Who Canceled the Apostle Paul? Lessons From the First Christian Influencer on How to Lead When You Are Hated

By: Nijay K. Gupta The following article was taken from https://www.christianitytoday.com/. Next to Jesus, of course, the apostle Paul is the most well-known figure of the Christian faith. Intrepid apostle, church planter, theologian, pastor, writer. Paul is our hero. He models the faith for us. But a careful reading of his letters demonstrates that he... Continue Reading →

More Jesus in Evangelism

By: Michael Frost I recently came across an article by missiologist and author Michael Frost entitled “Jesus Take the Wheel.” The story he tells of an interaction with an Uber driver (reprinted below) caused a lot of discussion amongst our team, and we will even dedicate a future episode of The Worthless Servants podcast to... Continue Reading →

7 Observations on the 2021 Nazarene Statistics: Mesoamerica Version

By: Scott Armstrong A few months ago, General Secretary Gary Hartke and Nazarene Research Services released the annual Church of the Nazarene statistical reports for 2021. Soon thereafter, I wrote an article with 13 observations on those global trends and numbers, and we also recorded an episode of The Worthless Servants podcast to share what jumped out at us.... Continue Reading →

SDMI to NDI…a Perspective

By: Rev. Monte Cyr I’ve had the privilege of serving in the vital ministry of Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) for the last 10+ years, serving as the Mesoamerica Region SDMI Coordinator. When I was first asked to take on this leadership responsibility, I was very hesitant. The common perception was, and still... Continue Reading →

13 Observations on the Church of the Nazarene’s 2021 Global Statistics

General Secretary Gary Hartke and Nazarene Research Services released the annual Church of the Nazarene statistical reports for 2021. These detailed reports documenting the missional activities of the denomination on a global scale show growth for the Church of the Nazarene over the statistical year, as well as continued growth over the past decade. There is much to... Continue Reading →

7 Reasons Why Missionaries (or any Speaker) Should Never Just Show Up for Service

As invited speakers, we can learn much and minister more effectively by being with a small group before service. By: Scott Armstrong Simply by virtue of being missionaries in the Church of the Nazarene, my wife and I dedicate three months every two years to home assignment, traveling around our home country and preaching in... Continue Reading →

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