On Sunday, June 14, 2015, the District Assembly elected Pastor David Lutz

as the newest Superintendent of the East Ohio District Church of the Nazarene. 

Pastor Lutz comes to us from the Napoleon Church of the Nazarene in Napoleon, Ohio, where he served as senior pastor for 24 years.  A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, he is a 1986 graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and a 1991 graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1993, Pastor Lutz saw growth in membership and worship attendance at Napoleon for 22 of the 24 years he pastored there. 

Pastor Lutz is married to Janet, a 1987 MVNU graduate and his wife of 28 years. They have two children, Rachel and Brad.  Rachel is a graduate of the University of Findlay, where she is currently working to obtain her master’s degree in occupational therapy.  Brad recently enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he will be studying to become a cryptologic linguist and analyst.

Please join the District Advisory Council in welcoming Pastor Dave and Janet.  Pastor Dave will begin his new ministry as DS on July 27. We look ahead with great anticipation to the wonderful plans the Lord has for the EOD!



Cedar Lakes in Ripley, W.Va.
September 28 - October 1, 2015

Cost: $155 Double Motel Room
Dorm Room $110
Cost includes 8 meals and lodging.
The linens and blankets are provided.

Deposit: $25 before August 31st.
Bring remainder or full payment
with you.  Please register and have
all costs paid at Breakaway.

Bring items for the auction on Monday night! The auction will help pay for late night pizzas!  

  • Casual dress
  • Golfing, Hiking, Fishing, Tennis, Basketball
  • Disc Golf
  • Annual Goose Bowl Football Game
  • Free time for renewal, recreation & fellowship
  • Meetings each evening

Click Here for the Information and Registration sheet (doc)
Click Here for a Map and Directions (pdf)

Holiness Today  Magazine

Holiness Today is the primary Church of the Nazarene publication serving English-speaking Nazarenes around the world and all Christians seeking holiness material.  A 40-page bimonthly web and print magazine with articles geared to enhance holiness living by connecting Nazarenes with our heritage, vision, and mission through stories of God at work in the world.
Click here for Holiness Today








Dr. Roger Hahn's Thursday Evening Campmeeting Message

Download your own copy of Dr. Hahn's Sermon "All Out for God"

"...Corporate holiness or communal holiness that we talked about last night is the corporate, communal dimension of holiness within the church – within the body of Christ.  It is the holiness we seek as being part of God’s own people.  On the other hand, social holiness is the holiness we must live out in relationship to the world...
Click HERE for the entire sermon in Word document format

2015 Assembly Handbook

Click here for the 2015 Assembly Handbook Resource.  157 pages of vital information. (pdf)

2014 District Journal

The East Ohio District 2014 Journal is now available.  A copy is posted on the Nazarene Document Library or you may email Beth at the district office to have her forward the journal to you.

Did You Miss It? Want to Review It?

Links to past TEAM mtgs. and workshops

November 2014 TEAM Meeting - Dr. Stone
Several who attended the November TEAM meeting have asked for Dr. Stone's notes and the PowerPoint slides. Permission to obtain those was graciously given.  Go to:
www.bu.edu/cpt/fftOnce at the website, then just click "ABOUT" at the bottom of the page, then click on the "NEW! Click here for a quick snapshot..." link.  Click HERE for the PowerPoint.

February TEAM Meeting with Dr. Mowry
Here is the audio from the February 27, 2014 TEAM Meeting with Dr. Kathy Mowry - "Missional Outreach of Older Congregations in Transitional Neighborhoods."  Click here for the audio

Holiness Pastors' and Leaders Day
Bruxy Cavey PowerPoints and Audio

Many of you have asked for the recordings from the two sessions with Bruxy Cavey at our Holiness Pastors' and Leaders' Day. Click HERE for the link to the recordings and also his PowerPoint presentation.




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View the NEW Ministry Safe Policy Manual

Click on the Directory Cover to go to the NEW East Ohio District Directory of Churches


The Directory is a "flipbook" design.  Turn the pages left and right like a book!



Click here for the Ezine Weekly Archives Page!

Dr. Carla Sunberg's Blog, "Reflecting The Image"

"My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word!"
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Nazarene Essentials now available here!

Nazarene Essentials explains why the Church of the Nazarene exists as a worldwide Holiness and Great Commission movement in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.  For clergy and laity, Nazarene Essentials offers a way to better understand the church’s purpose of spreading scriptural holiness and its mission to make Christlike disciples in the nations.
As you read and study Nazarene Essentials, may you learn more about the Church of the Nazarene and its desire to obediently share the good news
of Jesus Christ.