How to Start a Independent Christian Church?

National Association of Christian Ministers Summary Series Starting an independent Christian church can be a significant undertaking, and it’s important to approach the process prayerfully and thoughtfully. Here are some steps you can take to start an independent Christian church: 1. Develop a vision: The first step in starting an independent Christian church is to … Read more

What is the Role of a Teacher in Church?

National Association of Christian Ministers Summary Series The role of a teacher in the church is to provide instruction and guidance to individuals or groups of people on various aspects of the Christian faith. The goal of a church teacher is to help others develop a deeper understanding of the Bible and Christian principles, and … Read more

What is the Role of an Evangelist?

National Association of Christian Ministers Summary Series The role of an evangelist is to spread the Christian gospel and message of salvation to others, often with the goal of leading them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Evangelists are typically associated with the Protestant tradition of Christianity and are considered to have a gift … Read more

What is the Role of a Christian Chaplain?

National Association of Christian Ministers Summary Series A Christian chaplain is a minister who provides spiritual support and guidance to people in a variety of settings outside of the traditional church context. The role of a Christian chaplain can vary depending on the specific context and organization they serve. Some common roles of Christian chaplains … Read more

What is the Role of a Pastor in a Church?

The role of a pastor in a Christian church can vary depending on the denomination and tradition. Generally, a pastor is responsible for providing spiritual guidance, teaching and preaching the Bible, and leading the congregation in worship and prayer. Some specific responsibilities of a pastor may include: 1. Preaching and Teaching: The pastor is responsible … Read more

When to Leave a Church?

A few observations of common behaviors and attitudes that tend to follow people who break fellowship from their churches, etc.    This report was inspired by a conversation that surfaced among fellow ministers regarding the question: When it is time to move on?   By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   It is reasonable to conclude that most … Read more

Virtual Teams for Ministry

Implications for Christian Ministers   The way in which technology is advancing creates new opportunities for ministry that churches have not even remotely tapped.  Ministers looking for places to advance the Kingdom of God should consider this rich soil just waiting to be harvested.   This is all the more true since the globe has … Read more

How to Get a Minister’s License

Picture Above: Elders Michael Mooney, and Aaron Kight Administering the Laying on Hands Blessing in Atlanta Georgia Short Answer In order to get a minister’s license, you must first complete a ordination application and submit it to the church, ministry, or organization of your choice. The church will then review your application and decide if … Read more

What Is the Difference Between Ordained and Licensed Minister?

In some congregations, licensed vs. ordained ministry is an early step on the way to full ordination, and also in the selection process for the ordained ministers themselves. The ordaining minister can only be ordained by the pastor and the elders of the congregation if they have received the necessary ordination and have completed all other requirements. ordained minister vs. … Read more