Richard Houseal

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Impact of Pandemic on Nazarene Churches and Pastors 2020

Richard Houseal

The following report examines the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on local Nazarene churches and pastors across the globe. The pandemic has led to numerous cancellations, postponements, or changes in venues (i.e. from in-person to online) of denominational events and meetings, including the 2021 General Assembly, 2020 and 2021 General Board, district assemblies, and local church worship services. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some churches and pastors are adapting well to ministry opportunities during the pandemic, while others are struggling to survive.

English
Type: 
White Paper

Nazarene Clergy Women: A Statistical Analysis from 1908 to 2003

Richard Houseal
The theme of this year’s ANSR conference—Women in Ministry: What We Say, What
We Do—implies that there may be a difference between our saying and doing. What we
say can be found in the doctrinal statements of our Manual, the pages of Holiness Today,
and in NTS classes. Manual paragraph 904.6, Women in Ministry, clearly states, “The
Church of the Nazarene supports the right of women to use their God-given spiritual gifts
within the church, affirms the historic right of women to be elected and appointed to
English
Type: 
Essay

The Corps of Pastors in the USA/Canada Region, Church of the Nazarene, 2017

Kenneth Crow
Richard Houseal

This study of the corps of pastors continues a series of studies of the corps of pastors in the Church of the Nazarene. The series began in 1988 when the Church Growth Research Center, responding to a request from the Board of General Superintendents, conducted an analysis of the corps of pastors of the Church of the Nazarene in the United States and Canada. Since then a similar study has been conducted approximately every ten years. The primary source of data for the series has been the ministerial records maintained by the General Secretary of the Church of the Nazarene.

English
Type: 
White Paper