Nazarenes in the News

XZone Executive Director Steve Harper. (WTVR photo)

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. 

Virginia program helps kid unplug, connect with better future

Chesterfield, Virginia

(WTVR, January 12) Some teens in Chesterfield are going beyond the three R’s and getting a well-rounded education when class dismisses.

The program is called XZone, and it is a faith-based after school program.

“It’s awesome. It’s a lot of fun out here,” says Executive Director, Steve Harper. “We provide a safe environment so the kids don’t go down risky paths for their lives,” Harper adds.

Mr. Harper says at XZone, fun meets fundamental.

“It is life skills development and leadership development all the way around,” says Harper. “We want them to become productive citizens.”

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Tennessee church receives grant from Tim Tebow Foundation to hold special needs prom

Clarksville, Tennessee

(Clarksville Now, January 19) Clarksville’s First Church of the Nazarene will host A Night to Shine, a free prom for those with special needs Feb. 10.

The event was made possible by a generous grant from the Tim Tebow Foundation, which will host a Night to Shine at more than 350 churches around the world.


The event was organized by Holli Cougle, wife of Pastor Josh Cougle at First Church of the Nazarene. She found photos and footage from last year’s Night to Shine and was inspired to apply for a grant to bring the prom to Clarksville.

“Our church is full of compassionate people who go out of their way to do things for others. I thought, ‘This is for us,'” she said.

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