NEO Team Update 6-15-17

NEO Team Update 6-15-17
Dear NEO Family,

Do you ever wonder if church attendance matters? We can worship God anywhere, after all. Why don’t we just go to the park and listen to a podcast to be fed spiritually? I hope you will read the words of my friend, Pastor Shane Ash, below:

“Church attendance matters.  And not for the growth of the organization itself, but more importantly, for the formation of the people. Why? Church is participation. It is our submission to the body of Christ. It is part of our salvation…transforming us from the idolatry of self into worshipers of God. Church is formation. It is an identity. It is practice. It is a dress rehearsal of how to be Christian. As we partake in sacrament, we are accepting the grace of God. As we sing praise, we are aligning our minds and bodies in worship. As we listen to the Scripture being read aloud, we are practicing hearing God speak. As we anoint and pray, we are practicing a faith beyond our own reason. As we fellowship, we are practicing hospitality. Church is participation. And being a Christian requires practice. It is a discipline not an experience. It requires apprenticeship in order to be lived. To be a Christian requires the body of Christ…the Church.”



We have just launched our newly designed website. Please check it out –  A big thank you to our web designer, Jeffery Carden, for the many hours of work; and to Gloria McKellips for providing assistance.

You can go under “Resources” to the “Media” page, to find a link to listen to the services at our recent Advance and find the pastors’ video reports to watch. We have redesigned several categories of information to make them “friendlier”. If you have suggestions for making the site more helpful and functional for your ministry, please let us know.


Troy Vernier graduated from Epic Charter School/Sapulpa and is hoping to head to Southern Nazarene as a mass communications major.

NYI Camp Fearless

June 15-19

NEO Kidz Kamp

July 14-17


Kidz Kamp News

Kidz Kamp early bird rate of $210 deadline is Friday, June 16th!

Kidz Kamp Workers Meeting is July 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Tulsa Southwest.  The meeting is very, very important.  We have made a lot of changes this year and need at least one person from each church sending campers to come to the meeting.  We will also need to confirm their numbers and give them amount owed.

GA Worship Services, Plenary Sessions to be Live Streamed

Nazarenes around the world who are unable to attend General Assembly and Conventions in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, will be able to follow along during the worship services and plenary sessions through a live stream. The stream will be available at during the following times.


Worship Services

Thursday, June 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 4:00-5:30 p.m.


Plenary Sessions

Monday, June 26

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 3:45-5:00 p.m., 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, June 27

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Wednesday, June 28

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:00-3:45 p.m., 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Thursday, June 29

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:00-5:00 p.m., 7:00-8:30 p.m.


A recording of each worship service will be available within an hour after the stream concludes. A downloadable video (without the copyrighted worship portion) will be available the following day. Recordings of the plenary sessions will also be available the following day.


You can also stay up-to-date on the latest GA news by searching #GA2017 on social media and following the Church of the Nazarene:





For more information about General Assembly, visit


All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.