Virginia Team Update
 
VIRGINIA TEAM UPDATE (VTU)
DECEMBER 2019 EDITION
 
District Staff Greetings
 
The Virginia District Church of the Nazarene Resource Center Staff wish you each one a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your dedication to the work of God and for the partnership we share in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
This month our excellent and challenging devotional is from Pastor Gary O'Shell:
 
 
I recently read a missionary's account of the ceremony to install a chief in western Africa. It was a grand event with many dignitaries and other chiefs invited. Also present was one uninvited, clad in rags and known to the villagers as "the crazy man." Throughout the ceremony he walked about shouting and shaking his fists at the sky. Everyone present shunned and ignored him. Everyone but one man, who walked over to him, put his arm around him and gently walked him away from the crowd that held only contempt for him. In that, the watching missionary saw Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us.

Without Christ, I was that "crazy man," clothed in filthy rags. So were you. The surrounding world that I lived in was content to let me remain in that state, ignoring me, abandoning me, never realizing they were as lost as me. Jesus Christ did not. In the insanity of living without Him, He came to me, embraced me in the rags of my own righteousness, and gave me His. Zechariah 3:4 reads, "Remove the filthy garments from him....See, I have taken your inequity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes." My rags exchanged for His robes. My insanity for His clarity. This is the work of Emmanuel, God with us.

Who are the "crazy" people around you and me? Do we choose not to see them, ignore them, or do we go to them, be Christ to them? Forty years ago He came to me through the life of a friend. Through that friend He removed my rags and gave me His robes. Emmanuel has come and continues to come through us. Whose rags might He remove through you and me?
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Your last chance to take DTC courses for District Licensing this year begins January 1.
Check out the course listings and register ASAP. If you have questions, email Brad Billet (bradleybillet@yahoo.com)
 
SDMI ENCOUNTER RETREAT FOR PASTORS
 
 
 
 
 
NYI WINTER RETREAT
 
 
Harrisonburg 1st COTN
 
January 17-19, 2020
 
DCPI Classes
 
January, 2020

Harrisonburg 1st COTN

-Register by emailing Reggie Phillips
-Cost: $45
-Time: 9am - 5pm
-Offering: CPE and CPC training tracks

 
 
2020 Credential Information
 
January 6 - Interview Scheduling Begins
February 28 - Credential Barrier deadline
March 2 - Credential Paperwork Due
 
 
 
MINISTRY TEAM RETREAT
 
 
March 6 - 8, 2020
 
Double Tree Hotel
Charlottesville, VA
 
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A Gathering for those in mission
with the Nazarene
 
June 1, 2, 3, 2020
Salem Fields Community Church
Fredericksburg, Virginia
 
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