Taking it to the streets!
From the rural dirt lane to the busy city street the Pittsburgh District is busy taking the message of the Gospel out into the streets. We do this because that is our mission, to make Christ-like disciples. We can't do that if we are huddled safely in our church buildings. In fact, Jesus said in His parable about the great banquet "Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full."
We are learning that in a culture saturated with choices regarding religion that we have to make the message relevant to where people are at today so that the Holy Spirit can bring them to where He wants them to be.
As we read the Gospel we learn that Jesus didn't hang out in the Synagogue all day and hope that people would come to him. He went out to where the people were, the city streets, the wedding banquets, the lake and even a cemetery. He went to those places because that is where the people were and that is where he could meet their needs.
The challenge for us as Christians it to be obedient to Jesus, to take up our cross daily and follow him out to where he is working, out in the streets. From our 38 cities, 428 boroughs and hundreds of towns and villages the message of the Gospel, the message of holiness needs to be told. Won't you join us in this journey? Are you a lay person living in one of those places without a Church of the Nazarene, won't you begin a Bible study in your home and invite your un-churched neighbor to be a part of it? Board member won't you prode your pastor to step out of their comfort zone and identify a ministry that they can begin and then join with them? Pastor won't you challenge your church to adopt the borough or town next to yours and identify a need there and begin meeting it so that you can establish a preaching point?
Join with us as we take the message to the streets.
The 2015 Disctrict Assembly is scheduled for June 26–27 at the Mount Chestnut District Center.
For information on Room Reservations or RV parking rental please contact the District Office.
District Office Phone: (724) 287-5867
NMI, NYI and SDMI Joint Conventions
Before we realize it, the first NMI, NYI and SDMI Convention, joining together to have a ball. The theme, “Let’s Have a Ball”.
Yes, all 3 conventions together. Please join with us in prayer for this huge task. We are working hard to make it a fun day and a celebration. Registration for NMI will begin at 9:00 AM or come earlier. We need to start at 9:30 AM on time. Pastors will be dismissed so they can go to the NYI convention to vote. Lunch will be served at a reasonable price. In the afternoon, there should be a wonderful time of worship with the teens and speakers. Robert Prescott from Cuba, Tim Whetstone from Point Loma, and Sanjay and his family from India all are scheduled. The ENC group will lead music. There will be all kinds of breakout sessions in the afternoon.