Guidelines

NTM USA has established these guidelines to assist its missionaries in partnership development. They are intended to help maintain that crucial balance of informing potential partners about ministry and specific needs while trusting the Lord to confirm to partners how He desires to use them in the missionary’s ministry. We acknowledge that without His provision through these valued ministry partners, we have no way to continue individually or corporately.

  • Missionaries should evidence contentment and confidence in God to supply needs, in His way and in His time.
  • Ministry partnership is built on committed, meaningful relationships. We encourage relationship-based partnerships.
  • God works through His Body, the Church, to build His Church. God desires each member of the local church to share in and reap from what He is doing to build His Church worldwide.
    • Trusting God to build a ministry partnership team is a biblical approach to ministry.
    • Those involved with a missionary in ministry have a part in trusting God to meet specific needs and share in the blessing of seeing God answer prayer.
  • NTM USA believes that the information missionaries present regarding needed finances and resources should always be accurate for integrity sake and so that potential donors understand what they have opportunity to give toward.
  • NTM USA is committed to demonstrate confidence in God and to respect potential ministry partners by not involving ourselves in pressure tactic fund raising. We define pressure tactics as:
    • Any initiative on the missionary’s part that forces people through guilt to respond in a way which they may or may not be ready for.
    • Manipulating potential donors through crisis appeals implying facts different from reality that would place the donor under guilt.
  • Missionaries must be careful not to make agreements that would obligate them and/or NTM which may compromise NTM’s purpose, values or strategy. Ministry partners should clearly understand NTM’s purpose and ministry.