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Thank you to all who joined NEW during our August Membership Drive. Remember, it's not too late to join NEW and your membership is active for one full year, beginning whenever you join.
We hope many more of you will discover the many benefits of becoming a member of Nazarene Educators Worldwide! Help us continue to support Christian Educators around the world!
Will you help us by joining now?
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!
Students preparing for a career in education are always free!
Here are just some of the many benefits of NEW Membership:
Excellent Monthly Newsletter
Website with Valuable Resources Specific to Your Area of Education
Free Virtual Workshops
Professional Membership Card
Professional Lending Library
Job Posting Page
Opportunity to apply for special assistance for projects
Opportunity to receive honors for your school and/or colleagues
A Council of Educational Experts who are ready to help you!
Contact us at:
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.
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
NEW exists to encourage, equip and empower Nazarene educators in embracing relationships, learning, truth, and ministry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Nazarene Educators Worldwide?
We are a Nazarene support network providing fellowship, discipleship,
and resources for educators to strengthen educational ministries.
It's not too late to take our survey!
We would love to hear from you on any topic!
Devotional of the Month
by Wes Eby, Global Representative
Please enjoy our October 2021 Newsletter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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
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 email@example.com to register and/or tell us what you would like us to offer in the future.
Also coming soon:
USA/Canada’s SDMI’s Annual Leaders Conference
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.
Brand New Opportunities!
Is this what the Lord has planned for you???
Click on this link to find out how to apply to serve in a school for the children of missionaries!
Would you like to be a Newsletter author? Let us know by contacting Beula (see her contact info by clicking the Contact N.E.W tab.
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
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a great way to meet other Nazarene educators and learn from each other.
“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!”
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 email@example.com. The information on this page will be handled discretely.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.