NEO 2021 District Assembly & Conventions

NEO 2021 District Assembly & Conventions

NEO Nazarene Missions Convention

July 30

8-9am – Café Central open

Snacks, donuts, coffee and other drinks will be available to purchase.

8-9am – NMI & Assembly Registration

9am – Worship, with Rev. Samantha Chambo speaking and Marci Marquis leading worship

10am – Reports/Election of Officers/Emphasis on Prayer/ Awards/ Flags of the Nations

11:15am – Closing session with Rev. Samantha and Dr. Fili Chambo sharing

Noon – Chick-fil-A Lunch

Remember to bring Crisis Care Kits

Chick-fil-A Catered Lunch – Friday Noon

$8 in advance – Reserve Meals by July 18!



NEO District Assembly

July 30

1-2pm – Registration

2pm – Opening Business Session

6:30pm – Team Celebration and Worship

July 31

8-9am – Café Central open

Snacks, donuts, coffee and other drinks will be available to purchase.

9am – Continuation of Business

2pm – Ordination Service

Recognition of 5 retiring ministers, along with 6 first-year licensed ministers.

Six of our pastors will be ordained or have their ordination recognized by the Church of the Nazarene.

3:30pm – Ordination Reception

Instead of taking an offering at Assembly, individuals and churches are encouraged to bring Diapers and Baby Wipes for Cushing Kinetic New Start Church community outreach and Peanut Butter and Jelly for Manna House.

For Kids – On Site at District Assembly!

WOW VBS, led by Stefanie Harris, will be an amazing time of singing, learning, and activity for children during District Assembly.

AGES – kids in Pre-K through completed 5th grade.

Available for all sessions on Friday and Saturday except the Ordination Service (nursery only).

**Please register your children for this so we can adequately prepare. Thank you.

District Assembly WOW VBS and NURSERY


About our Guest Speakers

Dr. Filimão M. Chambo was elected to the office of general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene in June 2017 by its 29th General Assembly, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was director of the Africa Region at the time of his election, a post he had held since 2009. As regional director, Dr. Chambo was responsible for overseeing the church planting and development efforts of the Church of the Nazarene across the continent of Africa.

Born in Mozambique, Filimão grew up in a pastor’s home. Both his father and mother served in full-time ministry for the Church of the Nazarene. At the age of 17, when God called him to full-time ministry, his answer was yes.

Chambo earned a Diploma in Theology at Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique (SNM) in 1993 and a Bachelor of Theology (ThB) at Nazarene Theological College (NTC) in 1997. He was ordained by Dr. Jim Diehl as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in January 2000 on the Gauteng District, South Africa; and later that year attained his Masters of Arts (MA) in Biblical Studies from the University of Johannesburg. His Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Biblical Studies (PhD) was also earned at the University of Johannesburg and was completed in 2009.

Before serving in the regional office, Chambo’s ministry experience included pastoral positions and Christian higher education. He served as pastor in South Africa for the Mphagane and Eldorado Park Churches of the Nazarene and in Mozambique at Igreja do Nazareno da Matola Cidade. He was an educator at NTC, South Africa, and at Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique where he later became president. In 2005 Dr. Chambo was named education coordinator for the Africa Region, where he served until his appointment as regional director in 2009.

Filimão is married to Samantha, who is also an ordained elder, and they have two children, a daughter, Tsakani Gabriella, and a son, Emanuel.

Rev Samantha Chambo  is a fervent preacher and teacher of the Word, traveling to and speaking at various district assemblies and NMI conventions and women’s conferences for the Church of the Nazarene.  She previously worked as a missionary on the African region where she served as a teacher at the Nazarene Theological College in South Africa, Africa Region NMI coordinator, and Nazarene Women Clergy coordinator for the African region. Prior to this she serve as a co-pastor with her husband in Matola Cidade Church of the Nazarene, in Mozambique and teacher at the Seminario Nazareno em Mozambique. The Chambos currently live in Lenexa Kansas, with their two children Tsakani and Emanuel. Tsakani is a Junior at Olivet Nazarene University, studying pastoral ministry, and Emanuel is a Junior in high school. The Chambo’s enjoy playing boardgames, walks in the Park and beach vacations together.