What is it?
ˈmembər/noun: a person … belonging to a particular group.
ke r/verb: feel concern or interest; attach importance to something.
We are members of the Asia Pacific Church of the Nazarene Team and we are ministry leaders, pastors, district superintendents, teachers, and missionaries. We are in this together!
We care – we feel concern or interest for each other! Pretty simple, huh? That’s the heart of Member Care on this region.
A Christ-like Community Holistically Developing and Nurturing One Another
This vision statement reflects our values of Christ-likeness, Holistic Health, and Genuine Growth, demonstrated within the context of Body and Community.
We believe that we, as Christ’s hands and feet, hold out to one another the source of effective, healthy living as we recognize, support, and build one another up in Christ and that THIS will result in increased fruitfulness in ministry, and deep fulfillment as we follow God’s call on our life!
5 Reasons why Member Care Matters
Trauma Awareness and Response
Our desire is that we are all walking close enough to be aware of traumatic or crisis events within the lives of our team members. Sometimes we respond by seeking medical or mental health professionals to get the help that might be needed. Sometimes it means coming along side, sharing grief, and just sitting through the pain together. Bottom line, we notice when one of us is hurting, and we respond.
We will seek to prevent crisis and increase sustainability by building resilience to the challenges we face so we can remain strong. This looks like learning to manage stress, increasing our conflict competency, learning to listen, setting boundaries, getting the physical and mental rest we need, raising awareness and developing a culture of holistic health.
Fulfillment is more than survival. Fulfillment means we enjoy the blessing of being called as we demonstrate transformation to a world desperately looking for it! We will encourage spiritual formation and personal development; we will facilitate coaching opportunities, increase understanding how to working within our strengths, and cultivate team development. Fulfillment is about living a life fully aligned with our values and purpose for living.
What is ‘engagement’? It’s motivation. It’s the degree to which I feel the church community – cares about me and therefore I am motivated to live out my calling on this ministry team. We will explore ways to help our leaders – our FSC’s, our District Superintendents, our Ministry Coordinators, our Pastors, our Missionaries, and our Lay Ministers – know they are cared for. This means genuinely seeing each other as holistic people, loved by God… and never limit that to seeing what we can get out of each other to meet the demands or expectations of an organization, even when that organization is the Church. This means paying attention to work related demands that could get in the way of our values or ability to stay healthy in ministry so we can stay effective and not burn out. We will seek to increase Trust and facilitate improved communication between all levels of leadership and team members, increasing team engagement across the region.
It matters so we can love our Families
We will intentionally notice each person in every family. This means we will really see the unique needs of children, teens, single adults, and married couples…. at every stage of life. We will reach beyond the scope of our personal experience; we will listen to each other and respond with authentic care.