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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

  • 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

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

    AnxietySo 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 on pastors’ schedules, leaving them off balance. Even the next sermon—as satisfying as preaching can be—can elevate tensions, especially if one worries about upsetting congregational expectations.


    by: Grace & Peace Magazine
  • Ministry to Immigrants in My Community: Frequently Asked Questions from Church and Denominational Leaders

    holding handsChurches and denominations struggle to determine the best way to partner with immigrants in their communities, especially those who do not have lawful immigration status. News commentary, anecdotal stories, and individual state laws related to foreign citizens all add to the confusion of an already complex and broken immigration system.
    by: Kedri Metzger

  • 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

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

    small toy plane on mapIt’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; Kansas City, where she attended junior and senior high school before completing degrees at MidAmerica Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary;
    by: Grace & Peace Magazine

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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.

 
     
     
 

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Verne Ward Interview #1: Facilitate Mission

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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...

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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...

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