Monthly Archives: March 2018


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Mar 2018
NEO Team Update 3-29-18

Recent Events Extravaganza NEO Skate Party Collingsworth Family Concert Okmulgee Baptism of 4 men Farewell Reception for Pastor Steve Davis, Sapulpa God Specializes in Using People Like You! Recently, my friend Scott Sherwood wrote the following entitled, “Not Too Old”: Mark is a young husband, father, and a part-time pastoral staff member at his church. Five years ago, he and his wife did not attend church. He was invited to church by an older man in his 70’s during a chance encounter at the local Applebee’s. Enoch, a young construction contractor, had dropped out of church. When he returned to church, he was discipled using Chic Shaver’s Basic Bible Studies by an older man in his 70’s who would later stand up as Best Man at this young man’s wedding. Terry made a decision to follow Christ for the first time in his life after his wife died way......

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Mar 2018
NEO Team Update 3-8-18

In This Issue Mind Shifts that Unlock Outreach Potential Monthly reports from our churches Extravaganza – why do 1000 teens gather at SNU? Info on NEO Skate Party, Locker Room for Men and Primetimers’ upcoming Trip to Branson Mind Shifts that Unlock Outreach Potential: From Us to Them This week I was reminded that negative attitudes and ways of thinking can block evangelistic activity and prevent a church from taking the good news to its community. One mind shift that is needed in some churches is the switch “from us to them”. Have you heard people in your church say, “Pastor, what about us? Don’t forget about us!” Kevin Harney says, “The problem is that far too many Christians believe the church exists first and foremost for them. They might not always say it, but deep inside they think the real purpose of the church is to meet their needs,......

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Mar 2018
NEO Team Update 2-26-18

Dear NEO family,   What a joy it is to be a part of the team of Nazarenes in Northeast Oklahoma!! Our vision:   – Every person waking up each morning praying, “God, anyway you can use me today, I’m available!”   – Every family a beacon of God’s love.   – Every church a mission center.   Pastor’s Forum Monday, March 5th  —  at SNU-Tulsa (or Collinsville Church)  —  9am-Noon Bonus afternoon session on Church Security 1:30-4pm Register   Last Sunday, Gloria and I worshiped with Pastor Otoniel Dannemann and Fuente de Vida. This vibrant congregation has helped start many of our eight Hispanic congregations and yet they continue to fill their facility week after week. They have a passion for evangelism and baptized 53 people this last year! They also have a clear discipleship strategy which features use of The Masters’ Plan. Their worship is vibrant and......

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