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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. The District's relationship to the General Church

    Districts are the unit of which the denomination is made; they can do whatever they want.

    Started by Ryan Scott, May 22nd, 2017 07:50 PM
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  2. Preachers and retirement planning

    In another thread, there is a discussion about the role of the church and the role of the pastor in planning for retirement. It reminded me of what...

    Started by Dave McClung, Yesterday 06:29 PM
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  3. "10 Things [Many] Christians Get Wrong About Feminism"

    A few years back when I was teaching at NNU, I remember a graduating senior female ministry major asking the following question: "What should I say...

    Started by Kevin Timpe, May 18th, 2017 08:43 AM
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  4. Advice That Memorial Day

    be celebrated as a day of solemn remembrance of those who fought and died for our freedoms and not just another holiday revelry.

    Started by Jim Franklin, Yesterday 08:23 PM
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  5. Information Calling all Young Professionals

    Forbes Magazine has ranked Boise among the highest in desireability for young professionals at #2 in the nation based on the metrics of Salary, Rent,...

    Started by Jim Franklin, Yesterday 11:46 AM
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  6. I Wanted To Solve The Wrong Problem...

    Rant starting. When I was a kid I was very proud of my dad and mom as they planted churches, built churches, started a seminary, built a campground...

    Started by Greg Gates, May 24th, 2017 09:19 PM
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  7. Information Hey, Expert Fisherman

    Just suppose that in the near future I wanted to pick someone's brain about fishing, who on here would volunteer to answer questions? Wilson

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 23rd, 2017 07:41 PM
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  8. New DS for Norcal elected, but...

    We nearly unanimously elected a new DS for Northern California last Friday. Personally I could not be more thrilled with him or her. I hardly slept...

    Started by Greg Gates, May 13th, 2017 07:05 PM
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  9. I am expecting tomorrow to be a very happy day for our church office

    Since the day I arrived here I have battled with Comcast to get cable internet to our church. 6 years now. That is one horrible horrible horrible...

    Started by Greg Gates, May 20th, 2017 02:15 AM
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  10. Are we a "religious center"?

    I'm getting messages from Facebook saying four people have critiqued the categorization of our church on Facebook and their "correction" will be...

    Started by Marsha Lynn, May 22nd, 2017 04:21 PM
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    May 23rd, 2017 10:40 AM Go to last post
  11. Information Average Length of Pastoral Tenure Continues to Rise

    While admitting all his data wasn't from one consistent study, Thom Rainer shows that over the last ten years the average tenure for pastors has...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 11th, 2017 08:54 AM
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  12. Trivia A Midwestern favorite: Tenderloin sandwich

    We're in southeastern Indiana right now and yesterday we visited a local eatery for lunch. The roadside diner is one of those eateries that is...

    Started by G R 'Scott' Cundiff, May 19th, 2017 11:11 AM
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    May 22nd, 2017 09:21 AM Go to last post
  13. warning the pro life committee

    I got a phone call asking if I was pro life. I said yes and was asked to make a donation. I checked them out via Google and it is a scam

    Started by Ann Lavine, May 21st, 2017 06:52 PM
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  14. How often do you back up your computer files?

    In the light of the recent "Ransom Ware" cyber attack, I went out and bought myself an external hard drive today with 1 Terra byte capacity. In...

    Started by David Graham, May 16th, 2017 03:59 AM
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  15. Some observations from a week "on the road."

    Linda and I just drove from Green Valley, AZ to Gig Harbor, WA by way of Olthe, KS. I have some observations to share: 1) The 80 mph speed...

    Started by Dave McClung, May 20th, 2017 08:24 PM
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    May 21st, 2017 10:21 AM Go to last post
  16. DS Season is upon us...

    So NorCal has a new anonymous DS. And Maine is electing today. Any news from the Mainers?

    Started by Eric Frey, May 19th, 2017 11:33 AM
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    May 20th, 2017 01:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Information GA resolutions now available to public

    As of today all the resolutions sent to delegates are available to the public :smilies0262: have fun! http://ga2017.com/resolutions

    Started by David Warren, May 19th, 2017 06:29 PM
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    May 19th, 2017 09:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Thoughts About How Caucasians People Are an Ethnic Group too.

    On Sundays we have worship services in 5 languages (including English) all at the same time. As you can imagine, this creates many challenges. ...

    Started by Greg Gates, May 17th, 2017 10:23 AM
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  19. Chit-chat It's Springtime in the Rockies

    Yesterday a high of 82 with some thunderstorms in late afternoon and evening, today in the 50s wit a predicted high of 57. That severe of...

    Started by Jim Franklin, May 6th, 2017 01:12 PM
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  20. Preaching your favorite hymns/songs

    I am a lectionary preacher from Advent to Pentecost, and for the last few years I have been doing series in the summer. I have preached through all...

    Started by Roy Richardson, May 15th, 2017 08:33 AM
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  21. Inspirational Trump - welcome to interesting times

    Whether one thinks that President Trump is the Messiah, the antichrist, the Manchurian candidate or something in between. I doubt that anyone would...

    Started by Billy Cox, May 16th, 2017 05:54 PM
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  22. 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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  23. I probably shouldn"t, but ....

    One of several similar articles. Don't hold your breath waiting for the climate change folk to share this news. ...

    Started by Glenn Messer, May 8th, 2017 07:23 AM
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  24. Information Eagle, ID Church of the Nazarene

    is serving as a shelter for evacuees due to the flooding of a trailer park along the Boise River.

    Started by Jim Franklin, May 18th, 2017 10:33 AM
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  25. 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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  26. Nazarene General Assembly Web site?

    Last week I noticed that The Discipleship Place website was being blocked by both my anti-malware program and my anti-virus program (Malware Bytes &...

    Started by Craig Laughlin, May 17th, 2017 09:58 AM
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  27. Chit-chat Pastors, how many Sundays a year do you NOT preach?

    In another thread, Greg mentioned how he doesn't invite other preachers and how the era of guest preacher is over... Over the past 52 Sundays at...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 16th, 2017 09:51 AM
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  28. Nazarene Current and Old Church Buildings

    I was at the Church of the Nazarene in Mattoon, Wisconsin this past weekend. Here is their current building. Right across the street...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 15th, 2017 07:47 AM
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  29. Nazarene Missing ONU Student Story Ends Tragically

    An 27 year-old ONU nursing student was reported missing last Friday and the search has been on-going. This morning it is being reported that her car...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 11th, 2017 10:15 AM
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  30. Nazarene Another quesstion about our college graduates

    Do they stay with the church or do they stray? Many of my classmates have strayed.

    Started by Jim Franklin, May 14th, 2017 03:52 PM
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  31. Hey Pastors, how many different churches have you preached in?

    I'm guest preaching today in another church. It occurred to me that I haven't preached to a different congregation in over 15 years. It got me...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 14th, 2017 08:34 AM
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  32. Trivia Important Wisconsin Info (or not very important)

    Did you know that Marathon County, Wisconsin is the Ginseng Capital? 95% of American ginseng comes from Wisconsin and 95% of the Wisconsin crop...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 15th, 2017 07:23 AM
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  33. On-Fire Christians?

    A member came to me and said she heard a pastor say something like, "If you visit our church you will find a group of on-fire Christians..." She...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, April 24th, 2017 08:12 AM
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  34. Anti-Christian Conspiracies?

    A thread came through my Facebook feed about the cancellation of the network sitcom, Last Man Standing. It has run for six years and reportedly...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 12th, 2017 08:26 AM
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  35. Should members of the Nazarene clergy run for elected office?

    The story is told that Billy Graham at the height of his influence received a phone call from a political operative. He urged Graham to run for the...

    Started by Greg Crofford, February 22nd, 2017 12:20 PM
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  36. They love me in London

    I recently started posting short sermon clips. I have a google ad that is gaining momentum. I told a friend in Boston and he searched "sermon...

    Started by Greg Gates, May 13th, 2017 07:15 PM
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  37. How low can they go?

    Today I paid 28 cents for a dozen eggs and 1.19 for a gallon of milk at Aldis. I wonder why the dramatic drop from a year ago?

    Started by Jon Bemis, May 13th, 2017 12:52 PM
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  38. Public school dress codes

    This is bordering on the ridiculous! One picture is the top a high school junior I know was wearing to school yesterday. She got sent home for a...

    Started by Diane Likens, May 11th, 2017 09:46 AM
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  39. Where are your church's college students?

    Thinking about this today. We currently have eleven traditional-age (18-25) students from our church in college. Eastern Nazarene College - 2...

    Started by Mike Schutz, May 12th, 2017 10:01 AM
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    May 13th, 2017 01:11 PM Go to last post
  40. Azusa Now

    Did anyone catch a bit of the Azusa Now event? Pretty exciting. Agree or disagree with the tongues movement, you can't deny its worldwide...

    Started by Greg Gates, April 10th, 2016 01:39 AM
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  41. side question from thread "does it ever end?"

    I don't want to derail the conversation there, but have a question: Some folks are in unique cultural congregations, like tiny Old Regular...

    Started by Sarah Smith, May 5th, 2017 11:59 AM
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  42. Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against Islam

    Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against Islam I found this very troubling. A Christian democratically elected governor...

    Started by Lorie Hatcliff, May 9th, 2017 07:03 PM
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  43. Hoping for an assist with an Author name and possibly book title...

    Back in the early 80s, there was a traveling author speaker about living the single adult life, especially after divorce in the home. He was...

    Started by Rosey Morgan, May 6th, 2017 12:47 PM
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  44. Nazarene Hypothetical Question: Inactive Members and Transfers

    Hypothetical question: Suppose your board goes through the proper procedures and has someone's membership declared "Inactive." Then suppose,...

    Started by Wilson Deaton, May 8th, 2017 02:11 PM
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    May 10th, 2017 08:38 AM Go to last post
  45. Information Are your gas prices climbing again?

    A month ago the were around $2.339/gal. Now they are $2.599/gal.

    Started by Jim Franklin, May 1st, 2017 04:37 PM
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    May 8th, 2017 09:09 PM Go to last post
  46. NBC Transition and Donation

    As you've probably heard, Nazarene Bible College is transitioning to an online institution. As part of that process, they have digitized their...

    Started by Charlene Clevenger, May 8th, 2017 08:40 AM
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    May 8th, 2017 11:51 AM Go to last post
  47. It is that time of year!!!

    Yesterday the temperature hit 100 in Tucson for the first time this year. That is a sure sign that it is time to head north again. Linda and I...

    Started by Dave McClung, May 5th, 2017 10:18 AM
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  48. Jace Wyatt Likens

    Born today at 4:51 p.m. to parents Shane and Casey. 7 lbs, 7 ozs, 19 1/4 inches. Everybody's doing great!

    Started by Diane Likens, May 5th, 2017 07:02 PM
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    May 7th, 2017 04:39 AM Go to last post
  49. Does it ever end??

    I started my pastorate just as the first generation of "church-music-that-wasn't-hymns" was beginning, 1990. Because I started my first church, no...

    Started by Greg Gates, May 1st, 2017 03:44 PM
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    May 7th, 2017 03:36 AM Go to last post
  50. Nazarene Pastoral Review issues

    At the moment I am sitting in my office waiting for the DS to finish talking to the church board regarding the question of whether my ministry as...

    Started by Greg Gates, February 5th, 2013 10:21 PM
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