Special NEO Team Update
District Assembly & Conventions
June 10-11, 2022
Why District Assembly and Conventions?
encourage and recharge
celebrate what God is doing
build a sense of unity and team
recall us to mission focus and alignment
relate to something bigger than our local church
Friday, June 10
9am – Noon
The Rodriguez family currently serves as Global Commissioned Missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene, assigned to the Nazarene Border Initiative based out of El Paso Texas. They began their service with NBI as Mission Corps Missionaries in February of 2012. Roberto and Rhesa are Work and Witness Coordinators for the US Mexico Border, where their responsibilities include organizing and hosting work and witness teams, encouraging and supporting current churches, both English and Spanish, on both sides of the US/Mexico border. They manage the El Paso office as well as host retreats and seminars for local Nazarene churches.
Friday-Saturday, June 10-11
Friday 1:45 – Saturday 3:30 pm
Dr. David Graves, General Superintendent, Presiding
Preaching in Services Friday, 7pm and Saturday, 9am
Dr. Graves was chosen for the highest elected office in the denomination at the 27th General Assembly held in Orlando, Florida, USA, in 2009. At the time of his election, Dr. Graves was the senior pastor of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, where he had served since 2006. Prior to College Church, he served as director of Sunday School Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene International Headquarters from 2001 to 2006. Graves is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and received his Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Olivet. He is the author of three books and has written for numerous publications. Dr. Graves and his wife, Sharon, have four married children, Michael, John, Stephen, and Rachel, and 12 grandchildren.
Reports of Lead Pastors/Churches and District Boards
Church in Action, Germany
Dr. Philip Zimmerman is the co-founder and pastor of Church in Action. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Philip is known for strategic thinking and creative problem solving. He is a social entrepreneur, pastor and church planter who has started and led many churches, non-profits, and businesses.
Philip received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from European Nazarene College, a Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University, a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. When he is able, Philip teaches university courses in leadership and spiritual formation and speaks at leadership conferences around the globe. Philip has written two books: Problem Solving and Creativity and Time Management. He loves to read in coffee shops, is working on his golf game to become a single-digit handicap, and his exclamation of choice when cut off while driving is “Aardvark” (yes, he means the animal). Personal Motto: If you have a problem, solve it. If you cannot solve it, give it to God.
Provided for those attending Assembly and Conventions.
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Wednesday, June 8
Tulsa Regency Park
more details coming soon!