NEO Team Update 8-8-22

NEO Team Update 8-8-22

Dear District Family, I want to thank you for your many expressions regarding my dad’s departure to heaven. It is because of your prayers that my dad made heaven his home. Thankfully we get to pray for and with one another, and therefore get to share the victory with one another. Rhonda and I are blessed to be part of the District family. We love you. –Steven & Rhonda Lester

Tulsa Central Church has hired a new Family Pastor! Amanda Carroll will begin her ministry at Central this month. Welcome to NEO, Amanda!

Communities on Mission Launch Class

led by Phillip Zimmerman and Ed Dean

Learn how to create missional connection with your neighborhoods and engage those uninterested in church. 9 weekly Zoom Class Sessions (90 Mins); 2 hours of weekly prep. 10am on Thursdays beginning Sept. 8 or on Saturdays beginning Sept. 10. $200 with Coupon Code NEO22. Receive all the tools necessary to help you plan, develop, and implement a strategy for launching Communities on Mission that is tailored to your specific situation.


The Emotionally Healthy Leader Pastor’s Learning Group

A new cohort group, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, starts September 13. RSVP by Sept. 6. Here are the details for your attention:

  • We will be using the book, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, by Peter Scazzero. You can find it on Amazon or your local bookstore.
  • Due to the wide variety of geographic interest, all sessions will be conducted via zoom.
  • There is a 9:30am and 8:00pm option. Please indicate which option you are interested in. (A minimum of 3 is required in order to sustain the time slot.)
  • There are nine sessions, each lasting 1 hour. The dates are Sept 13 & 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22 (None in Dec), Jan 10 & 24, Feb 7.

If you have any other questions, contact me at or 918 851-1178.

The SNU Minister’s Forum (click for details) is only about a month away. I hope you will bring your entire ministry team to SNU on September 19-20 for a time of inspiration, connection, and practical ministry instruction. We don’t want cost to be a barrier, so registration is $29 per person or $150 for your entire team. Spouses and retired ministers are FREE!

Southern Nazarene University is committed to being your partner in ministry. It is our prayer that this event will strengthen your ministry and be a catalyst for Kingdom Advancement in your community. Click here to register today.

Rev. Larry Morris, Vice President of University Relations




September 24th has been selected for the next NEO District-wide PrimeTime event. It will be held at Sapulpa Nazarene Family Life Center from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Entree and drinks will be provided and we’re asking attendees to bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert. The first such event had 65 in attendance with nine churches represented. Thank you Betty Long, Pat Conrad, and BA First for their leadership in this successful event.

Kids Mission Day

Presented by:

Missionary Kids Luca, Levi, Lia


Saturday, October 22nd


Regency Park Church of the Nazarene

8707 E. 51st Street, Tulsa, OK

Ages: K – 6th Grade

Register Online:

*When registering, please note if children have any food allergies