Membership in Nazarene Educators Worldwide
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Online registration is currently not available. We hope to have this resolved very soon.
Nazarene Educators Worldwide is comprised of individuals and schools associated with the Church of the Nazarene who recognize the need for a support network to provide fellowship and resources to strengthen their educational ministries.
Members are active or retired:
Nazarene Educators Worldwide Member Benefits
Discounts on annual conventions and workshops
Access to Members Only sections of the NEW website (blogs and discussion board)
Helpful resources and articles
The NEW, a monthly electronic publication providing resources for more effective ministry
Directory of Nazarene Christian schools and public and home school teachers
Job search and placement resource for teachers, directors, and administrators
Current legislative updates affecting child care and week day school ministries
Ideas for public school teachers to legally and appropriately include Judeo-Christian thought and values in the classroom
There are four types of membership:
FREE for full-time students preparing for a career in education or full-time Christian ministry. This includes all benefits except voting privileges.
$35.00 per year per person is for teachers, child care workers, homeschool parents and teachers, administrators, or pastors. This includes all benefits and voting privileges.
$30.00 per year per person is for retired teachers, child care workers, homeschool teachers or parents, administrators, or pastors. This includes all benefits and voting privileges.
$100-$200.00 per year per institution is for schools, preschools and early childhood learning centers, homeschool co-ops, universities/colleges, and other Nazarene institutions. The fee is based on the number of employees per institution. This includes all benefits and voting privileges for four people. 1-5 employees: $100 6-50 employees: $150 51+ employees: $200
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"For Such A Time As This"
By Beula Postlewait
I have enjoyed watching a series on the public television station about Queen Victoria. She becomes a queen at an early age. The series shows the ups and downs in her life as she assumes a role that requires much wisdom and skill.
In the early years of her reign, she trusted in the wisdom of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne. Later, she was influenced by the new prime minister, Sir Robert Peel. And, of course, when she married Albert, he became an adviser and confidante.
The Bible tells of a beautiful young queen who lived a very different life. She lived in Susa, the capital city of the country of Persia. King Xerxes chose this beautiful Jewish girl to be his queen. Of course, at the time of her becoming the queen, the king and his advisers did not know that Esther was a Jew. Mordecai, her Jewish cousin, advised Esther and kept a close watch on what she did.
After Haman, a nobleman, was elevated in status by the king, his status went to his head. Everyone had to bow to Haman, by the order of the king. Mordecai refused to bow down to Haman. His refusal angered Haman. Haman decided that he wanted not only Mordecai to be killed, but all the Jews. Haman convinced Xerxes to issue an edict to “destroy, kill, and annihilate” all the Jews.
Esther sent word to Mordecai to find out what was happening. When Esther hesitated to approach the king to try to save the Jews, Mordecai had some strong words for her: “’Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?’” (Esther 4:13-14, NIV).
There certainly was turmoil in Persia, and anxiety in the hearts of the Jewish people. However, for many years, God had been working on a solution. He worked through Esther to position her in the palace of Xerxes. He used Esther to soften Xerxes’ heart toward the Jews (after Esther revealed Haman’s lies). God had a person in place who could save His people. Esther was scared. She knew she could lose her life. She showed courage and did what was right.
“For such a time as this”—wow! What can we say about the world conditions today? It can be quite scary! Who has God positioned to be in place to take care of the problems today? Is it you? Is it me? Is it someone you know?
Would you be willing to let God position you to be in the right place at the right time to allow His will to be done? He may not position you to save a whole nation of people. He may place you where you could save one person or one family. Are you willing to risk whatever it takes to fulfill God’s plan? Are you willing to swallow your fear and trust God to do whatever He asks?
Heavenly Father, we cannot see into the future, but You can. Help us increase our trust in You and be ready to let you position us to be in the right place at the right time to carry out Your will. Amen.
Beula Postlewait lives in Leawood, Kansas. She is the Communications Representative on the NEW
Council. You may contact Beula at firstname.lastname@example.org.