Author Archive: pastorrk

Yerevan Church of the Nazarene

Take some time today to read about the light God is shining through the Yerevan Church of the Nazarene! “We are used to the war at the borders,” said Pastor Rita Lao, of the Yerevan church. “When you hear about war, we [think], ‘OK, it’ll end in a few days. Maximum four days. But it […]

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Living “Invited”

We just wrapped up the sermon series “Invited.” It was a powerful walk-through of the invitations of Jesus. His desire was that we join in a community alongside others who have a desire to love their neighbors. John reminds us that this commandment is old and new (1st John 2:7). Take a moment and combine […]

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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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A Blessing and a Prayer

May the peace of the Lord be near today as you continue to seek God’s will in all things. Church, you are loved, you are valued, and you are gracious. In the moments you do not sense that, remember that it is true. God is doing great things in and through you and desires to […]

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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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