North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene
Mission Bytes and Bits
Spring Quarterly
March, April, & May 2014

Nazarenes from around the world will gather next month in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Church of the Nazarene's third Global Theology Conference. The Board of General Superintendents is calling on Nazarenes to join in a month of prayer for this historic and impactful event.

The prayer emphasis will begin on February 23 and continue throughout the conference, which takes place March 23 through 27. 

Mission Education
Why? Knowledge is key to involvement.
Adult & Teen Mission Books available in print form, ebook, CDpodcast, and Itunes8.

Children Mission Books available in print only.

Adult Education Curriculum
Volume 5: 
Living Mission 
Kit has  6 topics, 12 stand alone lessons and Causes--Persecuted Church.

2014-2015 books & curriculum typically published by in April.


Stay up to date with events in the Asia Pacific Region by clicking here.

Volunteer online by clicking here.  

Learn & Let it out

Click here for more info.

Click here for a Promotional video clip about KRK 2014.

Available for iphone and ipad.

The World Mission Communications Asia-Pacific Team  developed ohe Articles of Faith StudyMap Mobile Application.


This is an interactive mobile application to help the user in developing a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be "Nazarene."


Encourage your technology power users to download the application and then integrate it into your membership and discipleship classes.


 We have a desperate need for Christian resource books and Bibles for another shipment to our African church leaders.  
Our depot in Mt. Vernon is quiet and our workers are waiting for NCO to answer the call.  
Retired pastors and teachers, please take time to give what you can.  We can arrange to help transport the books.  
Please, their hands are reaching for materials with which to share the Gospel and the message of sanctification.  We cannot answer them with silence.  
NOTE: The Hebets will be at the Sunday School banquet if any can bring donations to this NCO event.

Celebrating our past, looking toward our future. For 34 years Pastor Phil answered God's call to serve the Kids of Cleveland. This calling now lives in the hearts of many. Help us celebrate the past, and look to the future. 

Friday April 4th 
Airport Sheraton 5300 Riverside Dr, Cleveland, Oh

Doors open 6:30pm
Dinner buffet 7:00pm
Presentation following

Tickets are $25.00 each
Or $200 for a table of 8.

We are looking for sponsors. Would your church or business like to invest in Cleveland's children. 
 Violence Erupts in the Ukraine!  
Missionaries evacuated

The Nazarene Compassionate Ministries CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Field coordinator reports NCM staff and local churches, led by the Nazarene district superintendent, are working together to create an official emergency response plan.

In addition to prayer, the greatest need is for donations to provide medical supplies, blankets, clothing, and meals. 


How to Help 

A Day to Stand Against Human Trafficking

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries invites churches around the world to participate in Freedom Sunday, a day set aside to focus on the issue of modern slavery, also known as human trafficking.  


Read more . . . 

Contact Alice Traylor for connections to direct involvement and/or possible speakers.

NMI 100th Anniversary Projects Announced


NCO's project has been approved and is scholarships for South Pacific Nazarene Theological College students in Vanuatu.   This project will provide scholarships students at South Pacific Nazarene Theological College (SPNTC)-Vanuatu. The cost is $160 per year per student for 10 students. NCO has committed to sponsor 20 students - so the total is $3200.


Vanuatu is the country where our own David & Sylvia Potter serve.


Read more . . .


God's Not Dead | Official Full Movie Trailer
God's Not Dead | Official Full Movie Trailer

Coming to Theaters March 21.  

How far would you go...
to defend your belief in God? 
Mount Vernon 1st heading to Zambia                
The Team has the privilege of working with missionaries Rev. Gary and Rev. Penney Sidle and their family.They are MVNU alums and their home church is the Toboso Church of the Nazarene just outside of Newark, Ohio.

Please pray for the team: Tim & Connie Sharrock, Ken & Kendra McKenzie, Juan Vega & Eva Belmonte de Vega,Dave Secrest, Jillian Secrest, Jean Taylor, Kevin Hughes, George Gribben ,Don Beecher and Mike Norris.

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The Church of the Nazarene's Stories DVD series connects churches around the world through the personal accounts of Nazarenes from diverse backgrounds.

This resource, formerly known as the World/Global Mission DVD, is delivered three times a year through an email newsletter. The videos are a collaborative effort between Global Ministry Center communications personnel and regional communications offices.
Backpacks are changing the way radio is produced around the world. Melodie, a teenager from Madagascar, uses her World Mission Broadcast backpack studio to produce a children's show called Who Are Jesus' Friends? in Malagasy.

Download this video and much, much more at  Stories.
NCM Magazine     
Winter 2013 : Well Watered Garden, Young People in Ohio Grow Gardens for Smallholder Farmers. (Bucyrus, Ohio pg 19-21)
Subscribe by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

March's emphasis is World Evangelism Fund (WEF)

Feb23-March 27:  BGS Call to Prayer
March23-27: Global Theology Conference 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Monday-Asia Pacific
Thursday-South America
Friday-USA & Canada
Saturday-Persecuted Church
March 7 :  World Day of Prayer
March 7-8:  NE OH Mobilize 2014
Equipping to reach Ohio & the world with the Gospel
Keynote Speaker: Don Everts 
Grace Church - Middleburg Heights
March 19 : NCO District Day of Prayer 

March 23 : LINKS missionary Dr. Steph speaking at Tiffin at 6pm.  
Wedding Celebration for Dr. Steph and Andrew Diehlman immediately following.

March 26-28 : Ignite 2014
Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene

April's Emphasis is Mission Education
April 4: Continuing the Call
Doors open at 6:30pm
Airport Sheraton 5300 Riverside Dr, Cleveland, Oh
April 6:  NMI Annual Report Information mailed to churches & posted to

April 10:  LINKS missionary Bill Dawson's Birthday
April 16 : NCO District Day of Prayer 
April 18: Good Friday
Secret Church Simulcast
April 19:  LINKS missionary Stephanie Doenges marries Andrew Diehlman
April 20: Easter Offering for World Mission

May's emphasis is Missionary Health Care

May 1:  LINKS missionary Martha Dawson Birthday
May 15 : District NMI Council Meeting
Contact Kathy Pelley for Details

May 21 : NCO District Day of Prayer

May 29-June 8: Global Day of Prayer

Save the Date!

July 12, 2014
NMI DIstrict Convention with Dr. Lindell & Kay Browning
Retired Eastern Mediterranean Field Strategy Coordinator
Author of Walk Humbly; Loving, Listening and Learning in the Middle East
 2013-14 Mission Education Book
Listen to the podcast version, compliments of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Chattanooga, TN


For your interest, your prayers, and your giving to Nazarene Global Missions

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 1:8


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