Shepherding God’s People 2019

This class introduces students to the important task of pastoral care and counseling in the context of the local church. Caring for people is a central part of the role of those who enter the ranks of ordained ministry. Jesus’ words to Peter, “Take care of my sheep” (John 21:16), apply to all who are called to shepherd or pastor.

The class will help students understand and practice the ways of Christian “soul care” in a manner that is comprehensively faithful to the biblical faith and human existence. This “soul care” is not the exclusive responsibility of the ordained clergy, but includes the laity in the ministry of the whole church.
September 13 and 14/ September 27 and 28, 2019
Colorado District SDMI Women’s Retreat
September 13-15, 2019
This year’s speaker will be Rev. Kim Davis, Children’s Pastor and ordained minister at CS Trinity Nazarene Church. Nikki Nielsen, Worship Pastor at The Crossing Church in Westminster, will be leading us in worship. Come with us as we head to the mountains in order to seek God and connect with one another. We will be gathering from all over Colorado to worship and connect as women in Christ. Join us as we grow deeper in our love for God and for one another by learning together what it means when God calls us to the beauty of the here and now.

The price for women’s retreat is currently $169 per person. 2 nights/4 meals with a minimum of 3 to a room. No Friday night meal. Check-in starts at 3:00 on Friday. We will need to collect roommate and number of people per room or ask if they would like for us to assign them to a room.

The Crossing Church (3501 W. 104th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031) is hosting the Download Youth Ministry’s РNational Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training.

You all are welcome and invited to come and encouraged to bring anyone from your local churches that helps in your youth ministries regularly or occasionally. This would include parents, leaders, staff, etc. For those in Nazarene churches, cost is $10 per person. This is something of value! You do NOT want to miss it!

Doors will open at 8:30 am. There will be coffee, donuts, and maybe bagels. Check-in will be clearly marked in the foyer. Name Tags, register/pay ($10 for Colorado District people) with Church checks for payment for a team, can be made out to CCON. (Anyone outside of our district should register their whole team for $149 for the walk up price)

Questions: contact Jamie Johnson at

Cell: 620-805-1867

The Ministry Candidate Weekend is for those ministers 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 Becoming a Holy People and Nazarene History & 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