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"Help! My local church just elected me Nazarene Missions International
president. What am I supposed to do?"
How do you know if you are fulfilling the purpose of the local
church missionary program? Use this checklist to determine what you should be doing as a
church missions leader.
With God's help, I will
- Build rapport with my pastor, local council and other local church missions
- Communicate regularly with my pastor and missions committee or council concerning major
emphases and upcoming events.
- Enlist the aid of my district missions president and district NMI
council when I need information, inspiration, or advice. I will strive to be a "team player" on my
zone and district.
- Pass along exciting missions news from my church to area and denominational church
- Submit year-end reports on time.
- Prepare for missions council meetings with an eye to effective reporting and input, vision
casting and team building, planning and implementing. [ starting
a council meeting ]
- Hold missions council members accountable for their
assigned promotional emphases and other assignments
- Provide ongoing training to council members, giving them written job descriptions and
providing resources materials including examples of what has been successful.
- Emphasize the importance of Mission Priority One, urging my church to exceed expectations
- Spreading missions information
- Mobilizing prayer support [ praying for missions
- Funding missions efforts through sacrificial giving
- Involving children and youth in missions activities [ youth
missions education ]
- Set goals for my church — with the input of the pastor and council — for each
of the major NMI missions emphases and keep those goals before my congregation.
- Assure my church's participation in each special emphasis, making sure that all missions
offerings are sent in on time. [ Monthly NMI
- Support goals set for Nazarene children and youth and challenge my church to include the
young people of the church in our mission plans
- Work with the missions council to guarantee informative, exciting, fast-paced,
people-involved regular missions services.
- Assure that our church has places for missions promotion (bulletin board, newsletter, and
displays) and that missions is presented creatively to our congregation in an attention-getting
manner. [ Sunday bulletin inserts ]
- Ask God daily for passion, wisdom, creativity, and strength
for my missions task.
— Dr. Nina Gunter, former Nazarene Missions International
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NMI President a great deal with suggestions and information."
--Dorine L., New Jersey, USA
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