The Retreat for Ministers and Mates 2006. Volume 2, Issue 7 F rh at s o y us b t o ’ ( ho ie 01 l e s cs “o teB t in t o r, u G d ”2C rn l 2 :5NIV) M arch 1, 2006 Ministry is a battle. Paul celebrates the benefits of wearing Inside this o ’ u amo (p e i s :0 s l a G d fl r rE h s n 61 -17). Every battle is best issue: fought with the best armament. Our M&M Retreat is de- signed to strengthen the battle-scarred, to encourage the Special battle-weary, and to celebrate battle victories. The enemy of Points of our soul loves to discourage ministers and their families Interest with the challenges of the battle, however, we need not be Hope Summit discouraged. His greatest tool is to make us believe that the NMI Workshop battle is our own, and that we are alone in the battle. Such a Page 5 i s o nee y h r h f o ’ r, h h e n e u l ic u trdb tet t o G d Wod w i rmi ss c d Upcoming Events s h t at s o o r t i t h at s h od ! le g u ta b t in t us of h.T eb t iteL r’ le s On that note, it gives Cheryl and me great joy to welcome Send in your you to the retreat in Williamsburg. We love you. We believe monthly report in you. We pray for you. We are thankful to have three days for February to to spend with you. You are not alone. You are part of a great the District partnership. Our prayer for this week is for your renewal in Resource mind, in spirit, and in body. Our prayer is for each person to Center by experience God through rest, recreation, and worship. We email. An l ry o p rp cv ,o G d bi t o n y e n s i a opa fr es e te fr o ’a iy ol i lrmi s l t vg d electronic us that the battles we face, and the challenges ahead are (Word) copy is not so much ours as they are His, and that His grace is included in more than enough in every circumstance. this UPDATE. With Joy for the Journey, DRC Office Hours Monday-Thursday See Page 5 for a listing of upcoming events. 8:00-2:00 pm Friday 8:00-12:00 pm Page 2 Virginia Team Update THE HOPE SUMMIT March 30, 2006 10:00 a.m. to noon Join with pastors and laity across Virginia for a dedicated time of prayer for specific missional needs. The Hope Summit will take place at the following churches: A i dn C ao evl ot i e D ni a a n lt l •b go •hr tsi N r r g •avlC l r •a i nug it e hd e l v y H rs br F s ro r L cbr M nsa R aoe it Rc od et n y • nhug •aass •onk F s •i m n W sE d r h T e a r et l Wn et i e r •dw t C n a • i hs r c e Everyone is welcome. Mark your calendar and make plans to be a part of a Hope Summit in your area. Send your missional prayer requests to the DRC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests will be collected and compiled in a notebook to be used at the Hope Summit. NAZARENE MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP May 6 at Stuarts Draft Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene Let your President and Council members know about this upcoming event sponsored by District NMI to provide education, training, inspiration, and fellowship. Lunch is provided. Registration is required. Questions? Contact Sue Brown, NMI President at 804.737.7171 or email@example.com. 2 0 Vrii Dsr t me ’ 0 6 i na itc Wo ns g i Upcoming conferences and events— LeaderSHOP, March 20-22, 2006 in St. Louis, Ministries Retreat www.nazarenepastor.org/leadershop May 19-21 Nazarene Centennial Urban Renaissance, April 3-5, 2006 in Philadelphia. Ramada Plaza Resort Oceanfront, www.urbannazarene.org. Virginia Beach o t te t C meo h Wae:Wo ns l g C neec r r r me’Ce y o f ne April 20-23, 2006. To register or for more information, go to www.messiah.edu/whwc or Information packets and posters call 800.306.7651. have been mailed to every church. Information is also available on the Ministerial Credentials/Studies Board Meetings web at www.vanaz.org. May 1-3 at West End Church of the Nazarene Volume 2, Issue 7 Page 3 NEWS FROM ACROSS Salem Fields Community Church in Fredericksburg will host its 3rd n u lDG D e e In r rwh We k Mac 5 a n a “ I ( e p rn e G o t) e ” rh2 -29, 2006. THE DISTRICT DIG Week promotes spiritual growth by providing the opportunity for attendees to deepen their knowledge and understanding of On February 22, 2006, Dr. Phil Fuller God through the insights of guest teachers. met with the Church Board and Pastor Dr. Samuel Chand will provide teaching for DIG Week 2006. Dr. Chand is a leader- of Eastern Shore Church of the Naza- ship consultant for businesses and large churches. He also conducts leadership rene and Tasley Church of the Naza- conferences throughout the United States, as well as all over the world. Dr. rene in executive session for the pur- pose of the Regular Church/ Pastoral Chand holds key leadership positions in several ministries, and he has also au- Review. The meeting resulted in a thored five books, including FUTURING: Leading Your Church into Tomorrow and unanimous affirmation of the ministry of s dg ei o o i o r a d rS l t g o r e d r – e d rh ’Mo t ri l Wh ’H ln Y u L d e: e cn Y u L a es L a es is s C i a p tc Pastor Joe Strock. The next Regular s o rC a d a s n s me tr g d v l i n n i g e es o n Decision.D . h n ’p si i“ noi , e e p ga di p i l d r t on sr n a Church/ Pastoral Review is scheduled ir n n t adh a rep c . o moe n r t n b u D . break all limits—i mis y n temak tl e”F r r i omai a o t r f o for February, 2010. Samuel Chand, visit www.samchand.com. rC a d is e k t a m id ’ e e k n ev e o l e l h D . h n wl p a a S l Fe strew e e ds ri s nMac 2 &2 c rh 5 6 On February 5, 2006, Dr. Phil Fuller met (Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9 & 11 AM). He will provide teaching sessions with the Church Board and Pastor of on the evenings of March 27-29, beginning at 7 PM. Dinner and childcare will be All Nations Church of the Nazarene in available each night, beginning at 6:30 PM. executive session for the purpose of the Regular Church/ Pastoral Review. The For more information about DIG Week, contact Libby Myers at 540-786-6212 or meeting resulted in a unanimous affir- firstname.lastname@example.org. mation of the ministry of Pastor Sam Neth. The next Regular Church/ Pas- toral Review is scheduled for February, 2010. ’ t Tx i ! Is a Tme Pensions & Benefits USA has provided a copy of Prayer Requests i r R H m a’ h s Rcad . a m r Church and Clergy Tax Guide Pray for the local congregations of New- to the DRC. If you would like to borrow it, contact port News, Marion, and Loudoun Val- ley as they continue the process of find- the DRC at 804.271.6684 or email@example.com. ing new pastoral leadership. Ministerial Credentials and Education Board Meetings Pray for Pastor Becky Ayers (Floyd) as she faces continuing health issues. If you need an application for a district license, contact Earl Robertson at 540.342.4003 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application packet. Needed Mike Brown needs someone who knows how to repair or replace panic hardware on the doors of the Family Life Center. District Training Center If you can help, contact Mike at Course Offerings for Spring 804.737.7171 or email@example.com. CENTRAL Communicating with Spoken/Written Language (Richmond) EAST Examining Our Christian Heritage I (Tidewater) Congratulations To Pastors and Sunday School Superin- WEST Investigating Christian Theology II (Roanoke) tendents—The Virginia District was WEST Declaring the Gospel of God (Charlottesville) listed as #1 for Top 10 Percentage SSM Attendance Gainers and #6 in NORTH h p e dn ds e p e(Manassas) S e h r i g Go ’ P o l Top 10 Sunday School Ministries Attendance in the January, 2006 is- Students have two options: sue of PACESETTERS. A special thanks to churches and pastors that Ordination credit (for persons seeking to fulfill the educational require- report on time. ments for ordination) - $125 per class Audit - $25 per class Classes will begin the week of April 2nd. To register or for more information, call 804.271.6684 or visit www.vanaz.org to register online. Please register prior to March 20, 2006. Page 4 MARCH ADULTS KIDS ANNIVERSARIES 1 1 Hunter Fitzwater 1 Alex & Betty Tejada 2 2 Jacob Jackson 2 3 3 Newman Migner 3 Bill & Lori Willis 4 4 Jonathan Tillman 4 7 Clay Marsh 7 7 Marvin & Dianna Rankin Sonny Layman Charles & Georgia Tillman Mary Ann Asberry 8 Barbara Chaney 8 8 Sonny & Juanita Layman 9 Galen Lemmon 9 Matthew Watson 9 10 James Huggins 10 10 A. T. Underwood 11 Peter Migner 11 11 12 Rae Compton 12 Matthew 12 12 Corliss Blakely Wiseman 13 13 Sarah Elizabeth 13 Wootton Are you missing? 15 15 Katie Reed 15 Bruce & June Clark We would like to update our Charles Tillman II Br d y a d n i rai ” t “ih a s n A n esr s v e 19 Dan White 19 19 list. If you or someone from 20 Loren Million 20 Amanda Martin 20 your church is missing from our 22 22 Amanda Arnold 22 list, please contact the DRC to 25 Eilene Lockhart 25 25 let us know. You can reach us 26 26 26 Loren & Pauline Million at firstname.lastname@example.org or 27 Verna Ketcherside 27 27 804.271.6684. 28 Marie Uhrig 28 Chrisi Roberts 28 Buddy & Gaye Marston 29 Evelyn Masencup 29 29 Thanks for your help. 31 Chris Arnold 31 Ryan Meek 31 Page 5 Virginia Team Update Upcoming Events: Easter Sunday Attendance Goal –we are compiling Easter Sunday worship attendance goals. It would be helpful to have your goal as soon as possible, but no later than March 31. Camp Meeting Sunday Afternoon –NEW! By recommendation of the DS and by action of the Dis- trict Advisory Board we have added a service to the Sunday afternoon of Camp Meeting - Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 3:15. According to our plan, evangelist Jim Spruill will be speaking. Talks have begun to implement a biker Sunday for that afternoon service. NDR Rapid Response –The Virginia District has been selected to participate in Nazarene Disaster Response specifically for the purpose of creating a Rapid Response Team that would be prepared to enter into disaster situations as soon as 24 hours after the disaster. Training will be provided and some resources (such as a kitchen trailer) may be provided by special grants. More information will be available on the web site and at a table at M & M Retreat. me ’ nsr s er t h n u l me ’ n te er t ib e n i n i e Wo nsMiite R t a –T ea n a Wo n Mis i R t a wl eh l i Vria s ir s e l d gi Beach, May 19-21, 2006. Information has been mailed to every church. Information is also being posted on the district website. www.vanaz.org. Last year more than 350 persons attended this event. DNMI Training Event –NEW. Sue Brown and the District NMI Council are providing a first of its kind training event for local church Nazarene Missions International leaders. The date is May 6 at the Stuarts Draft Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The event begins at 9:30 and will end around 2:00 p.m. The Teaching Church –Three sessions of the teaching church will be held in the spring in coopera- tion with Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene. March 23, April 22, and May25. The April teaching church is being held at the Virginia District Nazarene Camp. Lunch will be provided. Camp Work Days –Specific projects are being identified for a weekend of work at the Virginia Dis- trict Nazarene Camp, April 22-25. Meals and a place to stay are provided. Leadership Training Event at SFCC (typically in May, dates TBA) –A leadership training event at Salem Fields Community Church will be taking place in May, however, specific dates for the train- ing have not been established. More information on this event will follow. Summer Camps –information on summer camps for children and teens will be available to you soon.