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Peru Nazarenes celebrate centennial

The Church of the Nazarene will be honored Friday by Peru's Congreso de la República for 100 years of ministry in the country.

Board of General Superintendents: 'We give because we are thankful'

"We use funds from the Thanksgiving Offering to preach the gospel, to offer a drink of water in Jesus' name, and to alleviate human suffering."

NTC-Manchester graduates students from 15 nations

Nazarene Theological College-Manchester's 2014 graduating class included 46 members from 15 nations.

Forrest Whitlatch remembered

Forrest E. Whitlatch, retired Iowa district superintendent, passed away October 21. He was 90.

Retired Venezuela district superintendent passes away

Alberto Cordero, retired pastor and district superintendent, passed away September 30 after he went into kidney failure. Cordero was 62.

Nazarene church in Bulgaria opens small business start-up center

A new compassionate ministry center opened by the Montana Church of the Nazarene will help approved applicants access grants and information to start small businesses in northwest Bulgaria. (via Engage magazine) Slavchov and Evdokimova work six months out of the year picking berries and fruit. That means during the remaining six months they are unemployed and must find odd jobs, such as gathering and selling walnuts...

New SDMI USA/Canada district chairs gather for orientation

The USA/Canada Region's 2014 New District Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International Chair Orientation was held at Florida's Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center. Attendees came from as far north as Alaska, as far south as Texas, as far west as California — and a number of states in between.

Trevecca announces new director of alumni, church engagement

Michael Johnson was appointed director of alumni and church engagement at Trevecca Nazarene University.

Colombia evangelistic event draws 60,000

The eighth Master's Plan International Convention concluded with A Smile for Cali, an evangelistic event attended by 60,000 people. (Slideshow)

Olivet Marching Tigers invited to appear in London Parade

Olivet Nazarene University's Marching Tigers were invited to perform at the London, England, New Year's Day Parade and Festival for the 30th annual event on New Year's Day 2016. The parade is the largest event of its kind in the world.

Olivet to celebrate 25 years of nursing

Olivet Nazarene University is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Kappa Sigma chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society.

Korea Nazarene University celebrates 60 years

Korea Nazarene University celebrated its 60th anniversary with leaders from around the globe.

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:

SNU makes donation to North Central Texas College softball family fund

Southern Nazarene University made a $20,000 donation to North Central Texas College after the NCTC softball team was in a fatal accident while returning from a SNU game.

In Memoriam

Notices received October 27-31.

Flags of the Nations: Equatorial Guinea

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: Equatorial Guinea, Africa Region. Click "read more" for more information about the Church of the Nazarene in Equatorial Guinea, including what year the church entered the country and how many members there are today.

M15 features workshops on social, theological identity issues

The M15 Conference will feature 180 workshops presented by practitioners, subject-matter experts, church leaders, and theological educators on a variety of topics.

Mesoamerica Regional Advisory Council holds annual meeting

The Mesoamerica Regional Advisory Council met to inform, evaluate, share, and track operations across all fields and ministries on the region.

PLNU to launch scholarship fund for survivors of human trafficking

Survivors of human trafficking will have a chance to receive a free college education with the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship Fund led by Point Loma Nazarene University's Center for Justice and Reconciliation. The fund is the first of its kind in the U.S.

Nazarenes in the News

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. In the news this week: Texas church celebrates 100 years ... Ohio church holds 100th anniversary service ... Michigan pastor wins awards at bodybuilding competition.