How to Start Being a Keychain Leader

By: José Esteban Juan The previous article gave an introduction to a topic that represents a very important pillar for churches that want to revitalize the way they minister to young people. Being a keychain leader is not just about enabling others. That is extremely important, but it isn’t everything. The Fuller Youth Institute has... Continue Reading →

Keychain Leadership

By: José Esteban Juan “Everything starts when we hand over the keys.” We all know what a keychain is. It’s a normal accessory that makes it easy to carry a large number of keys for different locks, gates, or doors. There are people who are responsible for the key rings of large buildings and companies,... Continue Reading →

Back to Basics

The following article was written by our General Superintendents and first appeared on the denominational website: http://www.nazarene.org The Glory Barn is the original Church of the Nazarene in Los Angeles, California Wilderness seasons like COVID-19 are opportunities for reviewing our core identity as a church – our denominational DNA, as it were. Getting back to... Continue Reading →

Netflix is Making it Harder to Be a Missionary

By: Rachel Kleppen *Article published in Christianity Today on September 13, 2019 For as long as I can remember, the word missionary conjured up a specific, anxiety-inducing image in my mind. A young person felt a burning call to some “dangerous” or “poverty-stricken” nation, said goodbye to the comforts of home and family, and assimilated into a... Continue Reading →

What Forgiveness Is…and Is Not

  In our last post, we shared about the importance of focusing on the blessings and the difficulties of being a Missionary Kid or Preachers’ Kid.  The book, I Have to Be Perfect (and Other Parsonage Heresies) by Timothy L. Sanford, was written with MKs and PKs in mind, and the following is another extract... Continue Reading →

The Power of “And”

  Recently I was talking with a Missionary Kid (MK) who is now grown and serving as a missionary herself.  As we talked about the blessings and challenges of being an MK, she recommended the book, I Have to Be Perfect (and Other Parsonage Heresies) by Timothy L. Sanford.  Originally written in 1998, it still... Continue Reading →

Prospective Pastor Profile Survey

In a recent conversation with leaders of the Church of the Nazarene in the Dominican Republic, we realized that we were lacking a profile in order to interview and eventually call ministers to be the pastors of our congregations. After some investigating and some adaptation of some existing tools, the following document is what I... Continue Reading →

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