JUNE 2020 NACM COURSES: UPDATE

MEET FOR THE MASTER’S USE: ENHANCING YOUR MINISTRY SKILLS thru NACM Trainings this JUNE 2020

Take advantage of this “down time” due to State Stay-at-Home orders by deepening your relationship with Christ and enhancing your ministering skills!  The NACM offers the following ministry skills courses:

LEADERSHIP HALL:  (no tuition for NACM members) – learn biblical principles and essential skills of effective ministry leadership, no matter what mode of ministry the Lord has called you to.  This is a completely online, short course on the NACM website, developed by NACM founder, Rev Michael Mooney.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GET TO THE COURSE:   https://nacministers.net/lh/

SOULCARE 101 & 102: (NACM members get 20% off tuition!)  –  learn essential understandings and skills to effectively help people realize their self-defeating difficult behaviors and get to the root cause of them, so experiencing true change that lasts!  Learn WHY even Christians have lingering difficult behaviors and how to effectively counter them so real ministry can take place.  Don’t avoid problems!  It’s why we’re called to minister!  Instead acquire proven biblical skills in helping people get beyond their faults and address their real, first-cause issues – and experience full freedom in Christ.

CLICK ON THIS LINK for SOULCARE 101:  https://nacm.pathwright.com/library/

[SoulCare 102 is sequel to 101; it focuses on a 7 step process for helping people recover from their root issue(s) and be a consistent Overcomer!  SoulCare 101 must be taken first]

NACM CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINCY COURSE:  Learn the essential biblical understandings and develop practical crisis & trauma ministering skills in this thorough online self-paced training; it will prepare you well to minister as a volunteer or community chaplain (nursing homes, hospital volunteer, police/fire dept. volunteer, jails, street chaplain, etc.).  It is foundational training, too, for moving towards board-certified professional chaplaincy (and we work with NACM member Chaplain Ron Ringo for CPE training – at discounted tuition for NACM members – and through Ron, with WSHO (World Spiritual Health Org.) for board certification.  This course also meets required training for being licensed as a NACM Christian Chaplain.

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO on NACM CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM:

https://nacm.pathwright.com/library/nacm-christian-chaplaincy-basics/about/

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE NACM CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINCY COURSE (introductory webpage):

https://nacm.pathwright.com/library/nacm-christian-chaplaincy-basics/about/

For Questions on courses above, contact:  Rodger.Niemeier@nacministers.org  (email)

SPEAKING UP! DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MINISTRY TRAINING (NACM members get special discount) – it’s almost inevitable that today’s Christian minister will have even those in his/her congregation caught up in domestic violence.  Are you prepared to rightly help those in this terrible situation?  This course is indepth training for Christians and Christian ministers especially, so you have the knowledge and tools to effectively intervene in DV situations and truly help victims and perpetrators as well.  Be prepared to intervene wisely (it IS possible to do more harm than good if you don’t really know what you’re doing in DV situations: some ministers have unwittingly even caused further harm and death to victims by getting involved without understanding the dynamics of DV), as course author/director Dr. Nancy Murphy, 37 years expert in DV therapy as a Christian counselor, prepares you with essential skills in ministering in this difficult situation.

CLICK on the following link for more information and how to register for this course:

https://nacministers.net/faq/knowledgebase/speaking-up-domestic-violence-ministry-for-christian-ministers/

  • NOTE: during this Corona Virus Shut Down, DV increased across the USA manifold as victims were shut-in with their abusers.  THE NEED IS GREAT – and Christian Ministers SHOULD be the first to bring right & effective ministry.

QUESTIONS: Contact Rodger.Niemeier@nacministers.org  or the NACM Help Desk:  HELP@nacministers.org

 

Rodger Niemeier, Exec Elder (27)

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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