What if you could clearly identify and tap into your leadership style and so effectively communicate and motivate your ministry members or team to be even more impacting for Christ !?

Join NACM Minister & Coach Ruth Easterling in a FREE WEBINAR on Knowing your Leadership style.  It will help you build a stronger team that communicates, appreciates others and works well together for even more effective ministering!

This one-hour webinar has no cost and the same content will be offered at two different times via ZOOM.  Pick the time that works best for you (*the MAY 11th & and May 12th times are filled up!  See below) and email Ruth at to sign up and she will send you a Zoom link for that date/time.


Due to a great response, the MAY 11th & 12th dates/times have filled up!  But Ruth is offering another couple dates for this free seminar:  JUNE 15th (4 to 5 pm PST) or  JUNE 16 (8 to 9 am PST).  TO SIGN UP: send an email to!  Even these two dates are starting to fill up!

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Rev Ruth Easterling facilitates the ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS for EFFECTIVE MINISTRY LEADERSHIP 101,102 &103 course for the NACM: a unique training utilizing teaching videos, readings (John Maxwell), and personal coaching for discovering and effectively applying your leadership strengths: [

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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!

9 thoughts on “NACM ANNOUNCEMENT: FREE SEMINAR by NACM Member Minister/Coach, RUTH EASTERLING – MAY 11th or MAY 12th 2021”

  1. Hello to my fellow laborers, I know it has been a while since I've signed on. Due to my ministry that has taken off, I haven't been able to sign on as I would like to.  I've been delivering sermons weekly via Zoom and God has truly been blessing every step of the way. I elicit your prayers as I continue to pray for everyone as well.

  2. 04-28-21 Wednesday

    I want to register for free webinar " for May 11 or 12 2021  how ca I can register on this coaching webinar?
    I'll appreciate if you can send me information on how by email or text me on my mobile phone ( or mobile: (209) 814 3544)!
    Looking forward for your response! Thanks

    Dr. Arnie R. Santos

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