Monthly Archives: February 2021


18
Feb 2021
NEO Team Update 2-18-21

Dear NEO District family, What a year we have had! Almost a year ago we began to hear about this new virus in China. We had no idea how much our world would be impacted. Add to that racial unrest, political turmoil, hurricanes, forest fires and now the ice and cold. It has been quite a ride! But the church has been resilient. We have adapted. We have learned new skills. We have leaned into the Word of God and the Spirit of God to find direction, hope and peace. We have found new ways to care for one another and to reach out in compassion to our communities. I know it has been incredibly discouraging at times, but you have persevered. I am so grateful for the faithful pastors and laity of the NEO District! Reasons to Celebrate Church/Pastor Reviews. Three of our churches had extremely positive church/pastor......

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Feb 2021
NEO Team Update 2-4-21

2021 Calendar Changes District Assembly & NMI Convention – July 30-31 at Tulsa Central Church! NYI Extravaganza at SNU – May 28-29 Youth Camp – June 1-5 Kids Camp – July 23-26 Please put this on your church and personal calendars. Think Little to Make a Big Impact by Lisa Lewis, Valley Church In the summer of 1940, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers found themselves trapped on Dunkirk, a beach in Northern France. They were cut off by the German military and it seemed inevitable that they’d all be killed or captured. Military destroyers were too big to get to the beach for a troop evacuation. And without these troops, Britain was left unbelievably vulnerable to Nazi invasion. Some feared this might cost them the War. But a creative, almost unthinkable plan was hatched – Read More.     NYI Leadership Training March 1-2 NEO will be joining together......

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Feb 2021
NEO Team Update 1-25-21

Comparing Pastors Thom S. Rainer January 11, 2021 Comparisons of pastors have been around since we’ve had pastors. Paul wrote about it in 1 Corinthians 1:12: “Some of you are saying, ‘I am a follower of Paul.’ Others are saying, ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Peter,’ or ‘I follow only Christ.’” In the first part of the twentieth century, local church pastors were compared to well-known radio pastors. In the latter part of the twentieth century, they were compared to television pastors. Beginning in the twenty-first century, the comparisons were to podcast pastors. Read more Bristow’s New Pastor Pastor Biddle reports, “At Fellowship COTN, I have taken the approach that no one has ever heard of this church. Believing that Kingdom building is all about relationship, we have approached where we are in a two-pronged approach; internally and externally. Internally, we have restarted an adult Sunday school class,......

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