Monthly Archives: July 2020


23
Jul 2020
NEO Team Update 7-23-20

Promise Keepers launches first-ever Global Virtual Gathering Promise Keepers is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today’s broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities. On July 31 and August 1, men all across the globe will gather via livestream in their homes, with their men’s groups, and at simulcast locations hosted by churches to experience the Promise Keepers 2020 Global Digital Experience. This 2-day event will feature everything that men have come to know and expect from a Promise Keepers event – an authentic, Christ-centered experience with amazing keynote speakers, worship artists, and special guests – all selected to offer a timely message of hope, unity, and transformation directly to the heart of men. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to be refreshed, inspired, and re-ignite your passion for......

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16
Jul 2020
NEO Team Update 7-16-20

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. The idea drawing the greatest support was “Repentance, Individually and Corporately”. This week my (Dave McKellips) Bible reading has taken me to the Book of Revelation. There is a recurring call for the church to repent in this revelation of Jesus Christ to his servant John:   Read More Fueling the Nazarene Movement with Love I was privileged to work with my friend, Larry McKain, and a great team of leaders, to present a missional account of the Church of the Nazarene as an amazing multiplying agent for Jesus in the world. The book is encouraging, inspiring and challenging. I hope to include some quotes from the book in the Team Updates in 2020: Every time you hear the words Church of the Nazarene, we ......

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02
Jul 2020
NEO Team Update 7-2-20

A Prayer of Lament for Racial Division in the Church By Mark Vroegop, lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana I think most believers agree that biblical unity is something to pray for and work toward. You probably know that reconciliation between a diverse group of people is a beautiful dream. But is the church marked by a compelling ethnic unity today? Do you know how to make progress toward racial reconciliation? Unfortunately, the kind… Read More ABC’s of Church Change As you think about your local church’s annual goals (due August 15), let me share a few insights from Karl Vaters in Small Church Essentials from the chapter, “Starting, Changing or Stopping a Ministry”. Vaters speaks of the ABC’s of Church Change (Always Be Changing Something). “Messing around with the foundation doesn’t bring change; it causes collapse. Everything except our biblical essentials must be subject to change. Just......

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