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Joplin First

Missouri church starts city’s first homeless shelter

Joplin First Church of the Nazarene opened the city's first permanent homeless shelter on 4 January 2022. The ministry arose out of a burden Pastor Shana McGarrah believes God placed on her, and the church's hearts during the winter months in Missouri.
05 Jan 2023
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Don Pardew (second from left), and a group of people he visits weekly.

‘I Have a Name’ brings dignity to homeless in Kansas City

More than four times a week, Don Pardew makes his way out into the various homeless encampments in Kansas City, Missouri. He brings food, blankets, propane heaters, coats, and more to hand out through his ministry, I Have a Name or I.H.A.N. Pardew’s efforts began during the COVID-19 pandemic when he
10 Nov 2022
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Chuuk

Missouri church experiences rapid growth by adding Micronesian services

A seemingly random conversation between a pastor and a man walking by his window catalyzed the rapid growth of a small Missouri church, creating three flourishing congregations in under a year.
05 Aug 2022
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Nevada Church of the Nazarene members taught a lesson in carpentry through immersive VBS experience

Church brings Jerusalem to Missouri for immersive VBS

A Missouri church has undertaken a VBS project that brought together multiple generations for an immersive experience in biblical Jerusalem.
01 Jul 2022
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Chenoweth

Nazarenes in the News: October 2021

In October's edition of Nazarenes in the News, a church in Canada received an award for its after-school program, Olivet inaugurated their new president and a Missouri church is addressing local food issues.
29 Oct 2021
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Marvin

They will know us by our love: Marvin's Story

A young man named Marvin was facing life in prison. His youth leader, Jenee Noriega, stood up for him and worked with his lawyer so Marvin could have a second chance at finding a brand-new life. Jenee's passion to fight for Marvin stemmed from her own life experiences.
27 Aug 2021
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The Well celebrates those baptized, welcomed into new membership, or granted local and district licenses.

Missouri church celebrates baptisms, new members in special service

The Well Church of the Nazarene in Springfield, Missouri, held a Night of Celebration, baptizing 32 people and welcoming 53 new members. In addition, 11 people received their local minister’s license and one person was recognized for receiving a district license.
19 Feb 2021
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Kurtz Church of the Nazarene

Nazarenes in the News: November 2020

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members.
04 Dec 2020
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Jaziel

Missouri children’s ministry thrives through youth volunteers

A small, Spanish speaking church in Missouri has a thriving children’s ministry that has found success by recruiting the church's youth as volunteers and mentors for the kids.
28 Aug 2020
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Casa Jaziel volunteers film their part in Wednesday night services streamed on Facebook.

Missouri church thrives during COVID-19 thanks to multi-generational efforts

As many churches have searched for ways to keep the congregation connected without in-person activities, Casa Jaziel in Neosho, Missouri, has kept families involved through a multi-generational effort led by the children’s ministry.
31 Jul 2020
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For the first time, the Belgian Church of the Nazarene meets at a rented church space in Mechelen.

Church of the Nazarene welcomes Belgium as…

01 Mar 2024
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29 Feb 2024
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Greg Hephner

Remembering Gregory Hephner

29 Feb 2024
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