50th Anniversary Celebration at

Golden Bell


What an incredible 50th Anniversary Celebration at Family Camp over this last weekend at Golden Bell! We had around 475 in attendance on Saturday with a variety of games and activities for all ages, as well as the main course – the pig roast. Thanks to all who came and participated in this celebration, as well as a big THANKS to all those who helped in the festivities. Dr JK Warrick was our featured speaker and did an outstanding job once again. Music was provided by the Kingdom Rock Church and the Troxell Family singers from the Woodland Life Center.

We invite you to come next year to Family Camp for a great time -participating in all the activities as well as connecting with long time friends! Make this a Labor Day weekend tradition! 

ReVi Retreat #1 Year 3
September 24-25, 2017

We are pleased to kickoff our third year by flying in a keynote speaker who will motivate and inspire us on Sunday evening, and again at the 10:30 Monday morning session. Mark Bane has been a successful pastor for many years, provided leadership to the Joplin District, and is now serving in a much broader role in our denomination. He is a crowd pleaser, fun to hear, and plain spoken. You won’t have a problem staying awake for his presentation on Sunday evening! His love for Jesus and the lost is contagious. He is the perfect choice to get us started in year three as we form a greater understanding of becoming an effective great commission church. You will love him!

Our schedule will follow the pattern of last year, with registration beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, dinner at 5:45 p.m., and our evening session at 7:30 p.m. in the Walker Chapel. Monday will also be the same with breakfast and two morning sessions, lunch, and a final early afternoon session at 1:00 p.m. Departure is at 2:30 p.m.

-DS Dave Ralph 
In the middle of very busy lives and a noisy world, we as local church staff members find that there are times we just need to get away to listen to the voice of God. Jesus did this as we find in Mark 1:35 and other Scripture passages. Golden Bell is hosting a Spiritual Formation Retreat October 1-3. Cost is only $65.00 per person. 

Ministerial Class –

Becoming A Holy People


October 14 and October 27-28

A ministry study of the biblical doctrine of Christian Holiness from a uniquely Wesleyan-Holiness perspective. Attention will be given to the historical, theological, and experiential dimensions of God’s sanctifying grace. Pastor Gordon Smith will be teaching this class at Colorado Springs Eastborough.

Click here to register for this class.

We are holding a New Pastor Boot Camp at Golden Bell, November 2-4, 2017, for those who are new to our District. This is not just for those who are new pastors, but those who are new to our District. Even those who are veteran pastors will want to join us for this orientation to the Colorado District. This event is by invitation only, so look for an email invitation for those pastors who are eligible to attend. We will begin on Thursday night, November 2, at dinner, and conclude after breakfast on Saturday, November 4.
The Ministry Candidate Weekend, January 12-14, 2018, is for those ministers who are applying for their first district license. You must have held a local license for at least a year and have completed at least one-fourth of a validated course of study (including Nazarene History and Polity) to be eligible for a district license. Any history of divorce must have already been addressed, or will be addressed as a part of the Candidate Weekend process. The endorsement of your local church pastor will also be required in order to attend. If you have questions regarding eligibility, or wish to request an application packet, please contact Dr. Kevin Compton at