Using a Concordance to Enhance Your Ministry

Words from the Word, and Other Words…The following report is from the curriculum of ouronline theology courses for ministerial training: By M. Mooney, ministry practitioner reporting for the:NACMinisters Theological Mentor Program Preliminary InformationWe will be introducing the use of Strong’s concordance in this presentation.  We realize that several of the things in this message will be […]

virtual team building

Virtual Team Building Exercises Case Study in "Virtual Ministry" Preliminary Information Pretend you are a member of a church that averages 1,000 in regular attendance. The church selected you to serve on a church leadership team that is being organized to make a decision about a missions opportunity in Afghanistan.   Information The team has […]

Genesis and Revelation

The Big Picture Principle Michael Mooney, reporting for the Theological Mentor Program of the National Association of Christian Ministers  Now we begin a consideration of the big picture principle. This approach is driven by the concept of summarization. A summary is an attempt to condense a large quantity of information into a smaller portion that […]

Physical First Reality

Introduction To Reality of The Physical First Reporting for the Theological Mentor Program of the National Association of Christian MinistersMichael Mooney, ministry practitioner So far we have discovered the Psychical First Principle. Because it is one of our “principles,” we will be considering it through the rest of the program and hopefully the rest of our […]

What is Theology

What is Theology? The following information is a portion of the content from our Mentor ProgramReporting for NACM: Michael Mooney, ministry practitioner What is Theology?Theology is defined as “the systematic study of the nature of God and God’s relationship with humanity and with the world. Although other religions may be said to have theologies, this is […]

Virtual Teams Ministry

Virtual Teams and Virtual Ministry in the 21st Century The following report is from the curriculum of our online theology courses for ministerial training: NACMinisters Theological Mentor Program Reporting: M. Mooney, Ministry Practitioner   Introductory Scripture "This Good News about the kingdom will be spread throughout the world as a testimony to all nations. Then the […]

Research Ministry

Researching Background Knowledge When researching a subject, it is generally good practice to begin with the background knowledge that already exists.  In almost every case, there is already a wealth of information and theories that have contributed to the present understanding of the topic.  Nevertheless, the internet is inundated with websites offering biased opinions and […]

Start Here

Start Here: What is "organizational culture"? Edgar Schein defines the concept of "organizational culture" as a collection of shared beliefs, ideas, and assumptions that are learned and developed during fellowship with a group while solving a shared obstacle. Because of the perceived successful outcomes, they consider their approach valid, and worthy to be taught to […]

2) Ministry Practitioner

2) Ministry Practitioners The word “minister” comes from the Greek word:   diakonos dee-ak’-on-os Probably from διάκω diakō (obsolete, to run on errands; compare G1377); an attendant, that is, (generally) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specifically a Christian teacher and pastor (technically a deacon or deaconess): – deacon, minister, servant.min·is·try (Source: […]

3) Put on our seatbelts

3) Put on our seatbelts and get ready for the ride! Greetings to you all as participants in the Leadership Hall.  I am writing with an update of our next steps.    By now there are two concrete things that should be settled in our minds:   1) Organizational Culture; and   2) Ministry Practitioner […]

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