|2014 General Board Report from the Board of General Superintendents(BGS). Delivered by Dr. David A. Busic on behalf of the BGS, Sunday evening, February 23, 2014 during the 91st General Board Session in Overland Park, Kansas. English Portugués Español
WORDS FROM THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
GREETINGS: After the fiasco last week in Houston, Texas between the mayor and the community ministers, we get an idea of the kind of Christian persecution that could be coming on a larger scale in our country as our culture becomes more anti-Christian than it already is. Let’s be faithful to rightly dividing the Word of Truth, love people regardless of their positions, and trust the Lord for the outcome. It might be wise to re-read Francis Schaeffer’s Christian Manifesto. It is also wise to read Acts 4-5, specifically 5:29 “We must obey God rather than men!”
The Apostle Paul’s admonition in Ephesians 6:10-13 is apropos: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
LOS ANGELES DISTRICT YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: Due to insufficient registration, the Youth Leadership Summit scheduled for October 24-25 at Camarillo Church of the Nazarene has been cancelled.
LOS ANGELES DISTRICT TRAINING CENTER: Director, Dr. Peter Lundell, sends the following information:
The Practice of Christian Ministry (PAS 2013) will be offered November 7-8 and December 5-6. This class will be taught by Rodrigo Quema.
Please visit www.LADTC.org for all forms and information. There you will also find our 2014-2015 Academic Calendar.
For your winter planning:
Exploring Christian Holiness will be held Jan. 9-10 and Feb. 6-7.
History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene will be held Jan. 23-24 and Feb. 20-21
All LADTC courses are required for ordination.
Please contact Dr. Lundell soon if you have questions or wish to take the class and have not already contacted him.
SPANISH PASTORS MEETING: The district Spanish pastors will meet at the
District Center on Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 AM to Noon for fellowship, inspiration and information. Our district insurance underwriter, Mr. Howard Wooton, will be making a special presentation. I encourage all to attend.
ENCOURAGEMENT: Receive the Word from the Holy Spirit as recorded in Colossians 3:12-14 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” NIV
Have a great week!
Jerry L. Ferguson