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NCN Global News Summary Volume 1217 May 3, 2012
Church planting increasing in Europe

The Church of the Nazarene is expanding in The Netherlands, Hungary, and the British Isles North and South districts. read more

Southwest Latin American District under new leadership

This week the Board of General Superintendents announced that C. Alberto Guang was appointed district superintendent for the Southwest Latin American District. read more

President’s Honors gala raises money for MNU student scholarships

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s first-ever President’s Honors gala raised nearly $290,000 for student scholarships through sponsorships and live and silent auctions. A highlight of the event was the attendance of all of the university’s living presidents and the founding president’s wife, Marge Smith. read more

Lillenas Publishing Company celebrates GMA Dove Award wins

Lillenas Publishing Company and PsalmSinger Music Publishing won seven honors at the Gospel Music Association’s 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. read more

Mesoamerica youth part of The Dream Generation

Earlier this month more than 150 young people gathered in the Fountain of Life Church in Managua, Nicaragua, for The Dream Generation youth conference. read more

Additional NCNNews.com Stories This Week

Regional News

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: MNU student with disabilities caused by Chernobyl explosion needs job to stay in US… Papua New Guinea’s ‘missing mothers’ prompt rural healthcare overhaul… Virginia church rezoning, expansion approved… Restoration project helps Michigan city’s churches… MVNU art professor seeks imagery while making it… Future Olivet student honored.  read more

Africa
GMC Flags of the Nations: Swaziland

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: Swaziland, Africa Region. read more

USA/Canada
Toler speaks at Liberty University convocation

After years of being asked, Church of the Nazarene General Superintendent Stan Toler accepted an invitation to speak at Liberty University this week. read more

Central Ohio District votes to change name

The Central Ohio District Assembly voted to change the district’s name to the South Central Ohio District. read more

ANSR studies congregational connections at 31st conference

ANSR, the Association of Nazarene Sociologists and Researchers, had their 31st annual conference recently, which featured presentations from university and church representatives. read more

Religious census results to be released next week

The 2010 U.S. Religion Census will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 1, at the annual meeting of the Associated Church Press in Chicago. The Nazarene Research Center played an important role in the census’ development. read more

Q2012 Bible quizzing coming soon

USA/Canada Nazarene Youth International will host the quiz event, Q2012 from July 2 to 7 on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. read more
Global Ministry Center News

In Memoriam

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who have recently gone home to be with the Lord. Notices were received April 23-27, 2012. read more

General superintendents, NMI launch Prayer with Fasting initiative

The Church of the Nazarene’s Board of General Superintendents and Nazarene Missions International launched a new initiative last week called Prayer with Fasting. read more

Global praise reports and prayer requests

This week’s praise reports and prayer requests from Nazarene Missions International, JESUS Film Harvest Partners, and NCN News. read more
Resources

NNU professor releases new book, Created to Worship

As a pastor or worship leader, planning a meaningful, relevant, and theologically rich worship experience is of the upmost importance. Created to Worship: God’s Invitation to Become Fully Human provides a theology of worship in the Wesleyan tradition. read more
Collegiate News

Student leaders come together at Nazarene Student Leadership Conference

The annual USA/Canada Nazarene Student Leadership Conference took place April 11-14 on the campus of Eastern Nazarene College. read more

Large donation allows Olivet to establish first-ever endowed professorship

Olivet Nazarene University appointed Carl Leth, dean of Olivet’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry, as the recipient of the university’s first-ever endowed professorship for a term of three years. read more

Olivet science students and faculty receive research grants

Three Olivet Nazarene University students and their faculty mentors received research grants for summer 2012. read more

MNU hosts pastors conference featuring Trevecca president

A pastors and leaders conference took place at the Sullivan Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University on April 17, drawing more than 75 participants to hear and dialog with Dan Boone, president of Trevecca Nazarene University. The conference looked at how pastoral leadership functions from a pulpit that is both bold and loving.  read more

Trevecca reopens historic McClurkan Building after $4 million renovation

Trevecca Nazarene University’s iconic McClurkan Building is now back in use following its complete renovation. read more

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