Nacmin stands for, “Nouthetic Apologetics and Counseling Ministries”. The purpose of this ministry and website is to provide educational content and helpful resources to Christians in the areas of counseling and defending the faith. These resources focus on dealing with issues in Psychology, Textual Criticism, Worldview and Presuppositional Apologetics.
Nouthetic Counseling is a system of counseling that focuses on the Word of God as being the primary and best source for handling all non-organic issues of life. By non-organic, we mean issues that are caused by a physical issue. For example, we leave broken bones and head injuries up to the medical field. In other words, we don’t practice medicine. Having said that, we do help individuals who could be struggling with the effects of medicine or helping individuals with resources or assistance with matters of a spiritual, emotional, or non-organic nature.
We can find Scriptural support to defend the Christian faith and the Bible’s sufficiency as a counseling foundation from the following passages:
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect
(1 Peter 3:15 ESV)
Nouthetic Counseling and Apologetics can even be seen in Romans 15:14,
I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
(1 Corinthians 4:14 ESV)
The word used for “admonish” in the about passage is the Greek word for Nouthetic. It’s obvious from this passage that Paul indicates that Scripture, i.e. what Paul is writing, is intended to admonish the Corinthians. This word implies that Paul is going to encourage them with Scripture, correct them with Scripture, and instruct them with Scripture in the manner in which they should live their lives. This concept of admonishing is focused on fixing the problems of life that the Corinthians are experiencing as result of sin and Biblical ignorance.
This is essentially the heart of Nacmin, that people would find ways to change their lives as they interact with common sociological, psychological, and religious issues of the day.
Nacmin is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry. Please contact us if you have made a donation and have not received a tax receipt yet.
Pastor Jeremy Menicucci is the CEO of Nacmin and editor in chief for the Nacmin blog. He is married to Charissa Menicucci and has four children. In addition to being a husband and a father, he is an ordained minister and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Trinity Southwest University and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary (WTS). He is currently a PhD student at WTS researching Biblical Hebrew Poetry.
Pastor Jeremy is an accomplished Biblical counselor who has been practicing Biblical counseling for over ten years. He also has experience in Apologetics, Textual Criticism of the Old and New Testaments, and is experienced in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin.