Do you remember the “Jesus Video Project”?
This unprecedented accomplishment, delivering the greatest story ever told to over 100,000 addresses throughout the Grand Traverse region and covering six counties, was the beginning of the Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry, (NMJM). NMJM was established in 2002 and in connection with Good News Media, Inc., (GNMI), and radio stations WLJN and WLJW to build on the momentum that began with this wonderful evangelism and disciple-making effort. Love, hard work and divine guidance have since guided the Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry to use doors opened by God in continuing to “proclaim the mystery of Christ.” Col 4:2-6
Vision – Our vision is a picture in scripture from Eph. 4:4-6…, “There is one body and one spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
Mission – Our mission is founded on Eph. 4:16…, “From him the whole body joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
Strategic Plan – Our strategic plan is based on the Apostle Paul’s words in Col. 4:2-6…, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
The primary value generated by NMJM relates to its unique position within the regional body of Christ to operate as the “supporting ligament” spoken of in Ephesians 4:16.
“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
Whereas local church congregations are typically burdened with the needs for weekly ministry of their people, NMJM focuses on the equipping strategies so necessary to mobilize for discipleship and outreach. In this sense, NMJM acts as an integrated and synergistic extension of a local church format.