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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: I am asking for your help

    The purpose of this post is simply to ask for your help. In the early days, NazNet was very much a "fellowship" board. Many friendships and at...

    Started by Dave McClung, March 28th, 2012 11:39 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Information Insulting Language

    HOST POST: Starting immediately, any post that uses unkind, uncharitable language will be deleted, and the poster will be issued an infraction. ...

    Started by David Pettigrew, December 5th, 2015 09:21 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Information Private Messages

    --HOST POST-- Do not EVER post a private correspondence on the public forums of Naznet without the originator of the message's permission. It does...

    Started by Kevin Rector, November 25th, 2013 09:35 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Information General Discussion Forum Policies - Read Before Posting

    Hi there, you've found your way to the NazNet General Discussion forum. This is a sort of catch all forum for threads that don't properly fit into...

    Started by Kevin Rector, May 31st, 2011 10:53 AM
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  1. Fake News

    In my opinion, a major reason that people are losing faith in media is stories like this one --...

    Started by Dave McClung, Yesterday 05:47 PM
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  2. did theological change improve or damage attendance numbers?

    I was in a conversation recently when the discussion turned to what was stated as "when the gs's turned the CotN from AHM and Wesleyan to Wesleyan,...

    Started by Sarah Smith, Yesterday 05:18 PM
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  3. Poor decision making and poverty or scarcity.

    One of the things that is always frustrating when working with the poor is some really unfortunate, even irrational decisions they make about money. ...

    Started by Craig Laughlin, March 24th, 2017 01:00 PM
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  4. ENC to Explore Trevecca Merger

    Can't believe no one posted this here yet. ...

    Started by Ryan Scott, March 24th, 2017 03:33 PM
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  5. Nazarene Church in Oregon embroiled in mandatory reporting lawsuit

    Not this again. Our worst nightmare come true. Failure to report abuse of any kind is total disaster. ...

    Started by Bob Hunter, May 24th, 2016 07:29 PM
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  6. Nazarene Dallas DS resigns to plant a church

    Dr. Rob McDonald announced his resignation this week. He will be involved in planting a cowboy church near Waco, TX which in on the district to our...

    Started by David Pettigrew, March 4th, 2015 11:57 AM
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  7. Unfortunate News Item About the COTN

    www.kshb.com/news/local-news/investigations/members-claim-their-church-stiffed-them-on-loans This unfortunate news item ran on local television...

    Started by Bill Morrison, October 12th, 2016 10:41 AM
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  8. NazNet Down? Or Not?

    There is a thread in the facebook group saying that some people are unable to get on to NazNet. I seem to be able to do so, though. I thought I...

    Started by Lucas Finch, Yesterday 09:53 AM
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  9. Cutting Edge Nazarene Churches

    Some comments in a few different threads here have had me thinking - are there any "cutting Edge" Nazarene Churches out there? Because of one of...

    Started by Jim Bentley, March 21st, 2017 12:10 AM
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  10. Grand Canyon Adventure -- March 2017

    Hiking the Grand Canyon never gets easier. This week, Linda and I hiked with Bill and Janet Carr. Bill is the DS of the Rocky Mountain...

    Started by Dave McClung, March 26th, 2017 05:59 PM
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  11. Does your fitness tracker measure your sleep?

    I have been wearing a Fitbit for a number of years. It is supposed to measure how efficiently you sleep. Mine always says my sleep is 92% or more. ...

    Started by Dave McClung, March 26th, 2017 06:23 PM
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  12. Why is the pastor the most ineffective leader in the church?

    I'm a typical Nazarene pastor in the sense that I have little trouble shepherding a small congregation and checking all the boxes for district...

    Started by Greg Gates, Yesterday 01:42 AM
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  13. Information Pastor Craig,

    Recently it was noted on our local newscast that it has been 3 years since the Osa,WA mud slide so I thought I would ask whether there has been a...

    Started by Jim Franklin, Yesterday 11:20 AM
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  14. Nazarene Looking to buy your gently used Sing to the Lord hymnals

    I want to start using an actual hymnal for one or two songs each Sunday for a number of reasons. I don't want to order new ones in case NPH does...

    Started by David Pettigrew, Yesterday 05:55 AM
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  15. McMinnville COTN is undergoing a Sr Pastoral Leadership change per this AM.

    This signals a lot of change in that large COTN, due to COTN polity re: associates generally resigning when the Sr Pastor resigns. Can't help but...

    Started by Rosey Morgan, August 14th, 2016 03:37 PM
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  16. Throwing money at a problem

    In the thread about education, some have said that "throwing money at a problem" doesn't solve it. I'm struggling to figure out what that actually...

    Started by Diane Likens, March 22nd, 2017 04:50 AM
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  17. Church Name Change

    My church, which everyone calls Marysville Church of the Nazarene and which is legally First Church of the Nazarene, Marysville is changing it's...

    Started by Craig Laughlin, March 22nd, 2017 02:14 PM
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  18. New SNU President

    http://snu.edu/keith-newman-elected-president-of-southern-nazarene-university

    Started by Mark Bolerjack, March 24th, 2017 03:34 PM
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  19. Public Education Reform

    Our education system is a mess and it's been proven that money will not fix it. It gets even worse as many are uncomfortably coming to the...

    Started by Jim Chabot, March 18th, 2017 11:22 AM
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  20. New Hymnals

    What is the progress on a new Hymnal? What was the year of the first Nazarene Hymnal?

    Started by Gerald Spear, March 21st, 2017 11:34 AM
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  21. Are there any cat lovers out there near pasadena

    I hope this is ok to post. There are 3 senior cats at the Casitas county shelter who need a home. They are not connected and they came from different...

    Started by Ann Lavine, March 23rd, 2017 10:52 PM
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  22. Family Christian stores out of business

    If you hadn't heard Family Christian bookstores is going out of business. I had a few of these around me growing up. I know that some are...

    Started by Benjamin Hobbs, March 20th, 2017 02:09 PM
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  23. Why can't we discuss politics in a civil manner?

    Obligatory disclaimer: This thread is not a political thread, nor is it an opportunity to second-guess closure of recent political threads. Those...

    Started by Billy Cox, March 14th, 2017 11:52 AM
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  24. More alleged child molestation in the COTN

    One of the pastors on our District (who also directs a homeless shelter in Paola Kansas) has been arrested for "felony aggravated indecent liberties...

    Started by Bill Morrison, July 13th, 2016 04:35 PM
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  25. CotN signs letter to Congress re. U.S. foreign aid

    I was pleased to see the CotN sign this letter asking Congress to maintain U.S. foreign aid levels: ...

    Started by Greg Crofford, March 16th, 2017 07:46 PM
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  26. Information Holiness Today subscription

    Just renewed mine for 3 years but felt burned in the process . US rate for 2 tear's is $ 30 but the Canadian rate is $ 66.! I know our dollar is...

    Started by Marg Shurtliff, April 13th, 2016 09:02 PM
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  27. What do you do for premarital counseling?

    I am wondering what you do in your church for premarital counseling? What would it take for you to do it better? Does someone other than the...

    Started by Bruce Nuffer, June 8th, 2015 10:27 AM
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  28. Chit-chat 15 reasons we should still be using hymnals

    Interesting perspective: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2014/07/22/reasons-why-we-should-still-be-using-hymnals/

    Started by G R 'Scott' Cundiff, March 18th, 2017 09:59 AM
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  29. Advice Preaching for decisions: know when to land the sermon

    This from my Ministerially Speaking blog: I heard a well-prepared, well-delivered sermon that was intended to conclude with an invitation. As...

    Started by G R 'Scott' Cundiff, March 16th, 2017 12:56 PM
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  30. Not good news, if you ask me.

    Scott Daniels resigned from Pasadena Nazarene today with an announcement that he is going to College Church in Nampa, ID. His first Sunday there...

    Started by Greg Gates, May 3rd, 2015 04:31 PM
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  31. How many churches on your district have no or a terrible online presence?

    I recently came across an excellent book, " Secrets of a secret shopper. Reaching and keeping church guests." The author makes a bold statement...

    Started by Greg Gates, February 28th, 2017 01:18 AM
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  32. Beethoven..

    ...ain't rollin' over no more. Your favorite Chuck Berry song?

    Started by Tim Bourland, March 18th, 2017 07:08 PM
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  33. When is someone a member?

    I have a number of people in my church that have severe social anxiety. Just coming to church on Sunday is a big deal for them and they usually walk...

    Started by Craig Laughlin, March 13th, 2017 05:26 PM
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  34. Information News report that from the Central states

    to the Atlantic coast you are in for some heavy winter weather while here in Boise our snow is all gone and we hit the 60s for the first time today. ...

    Started by Jim Franklin, March 10th, 2017 06:34 PM
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  35. Personal update Officially a member of the Church of the Nazarene

    I finally became an official member of the Church of the Nazarene. My wife and I were received this past Sunday (she is cradle Nazarene). Thanks to...

    Started by Brandon Brown, March 14th, 2017 01:22 PM
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  36. Orange and ReThink Leadership Conference

    I just booked flights for the ReThink Leadership conference for myself and the Orange conference for my Youth pastor and Children's pastor. It's...

    Started by Craig Laughlin, March 16th, 2017 05:30 PM
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  37. Nazarenes: "We Have an Altar".......NOT!

    Based on something I read in another thread, I am curious as to why NOT having an altar in one's church is viewed as a good thing. As an...

    Started by Bill Morrison, May 24th, 2011 05:31 PM
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  38. Information Job growth

    in the nation fastest in 2016 was in Idaho, particularly in construction.

    Started by Jim Franklin, March 15th, 2017 08:48 PM
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  39. I wish I'd known about this earlier!

    It's Absolutely Incredible Kid Day! http://campfire.org/absolutely-incredible-kid-day

    Started by Diane Likens, March 16th, 2017 10:52 AM
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  40. Chit-chat It appears that this contraption is about

    to give up so if you do not see a post or a prayer from for awhile you will know why.

    Started by Jim Franklin, March 15th, 2017 09:43 AM
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  41. Health Care

    Ok, I admit this is a gigantic waste of time, but it is what's on my mind lately. I also don't know if it can be discussed without getting bogged...

    Started by Glenn Messer, March 13th, 2017 05:16 PM
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  42. Declining suburbia, declining church?

    I found this article by Mike Frost to be intriguing: http://mikefrost.net/homepage/death-suburbia-suburban-church/ To what degree have we as...

    Started by Greg Crofford, March 10th, 2017 12:14 PM
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  43. God loves you because of who He is

    Robin Roberts, co-anchor of "Good Morning America," recently quoted her mother while on-air: "God loves you because of who He is, not because of...

    Started by Greg Crofford, March 12th, 2017 12:09 AM
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  44. Trivia Timely Reminder

    Started by G R 'Scott' Cundiff, March 10th, 2017 06:46 PM
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  45. Bracket Time

    Just for fun, I have created a March Madness Bracket.. You can join here. ...

    Started by Doug Ward, March 13th, 2017 08:59 AM
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  46. What's your church's growth barrier?

    I really miss Bill Sullivan, who lead the Church Growth division of our denomination for many years. I had no idea during his tenure what a pioneer...

    Started by Greg Gates, March 3rd, 2017 03:04 AM
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  47. Thanks to Dave and Linda McClung for another year of NazNet

    Our NazNet forum web hosting will soon be renewed for another year. Dave and Linda McClung bear all the expense of NazNet. Their generosity is...

    Started by G R 'Scott' Cundiff, March 9th, 2017 10:21 PM
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  48. Lent.... Why Forty?

    From the pen of my little girl. http://whollyofholies.com/2017/03/the-story-of-forty-the-lent-you-havent-heard/

    Started by Doug Ward, March 10th, 2017 01:47 PM
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  49. Information Emiko

    I remember you posted that you were looking for a church home and have prayed for you and your daughter. I have looked for the original post to ask...

    Started by Jim Franklin, March 8th, 2017 07:59 PM
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  50. New TV Set!

    I was working on a project a few weeks back and somehow got to thinking of Nelson and the canes that he used to share with us here. So I thought...

    Started by Jim Chabot, March 8th, 2017 05:05 AM
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    March 8th, 2017 03:25 PM Go to last post

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