NEO Team Update
THE HALF-MILLION MOBILIZATION
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
We begin to usher in a new day in the USA/Canada Region in the Church of the Nazarene.
We do this not in our own strength, but in the strength of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Do we believe God can change the trajectory of our declining churches?
Do we believe God will raise up leaders to start new churches?
Do we believe God has a place in our current culture for the Nazarene holiness message?
Of course, the answer is yes. Perhaps there has never been a better
time in the USA/Canada Region for the work of God’s church to break through.
Let us join together in a time of prayer for renewal in our ministry and our churches.
Let us pray for a resurgence in the Nazarene message of hope and holiness.
“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.”
– John Wesley
We are thankful for great interim preachers/pastors: Mark Hamilton at Tulsa Central, Jesse Madaffari at Pawhuska, Henry Reed at Drumright, and Clark Howe at Bartlesville. Pastor Howe is a part of New Church Specialties TIPS (Transitional Interim Pastors) program and the church is planning for him to serve as Pastor for around 9 months.
Our talented and generous NEO team is doing a major makeover of a parsonage on the district! This time the project is at Pawhuska and the team leader is Gerald Messner. A big thank you to all who have participated!
Our churches always do a great job of decorating for Advent and Christmas. Send us pictures for us to put on our Facebook page and website.
Two members of our Advisory Board have kids graduating at Semester. Jerika Brown graduated from Southern Nazarene University and Jordan Jankowski is graduating from the University of Oklahoma.
Our Pathways of Hope Immigration Center is taking steps toward opening! Kaleo Church will serve as the host for this ministry providing legal help and assistance to immigrants in our midst.
Manna House, one of our District Compassionate Ministry Centers, is exploding. We are so busy every week that we run out of food before the usual closing time. 100 to 130 households are given food and clothing every week. That translates to 400 to 520 individuals.
Kinetic Church, a New Start in Cushing, made the front page in the best selling newspaper in all of Cushing! We are proud of Ben and Alycia Finkbeiner for their work in the community.
During the last two years, Pastor Brad Farnsworth and Core Church had a dream to be a part of a church plant in Ethiopia. In November 2020, the Bole Bulbala Church of the Nazarene had their first service in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and last month they celebrated their first year anniversary. Pastor Amanuel who is leading the church plant, reports they have baptized 6 souls for Christ, they did a shoe distribution, and they have a soccer program ministry for kids. We praise God for a church plant during this past year and His kingdom advances. Pastor Amanuel and Kia with their baby boy Lewi are in the photo below.