NEO 2021 District Assembly & NMI Convention

NEO 2021 District Assembly & NMI Convention

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

Marci Marquis leading worship

Rev. Samantha Chambo speaking

10am – Business

Reports

Election of Officers

Emphasis on Prayer

Awards

Flags of the Nations

11:15am – Closing Session

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!

RESERVE MEALS HERE

Churches: Turn in your Meal Order Form this week!

NEO District Assembly

July 30

1-2pm – Registration

2pm – Opening Business Session

Introduction of New Pastors

Report of District Superintendent, Dave McKellips

Elections

Reports by Pastors and District Boards

6:30pm – Team Celebration and Worship

Worship led by Steve Davis and Central Worship Team

Message by Dr. Fili Chambo

July 31

8-9am – Café Central open

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

9am – Continuation of Business

Reports by Pastors and District Boards

Report of Southern Nazarene University

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.

Announcement

WOW VBS has been CANCELLED out of an abundance of caution with the recent spike of COVID-19 and the vulnerability of our children.

NURSERY for ages Birth-3yrs will be available during all NMI and District Assembly sessions.

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.