In November 2006, Dr. Woodie J. Stevens assumed responsibilities as the Church of the Nazarene’s global director for Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International. Prior to his election, he served as New Mexico district superintendent for over 12 years. Dr. Stevens served as senior pastor of Colorado Springs First Church and in Mundelein, Illinois and Vermillion, South Dakota.
MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) awarded, Dr. Stevens, a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude). He graduated with honors from Nazarene Theological Seminary, earning his Master of Divinity degree. Dr. Stevens earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a graduate of the School of Large Church Management, an extensive three-year management training program. In 1998, MidAmerica Nazarene University recognized Dr. Stevens as Alumnus of the Year and in 2009 honored him with an outstanding alumnus award from the School of Religion and Philosophy.
Dr. Stevens served the denomination as general Nazarene Youth International president. He has been a contributing editor to Bread magazine and authored an evangelistic appeal entitled How to Fill the Emptiness. His most recent published works include Pursuing the Mission,Beyond Sunday, Every Paul Needs A Timothy and Wesleyan Foundations of the Master’s Plan. For two months in 2005, Dr. Stevens was immersed in Spanish language study in Antigua, Guatemala. He has traveled extensively, speaking in 50 different countries at camp meetings, conventions, seminars and revivals. Since 2013 his responsibilities included the development of global orality methodologies for the Church of the Nazarene, called Tell The Story.
Dr. Stevens was born in North Platte, Nebraska, and lived there until leaving for Olathe, Kansas, to attend MNU. While at MNU he met his wife, Cheryl (Hancock). Dr. and Mrs. Stevens have two married children, a son and a daughter, and six grandchildren.
2020 Schedule (Tentative)
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
4:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM
Registration Supper Served or Dinner on Your Own Opening Service Music – Lennie and Friends Speaker: Woodie Stevens Fellowship Time – Getting Acquainted
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
7:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 A 12:00 P 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM
Transformation Testimony Breakfast Fellowship Time Speaker: Woodie Stevens Lunch Time on your own to explore, enjoy & relax Dinner Music – Lennie and Friends Speaker: Woodie Stevens Evening Activities
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
7:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 A
Transformation Testimony Breakfast Speaker: Woodie Stevens Communion Clean-up, pack-up, and head home
FREE-TIME ACTIVITIES - Hiking the trails - Hot Springs nearby - Explore the area - Fellowship with friends - Jam Session (see MUSIC)
COST: $105 ($125 after March 13, 2020)
MUSIC Joining us at Men’s Retreat this year will be Lenny Spooner and friends from across the district. It is sure to be a great time of worship! Bring your own instrument for a Saturday afternoon “just-for-fun” jam session!
BRING A Bible, warm jacket or coat, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, washcloth, your personal items (a toothbrush, soap, etc.), a good book to read, table games, and a FRIEND!