Many Faces of an NMI Council
Every church is different. Your local NMI teams needs to
fit the needs of their local churches. Ideally we hope that
every church has a council of at least 4-6 officers/members,
but the reality is not every church can do that. Some churches
can do much more! Knowing and suggesting options for churches
on your district should strengthen the NMI on your district.
Take a look at a few different council models:
|A New Start Church/small church with a vision for
local mission trying to go global. It only has a president
and no formal officers or council members.
NMI President: Leads a small group Bible study
from home twice a month using the Living Mission curriculum.
Plans special mission events once or twice a year. Coordinates
with other mission team members. Submits NMI forms at
the end of the year.
the congregation to be active in local mission to food
pantries, homeless shelters, after-school programs,
etc. Leads the congregation in prayer for global issues
once a month.
other youth and children to pray for a missionary and
learn about different world areas.
Treasurer: Helps to set goals and arrange for offerings
for World Evangelism Fund and one or two other special
A mid-size to large, established, mission-minded
church. They have had an NMI council for years and
have funds to support mission events.
NMI President: Leads the mission team and
facilitates mission efforts.
Vice President: Assists the president and serves
other areas of mission projects.
Secretary: Keeps statistical records and submits
year-end forms. Takes notes at council meetings.
Treasurer: Keeps track of all mission funds.
Oversees offerings and sends them to the appropriate
Praying Coordinator: Organizes and mobilizes
the church to pray for global mission using praying
resources (from NMI and other sources) and occasional
Discipling Coordinator: Plans hands-on discipleship
activities, especially for children and youth.
Giving Coordinator: Helps set giving goals
to World Evangelism Fund and other special offerings.
Finds fun and creative ways to communicate these giving
opportunities to the church.
Educating Coordinator: Gives mission education
curriculum to youth pastor and children's pastor for
occasional mission lessons at designated times. Holds
Bible study centered around the Living Mission curriculum.
Mission Call Coordinator: Facilitates the
development and mentoring of young people sensing
a call to full-time mission work.
Work & Witness Coordinator: Plans and
organizes Work & Witness trips.
Mid- to small-size church struggling to get people
involved in NMI. They believe people would be excited
about global mission if they just knew more, but finding
time and ways to communicate that is a challenge.
NMI President/Praying Coordinator: Leads
the NMI Council and finds opportunities for the church
to pray for missions regularly.
Vice President/Discipling Coordinator: Assists
the president and plans exciting mission activities
for children and youth once a quarter.
Secretary/Educating Coordinator: Keeps statistics
for NMI, submits year-end reports, encourages Sunday
School teachers to use mission education curriculum
and organizes book clubs for people who read mission
Treasurer/Giving Coordinator: Sets giving
goals and promotes giving opportunities for mission.
Keeps track of all funds collected and expended.
Find models that works for the churches on your district and/or
suggest adaptations for them. Help them focus on what they can
do, not on what they can't, and God will bless their efforts!
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