By Steve Nailor
A new year is here, and I am thinking about our ministry to men in 2020.
New NACP leaders will be elected at the March 5-8 annual meeting in Nashville. I encourage all conference presidents to attend. If you are in a conference that is not organized and would like to attend, please contact Rick Vance (615/620-7277).
As we begin a new year, I encourage you to think about your skills and attributes for ministry. Consider the following questions:
- What are your abilities?
- What are your gifts/talents?
- What is your passion?
- What needs to be done?
While several items might be considered under this topic, I would like you to look at your leadership capabilities and your level of self-motivation. If you are a self-motivated leader, UMM needs you.
Think about your talents. We know change is coming to our church; do you have a talent that could help with that issue? Maybe you have the gift of friendship and listening to others. What about helping others with accountability issues? Maybe that is one of your talents.
What is your passion in life? What do you love to do? Do you have a passion for helping others? Does sharing Christ or disciplining others through a ministry for men sounds exciting to you?
If you have one or several of these skills. You are needed in men’s ministry. Changes are coming to our church and we need committed leaders with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. You can not affect ministry by sitting on the sidelines and thinking “George will do that.” That’s not going to happen.
I encourage you to get involved and help other men, your pastor, and your church to become stronger and more relevant in these changing times. Our mission is “Coaching men to thrive through Christ, so others may know Him.”
When we get involved as men, our churches will grow and prosper.
Steve Nailor, president
National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men