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My name is James Nored. I have been married to my lovely wife, Becki, for seventeen years, and I have three lovely daughters-Gina (11), Emily (8), and our newborn, Kaylee. I have a passion for mission, preaching, outreach, connecting to postmodern culture, Spiritual gifts, and ministering to people--as well as Dallas-based sports teams! 

I am the minister at the Fairfax Church of Christ in Fairfax, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C. I completed my Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Theologial Seminary in Pasadena, CA. I have studied there with incredible missional leaders.

I like starting new ministries, such as this website, which is designed to bring together people across the world who have a passion for mission. I give Missional Church and Spiritual gifts seminars around the country, and I enjoy writing and developing missional resources. Some of my sites include: www.storyofredemption.com and www.YourSpiritualGifts.com.

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Grapevine Church of Christ

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James Nored commented on Valentina Moza's blog post EXPOSING AND DESTROYING WITCHCRAFT!
"Hi Valentina. I have not had a chance to read your posts yet, but the topics and titles sound good and timely. Thank you for the warning about witchcraft and the occult. All Christians should stay away from these evils. Blessings to you and your…"
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7 Ways to Make VBS More Evangelistic and Reach People for Christ!

Vacation Bible School was once billed as an outreach event. And indeed it was at one time. Unfortunately, today it is often merely an event for our own children. So, how do we make VBS more evangelistic.Pray for this event, that God will send seekers the church's way. Evangelism does not…See More
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Jayaraj.E commented on James Nored's blog post My Powerful God Encounter and "Blessing" Today with Karyn, a FedExOffice Worker
"Thank you Brother! I am always being inspired by your outreach tips and advises. Thank you once again for this great website through which i am learning more things to use in my Ministry ."
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James Nored commented on James Nored's blog post My Powerful God Encounter and "Blessing" Today with Karyn, a FedExOffice Worker
"Jayaraj, it is always good to hear from you, my friend. I am glad that you have found this story helpful for your evangelism and ministry training. Please give my blessings to your fellow evangelists!"
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7 Ways to Make VBS More Evangelistic and Reach People for Christ!

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Vacation Bible School was once billed as an outreach event. And indeed it was at one time. Unfortunately, today it is often merely an event for our own children. So, how do we make VBS more evangelistic.

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At 7:52am on July 10, 2014, Wes Force said…

Thanks! My wife and I are both teachers in our public school system, so we believe this - in and of itself - is missional. I've also participated in three mission trips to Dzerzhinsk, Ukraine. This experience has had quite an impact on my perspective of missional outreach, and the role it plays in sharing Jesus with others. As an insightful friend once said - "If we meet their physical needs first, the spiritual needs will take care of themselves."

At 12:31am on August 13, 2013, Jayaraj.E said…

Hi Brother, can you post the video of your last Sunday sermon -" love your God , love people and change the world" ? if possible ?

 yes it is a responsibility of every Christian to love God and love people to change the world by taking the Gospel to perishing souls .

Thank you for your love, your tools and for Bibles for India work .

At 11:48pm on August 4, 2013, Jayaraj.E said…

HI Brother, I am sorry for not checking all of new members and did spend most of my free time for Translation work for some months .

I am very happy and being blessed working as one of welcome group of MON . Glad for new members and will be in touch with all of new members .. thank you

At 11:45am on August 3, 2013, Devanand Medapaty said…

Thank you Brother for your kind request. I am very glad to have you my friend and brother in Christ. I am inviting you to view my profile and website

http://devanandmedapaty.wix.com/icoc 

At 12:17am on May 24, 2013, Ben Skutt said…
My age group is looking for deep spiritual fulfillment. Often what we get is surface and disingenuous and I think we get that because the church thinks we are surface and disingenuous. But we aren't. You mentioned Apple in you article about how the church is missing the mark in communicating with my generation, but I felt after reading the article that you may have missed the reason Apple resonates with many of us. Take a listen to this, it sums up how I feel pretty well: http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html
I've given it a lot of thought and this is just one piece, but it's a good place to start.
At 11:05pm on May 23, 2013, Ben Skutt said…
I'd like to be and have been trying a place to fit in with some difficulty, partially my own partially external. My demographic doesn't feel like a focus with the Church; It's like they don't know what to do with us.
At 10:51pm on May 23, 2013, Ben Skutt said…
Yes! I very much like what I do.

I found the site from an article about why young people are leaving the church. I had a response prepared but didn't feel up to it a few days later, because my response would have been strongly contrarian and wasn't sure it would have been constructive.
At 10:41pm on May 23, 2013, Ben Skutt said…
2d/3d artist at pixo entertainment, yes sir that's me.
At 10:43pm on April 26, 2013, Gurram.Babu said…

Dear Brother,

We wish you the very glade to meet you dear James Nored, we need your support still we are suffering from financial problems,
It is our sincere and humble request to extend your prayer and more help in any form. Our present activities are: 
1. Church Planting
2. Bible School
3. Evangelistic, & Preachers Meetings 
4. Children Home 
5. Children Evangelism 
6. Relief and Rehabilitation
These are our Major activities. 
Dear James Nored, I mention these things because we want you to know about us and the work here. We hope you Dear James Nored  are so very kind and generous to help the Lord’s people in India. We believe that your love and kindness can provide us many good things for spreading the gospel of Christ in India. A small support will be a big help and great encouragement for the work of the Lord. Brethren if you help us support we can do more and more good work for God and His glory. We hope that you brethren become great asset and good sponsors for the evangelism in India. You are always in our thoughts and prayers here. We look forward to hearing good news from you soon.
Thank you for your prayers and for your committed Ministry. I am your brother in His Service In His service,

At 11:03pm on March 5, 2013, Jennie Johnson said…
Thank you, bro. Nored for posting the 3-part series on Why the Church of Christ is shrinking. I thoroughly enjoyed them and have recommended them to the ministers where I attend. Do you have dvds or written material on the study, you mentioned, about "Rsdemption?" I am going to invite them to this site.
 
 
 

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