VIRGINIA TEAM UPDATE (VTU)
JULY 2020 EDITION
 
A message from the District Superintendent…
 
The Mission of Jesus - Reconciliation
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Cor 5:18-19 NIV)

God provides reconciliation for all who seek him. He makes all things new and invites us into this ministry of reconciliation.

We live in a season of storms brokenness but exactly into the storms we find Jesus who calms the seas (Mark 4:35-41) and gives us the beautiful privilege of being part of his reconciliation plan – not only for ourselves but for others.

Craig Groeschel wrote: “When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.” And I add this, it isn’t that we, in ourselves, are overcomers, we are only so because of Jesus, and his reconciling grace in our lives. Such a transformation frees us to believe for miracles everywhere.
 
 
News from the District Family …
  • New property for Verona Living Stone … special service planned with Dr. Phil Fuller and Brian Arner
  • New developments at Norfolk Calvary Church. Virginia Beach First and the District Advisory Board have entered into a partnership to re-vitalize ministry in the city of Norfolk. More news about this coming soon.
  • Developments at the Camp. Mark Hardy, Camp Manager, reports that many great projects have been completed at the camp during this season that COVID has kept the grounds closed. Volunteers are still welcome to come and assist with a great number of projects.
  • Salem Fields Community Church has elected James (Rose) Heyward to serve as lead Pastor. He will begin at SFCC in mid-August. James has served for 15 years at Annandale Calvary. Dr. Phil has started working with Calvary Church for the interim.
  • Nathan Rice has been appointed Lead Pastor at Portsmouth Church effective July 19, 2020. Wes Smith has been serving as interim for the past 18 months.
  • Virginia Beach El Shaddai (Edwin Martinez) and Victoria (Tabitha Jernigan) have report recent victories of conversions to the Christian faith. We celebrate with these victories.
  • ENC Richmond, Virginia. Classes through Eastern Nazarene College will begin this fall in Richmond at Southside Church in areas of Business and Ministry preparation.
  • Repairs are close to being started at Timberville Church after the incident where the front of the Church was struck by a semi-truck.
  • Ordination Service Date Set – Dr. Carla Sunberg, General Superintendent will be in Virginia for a special ORDINATION SERVICE Saturday, October 10, 2020 to be held at Salem Living Well Church of the Nazarene, Salem, Virginia at 10:30AM.
  • A new ministry is being launched at the Grandview Heights Facilities in Roanoke in partnership with the District and Salem Living Well. Pastor Steve (Dottie) Roberson are planning for an October 11, 2020 first Sunday launch in the facilities of a new ministry called Living Well Church of the Nazarene @ Riverdale.
 
NEWS & UPDATES
District Events Update
 
The DAB agreed in their last meeting (7/9/20) to push back the "No District
in-person Activities Guideline" through August 31, 2020.
Helping Women in Ministry Pursue Big Dreams
 
Guest: Dr. Carla Sunberg, General Superintendent Church of the Nazarene
Host: Virginia District Women in Ministry
Date: July 20, 2020
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 Zoom Meeting
 
More details...
Free Webinar on Closing the Gaps Between Vision and Execution
 
Join Diane Tolliver for a free webinar on Tuesday, July 21, at noon Central Time.

Please join leadership coach Dianne Tolliver as she explores a variety of simple tools and approaches to “Close the Gaps Between Vision and Execution.” From strategic planning to overcoming procrastination to asking the right questions, this webinar has something for everyone. Let’s sharpen our skills as we focus on fulfilling God’s plan for the church.
 
 
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Hispanic Family Camp has been canceled. Se ha cancelado el Campamento Familiar.
 
After making reflections and considerations of the COVID-19 risk this year and after hearing the opinion of every member of the Hispanic Family Camp Leadership Team, by unanimous vote, we made the decision of not having the Hispanic Family Camp this year, for the wellbeing of each one. Thank you for your understanding!
 
CARTA A LOS PASTORES
(Spanish Letter to Pastors)
 
VIRGINIA NAZARENE RETREAT CENTER
 
We need electricians- many projects need to be fixed
We need a group of people with chain saws and wood splitters to help clean up down trees.
We need tile floor installed - glue down
We need flower beds done - mulch
We have power washing that needs to be done
We have painting
We have siding that needs to be installed
We have task that are big and small for all skill levels
We will feed you lunch and keep you safe. Call, text or email Rev Mark Hardy at the contact info below to set-up a time to come.
 

If you can not physically do the work can you help with a gift. This will Go towards the purchase of materials to keep these volunteers busy with these projects. You can either make a donation online by clicking here or sending it to camp.

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!

Thanks in advance.
Rev Mark Hardy, Executive Director
Virginia Nazarene Retreat Center (a.k.a. Camp)
Email: campmanager@vanaz.org
Tel. (609)247-4166
 
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District Resource Center (DRC)
 
We are practicing social distancing in the office. We are not fully staffed (most working from home) but you can reach us by email or phone.
 
Regular Office Hours:
Mon-Thursday (9AM-4PM) and Friday (9AM-12PM)
 
You can reach us by phone at 804.739.4884 or by email at:
  • Jacquie: admin@vanaz.org
  • Cheri: info@vanaz.org
  • Cindy: ministerioshispanos@vanaz.org
 
 
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