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Our upcoming zooms are scheduled as follows:

Public School Educators:  September 25th at 6 p.m. EST - For the link, please RSVP to mjdominick77@gmail.com or ramseyfamily2771@gmail.com

Home School Educators:  2nd Friday of each month beginning on October 13, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time - For the link, please RSVP to revjan2008@gmail.com or lsccpastorlindsay@gmail.com 

College/University & Higher Ed Educators:  October 2nd at 6:00 p.m. EST - For the link, please RSVP to MLTaylor@stlcc.edu or LDJLHoward@gmail.com

We sincerely hope you can attend for a time of idea sharing, prayer for each other and supporting Christian Educators around the world.  

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Nazarene Educators Worldwide:  We Really Do Need Each Other

Our Executive Council is looking to build out our organization to form Resource Teams of Christian educators across all of our areas of representation.  We need at least five willing people in each representation area to pray for and plan for support for educators in Christian Schools, Early Education, Homeschools, Higher Education, Public Schools and Global Schools.  If you'd be willing to devote some time to help us further our mission of coming alongside of our Christian educators in meaningful ways, please contact us at mjdominick77@gmail.com!    

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Thank you to all who attended our Collaborative Session

at General Assembly in Indianapolis!!!!

Here's an article by Dr. Mark Taylor, summarizing the reaction of our Nazarene Educators who visited with us at General Assembly:


We Never Knew That Nazarene Educators’ Worldwide Existed


Nazarene Educators’ Worldwide (NEW) was visible and active at General Assembly. We got going on

Friday with the opening of the exhibit area with NEW located in Exhibit Hall E.


The mission or purpose of NEW is to provide a network of fellowship and professional enrichment to

educators associated with the Church of the Nazarene globally. We welcome Nazarene educators from

Christian school, public school, home school, early childhood/preschool, college/university, college

students majoring in education, and retired educators.


We had a great time at the exhibit area for NEW. We connected with hundreds of Nazarene educators

including teachers, administrator, professors, and students from all over the world. We also were able to

visit with pastors, church members, and board members that have schools, or educators that would

benefit from involvement with NEW. And, we were able to provide some guidance and resources for

some that were interested in starting a Christian school. It should be noted that while we were able to

provide helpful information and signed up many to be a part of our mailing list, our chocolate candy

dish was extremely popular!


On Friday afternoon we hosted a workshop/gathering of any members of NEW, or anyone interested in

learning more about us. We had a great turnout. We had a presentation of the history and focus of

NEW. We were able to connect and get to know each other with a couple of fun icebreakers.


We then

had breakout groups of our various represented groups (i.e. public school, Christian school, etc.) led by

council members to discuss needs and share ideas. We wrapped up the fun, informative hour and a half

with a couple of door prizes and prayer.


A comment we heard numerous times was, “we never knew that Nazarene Educators’ Worldwide

existed”, even though we have been around since 1984. As a result of our representation at General

Assembly we hope that the statement, “we never knew that Nazarene Educators’ Worldwide existed”

will rarely be said.


If you are interested in learning more about NEW or getting involved with NEW please email our

president, Marilyn Dominick at mjdominick77@gmail.com


        










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We are in it together!


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Not a member yet? Click on  the Join New tab above!

If you have difficulty accessing the membership process, email Marilyn J. Dominick, Chairperson at mjdominick77@gmail.com




Devotional

Applying Knowledge to Life’s “Classroom”

“Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge” (Proverbs 23:12, NIV).

As a teacher on the Navajo Reservation with students whose mother tongue was not English, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). I felt an advanced degree in this discipline was necessary for my job—a trainer of teachers in second language learning. To be effective in my assignment, an advanced degree was essential. I needed as much knowledge and training as possible

     I devoted several summers to achieve my goal at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. The mountain setting attracted me for its beauty, cool summers, and proximity to home.

     After taking several courses in English grammar and various phases of linguistics, I signed up for a methodology class. By this time, I had had several years of on-the-job experience, and this particular class helped me combine my experience with the other courses. The class sessions were useful; the professor, thorough; discussions, intriguing; assignments, valuable.

     At the end of the five-week session, the prof told us to bring a “blue book” to class for the final exam. Arriving in class, he gave us one question—yes, only one: “What are you going to do on Monday morning?” In other words, now that you have the knowledge acquired in this class, how will you apply this information in your classroom. A surprise exam? Definitely. A fair test? Absolutely!

     I wrote and wrote and wrote. My fingers became numb. Filling every page of that blue book, I turned it in to the prof at the last minute.

     Later, when the professor returned the blue book to me, he had written A+ on the first page with a generous comment about my responses. (Please forgive the boasting.) While shocked at the grade—the first ever A+ for an essay exam in all my education—I felt gratified at being able to demonstrate—well, at least to that prof—that I could apply knowledge to a classroom setting.

     In our journeys with the Lord, He is watching to see if we can apply what He is teaching us to our daily walk—in the “classroom” of life. If we are serious about our relationship with God, we know we must grow—growth that comes through disciplined study of His Word and internalizing it. And I believe our loving Father is eager to stamp A+ on our hearts, giving His generous affirmation of our purposed intent to be His disciple.

Father, forgive me for the times I so carelessly treated Your Holy Word. Help me to study it daily and apply this knowledge—Your truth, Your teachings—to my heart and life.

Wes Eby



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 most Recent Newsletter!

July/August 2023

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

The New NEW
Becky Ramsey, Christian and Public School Representative

The Nazarene Educators Worldwide (NEW) Council members recently returned from the General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they asked attendees how they could better serve and support other educators in the Church of the Nazarene who have answered the call to teach. NEW wants to serve teachers in all areas of education around the world. Read more

 

"We never knew that Nazarene Educators Worldwide existed"
Dr. Mark Taylor, College/University and Christian School Representative

Nazarene Educators Worldwide (NEW) was visible and active in numerous ways at General Assembly 2023. This General Assembly provided the NEW Council the opportunity to clarify the mission and purpose of this specialized ministry for educators. Read more

 

Be the Salt and Light
Jan Wilton, Homeschool Representative

Jesus spoke about salt and light in the Sermon on the Mount, illustrating how they make a difference in our personal world and our world of relationships. 
Read more

 

The Importance of Teaching Leadership Skills
Nancy Shonamon, Christian School Representative

Leadership skills are essential for every student to build, regardless of the future career path he or she takes. In Christian education, building leadership skills is particularly important, because we expect Christian leaders to exhibit specific qualities such as servant leadership, integrity, and compassion for others.
Read more

 

Bible Verses to Inspire You in the New School Year
Mark Taylor, College/University and Christian School Representative

It is a great idea to find a key Bible verse to be your theme and support for the new school year. Have you taken the time to decide on a verse to use for the 2023-2024 school year? Read more

 

Happy Teacher or Grumpy Teacher
Beula Postlewait, Communications Representative

What kind of situations will you face as you begin the 2023-2024 school year? Are you happy, excited, anxious, or worried? Will there be many changes since last year? Will you face new administrators, students, position, school, expectations? Read more

 

Pray, Plan, and Communicate! 
Marilyn J. Dominick, NEW Council Chairperson

NEW is excited to share we are launching a new initiative entitled “Pray, Plan, and Communicate!”  Here are some of the ideas contained in this proposal for a fresh start for our ministry to you. Read more

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Interested in starting a Christian School and/or Preschool???  Here are two excellent resources to guide you through this process!

Starting a Christian School Ministry


  Starting a Preschool or Child Care Ministry



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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

The First Days of School - Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong


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.


Brand New Opportunities!

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Click on this link to find out how to apply to serve in a school for the children of missionaries!

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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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