Personal finances, work, comparison, current events, family dynamics, time management, and relationships are all essential parts of life. But they all have one special thing in common, they cause us to stress out! How do we find freedom from that kind us stress?! Let's find out.
The Immigrant, Fatherless, and Widow
If you were asked to define justice, what would you say? It's a simple concept in theory, but wondrously complex in practice. God calls His people to enact justice in the world on His behalf. Therefore, we have to take the time to discover what biblical justice really looks like.
WE ARE MADE 4 MORE
Never Stop Growing
We are made for more! This is the battle cry of the next decade of ministry at Canton Nazarene Church. Complacency and indifference are our enemies; we never want to stop growing. Dan has 5 fundamental principles to life-changing Christian growth.
The Gospel According to Mark
Through the summer, our goal is to read through the Gospel according to Mark as a community of faith. Each week, Pastor Dan helps us to explore a part of Jesus Ministry highlighted in each chapter. Join us as we journey the Gospel story together!
The Global Church
To celebrate Missions Sunday, we invite you to join in on a zoom call with our missionary friends Joshua and Shannon Herndon who are currently serving in the country of Romania sharing the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
Daniel set himself apart with excellence. How? Through these three messages, we will discover what set Daniel apart and the benefits we can experience by following his lead.
'Strive for Excellence' is the third component of the Kingdom Culture.
READY OR NOT
Facing the Fears of Change
2021 is a new year, but there's nothing new about change. Change is something we face each new sunrise, new semester, new week, and so on. Being afraid in the face of that change is normal, but that doesn't mean we have to give in to the fear.
WHO NEEDS CHRISTMAS
Who needs Christmas? We have a lot of things in our life that we need, whether we realize it or not. We all need something to do, someone to love, something to believe in, and something to hope for. It turns out that the Christmas story can help us explore these truths.
What's Behind the Mask?
While it might be fun to pretend to be someone we are not for a little while, that is never a healthy way to live. Thankfully God sees us through our masks, even when we try to put on a face that really is not ours. Our prayer in this series is that we learn the value of living a life with integrity.
Real Issues Now
No one could ever have anticipated what 2020 would be like. It has brought about issues that may have never become real problems in our lives otherwise. It's important that we, as a community of faith, talk about these things, and work together to grow through this time.
TURTLES ALWAYS WIN
Leading Through Change
The classic fable of the Tortoise and the Hare conveys a truth that seems so simple yet we struggle to find how we can apply it to our everyday lives. Slow and steady wins the race.
Shaped by Life
Who we are is determined by the relationships we pour into and the experiences we have, both good and bad. As Christians, we should never stop growing and becomeing more like Jesus.
HOLY WEEK 2021
Leading to Easter
This year, as we celebrate from home, our pastoral staff walks us through the final week of Jesus' ministry. The rollercoaster of emotions culminates in this sacred week.
FROM THIS DAY
When we enter into a relationship, we both place expectations on the other person as well as set expectations on ourselves. Be the person that you are looking for.
CHRISTMAS EVE 2019
Candle Light Service
Light. Such a simple reality to embrace, but such a complex idea to try and comprehend. Light is used as a powerful metaphor all through scriptures to reveal to us unique characteristics about God.
The Best Things in Life Take Time
Believing in a goal, in a promise or a dream only gets harder as time goes on. Investing in people and in relationships can seem like a pointless endeavor. We have hope in the God who says otherwise.
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND
Our Questions, God's Answers
Throughout this series, we will take a look at some of the questions that our church members have submitted and do our best to address the struggles that are happening in everyday lives. Let's talk about what's on your mind.
The Testimony of Dr. Ajay Seth
An inspirational story of hope and miracles as a small town orthopedic surgeon forever changes one woman’s life after performing a first-ever procedure that resulted in what others have recognized as the world’s most advanced amputee
The Words of Jesus
As the Church celebrates the season of Lent, we look ahead to the climax of Jesus' life on the cross. Until then, we will explore the wise, powerful words of Jesus throughout His ministry. As a community of faith, let's take a closer look at the red letters.
THE HUMAN CONDITION
Experiencing Real Life Change
In the new year, we are setting our focus on being effective. Our prayer for each of you is that you experience real and effective life change. In this series, Dan helps us to break down and really grapple with God's plan for humanity and His plan for your life.
Life's Tricky Questions
Life is full of tricky questions. Thank goodness, we have Google in our pockets. However, throughout this series, we will take a look at some of the questions that most Christians ask and do our best to address the struggles that are happening in everyday lives.
THE BIGGER TABLE
Much of Jesus' ministry took place in people's homes and around their tables. The homes of politicians, religious leaders, foreigners, sinners, outcasts, friends, and critics. Jesus wasn't afraid to engage with anyone. His table was the bigger table.
Hurt is something that we have all experienced. Whether it is from our family, a friendship, or even a church community. When we open ourselves up to these kinds of relationships, we open the door to the possibility of hurt. So how do we navigate it?
Love People. Loving people is one of the hardest things we are called to do. It is also one of the most rewarding things we will do in life.
By loving people, we represent God's character to them. This is the second component of the Kingdom Culture.
Give it Away
Our God is a God of blessings. He fills our lives with an abundance. Whether it's money, time, skills, friends, we all live with abundance in some form. The question is, how should a Christian live with abundance.
God's Way and the World's Way
Jesus became the ultimate bridge builder when he gave his life on the cross and rose to give us that life. He made a way for us to get to God. Now it's our turn. We must be the bridge between the ways of the world and the ways of God. Between the chaos and the hope.
Make a Difference
One of our core values as a local church is to make a difference. Our members do so much to really impact the lives of people in our city, and at the heart of it all is an outward focus.
Politics & Religion
The classic saying is that these two subjects are never safe to bring up. However, we are confident that there's a need in our situation to take the time to lay this issue out.
It's easy to identify sin in our lives - anything that we do, think, or say that goes against the nature of God. But battling temptation, well, that's a little harder. How can we avoid situations that stir up temptation? How can we make the right choices at that crossroads?
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND
Our Questions, God's Answers
Our lives are full of hard questions. Whether the answers elude us, or they are just too hard to face, the wisdom found in the Bible can offer incredible help to us. This three-week series explores three questions that rest on the hearts of so many people in our state and our country today.
You Can't Limit Our God
Imagine how different our lives would look if we didn't limit our expectations of God. Imagine if we didn't limit ourselves as we live our lives through the power of God's Spirit. Just imagine.
Discovering who you are is one of the most fulfilling things a person can experience in this world. Sometimes, though we have masks that don't allow us to examine our true selves. Freedom is found in one place alone.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Leading up to Christmas, we will explore ways in which you can make a difference in the lives of others. A wonderful life is not something you grab, it's something you give.
The Evangelical Life
The circle of influence that God has put before us is our opportunity to demonstrate the abundant life of Jesus and begin genuine conversations about our faith. Let's put aside the scripts and the strategies and explore the evangelical life.
A Time to Rebuild
There is something we all have in common: the need to rebuild. It may be a relationship, a marriage, our integrity, our health, or self-confidence. The good news is it’s never too late for a new beginning.
THE STORY OF GRACE
From the Garden to the Grave
Through this season leading up to Easter, we are not merely focusing on the life and ministry of Jesus, but also on God's unmerited favor that permeated the lives of so many who came before him.
Lessons from the Butcher Shop
When it comes to relationships, the world is not looking to the Church or to Christians. They are looking to Dr. Phil, the Kardashians, and the housewives of Atlanta. Why? Well, maybe because leaders in the Church have not done a great job of laying out a Biblical foundation for relationships.
GOD WITH US
Christmas at Canton Nazarene
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us as we read, study, and celebrate the Christmas story through the lens of the Gospel writer Luke. Each week begins with an Advent Candle lighting, Scripture reading, and prayer from a family in our community of faith.
Following God's Will
Your conscience, that gut feeling, the moving of the Holy Spirit, God's call...these are all things that we experience and can spot when it happens, but talking about it is something trickier. In this 3-part series, Dan helps us to better understand the process of hearing God.
Mental and Emotional Health
Some say we are all in the same boat… but the truth is that we are not. We are, however, in the same storm.
Some have gone through this COVID season in a yacht, while others are hanging on to a piece of driftwood.
John chapter 15 is an entire chapter of the Bible that is centered on one parable. One powerful idea that, if we take the time to understand it, can change our lives. It's the secret to choosing true Joy.
Love God. Jesus called this the greatest commandment. But what does loving God truly entail?
'Love God' is the first of a four-part series about the culture that we should cultivate as the Kingdom of God.
The Way, Truth, and Life
Culture is key! Every organization has a culture, whether it is intentionally crafted or subconscious. As a body of believers that desires to be effective as we follow God, we want to model the kingdom culture.
Made to Worship
A relationship with God means many things. One of the most amazing steps in that journey is our redemption. God has made us with a special purpose, and His desire is to redeem us back to that calling.
As a multigenerational church, we are made up of a variety of communication styles, cultural influences, and so much more. If we want to grow as a unified community, then we must take the time to learn about generations other then our own and find ways to show respect and love for them.
According to Jesus Christ
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest message of all time. The problem, however, is that the church and its critics have taken away from and added to that message of Jesus since its beginning. In this 4-part series, we strip away the mistruths to discover the life-giving truth.
Living in Light of The King's Return
It's a subject that has captivated the imagination of so many people over the centuries. The comeback of Jesus is far more that a theory about some distant event. It is our motivation to live as the Kingdom of God here on earth.
We have followed the events of Jesus's ministry and they have all led to this point. The death of Jesus would have been nothing more than the death of every man who came before him if it weren't for this fact: Jesus defeated death itself!
THE FUTURE CHURCH
Mission vs Model
In this breif message, discover how our church's mission is the mission of Jesus And our model is the future of the Global Church. We exist to help people know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.
New Years Eve
As we close out this decade, Pastor Jimmy delivers a powerful stand-alone message on Biblical sanctification. Simply put, how you see God changes how you live.
THE NEXT DECADE
Our Future Focus
What will ministry look like for Canton Nazarene in the next decade? What is God calling us to? On this special day, Pastor Dan unpacks some exciting potential goals as we seek God in unity for greater Kingdom impact.
MADE 4 MORE
Through this series, Pastor Dan will lead us are we discover the answer to the question people have always asked, “Why am I here?” God wants us to know and has a way for us to know.
May 26, 2019
In this meeting, Pastor Dan discusses some of our plans for the upcoming year including staffing changes and introducing us to the team and the timeline for our Made 4 More campaign.
STAYING IN LOVE
Finding someone is easier than ever, but staying together seems to get more difficult every day. So is it possible for two people to fall in love and actually stay there?