Some Facts About Membership in NCMM
Membership in the National Coalition of Ministries to Men, at all levels, shall be open to any Christian parachurch/servant ministry or denominational ministry that seeks to minister to the issues and/or needs of men.
The first step toward membership is completion of the Application for Membership. Submission of the completed application implies agreement with the NCMM Relationship Agreement, as defined with the current application. The Relationship Agreement delineates the mission, vision statement, key strategy, and values of the NCMM.
Upon returning your application to the NCMM office, you will be contacted by our Executive Director and someone from the Membership Team to further acquaint you with NCMM and answer any questions you may have. Your application will be presented at the next monthly meeting of the NCMM Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, your payment will be processed and you will receive a certificate of membership by mail.
Membership is open-ended in duration provided that membership fees are paid current, is voluntary, and may be withdrawn at any time via written request. Membership in the NCMM does not imply blanket endorsement of either the NCMM by the member, or vice versa. Membership does confirm mutual acceptance of the Relationship Agreement.
Definitions and Benefits of Membership
A membership in the NCMM offers opportunities and alliances which may prove vital to building your ministry’s success. But more than that, you have an opportunity to help other leaders shape the direction of the men’s discipleship movement. NCMM is the sum of its members – we are involved to serve one another so that each of us is more effective than we could be alone.
One of the greatest benefits of membership is that you become part of a national movement to join in brotherhood, unity and mission in order to increase the overall effectiveness of reaching and discipling men in America. We want to help the local church present every man in America with a credible offer of the gospel, encourage them to pursue God, and equip them for spiritual service in the home, workplace, community and world. We want to help you fulfill your call and reach your vision. We want to equip you, and offer you tools that will make your ministry successful. If you would like to respond to this call to band together, to build brotherhood and unity, call or write today!
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.