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Former atheist starts Michigan church

Nazarene Communications Network News - 18 hours 43 min ago
JoAnn Bastien, a former atheist, sensed a call to church planting but felt she could only be an associate pastor.

MVNU receives grant to create Center for Student Success

Nazarene Communications Network News - 18 hours 43 min ago
Mount Vernon Nazarene University was awarded a Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, titled Improving Baccalaureate Success and Completion, will assist MVNU in designing and implementing its student success initiative, linking academic quality, vocational calling, and servant leadership.

Haiti pastor receives house after 2010 earthquake

Nazarene Communications Network News - 18 hours 43 min ago
For the past four and a half years, Pastor Civil Autoaissains and his family lived in a single room. Years of prayer was answered in August when a group from Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Yakima, Washington, USA, came to Haiti to build the family a house. (Slideshow)

MNU to create Center for Games and Learning

Nazarene Communications Network News - 18 hours 43 min ago
MidAmerica Nazarene University announced Mabee Library and Learning Commons is one of 17 institutions nationwide to receive a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Service's Sparks! Ignition program. The grant will support MNU's GOAL21: Gaming Opportunities in Academic Libraries for 21st Century Skills project.

USA/Canada announces speaker line-up, themes for M15

Nazarene Communications Network News - 18 hours 43 min ago
The USA/Canada Region announced the speaker schedule and themes for its upcoming Mission 2015 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, February 9 through 11.

Trevecca holds free classes for pastors

Nazarene Communications Network News - 18 hours 43 min ago
Trevecca Nazarene University welcomed 81 Nazarene pastors this week to the university's first-ever Pastors' Classes. The class helped pastors meet one of three goals: to earn hours toward a bachelor's degree, to earn graduate hours toward a master's degree, or to take part in a special post-graduate class that leads to a certificate in healthy sexuality.

Extreme Nazarene starts new Chile church, searches for volunteers

Nazarene Communications Network News - 18 hours 43 min ago
Nazarene leaders in Chile have long desired to plant a church in the mining city of Antofagasta — an affluent, costal city in northern Chile with a population of 345,000, but no Church of the Nazarene presence. To begin this new church plant, leaders are partnering with Extreme Nazarene.

NBC East Africa graduates 20 students

Kenya's Lake Victoria District held a graduation ceremony for 20 of its pastors. Eight students were awarded a Diploma in Theology and 12 received a Certificate in Christian Ministry from Nazarene Bible College of East Africa.

Nazarene schools listed among Best Colleges by US News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report named several Nazarene institutions of higher education among "America's Best Colleges." The publication recently released their 2015 rankings.

Global praise reports and prayer requests

Recent praise reports and prayer requests from NCN News, Nazarene Missions International, and JESUS Film Harvest Partners. Included this week: Update from South Sudan ... request for Argentina missionary.

Panama Central District add 3 churches through Maximum Mission event

The Panama Central District held a Maximum Mission event to plant three new urban churches in Villa Lorena, San Juan, and Veracruz. (Slideshow)

In Memoriam

Notices received Sept. 15-19.

GMC Flags of the Nations: Chile

Each week, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center proudly flies a flag of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. This week's flag: Chile, South America Region.

City honors Argentina pastor by paying for funeral

Luis Román, pastor of La Fe Church of the Nazarene in Esquel, Argentina, passed away September 4 at age 65. The city recognized Román's commitment to the community by paying his funeral costs.

Love Extreme spurs growth in Ecuador

Two Church of the Nazarene plants in Ecuador are experiencing growth after a large evangelism project, Love Extreme, this summer.

MVNU student to intern with U.S. House of Representatives speaker

Mount Vernon Nazarene University senior Chris Rednour was accepted for an internship with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who represents Ohio's 8th congressional district.

Missionary doctor receives good news after second heart surgery

Dr. Jim Radcliffe, chief surgeon at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, received positive news this week following a second heart procedure.

Church helps repair Nicaragua road

The Nicaragua North District organized a Maximum Mission event with Los Ranchos and El Coyolito community residents to repair a local road. The road is impassable in the winter, which hinders children from attending school and residents in need of medical assistance from traveling to the city.

Donald Davis remembered

Retired missionary Donald H. Davis, 91, passed away September 7. Donald, along with his late wife, Emma, serve in Argentina for 23 years.

Denomination continues response as Ebola outbreak worsens

As the Ebola outbreak enters its seventh month, the Church of the Nazarene continues to serve affected communities through education, preventative measures, and prayer.