Calling all pastors (both senior and associates), as well as all those interested in applying for a district minister’s license, renewal and/or ordination as clergy in the Church of the Nazarene on the Southern Florida District….
Pastor’s Prep Days are always meaningful times for our ministers. So much is built into these two days, and they are critical times for the development, credentialing, and resourcing of our ministers. Again this year, the event is being held at two different venues. On Friday, Feb. 17, we will meet at Fort Myers First Church, 13545 American Colony Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33912. On Saturday, Feb. 18, we will meet at Pompano Beach First Church, 916 N.E. 4th St., Pompano Beach, FL.
The schedule begins at 8:00 with an hour of corporate prayer in the sanctuary, and concludes at 3:00. Our special speaker for the plenary sessions is Dr. Don Walter, Director of Pensions and Benefits USA. He will be helping our pastors navigate the waters of the denominations’ 403(b) program for ministers and other retirement planning and preparation matters of import to clergy in the Church of the Nazarene. You will not want to miss this excellent opportunity to be better informed and prepared. These session provide opportunity for credit of up to 4 hours of continuing education for our ministers (20 hours are required each year per Manual).
The Board of Ministry will be conducting interviews for some 70 individuals who are applying for a district license, renewal or ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. Ministers’ educational records that we have on file will be on site available for review and updating.
As an added benefit to senior pastors, this day will also include district office personnel (Marsha Taylor and Vanessa Sackett) who are available to assist pastor in completing their Annual Pastors Report and wrapping up 100% payment of their assigned apportionments for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Participants are asked to bring $10 to cover the box lunch and supplement the cost of lunch for the Board of Ministry members, who are serving our ministers these days.
All district credentialed ministers, including ordained pastors, are expected to be present at one of the two days. Board of Ministry members need to be present on both days (your mileage will covered and lunch supplied for you).
For questions about the event, contact Marsha Taylor at the district office at 863-531-0181 or Email Marsha Taylor For questions about credentials and the Board of Ministry interviews, contact Jim Spear Email Jim Spear. For questions about apportionments contact Vanessa Sackett at 863-531-0181 or Email Vanessa Sackett
8:00 – 9:00 Corporate Prayer, Sanctuary (Leaders: Pascal Permis & Roy Shuck)
9:00 – 9:30 Board Orientation and Transition Time (Refreshments)
9:30 – 11:30 Session #1 with Don Walter, Board Interviews, APR Assistance
11:30 – 12:30 LUNCH [BRING $10 for a box lunch please]
12:30 – 2:30 Session #2 with Don Walter, Board Interviews, APR Assistance
2:30 – 3:00 Board of Ministry Summary Session (BOM Members Only)