We’re simplifying our NCMM membership structure, to make it easier to join and benefit from NCMM.
In the past, we listed 15 possible membership classes on our web site. That’s WAY too complicated.
We studied best practices of organizations like ours. These organizations offered a few easy to understand membership tiers. The costs and benefits of each tier were clearly explained. And they offered the option of annual or monthly dues.
So we’ve done the same. NCMM now offers four membership tiers:
Tier 1: Apprentice.
This brand new tier targets individuals who minister to men or boys on a part-time, volunteer basis. They may lead a men’s Bible study, a men’s ministry program in a church, a boy’s group or sports team. NCMM connects apprentices to the larger men’s ministry community and helps them identify tools that can help their men flourish. Membership: $29/yr.
Benefits: Apprentices receive a free book every year, discounted admission to the NCMM National Gathering and access to our members-only Facebook page. Apprentices may also attend regional meetups where they can meet other disciple-makers.
Tier 2: Journeyman.
These are typically part-time professional ministers or organizations. They earn some income from their ministry pursuits, but are not full-time professionals. Journeymen are often authors and speakers who are looking for opportunities to share what they’ve learned. They may also be founders of small ministry organizations that focus on specific men’s issues. Membership: $10/mo. or $99/yr.
Benefits: Journeymen receive all the benefits of Apprentices (except the annual book), and also receive a listing in the NCMM online directory. Journeymen may contribute the blog and may contribute to NCMM projects such as The Men’s Bible.
Tier 3: Master.
Masters are typically men’s ministry leaders who spend most of their time and earn most of their income from ministry-related pursuits. Masters are looking to expand their influence, build awareness of their resources and enter into strategic partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations. They are fully engaged in discipleship and place a high value on networking with other men’s ministry professionals. Organizations with regional or national reach usually join as Masters. Paid church-based men’s ministers often join at the Master level. Membership: $30/mo. or $299/yr.
Benefits: Masters receive all the benefits of Journeymen plus they may publicize their events on the NCMM event calendar, and may offer discounted products via a monthly NCMM e-mail.
Tier 4: Craftsman.
This membership tier gathers the ministries that are “all in” with ministry to men. Craftsmen strengthen NCMM by joining at our highest level. Craftsmen include national and international ministry organizations, Christian films, conference ministries, etc. Membership: $50/mo. or $499/yr.
Benefits: Craftsmen receive all the benefits of Masters plus one half-price admission to NCMM’s National Gathering.
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To see our new membership tiers in detail, visit our membership page by clicking here.
Our new membership structure is designed to make it easier to join and support NCMM. We want to expand the number of individuals and organizations in NCMM, so we can to do together what none of us can do alone.
We will be switching our existing members over to the new tiers during the month of July. You don’t have to do anything now. You’ll have an opportunity to adjust your membership tier at renewal time, if you so desire.