APRIL UPDATE: THINGS TO DO WHILE HOME-BOUND by COVID 19

BORED !?

      BORED !?

Home-bound got you down ?

This is a great time to draw closer to the Lord, AND

sharpen your ministry skills with a NACM unique course !

 

TRAININGS  PRESENTLY  AVAILABLE :

1) SoulCare 101: Ministering to Unsaintly Saints – a very popular NACM course that equips you with practical techniques and skills in coaching Christians (and “non’s” as well) to face and get beyond their self-defeating difficult behaviors (controlling, angry, procrastinating, know-it-all, ultra-agreeable, complaining, perfectionism, etc.) and address their real underlying, driving root issue – and helping people experience real and lasting change in Christ:

2) SoulCare 102 – the Sequel!  This course takes off where 101 ended, and equips you with the understand and skills to help people experience real transformation from root issues through a 7 step biblical process that works!

3) The NACM Christian Chaplaincy Course – called to serve hurting people?  This course thoroughly trains you with the understandings and skills to fulfill a call to chaplaincy, or just to ministry more effectively to people in crisis (grief-and-loss, suicide, death-and-dying, etc.).  This course meets the NACM requirement for needed training for NACM chaplain licensing to be a volunteer or community chaplain (church, street, hospital volunteer, jail, nursing home, civil agencies, business place, etc.).

4) LEADERSHIP HALL – the NACM free training in effective ministry leadership principles and practice designed by NACM Founder and Exec Elder, Rev Michael Mooney

5) SPEAKING UP!  Domestic Violence Training For Christians/Christian Ministers – a profoundly eye-opening and thorough training by an expert abuse counselor of nearly 40 years (Dr Nancy Murphy, Northwest Family Life Counseling Ctr. in Seattle, WA), offering NACM members a remarkable nearly 80% off this graduate level course ($37 instead of $299.95).  Domestic Violence is widespread and even in some Christian families.  It’s very likely anymore that Christians and Christian ministers WILL encounter DV in their church (and other) ministries.  This course is intended to effectively equip the Christian minister with accurate and thorough understanding and ministry skills for intervening in DV situations in ministering especially to the victims.   Know what to do before this happens to you!

FOR MORE DETAILED INFO ON ALL THESE COURSES:

https://nacministers.org/groups/nacm-ministry-courses/forum/topic/jan-2020-updated-list-of-nacm-course-offerings/

NACM STATE GATHERINGS will resume in planning once the Covid 19 bans for assembling are lifted (in the US  or  in your State).

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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