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Retirees in Florida church give 300 percent to missions

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 02/14/2013 At Avon Park Church of the Nazarene, in the retirement community of Avon Park, Florida, U.S., it should come as no surprise that most members of the church are living in their retirement years. This...

Colorado and Navajo Nazarenes share Christmas encouragement

by Gina Grate Pottenger and Ronald McElfresh on 12/19/2012Gallup, New Mexico, USA -- A 60-foot long, 18-wheeler truck eased into the parking lot of a Navajo Nazarene Church on November 29, where 46 Nazarenes from the Colorado District, as well as 150...

Colorado y las Iglesias Navajo Comparten la Esperanza Navideña

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 12/19/2012Gallup, Nuevo México, EUA – El 29 de noviembre, un furgón de 20 metros de largo retrocedió lentamente en el parqueo de la Iglesia del Nazareno Navajo. Allí, 46 nazarenos del distrito de Colorado, así...

Good news for all people

by Howard Culbertson on 12/16/2012 “The angel said to them, ‘. . . I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people’” -- Luke 2:10. Christmas is about even more than the wondrous nativity scene.  Some key details in...

Missionary profile: Jason and Theresa Decker

by Engage magazine on 09/09/2012 Jason Decker serves as a missionary with JESUS Film Harvest Partners (JFHP) as an assistant trip coordinator. He is responsible for coordinating overseas evangelism trips; editing and writing thank-...

Blessed to be a blessing

by Howard Culbertson on 08/02/2012 “Through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed. . . . Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham” (Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:7). Genesis 12:1-3 is often...

From farthest East to farthest West

by Howard Culbertson on 06/26/2012“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised,” – Psalm 113:3 Nearly 20 years ago young people came home from Nazarene Youth Conference singing Stephen...

Texas church ministering to strip club dancers

by Mandie Schaper on 06/19/2012  “It was a typical Sunday evening,” Zack Smithson, pastor of Euless First Church of the Nazarene in Euless, Texas, says of less-than-typical subject matter his congregation wrestled with when they...

The heart of God: A call to mission at Sinai

by Howard Culbertson on 05/31/2012Just prior to giving Moses the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai, God had something else to say to Abraham’s descendants. It was this: “Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all...

Iowa Holiness Summit inspires thoughts of church planting

by Mandie Schaper on 05/22/2012The Iowa District is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2012. Central to its year-long celebration is a focus on holiness and a return to the district’s Nazarene roots. It only seemed natural...

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