Rev. Casey McDorman accepts role as senior pastor

I am pleased to announce, that Rev. Casey McDorman has accepted our invitation, by today’s vote of the congregation, to be the pastor of New Vision Church of the Nazarene. The process of calling Pastor Casey as our next pastor has been a healthy and spiritual journey for all of us, however, it is not an end but a beginning, as God continues to clarify our mission and ministry through Pastor Casey’s leadership.

As we welcome, Pastor Casey, Jamie, Jason and Kylee, let’s bathe them in prayer and ask for God’s blessing to be poured out on them.

Fred LaPlante, Church Board Secretary
New Vision Church of the Nazarene

Behind the Scenes – Kids Message Series for February 2017

In Kid’s Church this month, the theme is, Behind the Scenes: Finding Love in Every Story. Here’s what the kids will be learning each week-

2/5/17

This week we will learn to love others because Jesus loves you. As kids lean about Jesus’ sacrificial love for us, I pray they will start to understand how they can show love sacrificially to the people in their lives. When we being to see our potential to love in light of Jesus’ love for us, we will understand that showing love, even when it is difficult, is worth all the effort.

2/12/17
This week we will learn to comfort others who are hurting. We meet people everyday who need comfort. We pray that as kids discover how Jesus showed love in comforting his disciples during the storm, they will start to become aware of ways they can show love and comfort to people in their lives. We can all learn to encourage people in our lives and show them how much God cares about their needs.

2/19/17
This week we will learn to give to others who are in need. As we start to see others the way God sees them, we will become more aware of their needs. We have opportunities everyday to help others meet their needs. This can be as simple as lending a pencil to a friend or offering to share apart of our lunch. It’s amazing how kids will start to show love to others when they become aware of the needs around them.

2/26/17
This week we will learn to love others because they matter to God. We won’t always get along with everyone we meet, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t deserving of God’s love. Through this story, we pray that kids will see that all people matter to God, and we should show His love to everyone we meet.

Meet and Greet with Rev. Casey and Jamie McDorman

The New Vision Church Board voted unanimously to call Reverend Casey McDorman as our new senior pastor. Casey accepted the nomination. The church had the pleasure of hearing from Reverend Casey and Jamie McDorman at an informal meet and greet on Thursday, January 19th. For those unable to attend, this is an audio recording of that meeting. It was exciting to hear both Casey and Jamie’s passion for the Lord.

Pastoral Candidate Announcement

In consultation with Dr. Jeren Rowell, our District Superintendent, the church board has voted unanimously to extend a call to Rev. Casey McDorman to be our next pastor, and as such, to place his name in nomination before the congregation, for election by the members of the church. This step was taken after seeking the direction of the Lord in prayer and fasting. The board has also held several interviews with the McDormans as well as interviews with other candidates.

Rev. McDorman has accepted the nomination of the board and has agreed to place his name before the church. This election, by ballot, will be open to all members of the New Vision Church of the Nazarene who are at least fifteen years of age. The vote will take place on Sunday morning February 5, 2017, during the morning worship service.

We will hold a congregational meeting this Thursday evening, January 19 at 7:00 pm in which Pastor McDorman and his wife, Jamie, will meet the church and will share with us their testimonies, his vision for ministry and his pastoral experiences. There will be a time of questions and answers between the McDormans and those in attendance.

We encourage all of our New Vision family to join us for this meeting and to continue in earnest prayer for the selection of our new pastor.

Fred LaPlante
Secretary of the Board
New Vision Church of the Nazarene

3rd & 4th Grade District Lock-In

Our district is having a great lock-in just for 3rd and 4th graders at the Westside Church of the Nazarene. The cost is $20 per student. We will be meeting at New Vision at 6:15 pm on Feb. 3rd and returning at 8:30 am on Feb. 4th. If you would like more information contact Pastor Catie at 816-266-3354.     Register Now

5th & 6th Grade Mall Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendars and start making plans now to join us for this unique experience on January 27th from 6-9PM. We will meet at the church and head out for local mall to enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun while we are on the hunt. See Pastor Catie for more details.

Sacred Pathways (message series)


Starting January 15th, Pastor Ken is doing a 4 week message series on the book “Sacred Pathways” by Gary Thomas.  Are you envious of the way that some people seem to walk closely with God? Gary Thomas insists that it’s better to discover the path God designed you to take–a path marked by growth and fulfillment, based on your unique temperament. In Sacred Pathways, he strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a style of relating to God that frees you to be you.

In conjunction with the message series, our winter connection groups (for both adults and kids) will study the same topic.

Please join us for worship Sundays at 10 a.m.

Click Podcasts to listen to this series or other podcasts.

Connection Groups – Winter 2017


A New year, a new semester of connection groups! Now starting January 17th for the kids’ group and the week of January 22nd for all others. We’re having a 4 week semester of connection groups following the Sunday message series on the book “Sacred Pathways” by Gary Thomas. Are you envious of the way that some people seem to walk closely with God? Gary Thomas insists that it’s better to discover the path God designed you to take–a path marked by growth and fulfillment, based on your unique temperament. In Sacred Pathways, he strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a style of relating to God that frees you to be you.

Adult Sessions:

 

Sundays 8 – 9 PM (Kids are welcome)

Leader: Jeremiah Reynolds

Location: Reynolds’ home

 

Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM

Leaders: Shawna Reidenbach and Melissa Gawf

Location: Reidenbach’s home

 

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM

Leader: Goldie Guyer

Location: Goldie’s home

 

Wednesdays 7 – 8 PM

Leader: Alex Oliver

Location: LaPlante’s home

 

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Leader: Lori Mayta

Location: Becks’ home

 

Kids Session:

 

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM

Leaders: Pastor Catie Johnson & Nicky Hunt

Location: New Vision Church

Brain Games – Kids Message Series for January 2017

In Kid’s Church, starting January 1st, Pastor Catie will be leading the children in a learning series, Brain Games: Know More. Do More. Here’s what the kids will be learning each week-

1/1/17

This week we will discover what God says helps you to know Jesus. The entire Bible points to Jesus. If you want to get to know Jesus, read what the writers of the Bible say about Him. We want kids to understand that the Bible is the key to knowing more about Jesus.

1/8/17
This week we will learn what God says is the most important thing we need to know. We need to keep learning what God says through His words. Through reading the Bible, we can hear what God wants us to know about the best way to live and in the process discover how to have a forever relationship with Him.

1/15/17
This week we will discover what God says helps you to follow Jesus. The more we read God’s Word, the more we understand about who Jesus is and why He came to earth. God’s Word gives us clarity for what it means to believe in Jesus and follow Him with our lives.

1/22/17
This week we will discover what God says helps you to make wise choices. When we read God’s word, we discover the truth about what God wants for our lives. And when we know that, it makes it easier for us to make the wise choice. We want kids to know God’s word and be able to use it to resist the temptation to do something wrong.

1/29/17
This week we will learn that when you don’t know what God says, ask. Even when you know God’s word, you may have questions about what God is doing in your life. We want kids to know that no question is too big for God. We pray that churches are creating environments where kids feel safe to ask hard questions about their faith. Let kids know that God will respond to their questions with love.