Tips for New Christian Ministers
National Association of Christian Ministers (NACM) Below are some tips to help you navigate your role and ministry effectively: 1. Develop a strong spiritual foundation: Prioritize your personal relationship with God through prayer, studying the Bible, and cultivating spiritual disciplines. Your own spiritual growth and well-being are crucial to effectively ministering to others. 2. Seek … Read more
Top 10 Mistakes Pastors Make in Planting Churches
The National Association of Christian Ministers conducted a survey of ministers from a wide variety of backgrounds asking this question: What are the top 10 mistakes pastors make in church planting? The responses were collected and reviewed by a smaller team of diversely selected ministers to chose the 10 responses that they thought were most … Read more
Outline for a Minister’s Resume
National Association of Christian Ministers How to Series: Ministry I. Personal Information – Name – Contact Information (address, phone number, email) II. Education – List all degrees earned, including the name of the institution and the date of graduation – Relevant coursework or classes taken III. Ministry Experience – List all ministry positions … Read more
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