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Dealing with Pastoral and Congregational Anxiety: An Interview with Bill Selby

So many things raise the anxiety level of the average pastor—even being average. Pastors are almost always overworking yet remain underpaid. An unexpected illness or sudden death in the congregation can wreak havoc...

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Seeding a Missional Church Movement: An Interview with Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch, a native South African, is a prominent thought leader and conceptual architect for the missional church. His books, particularly The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church...

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Missions, Holiness, and Education Have Shaped My Life: An Interview with Carla Sunberg

It’s always a difficult question to ask Carla Sunberg where she’s from. She considers three places home: Frankfurt, Germany, where she was born and lived her first eight years while her family was on missionary assignment...

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Missional Engagement in the Small and Mid-Sized Congregation: A Panel Discussion Moderated by General Superintendent David Graves

In 1997, the Board of General Superintendents made a historic decision when they declared the United States and Canada a mission field...

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Sharing the Good News: How Would H. F. “Mr. Missionary” Reynolds Respond to the Twenty-First Century?

The world is changing, and the church must change with it. Right? Can we still rely on the wisdom of the denomination’s founders...

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A Different Kind of Mission than We’ve Known: An Interview with Verne Ward

Verne Ward grew up in the Church of the Nazarene but had little idea he was going to be a missionary. Questions about eternity and what really mattered got him to ponder his life’s mission....

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INTERVIEW: Bill Selby

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INTERVIEW: Alan Hirsch

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INTERVIEW: Carla Sunberg

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Missional Engagement

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ARTICLE: Sharing the Good News

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INTERVIEW: Verne Ward

 
 
 
     
     
 

Featured Articles

  • Sunday has Everything to do with Monday: Worship, Ethics, and Moral Christian Vision

    watch and calendarAs a pastor, I often wonder if our worship makes any difference in the ethical lives of my congregants. We Protestant Evangelical types are so good at making spiritual things spiritual and everything else—well, everything else. Part of the pastoral task is to draw the two together or, even better, to help my people live into the reality that there is not a divide at all, and that the ethics of our people are indeed shaped by our worship.
    by: Timothy R. Gaines

  • Sabbath Help for the Dangerously-Tired Pastor

    sabbathIf you are flying high with energy, getting all the district church awards, cruising along on autopilot, just hitting your stride, and never even working up a sweat, you get to skip this article. However, if you feel overworked and underappreciated, I have a few questions for you.
    by: Douglas R. Samples

  • Invocation: Five Things We Have Learned from Missional Nazarenes

    In January 2015, eighteen years will have passed since the Board of General Superintendents declared the United States and Canada a mission field. They made their 1997 declaration in recognition of growing trends toward secularism, pluralism, cultural diversity, and postmodernity.


    by: Bryon K. McLaughlin
  • Book Review: Wide Reading, Wisdom, and Better Preaching

    reading-for-preachingReading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013), 136 pages.
    by: Brad Estep

  • Sharing the Good News: How Would H. F. "Mr. Missionary" Reynolds Respond to the Twenty-First Century World?

    mr-missionaryThe world is changing, and the church must change with it. Right? Can we still rely on the wisdom of the denomination’s founders when our nation and its place in the world are different from the days leading into the First World War, when the Church of the Nazarene was in its infancy?
    by: Mary Lou Shea

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Olivet Nazarene University – Fruin Holiness Conference

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The Heart of Holiness – Compassion and the Holy Life
February 25-27, 2014

Conference Description
The ONU “Pastor Appreciation Days” event sought to explore the relationship between holiness and compassion, and how compassion is not a peripheral activity of service or generosity, but part of the essential expression of holiness. Several workshops were offered on a variety of topics related to holiness and compassion.

 
     
     
 

Most Recent Videos

Verne Ward Interview #1: Facilitate Mission

Verne Ward, Director of Global Mission, talks about the need to help churches equip and send missionaries...

Alan Hirsch Interview #1: On the Christian University

In this segment of the 10-part interview series, author Alan Hirsch discusses how Christian universities can find...

Bill Selby Interview #1: Background

In this segment of the 10-part interview series, Bill Selby, Director of the Center for Pastoral Effectiveness of the...

Missional Engagement in Small Church Panel, part 2

In 2013, a roundtable panel of seven pastors in the Church of the Nazarene sat down with General Superintendent David...

Missional Engagement in Small Church Panel, part 1

In 2013, a roundtable panel of seven pastors in the Church of the Nazarene sat down with General Superintendent David...

 
     
     
 
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