Monthly Archives: June 2020


25
Jun 2020
NEO Team Update 6-25-20

Dear NEO Family, Our District Advisory Council has called upon us to a year of focus on repentance, individually and corporately. One area which calls for our repentance is our failure to read, meditate on, and memorize God’s Word. We have settled for crumbs of God’s Word when a feast is available. 187 countries have designated 2020 as the Year of the Bible. If ever we need guidance from God’s Word, it is now. Anxiety, fear and division are widespread.  The call to be alert and sober minded is aided by feeding ourselves the Word of God, meditating on it, and memorizing it.  Psalm 1:2 says the person is blessed who delights in the law of the Lord and meditates on it day and night. We must continue to promote and model this within NEO churches!   Read More Making 2020 the Year of the Bible in NEO As we......

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18
Jun 2020
NEO Team Update 6-18-20

NEO Report for 2019-20  –  Part 3 What One Thing Needs the Greatest Attention as a District? That question consumed your District Advisory Council for over an hour on Monday, June 1. Eight thoughtful  ideas were proposed, including “Helping our pastors and leaders discover a God-ordained dream for their local church”, “Evangelism, Outreach and Church Planting” and “Progress in the Use of Digital Technology”. The idea drawing the greatest support was “Repentance, Individually and Corporately”. In what way do you believe God is calling his people to repent? We discussed repenting for what we have allowed the church to become, for not keeping our focus on Jesus, for being more political than biblical at times, for settling for crumbs of God’s Word when a feast is available and for racism that persists within the church. We discussed the need to hunger for intimacy with God, to eliminate what we......

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11
Jun 2020
NEO Team Update 6-11-20

NEO Report for 2019-20 – Part 2 Last Thursday I began sending you a summary of the work of NEO churches and leaders from May, 2019 thru April, 2020. What a year it has been!! In this report you will receive the introduction of my report and a summary of five areas to focus on in the year ahead. Intro of the Annual Report of our District Superintendent – June 1, 2020 Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ......

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08
Jun 2020
NEO Team Update 6-4-20

Northeast Oklahoma Nazarene Family, Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. (Ephesians 1:15-17 NLT) Over the next few weeks, you will see a summary of the work of NEO churches and leaders from May, 2019 thru April, 2020. What a year it has been!! Thanks for your faithfulness and love put on display day by day. I thank God that He is giving you spiritual wisdom and insight to navigate these unusual and challenging days. In this update, you will receive: Video greetings from our General Superintendent in jurisdiction, Dr. Fili Chambo A statistical summary A video report of Southern......

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