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Georgia Connection - January 2020
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12
Hello Georgia Nazarenes!
We want you to know about an exciting new event coming to your area: Nights of Worship & Prayer 2020 . These 6pm gatherings are for everyone ! Special afternoon meetings are planned for pastors and pastor's spouses,

As I travel the state, I am convinced that we need more opportunities to connect with each other, and to worship and pray together. So, please mark your calendars and make plans to join us. We are planning for nine different, dynamic Sunday evenings in various regions. (see list in the pic).

Here's the schedule for each evening:
4:30-5:30pm: Pastors Mtg.
4:30-5:30pm: Pastor's Spouses Mtg.
6pm: Worship & Prayer Gathering
(After Service) Snacks & Fellowship

Pastor Kyle
District Christmas Dinner

What a fantastic night! Thanks to all 185 Pastors & Spouses who participated and the churches who encouraged them to attend. Melanie Pearson's music was outstanding, and it was fun to be together and bless Pastor Doug Walls and his family as they lead the new church start in Athens.
Macon Shurlington Celebrates

On Dec. 8, Macon Shurlington (Pastor Ronnie Griffin) celebrated retiring their debt by burning the mortgage and dedicating a new Nazarene Community Outreach Center. This building is on a corner adjacent to their property and formerly served as a laundromat and gas station.
Combined Advent Worship

Gainesville First (Pastor Gary Huff), Fuenta de Vida (Pastor Rogelio Valvadinos), and Crossroads (Pastor Rick Carney) came together for a beautiful, bilingual worship service on Dec. 22. Thanks to Gainesville First for hosting this special Advent gathering.
Hispanic Pastors Retreat

Several of our Hispanic Pastors and their spouses gathered on Dec. 14 in Woodstock or a one-day retreat. We are so grateful for the leadership of Pastor Hector Ordonez (GA Hispanic Ministries Coordinator) and the wonderful ways God is working in our GA Hispanic churches.

2020 Mens Retreat -
Jan 24-26, 2020 @ Adrian Camp
Speaker - Rev. Kenny Greenway
Director - Rev. Ike Branch

The men of our district are important to the Kingdom work, and this weekend will be dynamite for their spiritual growth.  We have strived for many years to break 100 in attendance which will build excitement and help keep the costs down.  May the men in your church return from the weekend and set a spark of revival in your congregation!   Registration form - Bulletin insert .

"Improve Your Serve"
with Dr. Leonard Sweet
Sat., Feb. 6 @ Gracepointe
Sponsored by GA SDMI

Children's Ministries

SPARK Southeast
A Retreat for Local Children's Leaders
Feb. 6-8, 2020 @ Adrian Camp

Who : Children’s Directors, Children’s Pastors, Children’s Leaders and Children’s Team Members
When : Thursday, February 6 – Saturday, February 8, 2020 Where: Adrian Camp & Conference Center in Adrian, GA
Option 1 : Dorm - $90 by January 20, 2020; $110 after Option2 :Lodge-$120(double occupancy) by January 20,2020; $140 after
Option 3 : No Housing - $60 by January 20, 2020; $80 after
Includes : 6 meals and 2 nights of lodging
Check-In: February 6, 2020 beginning at 3:00 PM
For full flyer and schedule click here .
All Pastors - Please Update Your Contact Info

In an ongoing effort to improve communication with our churches and church leaders, we need your help. Pastors, please take 2-3 minutes to follow the link below and complete and send the Google form. This will be very helpful in maintaining accurate records. Thank you!

Pastors Enrichment Day with Dr. Oliver Phillips
The Elephant in the Room -Bridging the Cultural Divide
Saturday, Jan. 11 10am-3pm @ New Day

Dr. Oliver Phillips, a retired, ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and former director of Nazarene Multi-Cultural Ministries, will lead this CQ Enhancement seminar. Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts - including national, ethnic, organizational, generational, and many other cultures. Cost is $15 (includes lunch) payable by cash/check at the event. Please pre-register before January 8 by emailing name(s) of attendees to jf.huff@ganaz.org.

All GA pastors & their spouses are invited to join us in Chattanooga, TN for the 2020 Pastors & Spouses Retreat. Based on feedback, this year's location (Chattanooga Downtown DoubleTree) and format (Thursday - Saturday) are brand new. We can't wait to relax & renew with our GA ministry team! For schedule & registration forms, click here.

Larry Dennis has gratefully served as pastor and district superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene for over 40 years. He and wife Debbie reside in Spring Hill, Tn. They have three sons Matt, Ben and Andy, Daughter-in-law Amy and 6 year old grandson Noah. He is a TNU Grad, earned a MCM from Olivet, is a grad of the School of Large Church Management and was honored with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Trevecca.
Pastors & Leaders Conference
July 22-24, 2020 @ TNU
Registration Opens Feb. 1


Looking Ahead
for full calendar go to georgianazarenedistrict.org

Jan. 9 Pastor's Cafe (Adrian)
Jan 11 Pastors Enrichment Day w/ Dr. Oliver Phillips (New Day)
Jan. 12 Central GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Warner Robins)
Jan. 19 South Central GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Valdosta)
Jan 24-26 District Mens Retreat (Adrian)
Feb. 1 Camp Board Mtg.
Feb 4 DAB Mtg.
Feb. 6-8 "Spark" - A Retreat for Local Children's Leaders (Adrian)
Feb. 8 "Improve Your Serve" with Dr. Leonard Sweet (Gracepointe)
Feb. 13 Pastor's Cafe (Adrian)
Feb. 14-16 YouthQuake (Adrian)
Feb. 16 Mideast GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Dublin First)
Feb. 21-22 GOLD (Ordination & Licensing) Retreat (Adrian)
Mar 1 Northwest GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Chatt. Battlefield Parkway)
Mar 2-5 Exponential Conference (Orlando, FL)
Mar 5 Pastor's Cafe (Adrian)
Mar 12-14 District Pastors & Spouses Retreat (Downtown Chattanooga)
Mar 13-14 District Teen Quiz Finals (Adrian)
Mar 22 South ATL Night of Worship & Prayer (Sharpsburg First)
Apr 3-4 Cabin Owner's Retreat (Adrian)
Apr 5 Coastal /Southeast GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Savannah Harvest)
Apr 6-10 Spring Camp Work Week (Adrian)
Apr 12 Easter Sunday
Apr 19 Metro ATL Night of Worship & Prayer (East Point)
Apr 26 Southwest GA Night of Worship & Prayer (Albany First)
May 3 Northeast GA/North ATL Night of Worship & Prayer (Gainesville First)
Georgia Nazarene District Office
Pastor Kyle Poole , District Superintendent
Dr. Fred Huff , Director of New Church Development
Brenda Williamson , Administrative Assistant
Becky Meeks , District Treasurer
Pastor Jeff & Peggy Croft , Adrian Camp & Conference Center Manager
Julie Poole , Communications Assistant
Dinah Huff , District Assembly Facilitator

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 920,
Locust Grove, GA 30248

Physical Address:
50 Lincoln Road, Suite B
McDonough, GA 30253

Phone: (770) 957-7790

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