Parenting Movement

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NACM Minister JEAN SCHUMM Starts a Christian Parenting Movement in Kentucky…and across the USA!

Jean Schumm was just a concerned Christian Mom (and NACM member) with teens in public school, but looked to the Lord for help in truly helping her kids with all the challenges and temptations of today: porno, sexting, cyber-bullying, obsessive gaming, marijuana & other drugs, prescription drug abuse, self-injury, anxiety & depression, suicide, lying, self-esteem, eating disorders, ADHD, etc.).  Out of her own experience and determined to apply God’s love and truths to these issues, other parents began to want her help!  Jean was even invited to speak at her kids’ school, and then other schools, churches, community meetings!  Out of this developed Jean’s unique ministry: OPERATION:PARENT.  Now Jean and her team respond to many speaking engagements and have developed their PARENTS HANDBOOK as very detailed practical guide how to help your preteens/teens (and even younger ages) face these challenges successfully.  Her team also offers FREE WEBINARS almost monthly on these same topics, bringing in experts, too, in related fields.  Jean has a desire to utilize these resources to HELP PASTORS help parents in their congregations to grasp and implement biblical principles in their parenting and save their kids from the many pitfalls before them!

MATTER OF FACT:  NACM MEMBER MINISTERS – JEAN is WILLING TO SEND YOU A FREE SAMPLE PARENTS MANUAL so you can see this resource for yourself!  Just email her at: jean@operationparent.org and tell her Rev RODGER NIEMEIER mentioned about a possible free sample Operation Parent Parent’s Manual!  This is a very practical, thorough tool for training parents to better help their children understand the consequences of the challenges they are facing today.  IF ANYONE SHOULD BE TRAINING PARENTS TODAY ON HOW TO PARENT RIGHTLY, IT IS THE CHURCH!  Pastors and Church Leaders/teachers should be helping parents know HOW to rightly strengthen their kids for the challenges they are facing!

FREE WEBINARS: I will seek to post an announcement for the FREE WEBINARS as they are made known (or go to the OPERATION PARENT website for an ongoing schedule – https://www.operationparent.org/.   )

MARCH 1st FREE WEBINAR: MANAGING YOUR TEEN’S EXCESSIVE GAMING  (1 pm Eastern Time)

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7536621564931885070?source=OP+Website

MEET JEAN:

Rodger Niemeier, NACM Executive Elder (49)

After growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh PA in a church-going, moral family, I went on to college (Kent State Univ. 1970) for architecture; but I was also introduced into the drug-using, drinking/partying culture of the late 60's, early 70's. Yet it was there that I came to Christ in 1972; the more I sinned, the more the emptiness within.  A man was passing out paperback New Testaments on the campus, and though I grew up churched, I never really read the Bible myself or heard the true Gospel.  After reading through the Gospel of Matthew and experiencing conviction by the words of Jesus ("What shall a man profit if he gains the whole world but loses his soul", I just knew He died on that cross for my sinfulness.  When I read that He was risen and alive, I went to my knees and asked Him to forgive me and make Himself known to me.  He did!  I experienced a tremendous sense of love I'd never felt before.  Immediately I felt called into ministry and completed my training in a Christian college and then seminary (Asbury Theological Seminary: MDiv with emphasis in pastoring and cross-cultural missions).

I also had a calling to minister among Native People.  Completing seminary, I followed His lead from Ohio to Seattle, Washington, to plant a Native church: which by His amazing grace, we did (with my wife and son, and a few Native Christians with the same Vision).  That lasted from 1988 to 2002; then we regrouped into a ministry called Eagle Wings Native American Ministries, with a clearer focus in ministering for recovery from past abuse and chemical dependency. This ministry is continuing currently.

So have been in ministry 50 years, by His grace.  I came across the NACM in 2010, was impressed to join and soon after became Vice President and Executive Elder along with NACM President and founder, Rev Michael Mooney.  It has been an amazing and blessed adventure to minister to fellow ministers!  I love to encourage in fellowship, discuss theological matters as well as present day challenges in ministry, and teach ministry skills courses. I also oversee our NACM Elders and our Chaplaincy Program.

I learn so much from NACM member ministers I get to know and engage with!  This is truly a remarkable fellowship and ministerial association.  I am humbled by the testimonies of how the Lord has worked in so many lives and called so many into ministry.  Will a huge blessing to be part of an organization of Christians who love the Lord, want to be used effectively by Him to reach others and pastor His Flock!

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