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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

  • Just How Wesleyan Are We? A Historical Perspective

    Antique glasses and compassOne of the important facets of the contemporary debate about identity in the Church of the Nazarene is the question of just how Wesleyan we are. On one hand, there are those who want to assert the Wesleyan component of Nazarene identity very strongly, who argue that being more Wesleyan will make us better Nazarenes.
    by: Timothy J. Crutcher

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

    two boysVerne 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. After college, Verne started to disciple young people. Later, he met a missionary kid and got to know his family. Discipling this young man started Verne’s fascination with missions.


    by: Grace & Peace Magazine
  • Benediction: The Minister's Vital Signs

    bob-boradbooksDon’t you just love going to see the doctor? My last trip turned out great. He said I was healthy and, “Lord willing,” should live into my nineties like my parents. I am not certain my wife, Carol, was jubilant with the news. That’s a long time to manage a husband!
    by: Bob Broadbooks

  • Serving Immigrants Saved Our Church: How Welcoming the Stranger Revived a Declining Congregation

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    There's a reel of 8mm film shot in 1961 that follows a parade of members of the Church of the Nazarene in Iowa City as they move from their downtown church to a newly constructed facility on property expected to become an upscale, growing community.
    by: Michael Lynch

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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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