District eNEWS   February 11, 2019
Bed & Breakfast R & R Retreat  
(Open to Clergy & Lay Persons)

(This is an on your own retreat - no meetings are planned!)

Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD
Check in Friday, March 1 after 3:00PM
Check out Sunday, March 3 before 11:00AM

2 nights accommodations in an ocean view room
La Carte Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings (7:00 am to 10:00 am)
All taxes and gratuities included
   $250.00 per couple
   $216.00 per single
You must register and make payment through the district web site at www.manaz.org or use this link: click here

Deadline is February 24

For more information contact Terry Sowden at tsowden@juno.com or 443-557-0450

On Sunday, February 17, 2019 Dr. David Bowser, district superintendent will officially organize the Gambrills-Crofton Puente de Vida (Life Bridge) Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Juan & Anny Mendez are the pastors of this new church.

You and your congregation are invited to attend this service of organization beginning at 5:00PM. The church is located at 1370 Defense Highway, Gambrills, Maryland.

You are invited to join

Crossroads Church of the Nazarene

Marriage Ministry



9AM - 3PM

Doors Open/Check-In 9am - 9:30am

Crossroads Church of the Nazarene

2750 Rogers Ave.

Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Registration is $35.00/couple - PASTORS & SPOUSES ARE FREE!
Cost includes FREE Childcare & lunch for participants.

Registration is required at: www.crossroadsnaz.org/marriageministry

Check - “Pay at the Door,”

Type - MAD Pastor & Spouse in the “Comments.”

Questions or further information? – Email Nanette Jefferies

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Ephesians 3:20 MSG

February 22-24, 2019

Rhodes Grove Conference Center + 7693 Brown’s Mill Road + Chambersburg, PA

Registration Deadline: February 12

Registration & Information
(Click on the links below)

Retreat Registration Form Link (English)
Complete the form you download (above) and mail it with payment to
Darlene Sowden
Mid Atlantic District Missional Resource Center, 108 Central Ave, Glen Burnie, MD


301 Strengths Based Leadership Training
Date: February 15-16, 2019
Instructor: Dr. David W. Bowser
Location: Mid-Atlantic District Missional Resource Center, 108 Central Ave, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Strengths Based Leadership 301 is a two-day course designed to help team leaders further understand the role of strengths in their personal leadership style, become a transformation leader, and explore how to more effectively manage their team.


101 Strengths Advocate Training

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Instructor: Kent Vandervort
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $60.00
Location: Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, 350 Chestnut St., York, PA 17404

To Register, Follow this Link:


Mastering Emotional Intelligence

TalentSmart’s Mastering Emotional Intelligence® Level 1 will take you far beyond knowing what EQ is and how you score on your first EQ test. You’ll discover the 66 strategies you can use right away to take your EQ to new heights. Begin your EQ journey toward handling yourself in times of stress and dealing with others skillfully. Reap all the rewards that being emotionally intelligent will bring you.

Register today, space is limited to the 1st 20 people.

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Instructor: Kenneth Balch
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $175.00
Location: The Local Gathering, 611 Shippensburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257

To Register, Follow this Link:



Where:  Fawn Grove Compassion Center

When:  June 24-28, 2019

Project:  Working in the Fawn Grove Compassion Center.

Cost:  $300 --- this is based on providing your own travel to Fawn Grove.  We will be staying at the church. --- This also includes a trip to see “Jesus” at Sight and Sound theater and meal out at Good and Plenty restaurant in Lancaster. 

Suggested payment schedule:  $50 deposit due with application --- $50 monthly for 5 more months. All monies must to be paid in full by June 1, 2019.


M19 Mid-Quadrennial Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for next year’s Mission 2019 (M19) conference! The theme for M19 is “Unleash the Gospel,” and the event will draw thousands of participants from across the Church of the Nazarene’s USA/Canada Region. This is our largest leadership conference outside of General Assembly, and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunities for worship, workshops, networking, and strengthening your ministries.

More information and registration, click here...


February 11-13 - M19 Conference in Kansas City, MO.  See information on this page

February 13 - Deadline for all Pastor's Reports

February 15-16 - 301 Strengths Based Leadership Training.  Click Here

February 16 - Children's Bible Quiz

February 22-24 - Pastors' Wives' & Women in Ministry Retreat (see information on this page)
Click Here for the Online Prayer List
Williamson Bible Institute
Class Schedules:  Click Here