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Marla Shepherd

NEO Team Update 4-4-19
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NEO Team Update 4-4-19

We are making plans for you to attend our annual conferences and assembly,  what we call ADVANCE, on June 1 – 3! Why should you attend? At the 2019 NEO Advance, we will address the...

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April 04, 2019
NEO Team Update 3-21-19
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NEO Team Update 3-21-19

Getting a Team to Self-Destruct by Eric Geiger A team that fights with itself wastes an incredible amount of time and energy. When a team or church or group fights, everyone loses. Energy is stewarded...

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March 21, 2019
NEO Team Update 2-28-19
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NEO Team Update 2-28-19

Should You Invite People to Church? Perhaps we should stop encouraging people to just invite friends and neighbors to church.  When delivered without intentionality, these generic invitations become just as flat and shallow as the following...

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February 28, 2019
NEO Team Update 2-14-19
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NEO Team Update 2-14-19

Rolling a Large Stone Up a Steep Hill The work of reaching out to our world is hard.  Let’s be honest, although every biblical Christian in the world declares that sharing the message of God’s...

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February 14, 2019
NEO Team Update 1-31-19
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NEO Team Update 1-31-19

Dear NEO Family, You probably could use some good news, couldn’t you! I invite you to read this team update for some exciting news about what God is doing in NEO! The Mustard Seed is...

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January 31, 2019
NEO Team Update 12-20-18
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NEO Team Update 12-20-18

May your Christmas be blessed with peace, joy, hope and love!   From your NEO District Office Staff,   Dr. Dave and Gloria McKellips, Marla Shepherd and Sharon Gunter Electronic Version Hard Copy NEO November Reports I...

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December 20, 2018
NEO Team Update 11-19-18
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NEO Team Update 11-19-18

How Can You Tell If A Church Is On Offense Or Defense? By Karl Vaters   There are two types of churches. Those on offense and those on defense. In recent years, I’ve been in hundreds...

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November 19, 2018
11-5-18
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11-5-18

We will celebrate the home going of Rev. Harold Monroe McKellips (aka “Pastor Dad”) this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, at 10:30 AM; Tulsa Central Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, any who would like to...

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November 05, 2018