SNU Sunday Coming April 24th
Celebrating the Covenant Bond between the Church and SNU
The partnership between the South Central Region Church of the Nazarene and its university – Southern Nazarene University – will be celebrated on Sunday, April 24, 2016, which has been designated as this year’s SNU SUNDAY. Hundreds of local congregations across SNU’s four-state educational region will be taking time in their worship service to celebrate their partnership with their university.
They will be viewing this year’s SNU Sunday video, remembering her president, administrators, faculty, staff and students in prayer, and finding creative ways to tell the good news about SNU to those who may not know that, as a member of the Church of the Nazarene, they “own” a university!
From its anniversary date of 1908 to the present, the Church of the Nazarene has made Christian higher education a priority. Its system of schools includes 52 colleges, universities and seminaries and each is committed to shaping Christ-like disciples and servant-leaders for lifelong service and global impact.
Above and beyond its financial support of approximately $1.5 million to SNU each year, over 650 local churches on the South Central Region lift Southern Nazarene University in prayer and encourage their young people to look to her for a world-class, Christ-centered education.
With alumni serving in a vast majority of these regional churches, SNU continues to impact – through them – hundreds of communities and thousands of workplaces, classrooms and businesses. Now, that’s something to celebrate!
The SNU Office of Church Relations has provided free, easy to download resources at snu.edu/snu-sunday, including an inspiring video, images to project or print, and even a Sunday School lesson with coloring book!
Whether it’s Sunday, April 24th – selected to coincide with Nazarene College Sunday across the denomination – or another Sunday that is a better fit for your local church calendar – making SNU Sunday an annual tradition in each church on the South Central Region impacts not only the university, but each congregation, through the demonstration and practice of unity and mutual support.
For more information about SNU Sunday, church visits and resources, contact the Office of Church Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 491-6314.