NEO Team Update 3-15-23
Nineteen members of the NEO Family attended Exponential 2023 in Orlando last week with our New Start Coordinator, Ronnie Baker. They joined close to 400 other Nazarenes and 3500 participants in times of worship, prayer and teaching. The focus of Exponential every year is on the church multiplying through church planting. This year’s emphasis was on a renewal of evangelism and disciple making. We pray that those who participated will come home with new vision, new passion and new insights for helping us reach the lost and make disciples in NEO!
God is at work in our world. Our desire is to join Him in what he is doing. For that reason we are taking seriously the call to prayer from Easter to Pentecost. How appropriate that that takes us into the month of General Assembly and NEO District Assembly. Our District Assembly theme will be “Mission to Vision” We will be looking at ways we already do and can mobilize NEO Nazarenes to: Bless our Communities, Bring People to Jesus and Become Christlike Disciples.
NEO NMI Convention / District Assembly
NEO Prime Time Event
March 18 / 11am-3pm
Location: Bartlesville First Church of the Nazarene, 3650 SE Adams Blvd.
RSVP: David Mosher (918-813-2512) by March 15 with the number of people planning to attend from your church.
The host church will furnish the entree and asking those that attend to bring a dessert, tossed or fruit salad.
We thank Bartlesville Prime Timers in advance for their hospitality and hope this meeting location will help and encourage those that haven’t been able to attend some of our functions to do so. There are so many reasons why seniors play such a vital role in church ministry. Thank you for supporting this.
Upcoming Prime Time Dates
May 16-18 — Branson Trip
September 23 — Sapulpa
December 9 — Broken Arrow Christmas
March 16, 2024 — Regency Park
Prime Time Branson Trip
There is still time to sign up! Registration deadline extended to April 1st!
NEO Youth & Kids Camps
Youth Camp, Completed Grades 7-12, May 30-June 2, New Life Ranch
Primary Kids Camp, Completed Grades 1-3, July 14-17, Camp Bond
Junior Kids Camp, Completed Grades 4-6, July 18-22, Camp Bond
You can find the video highlights of NEO Youth Camp 2022 HERE
NEO Impacting Zimbabwe
Ruth Takapera, Nazarene from Zimbabwe, spent several months in Tulsa in 2022 to receive training to help her empower women vocationally in her home country. While here, she participated and served at Southwest Church, as well as Manna House and Abba’s Celebrate Recovery. The District and Southwest Church both participated in supporting her ministry as she returned home. Ruth recently sent these pictures and a report:
I am writing to extend gratitude to the church family for their support. On the 18th of February I successfully facilitated my first workshop in a part of rural Zimbabwe called Dema Village. The community was very welcoming and 19 women showed up for the training. May God bless you in abundance. We are His hands and His feet, I pray for the Holy Spirit to always lead us to bring the gospel to others as well as showing the love and heart of Jesus. Be blessed and again my gratitude to all who gave in support of the work I do.
SNU Women’s Basketball Team Earns Championship
The Women’s Basketball team earned their second GAC tournament title in the electrifying win over Harding. Already with a regular season title under their belt, Southern Nazarene added one more to their long list of accolades this season, defeating Harding in the GAC Tournament Championship game 57-46, making it their second tournament title in three years.
With the title win, SNU has earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament. SNU Men’s Basketball team earned a spot in the tournament as well. Links to ticket information and streaming are below.