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Countdown to our August Membership Drive!!! 


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We are at the halfway point in July and our Council is gearing up for our annual membership drive.  We hope you will discover the many benefits of becoming a member of Nazarene Educators Worldwide! 

Will you help us jumpstart our membership efforts by joining now?  Everyone who joins between now and August 10th will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card from Teachers Pay Teachers 

You may join as an Individual, as a Retired Educator, or as a School Organization/Institution.  If you have a number of educators in your church, an Institutional Membership is a very economical option, as it includes ALL educators affiliated with your church as members.  This is a wonderful way for a Church to honor it's educators!

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Here are some of the many benefits of joining NEW:


  • We publish an excellent newsletter full of helpful articles for educators. All of our contacts will be able to access our current 

newsletter, but beginning September 1, 2021, only members will be able to gain access to all of our past newsletters. (For a list of

past articles by area of representation, 

hover over our NEWsletter tab and look for the drop down menu.)

 

  • Membership confirmation includes a downloadable, printable membership card which may be used to show proof of membership in a professional organization (required by some educator contracts) and give you access to many discounts that are available for educators.  Find a list of businesses that currently provide discounts at naznew.com

 Most educators are required to complete a number of professional development hours as a condition of employment.  NEW offers a wide variety of Professional Development opportunities, designed to equip members with the skills and resources they need! We also hold Zoom meetings in order to connect with our educators and hear about what they need from NEW.

Virtual PD has no cost to members!  For a look at our upcoming PD training, click on the PD entry under the Resources tab at the top of our Homepage at naznew.com.  We are continually adding new workshops, so keep checking back.

If you have a need for a certain PD topic, let us know!

Members may also take advantage of customized PD for a nominal cost, and/or attend regional training

events that will be offered from time to time at a reduced registration price.

 

  • Members/member organizations may apply for help for special projects to help member schools in areas of need.  

  • Members may access a Professional Lending Library.  See the dropdown under the Resources tab at naznew.com . 

  • Individual Members or Schools can be nominated for special honors on our website and in our newsletters. 

  • Help us celebrate you and the important discipleship work that you do every day!

  • Other benefits that are included in membership are:  

    • a job posting page, 

    • a professional coaching program (for teachers and leaders), and 

    • an opportunity to work with an experienced consultant for general advice and special projects.

 

We are adding more membership benefits constantly, so if you have a need for something we don't currently offer, let us know! 

Please consider joining NEW today!  There are several levels of membership, and we are confident that one of them will fit you and/or your school.  For any questions or comments, contact NEW Council Chairperson, Marilyn Dominick at mjdominick77@gmail.com or text/call her at 315-679-3103.


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Our Pledge To You!

Our Executive Council of Nazarene Educators Worldwide has recently formed the "Vision 2021 & Beyond Task Force".  The charge of this team was to develop a clearly articulated plan for the future of NEW.  Many thanks to Council Representatives Wes Eby (Global Education), Beula Postlewait (Communications), Larry Morris (Administrative Director of SDMI), and Becky Ramsey (Public Schools) for their diligent work.

The product of that work is a document that includes our Mission Statement, Values, Vision and Strategies.  It will provide focus and direction as we go forward as a discipleship ministries to Christian educators around the world.  Please take some time to review this document, pray for NEW that we will be able to minister effectively in the Name of Jesus and then share your feedback with us.  You can respond to this email to engage with us.  


Nazarene Educators Worldwide 

Mission, Core Values, Vision, Strategies 


Mission—to encourage and assist Nazarene educators in making Christlike disciples in the nations. 

Core Values 

1. We value Relationships so we NETWORK 

2. We value LEARNING so we EDUCATE 

3. We value TRUTH so we WITNESS 

4. We value MINISTRY so we SERVE 

Vision 

NEW exists to encourage, equip and empower Nazarene educators in embracing relationships, learning, truth, and ministry.

Strategies 

1. NETWORK 

a. Establish/Maintain active focus groups based on educational settings/levels. 

b. Contact members and prospective members (e.g., phone,email, mailing,etc.). 

c.  Conduct virtual meetings with members and prospective members. 

d. Connect with members and prospective members at church-related events (e.g., district assemblies/meetings, SDMI meetings, General Assembly, etc.). 

e. Provide information and support for educational job opportunities. 

f.  Collaborate with and mentor/coach other educators, upon request. 

g. Increase awareness of NEW by posting information on District Websites.

2. EDUCATE 

a. Prepare a monthly online newsletter. 

b. Maintain archives of all previous newsletters. 

c.  Conduct professional development workshops, etc., online and in person, as well as provide information about other professional development opportunities. 

d. Maintain a lending library of professional books/resources. 

e. Provide resource manuals for starting Christian schools, home schools, and early  

    childhood learning centers/preschools. 

f. Maintain a directory of Christian schools in the Church of the Nazarene. 

g. Collaborate with and mentor/coach other educators, upon request. 


3. WITNESS 

a. Conduct quarterly virtual prayer meetings. 

b. Look for opportunities to disciple others. 

c. Ensure that our publications, such as the newsletter and website, are Christ-focused/centered. 

d. Embrace the mission of Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International. 

4. SERVE 

a. Implement at least one education-related service project annually (e.g., help a school in need, plan an educational missions project, etc.).

b. Encourage Christian schools to participate in the SDMI Kids Reaching Kids initiative.

c. Assist and resource members and non-members according to educational settings/levels. 


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Devotional of the Month


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Illuminating Lightbulbs

by Wes Eby, Global Representative

“So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding” (Hebrews 6:1a, NLT).

As a teacher, what a thrill and to see the proverbial lightbulb turn on in a student’s mind! Allow me to cite one example.

In teaching Navajo students, part of the learning dealt with cultural norms. In their traditional culture, eye contact with speakers was considered rude or disrespectful. This became a problem with one sixth-grade class that ranged in ages from 12 to 17. (Yes, I had two 17-year-old teens in that class.) As English speakers, a certain amount of eye contact in conversation, without staring, is the expected norm. Yet these Navajo adolescents struggled in dealing with this cross-cultural conflict.

My job included helping students become proficient in the English language and accept its cultural norms. At the same time, they needed to understand the cultural norms of their homes and communities were okay. The challenge? To be comfortable in both settings.

I tried my best to teach that both were right, that one was not superior. When speaking Navajo with their families, they should use and accept the values and traditions of the Diné (Navajo people). Yet, they needed competency in English with its values and traditions to be equipped to live and work wherever they chose.

At the end of the school year, I asked the students to write a paper titled “What I Have Learned This Year.” The responses enlightened and gratified me. Alma, one of my fifteen-year-old young ladies wrote: “I’ve learned there is nothing harmful about speaking in front of the class.” After being in school for almost seven years, the “lightbulb” clicked on for Alma. She finally realized she could talk with people in English, look them in the eye, and converse without any “harm.” For Alma, a huge victory.

In the same way, our master Teacher loves to see lightbulbs illuminate our spiritual understanding. I wonder how often He looks at me and grieves, saying, “When will Wes ever learn?” And I hope there are times He smiles and whispers to our Father, “Look, Dad, Wes finally caught on. I’m proud of him. He sure is making a good disciple.”

Jesus, please forgive me for the times I’ve failed to remember what You’ve been teaching me.

Help me, I pray, not only to listen but to internalize Your truth and apply it to my life. May I be the student You are proud of—always.

Wes Eby has spent decades as an Educator in many roles.  We are so blessed to have him as our Global Representative.  Wes and his wife, Roberta attend the Winter Haven, Florida, First Church of the Nazarene, where he serves as the NMI (missions) President/Educator and the church editor.




Please enjoy our July 2021 Newsletter


A Nazarene support network providing fellowship, discipleship, and resources that strengthen educational ministries

Who Will You Be When You Return to School This Fall?

Marilyn J. Dominick, Public-School Representative, Chairperson of NEW

Right now, you are probably saying “What a strange question she is asking!” In normal times and situations, the question might not seem to matter. Read more

What Will Teachers Do during the Summer?

Mark Taylor, College/University Representative

When I talk with education students about the benefits of being a teacher, we talk about “June, July, and August.” Teaching is one of the few professions that you typically get extensive time off during the summer. What can you do? What should you do? What will you do this summer? Read more

Getting Back to Normal? Go Outside and Play!

Jan Wilton, Homeschool Representative

If you are like most families, you long to “get back to normal.” Then you begin to wonder if we can go back to the way education was previously. Do we need to accept the concept of a new normal? Read more

Refresh, Research, and Renew

Becky Ramsey, Public School Representative

As a teacher, I always look forward to the summer break. However, I must hide that anticipation from my students. Their words and actions show they are looking forward to summer fun with great expectation as well. I am looking forward to a time to refresh, research, and renew. Read more

Intergenerational Learning

Jan Wilton, Preschool, Homeschool, and Public School Representative

We are reminded in the Word of God of the benefits of the elderly interacting and teaching children and mentoring younger adults. Senior adults have much knowledge and experience to share with children and teachers in our classrooms. Read more

MK School in Papua New Guinea Offers Teaching Opportunity

David Howard, Guest Writer

Have you ever contemplated serving the Lord by teaching overseas on a short-term mission assignment? The MK (missionary kid) elementary school at the Nazarene General Hospital missions station located in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is in need of teachers. Read more


A Brand New Nazarene School in Shawnee, MO!!!




Kansas church extends

discipleship efforts through school

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Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News

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Shawnee Church of the Nazarene, located in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, will open a school this fall to meet the community’s new educational needs in the wake of the pandemic.

In 2020, the church hosted an on-site “study hall” staffed by substitute teachers who provided assistance for students under distance learning protocols. Church leaders received positive feedback from families, and those who staffed it were excited about finding a way to continue that type of ministry.  

“What we’re recognizing is that our families just need more support,” said Cara Shonamon, Shawnee church co-lead pastor. “Not only do we have this vision for a school, but how do we come alongside that as the church? We don’t want to just say, ‘Hey, we’re going to teach your kids.’ [We want] to intentionally partner with families to give them tools to disciple their kids as well.”

The church has a longstanding passion for education. In 2008, the church added an “education wing” for its nearly 50-year-old preschool program and as a place the community could use. 

“[The church] always had this vision of it being used in service of the community,” Cara said. “It was at the heart of that addition that the building is not just for the preschool but for an expansion of outreach as well.”

Nancy Shonamon is the principal of the new Shawnee Nazarene Academy and is also one of its primary teachers. She has more than 30 years of experience in public and private education as a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator, and most recently served on accreditation boards. She had been looking for a change while she was in administration at Nazarene Christian Academy in Fort Worth, Texas.

“I had some dreams, and no matter what I did, the dreams were just not [coming to fruition],” Nancy said. “I started getting before God and asking, ‘Okay, Lord, I’m hitting a wall here. Have I reached my ceiling? What do you want from me?’”

In September of last year, Nancy got a call from Cara about starting a new school. The same last names are not a coincidence. Cara is married to Nancy’s nephew, and while the two are certainly family, Nancy had no idea about Cara’s plans.

“They listed everything the Lord had already put in my heart, and I knew it was our next calling,” Nancy said. “I just knew it was the answer to prayer.”

The academy will provide Kindergarten through fifth-grade education this academic year, and enrollment is beginning to grow. The academy’s four pillars of education — family, fitness, faith, and academics — encapsulate the church and school’s idea of discipleship through education.

“When you biblically integrate everything, every conversation, every activity is a potential to point them back to God,” Nancy said. “You can show them even in science how that leads back to the scriptures.”

Demonstrating Christian principles in the classroom opens the door for more discipleship opportunities for the students and parents too. The church plans on holding parenting and mental health awareness classes for the parents and the congregation, bringing the two groups together for more discipleship. 

“When you think about being able to minister to families five days a week plus potentially on Sunday mornings or in other activities throughout the week, you really expand your ability to disciple,” Nancy said.

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Exciting Professional Development Opportunities!!!


Upcoming Zoom Training Topics: 

(Free for NEW Members)

The No Nonsense Nurturer - based on the book Every Student, Every Day by Kristyn Klei Borrero 


Math They'll Remember - For Elementary Teachers and Homeschool Educators


Teaching Children in Poverty - based on the work of Ruby Payne


Watch for Details to Participate in these

Upcoming PD Events!  

Contact mjdominick77@gmail.com to register and/or tell us what you would like us to offer in the future.


Also coming soon:

LC2021 

USA/Canada’s SDMI’s Annual Leaders Conference
Ridgecrest Camp and Conference Center
Ridgecrest, North Carolina
November 9-11, 2021

Scott Rainey (January 2019) - Missouri District Church of the Nazarene

Dr. Scott Rainey, SDMI Global Director


The Board of General Superintendents is calling the year 2021, “The Year of Discipleship" 


LC2021 will be an invaluable time for vision casting and sharing our new concept for SDMI. Do not miss this special time together!

LC2021 is designed for district SDMI chairs, SDMI district officers (women’s and men’s ministry leaders, single adult ministry leaders, children’s ministry leaders, CLT leaders), district superintendents, and all SDMI disciplemakers. We invite every district to bring a team of leaders! Space is limited, so you need to secure your reservation early.



District SDMI Children’s Ministry Directors are invited to attend a special “Synergy” pre-conference hosted by SDMI and facilitated by “Equip to Engage”.  Information about registration and scheduling is included on the registration form.

Click here for more information and to register for LC2021


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Click here to join NEW!

Why should you join? 

NEW exists to support Christian Educators in many settings! 

We offer several levels of membership perfectly suited to all educators. 

After you join NEW, you will be able to download a membership card that will meet your obligation to

join a professional organization. You'll then be able to access educator discounts from many vendors!

We will provide you with a link so you can start saving $$$ right away!

If your school or church initiates a membership, all of the educators are

included at no personal cost to them.  Just add their names and email addresses and they will become members of NEW! 

Or, you may send your list of educators and their contact information (including their emails) to mjdominick77@gmail.com!  

 "Why Join?" 

1. NEW offers all Christian educators a chance to pray for, collaborate and support one another. 

We have six areas of representation for our members:

    * Christian School Educators

    * Home Schooling Educators

    * Public School Educators

    * Preschool/Early Learning Educators

    * Higher Education Educators/Students

    * Global Educators - outside of USA & Canada


   2. We publish an excellent newsletter full of helpful articles for educators. 

All of our contacts will be able to access our current newsletter. 

Members can access all of our past newsletters.

For a list of past articles by area of representation, hover over our

Newsletter tab and look for the drop down menu.

3. We have a wide variety of Professional Development opportunities,

designed to equip members with the skills and resources they need! 

Virtual PD will be at no cost to members! 

For a look at our upcoming PD training,

click on the PD entry under the

Resources tab at the top of our Homepage. 

Members may also take advantage of

customized PD for a nominal cost,

or attend regional training events that

will be offered from time to time.


4. We will be looking for special projects NEW can do to help member schools in areas of need. 

This will include a grant application process, so be thinking about your own school and how NEW could help!


5. Individual Members or Schools can be nominated for special honors on our website and in our newsletters. 

Help us celebrate you and the important discipleship work that you do every day!


6. Members may access a Professional Lending Library.  See the dropdown under the Resources tab.


7. Other member benefits include

* a job posting page

* a professional coaching program for both teachers and leaders

* an opportunity to work with an experienced consultant for general advice and special projects


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Taking a Tour of a Great Resource 

By Beula Postlewait, Communications Representative

When was the last time you became excited about a new resource you could use to keep the interest of your students? Educators are always looking for good ideas to enhance their work. As a teacher, I get quite excited when I find new ways to present topics, capture the students’ attention, and keep their attention. Nazarene Educators Worldwide (NEW) provides resources on our website that can help educators.

Have you visited our Nazarene Educators Worldwide website lately? If not, you need to be ready for a big surprise! I encourage you to look at the different sections of our website. Go to www.naznew.com

HOME PAGE

“Welcome aboard the limo,” says our driver. “Buckle up your seat belt, and together we will visit the NEW website. We have eight roads we will travel today, so I hope you enjoy each one.”  

Just as we get up to speed, we notice the logo for Nazarene Educators Worldwide. Beneath it is a space for current announcements.

At the time of writing this article, there was an announcement about a ZOOM meeting for homeschoolers to collaborate on homeschool curriculum. “Another ZOOM meeting?” you say. Yes, at least for now, there are still ZOOMs. However, these ZOOM meetings are NOT work! They are for fun, prayer support, and encouragement. It is a great way to meet other educators in your area of teaching or administration. We have enjoyed several ZOOM meetings in which we prayed for each other and all our schools and educators. Public school teachers shared time in this way. Our preschool and childcare teachers enjoyed a session with each other. Homeschool teachers also were part of the fun. NEW plans more in the future. If you are interested, contact Marilyn Dominick at mjdominick77@gmail.com. It is a great way to meet other Nazarene educators and learn from each other.

Devotional

“I need something to help me forget an awful experience I had first thing this morning!” exclaims one passenger.

“OK, we have a devotional to uplift and encourage you. Let’s travel to the left and go south (down the left column),” said the driver. “There is a new devotional every month.”

After reading the devotional, the passenger said, “Yes, I needed to read that. God is a great Source of help for teaching each day! Thank you for stopping there!”

Current Newsletter

Let’s continue south and find a copy of the latest NEW newsletter. It has articles written by council members and guest writers. Each article has a brief description and a link to the complete article.

“You are welcome to come back to this spot later and leisurely read the articles,” the driver reminds us. ‘Let’s travel north to the top of the page again.

Click on the HOME tab and you will see three options. When you click on “Your thoughts,” you find a question to which you can respond. Traveling south (down) from there you see some topics to which you can respond.

“We have much to see, so we will let you come back to this part later. Let’s make a legal U-turn and travel north (up) to the top of the homepage again,” instructs our driver. “Look for HISTORY OF NEW. This is a brief review of how this organization was ANCS, NIEA, and is now NEW. We are turning back to the north again and finding HOME. Click on it and find ‘JOB POSTINGS’ Street. If you are looking for a job or looking for employees, this will be the place to stop. Contact Marilyn Dominick at mjdominick77@gmail.com. The information on this page will be handled discretely.”

NEW NEWSLETTERS

Our driver looks relaxed and happy with the traffic. “I am looking for a sign that says NEW NEWSLETTERS. Can you help me find it? Oh, there it is!” Return north to the homepage and click on that tab. You will see a list of archived monthly newsletters from the current month back to December 2012. When you click on the date, you will see a printed edition of the articles for that month.

Under this tab are three different ways to find archived newsletter articles. First is a list of articles by the month and year. The second is a list of articles by the area of representation (Public School and General Interest, Christian School, Homeschool, Preschool and Daycare Centers, Global Schools, College/University). The third list is by author and date. If you are interested in seeing the articles for January of 2020, you click on the first choice. If you are interested in articles about Christian Schools, you click on the second choice. If you are interested in articles written by a specific author, such as Marilyn Dominick, you click on the third choice.

RESOURCES and YOUR NEW COUNCIL REPS

Is there anything teachers love more than good, free resources and information? Click on the RESOURCES tab.

Our driver askes us, “Have you ever read a book or an article and wondered what the author looked like? Tall and handsome? Young and pretty? Happy or grumpy? A principal or a teacher? A dog-lover or a cat-lover? A preschool teacher or a college professor?”

Here is your chance to learn about the authors of your NEW articles! You can also learn about where they live and what and whom they teach. You might want to rest awhile here. There is a lot to learn about the council members. After reading a brief description on this page, you will find a link to a personal story written by each council member telling how God led him or her to become a teacher and/or to a specific position. Then you can see a list of all the articles written by each member of the current council and others in the same area of teaching.

“We have been going north (up) and south (down) many times,” said our limo driver. “I hope you are comfortable in this car. Feel free to enjoy a beverage while we explore these next three resources. Do all of you need professional development credits?” All the passengers nodded yes.

Under this tab, are three other dropdown items. The first link is for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunities. As you click on the link, it takes us quickly south (down the page), you will find three training topics that will be available free to all members. Contact Marilyn Dominick at mjdominick77@gmail.comfor more details on date and times of these training events. NEW plans many other topics as part of our membership package.

“Look! There is a beautiful library building! It sure is hard for a librarian to pass up a chance to go into a library,” said one of our passengers. Back to the north (top of the page), you can learn about a new resource, a Professional Reference Lending Library. We can stop here and find out how this lending library works.

The last dropdown tab is for a listing of newsletter articles by Area of Responsibility. The categories are: Public School and General Interest, Preschool/Early Childhood, Christian School, Homeschool, College/University, and Global. Yes, you have several different ways to find articles in your field of education.

Going North (back to the top) find the YOUR NEW COUNCIL REPS tab. Each of the council members are listed. As you click on each name, you will find a list of articles written by each council member. Note the month and year the article was written. Then go to the NEW NEWSLETTER tab, find that month and year for that article. Click on the link, and you will be taken to the edition of the newsletters that has the article.

CONTACT NEW and NEW IN ACTION

“You may be tempted to stay here a while, but we still have much to see!” says our driver. “Let’s find the tab for CONTACT NEW. You may want to send a message to one of the council members and thank him or her for an article or obtain additional information. They would love to hear from you.”

“I am taking you back to the top of the home page. Look for a sign that says NEW IN ACTION. OK, we found it.” Here is a summary of one of the ZOOM meetings—a prayer ZOOM in which we prayed for each other and all our Nazarene educators and schools.

Back in the car and on the road, we head north again to the top of the homepage. We see a highway sign for “NEW IN ACTION/Honoring Schools and Educators.” The ramp off  the highway leads to a building that has photos of council meetings and exhibit booths where NEW was presenting information and meeting educators.

At the front of the room is an area called HONORING SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS. When you click on this link, you will find lists of Teachers and Staff Honored by NEW and  Schools Honored by NEW. This list includes educators and schools in USA/Canada and other world regions.

Our organization likes to recognize schools and educators who have excelled in some way. It is good to brag when God has blessed the efforts of educators and schools. Check out the individuals and schools honored in our past newsletters. We are always looking for more individuals and schools to showcase. If you know someone who has been honored or if you have been honored, please let us know. We love to tell others what God has done through our Christian educators and schools. Contact Beula Postlewait at bpostlewait@kc.rr.com.

JOIN NEW

While on this journey, we decided we really like each other. We want to spend more time together. How could we do that?

The driver says, “Up ahead I see a sign that says JOIN NEW. (Click on this tab at the top of the home page.) Now you know that NEW has many things to offer educators: professional training, professional lending library, ZOOM meetings based on areas of responsibilities, prayer support, relationship building, encouragement and inspiration. NEW encourages membership in a variety of categories: student, retired educator, individual, and institutional (1-5 employees, 6-50, 51+) for schools, homeschool groups, daycare centers, and churches. There will be a focused membership drive in August, but you can join NEW anytime by completing the form on the website. Membership is yearly and can begin at any time. We appreciate all our current members and welcome others to join our group.

“I see a sign ahead for a Discount Store! Does anyone enjoy saving money? Whoa! I guess all of you enjoy that!” exclaimed the driver.

Click on the drop box for EDUCATORS DISCOUNTS GALORE. This is a listing of many companies that give discounts to educators. You can present your NEW membership card to these companies and receive a discount.

“It is difficult to get educators out of a discount store. You do love your bargains!” said the driver. “Now I’ll take you to a place where you can use some of that money you saved.”

DONATE

As you click on this link, the driver says, “Sometimes people find an organization or group they want to support with a monetary gift. NEW derives its operating funds primarily through memberships. If you have an occasion to honor a special person, a loved one, or friend, you could donate to NEW to honor or memorialize them.”  Contact Marilyn Dominick at mdominick77@gmail.com.

We started our tour by seeing the items in the east (left column). From the Donate tab, let’s go south (down) the  west (right) side of the homepage. “Do you see that radio station on this road? The station is asking us to stay tuned for some good events that are coming soon,” remarks our happy driver.

NEW wants you to be aware of some good events that are coming. Representatives from the NEW Council will be at the SDMI’s USA/Canada Annual Leadership Conference at the Ridgecrest Camp and Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina, from November 9-11, 2021. If you or anyone from your church is attending this event, stop by our exhibit and say hello.

The driver announces, “You can relax for a few minutes while I take you back to our starting point. I  hope you have enjoyed our time together. OK, we made good time and are back in the parking lot, so you can take off the seat belt. The tour is finished. We hope you will be encouraged to return many times to the website and take advantage of the information there. We appreciate your reading our newsletters and hope you have been inspired by some ideas you found. While on the site, you may have seen some information about our Facebook page. If you do Facebook, watch for us on that site.”

Now that you know about NEW, we hope we can learn more about you. Feel free to contact Marilyn Dominick or any of the council members. We really enjoy hearing from you and learning how we can help you through this pandemic and into the next school year. Our council will be praying for you.

Dear God, You know these are not just words on a piece of paper. They are heart-felt expressions of our desire to help educators who know and love You to find a source of encouragement and help for these troubled times. You are our one true Source of help and strength. During these summer months, may we find a few days to relax and renew our inner strength and prepare ourselves for the coming school year. Thank You for loving us with an immeasurable amount of love. Help us find time to be still, so we can hear Your voice saying, “I love you, and I will be with you.” Amen.

Beula Postlewait lives in Leawood, Kansas. She is a former public-school teacher and a retired employee of Children’s Ministries at the Global Ministries Center. She currently is the editor of the NEW newsletter. You may contact Beula at bpostlewait@kc.rr.com.


Don't forget to pray for each other! Remember, we have a great mission field in which to disciple our students, their families, and our colleagues and to model the example of Christ - likeness to those we influence.  

Second to parenting, educating is the most important career in the world!  


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