IMPORTANT: PLEASE SIGN-UP FOR THE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, DISTRICT CHRISTMAS MEAL AND CONCERT HAPPENING 4:30pm at Ephrata Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. OFFICIAL DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 7. HONESTLY, KIM AND I REALLY DO WANT EVERY PASTOR AND SPOUSE WHO IS ABLE TO ATTEND, TO BE PRESENT. WHY? PRESENCE MATTERS MOST! WE LOVE YOU! WE WANT TO CELEBRATE THIS SEASON OF HOPE AND LIGHT WITH OUR PEOPLE! 🙂
“Four Winds Forecast” — December 3, 2018
When I said “yes” to the new call God placed upon my life for His glory — to be district superintendent of the Philadelphia District Church of the Nazarene — I knew immediately I would purposefully spend many days on the road. Getting to the front lines of where the local church gathers to encourage and to serve is the only way I know how to be a DS and maintain integrity. It’s a daunting undertaking but also quite sacred.

So, for six months, Kim, Lucy, and I, have wholeheartedly embraced the highways and back roads of eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey and we have absolutely zero regrets. What a ride it has been — to form relationships with pastors and leaders and local church families. We continue to be humbled by this sacred season of seeking out “our people” — The Nazarenes.

About two weeks ago we winterized our Four Winds RV and finally felt permission to exhale. Yes, we were and are a little road-weary now. And a few days ago I came down with a cough and a cold and chest congestion set-in. So, after the weekend past, Kim, Lucy, and I, have now taken a few days off the road to recover. It’s just what The Great Physician ordered.
Amazingly, the Season of Christmas is beautifully upon us, and if Advent calls for anything, it calls for us as Jesus-believers to pull back the throttle of our lives and to seek the face of our Lord in a fresh way, to intentionally wait on His new-morning mercies, and to simply rest in His promised presence. So, that’s what we are doing. We look forward to being on the road again, but for now we are taking a God-ordered timeout. Pray for us.
I pray your life slows down a little, too. May the One Who is Our Peace, be yours. And, let’s not miss Christmas this year.
Some dates to remember:
Dec. 16, Sunday, 4:30pm, District Leadership Christmas Dinner and Concert at Ephrata Grace Point.
Please, Pastors, Spouses, Staff Pastors/Spouses, Retirees, etc. do sign up and show up. Kim and I are anticipating celebrating with you. Signup online philanaz.org or mail registration by December 7, please. Only $15 per person. Please come.
January 7, Monday, 9am – 1pm, next session of PCDC, Fairview Village.
January 15-17, Four Winds District Prayer Retreat at Black Rock Retreat Center. Signup soon. Pastor Jonathan Merki leading.
May 2-4, District Assembly, Lansdale Immanuel
June 30-July 6, Philadelphia Family Campmeeting, Erma Camp, Cape May.
Sept 6-8, District Pastors & Spouses Retreat, Dr. David Busic. Location TBD
Presence Matters Most!
That is… Presence. Unity. Souls. Love. 

Complete PCDC Schedule (Pastors Career Development Center). All sessions are Monday meetings 9am-1pm at Fairview Village. It’s going to be great!
* Oct. 8, 2018
* Nov. 5, 2018
* Jan. 7, 2019
* Feb. 4, 2019
* Mar. 11, 2019
* Apr. 1, 2019
* June 3, 2019
(Lifelong Learning Credits available)

My Prayer: “Lord, as our inheritance give us the lost!” – P.K. and “My People”

Presence Matters Most!
That is… Presence. Unity. Souls. Love.

Pastor Kerry Willis
District Superintendent
Philadelphia District
Church of the Nazarene

Please Connect to my heart and life and vision as you desire.

Available Connections:
Call or Text 540-607-0077
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“Thus says the Lord God; ‘Come from the FOUR WINDS, O breath, and breathe on these corpses that they may live!'” Ezekiel 37:9b NET