Notes From the Pastor

COVID-19 Update (March 19)

Each day we find out new information concerning our world and the effects that COVID-19 is having. In response to this, I wanted to take a moment to update you on how the Tipp City Church of the Nazarene is responding in our local context. The staff met for several hours today to pray and […]

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COVID-19 Updates

3/13/2020 Dear TCNaz Family, In response to yesterday’s announcement by Governor DeWine, we wanted to take a moment to update you on how the Tipp City Church of the Nazarene is responding to COVID-19 in our local context. We have taken time to discuss, pray, and weigh the issue at hand. These decisions were not […]

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The Nazarene Church and Women in Pastoral Ministry

March is Women’s History Month and a great opportunity for us to learn more about why we believe that women are able to lead in pastoral ministry within the Church of the Nazarene, while other denominations interpret scripture differently. The Manuel for the Church of the Nazarene states: “The Church of the Nazarene supports the […]

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Out of Darkness and TCNaz

“The Out of Darkness initiative is a proven prototype for outreach, rescue, and emergency safe housing in the fight against sex trafficking, and, at a national level, has rescued over 1,500 individuals over the past eight years. While we are making an incredible impact, countless individuals are still left without adequate options.” (The Dream Center, […]

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Welcome Garrett and Hannah Walker

It is with great excitement that I announce to you the hiring of Garrett Walker as the new TCNaz Youth Pastor. After months of searching, praying, and interviewing, the Hiring Team and the Board voted unanimously to invite Garrett to join our Church’s Pastoral Staff. We will be welcoming him, along with his wife Hannah, […]

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Where Does Your Treasure Truly Lie?

Sunday night I got the call that we all dread; “Rachel, Joel and I have been in an accident.” Chad’s voice was shaky and I could tell he was shaken up. My heart started racing as I waited for his next words; “Joel and I are ok.” Relief swept over me. It doesn’t matter that […]

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The Gift of Christmas

I love Christmas mornings: comfy pjs, coffee cup steaming, fire blazing, and children smiling in expectation. But I am not sure the anticipation they feel can compare to mine. Why? Because I know. I wrapped each gift with care and purchased it with them in mind. I have anticipated how they will react since the […]

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In Person Worship

Thank you all so much for your prayers during this time. Being away from corporate worship has been difficult for everyone in unique ways and we are now offering an in-person option. We strongly encourage everyone to do what is best for themselves and for their families. We have an excellent online platform and highly recommend […]

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Blessed and Thankful

I sat around a much smaller table for Thanksgiving this year. Yet, as we began to share what we were thankful for, the table filled with light and head nods in agreement; we are truly blessed. Through this year we have faced many ups and downs, especially this week. We all are in shock and […]

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A Covid Update (11/14/2020)

I pray you are having a beautiful Saturday morning. Below you will find an update about TCNaz and COVID and instructions for today’s Saturday Serve! A Covid Update As of yesterday we have a new COVID update. Please take a moment to watch the video today. Click here to watch and please let me know if you have […]

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Compassion and Justice

The study on Ruth has caused many questions about compassion and justice. How did God ordain his people to live in such a way that compassion and justice were always exhibited, especially to the least of these? I appreciate the way the United Methodist Church differentiates the two terms: “As Christians, we are called to […]

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Rejoice in the Lord Always

Worry and anxiety have a tendency to be at the forefront of the hearts and minds of many, especially during this season of Covid. There are also political and racial tensions that are all around us. Not to mention the issues we face in our daily lives: family, friends, work. All of it adds to STRESS and […]

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