NEO Team Update 11-10-22
5 Prescriptions for Building Thriving Churches
By Kevin Harney, August 25, 2022
How we can bring life and health to our church and community
I do not consider myself a prophet or a futurist. I am a local church pastor who longs to see the good news of Jesus permeate the church and transform our world from this day until Jesus comes again.
As I focus on the future of the church, I write with humility and hope. These five reflections are not meant to be predictive but optimistically prescriptive. I have a suspicion that our changing world needs a church that will look both the same and very different from the church of the past. My prayer is that these reflections help you dream and work toward a future where the spread of the gospel actually increases and expands in the church and the community around us. READ MORE
Congratulations to Rev. Nick & Abby Williams on the recent birth of their daughter, Emma!
The Tulsa Regency Park Church family has begun the healthy transition process with the TIPS (Transitional Interim Pastoral Service) program — Rev. Clark Howe will begin November 27th. Until then, they are enjoying the preaching ministry of Rev. Mark Hamilton. Lead Pastor Bryan & Louann Davis concluded their pastoral service on October 30. Youth Pastor Darren & Carrie Smith stepped down from their responsibilities on October 30 as well. Thank you for your prayerful support as all parties seek God’s direction in the days ahead.
Brad Coates is serving as interim pastor at the Drumright Church.
Pastors & Associates, APPLY today for the True North Retreat in Tulsa on January 6-7. The District is covering the cost of the retreat for qualifying applicants, including lodging and meals!!!
This practical hands-on retreat empowers ministers and their spouses to address their personal financial challenges through budgeting, debt management, and biblical financial stewardship. Ministers leave the retreat with a realistic financial plan and achievable goals for the future.
The waiting is almost over for our 30th General Assembly! The 2023 General Assembly and Conventions in Indianapolis, Indiana is a place for Nazarenes to gather for celebration and worship, as well as to conduct the business of the global church and its various ministries. Click HERE for more information about the upcoming Assembly, HERE to watch a video about General Assembly, or click on the blocks below for details about Global Conventions and your GA Missions Opportunity.