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Students paired with senior adults in new, intergenerational emphasis
(1 February) A new emphasis on connecting senior adults and teenagers has taken root at Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, and the result has been a church family strengthened by its intergenerational bond.
The idea started when student ministries pastor Larry Page shared his testimony during a Sunday morning worship service. His story of a childhood without Christian influence until an older voice was introduced into Larry’s life made a big difference and eventually helped him discover his call to ministry.
Dr. Ed Nash was one of the senior adults who heard that testimony and considered the need to help students in similar situations. The senior adult council, which leads the FAB (Fifty And Better) group at the church, decided to take the initiative to invite the students to a Sunday evening dinner.
“For almost two years I have been praying about a way to connect the older and younger age groups,” Pastor Larry said. “They have always been incredibly supportive of the students in so many ways – but THIS is what I have been praying for. I am confident that there will be victories in the lives of our students because of their senior prayer warriors.”
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Nazarene chaplain selected to lead US Army Chaplain Center and School
Fort Jackson, South Carolina
(NCN News submissions) Colonel Jeff Hawkins was selected as commandant of the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School.
"This is a position of high responsibility and honor," said Donald Wilson, military chaplain endorser for the Church of the Nazarene. "He will be responsible for training Army chaplains, chaplain candidates, and religious affairs specialists."
Hawkins will be installed 3 March.
"The Church of the Nazarene has reason to continue being proud of its military chaplains," Wilson said.
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