Men's Retreat 2022

2022mensretreatOn April 8-10, 2022, the Intermountain District hosted a great group of men from all across the district at Trinity Pines for Men’s Retreat. Pastor Mark Fuller from Grove City Church in Ohio was the special speaker and he delivered a profound message of relying on the Holy Spirit each and every day. If you love bacon, prime rib, more bacon, and inspirational time with men, put Men’s Retreat on your calendar for next year: April 14-16, 2023.

Ordination 2022

2022ordinationgroupThe annual Intermountain District Assembly was held April 20-22, 2022, at College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, with Dr. Filimão Chambo as Jurisdictional General Superintendent. Having been recommended by the Board of Ministry and approved by the Assmebly, five people were ordained on Thursday evening as elders in the Church of the Nazarene: Carly Bartlett, Noah Daniels, John Shaul, James Shepherd, and J. Aaron Duvall.

The service was live-streamed and can be viewed from the district's Facebook page.

Euclid Building Improvements

202204EuclidEntranceBoise Euclid Church of the Nazarene is getting a face lift after the recent sale of a property.  During the past several months they have replaced furnaces, windows, roofs, decaying facia and soffits.  The facility has new paint and siding, and soon will have a new sign.  When you are in Boise, stop by to visit Pastor Sam and see the new updates.

Multi-Cultural Ministry in Boise

202204BoiseMulticulturalGod is moving in the Boise area!  Pastor Doug Human is working with a small multi-cultural group of people who love Jesus and want to participate in God's work with the Church of the Nazarene. They have a growing worship team and leadership, and are looking for where God may plant them in the future.  Pastor Brent had opportunity to preach and meet with their leaders recently.

Young Adult Ministry Training

20220324YAMtrainingKarcher Church of the Nazarene in Nampa recently held a young adult ministry training, offered by Fuller Youth Institute.  Participants learned together how to effectively reach and connect with young adults in our churches and communities.  It was an amazing time of networking, brainstorming, and vision-casting.  Thank you to Val Wigg and James Shepherd for hosting!

New Pastor in Idaho Falls

Pastor Aaron and familyCrossPoint Community Church in Idaho Falls recently called Aaron Duvall as its new pastor.  An Ohio native, Pastor Aaron served previously in the rural community of Painted Post, New York.  His wife Chera is originally from Nampa.  They have a daughter named Harper.

Starting in this new ministry role, Pastor Aaron had this to say: I think the church can offer hope and purpose in some real and tangible ways and I'm excited to see not just what God does at CrossPoint but to see what God does throughout eastern Idaho in the coming years to help people connect with their purpose and the hope that He offers.

Read more in the news story here.

Ministry in Gooding

Pastor MelissaCongratulations to Pastor Melissa Duggan for her great work at Gooding Desert Hills Church of the Nazarene. The church is finding new ways to connect with the community through outreach events, serving, and casting vision for reaching the youth in Gooding. Pastor Melissa held a membership class in February and is building a strong core of leaders.

Emmett: Steak Night & Arm Wrestling

Arm wrestling in EmmettFor 40 years now, Emmett Church of the Nazarene has been hosting a monthly Men’s Steak night. Big juicy steak served with baked potatoes, veggies and homemade cookies draw in a packed room of men from the church and in the community. This past month, Pastor Brian Knight and his team at Emmett Naz invited some world class and top ranked arm wrestlers to showcase their skills and teach a bit about the sport of arm wrestling.

To learn more about Emmett's ministries, or to sign up and be a part of the next Men’s Steak night, check out https://www.emmettnaz.org/

SLC Central Welcomes New Members

pastorjeremyjIn September 2021, we shared about a growing partnership of Salt Lake City Central Church of the Nazarene with an African congregation in the region.  Pastor Jeremy Johnston has been working hard to encourage, connect, and equip both groups to build a "one church, many congregations" model of ministry.  After leading a group through a course on foundational aspects of the Church of the Nazarene, Central Church recently welcomed 42 people from the African congregation as fellowship members.  The Intermountain District is excited about this partnership which is continuing to build a truly multi-ethnic ministry in the city.

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