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2515 West Karcher Road
Nampa, Idaho

Sunday
Worship Services
9:00am and 10:45am

COVID-19 Caution
9:00am Masks Required
10:45am Masks Optional

Dr. Les Moore
Interim Pastor

Karcher Church of the Nazarene
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Families and Children

The purpose of Kids Street ministries at Karcher Church is to create a foundation of Biblical knowledge, build a personal relationship with God and develop Christ-like character.  Kid Street Ministries takes place on Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm and is for ages 3 years through the 4th grade. Also. offered are children's programs for Sunday School, Children's Worship during the 10:45am service, and Bible Quizzing for 1st to the 6th grade.

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CROSSWALK

Our Church’s mission is to make Christ-like disciples. As we lead and support our youth group, we take this challenge very seriously. We intentionally seek to build meaningful relationships in and beyond our group. Our leadership team, both students and adults, is dedicated to engaging their fellow peers whenever possible. Our youth group strives to meet two main objectives: to love God as we seek to grow in our relationship with him, and to love others in a way that fosters a thriving community of faith.

Sunday:
CROSSWALK Talk - 6:30-7:30pm - Fire pit/Youth Building
CROSSWALK - 6:30-8:00pm - Youth Building

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Early Adult Ministries

Karcher Naz Young Adults is an open and welcoming group. Some in college, some out of college, some working, some not, but all looking for ways to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus.

On Sundays the group meets after morning worship at 12:30 pm for conversation in the Fireside Room in the Family Life Center. This weekly Karcher Naz Young Adult session is centered around a Bible based lesson with a challenge to intentionally live as Jesus calls us to live—fully and in community. We’ll share stories while we’re at it and grapple with what “good news” means in the context of now.

Keep an eye for more on this page to be in the know for other activities, small groups, and random adventures.

 

Women at Bible study

Karcher Women's Ministries

Whether a summer pool party, weekend retreat, Bible study, local service project, or crafting day, Cherish Ministries at Karcher offers opportunities for fellowship, connection, growth and service for every woman. Activities are planned at least quarterly and posted here and on our Facebook page. Friends are always welcome!

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Karcher Men's Ministries

If you change a man, his family will change, too; then his church; and then his community. But it starts with a man, and every man needs to be discipled. Our mission is to call men into authentic manhood on their journey of becoming like Jesus; men who reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, and expect the greater reward: God’s reward. Our focus is not male dominance but rather a male resurgence within the church. We must have a strong vision that is: Relational, Transformational, Missional, and Generational.

Today the role of men in our households and in our families is under attack. Men's Ministries is an essential part of a Christian man's life, providing mentoring relationships, with skill building so that our families can experience a husband, a father, or a brother that presents Christ-Likness in every aspect of his life.

Contact Pastor Wink (see "Meet Our Staff") and find out how you can be a part of this ministry today.

 

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Wednesday Church Activities

Karcher Church offers many opportunities for participation in the ministry of this church. Here is what is happening on Wednesday:

7:00 am Men's Bible Study - Family Life Center
10:00 am Women's Bible Study - Kingdom Now, Tower Room
6:00 pm Bible Study & Prayer - Fireside Room
6:30 pm Child Care for children of families in ministry - Family Life Center
6:30 pm Crew Activities - Family Life Center
6:30 pm CROSSWALK-Youth Activities - Youth Building
6:30 pm Men's Bible Study - Summit Room
6:30 pm Women's Bible Study - Tower Room

 

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Senior PrimeTime Ministries

Senior adults are extremely active and involved members of Karcher Church. Whether you are a retiree or soon will be, a grandparent or someone with adult children, married or single, you'll find a wonderful community here.

We have multiple ways to get involved in discipleship, volunteer support, and social events with others who enjoy spending time in fellowship and service, although for the time being. Most of our fellowship activities are currently on hold due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.

 

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Sunday School and Discipleship

Karcher Church has strong commitments from members for our Sunday Studies in our Sunday School groups. Not  just our Sunday meetings, but there are always additional events, pot-lucks, special music concerts, and much more to engage in. We offer many differing choices based upon subject matter, and group types. You are always welcome in every group, so take some time and visit several groups, and find where you feel the most comfortable. Just one warning...you will engage in new relationships and are likely to find "Life-Long" friends.

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Worship Arts Teams

The Bible commands, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord." At Karcher Church, we believe praise and worship should not be a spectator sport, but that everyone is called to be directly engaged as we lift our hearts and voices to the Lord. The Worship Arts at Karcher includes Worship Team, Worship Band, Choir (currently suspended), Scripture Team, and Tech Team (Audio, Media, Camera, Livestream, & Lighting). If you are interested in joining one of these teams, please contact Pastor Seth.

 

About Karcher Church

 

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.          Matthew 28:19

 

Karcher Church is a place where people from all walks of life can begin or continue their journey toward a relationship with GOD. It is a place where seekers, new believers, or seasoned followers can grow in that relationship. We are a community of believers that want nothing more than to establish true friendships with others on the same journey. Our worship is contemporary and our style is casual. You can come just as you are, what is important is that you come.

 

...in the beginning

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Everything has a beginning. Karcher Nazarene had her beginning as The Franklin Road Church of the Nazarene founded in 1949 by a group of Northwest Nazarene College students and community members. The church thrived, growing rapidly and seven pastors were called during the time at the Franklin Road location. It would be twenty-five years after her founding that the church would move to a new location. An 80 acre farm was purchased, plans for a building were designed, and a new name was given: Karcher Church of the Nazarene. At this time, it was a church that seemed to be way out in the middle of farm land, somewhere between Nampa and Caldwell. Today, the farm land is gone, and the location is a central location in the City of Nampa.

Today, Karcher Church is a growing, exciting fellowship of like-minded holiness people. We are seeing days of harvest in the surrounding community as we continue to endeavor to make Christ-like disciples.

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Meet Our Staff

 

Interim Cheif

Dr. Les Moore

Interim Pastor


Our interim Pastor, Dr. Les Moore received his call to ministry as a young boy in Concord, California where he was raised with 7 brothers and sisters. He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University then earned a Doctorate degree of Ministry at Biola, Talbot School of Theology after receiving a Masters of Divinity degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary.

He pastored 4 churches as lead pastor after serving as an associate- youth and music pastor in 5 different churches during his educational years. Karcher Church is his second interim pastorate after retiring in 2018.

His passion is his wife and family, preaching the Word and people.

Pastor Les and his wife Lynda have 3 children and 9 grandchildren, all who live in the Treasure Valley.

His hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating, snorkeling among other outdoor activities. He and his wife live on the Snake River in Wilder, Idaho.

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James Bramson

Rev. James Bramson

Family and Children's Pastor


James and Debbi Bramson have been involved with Children's Ministry for over 30 years. James is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene with 15 years of Pastoral service. Teaching kids about Jesus through song, puppetry, games and fun activities is a passion for both James and Debbi.

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James Shepherd

Pastor James Shepherd

Youth Pastor


Pastor James Shepherd was raised in Eastern Oregon and is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University. James has a desire to not only teach and preach the Word of God, but to also put practical hands and feet to it for the students he works with. He works to create an environment of growth and safty for students to experience God. James is an avid coffee drinker and enjoys having conversation over a cup.

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Seth and Andrea Cook

Rev. Seth Cook

Worship Arts Pastor


Seth & Andrea love Jesus. They are bringing up four children to know and love him. And they want you to know the great love of Jesus! Seth enjoys catching a round of disc golf, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends and family. He'd love to talk with you about what God is doing in your life or about getting involved in the Worship Ministries.

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April McNeiece

Rev. April McNeiece

Associate Pastor


Pastor April serves as associate pastor with oversight in the area of discipleship and adult ministries. Connecting with people and helping people connect with Jesus is her passion. April has a BA in education from Point Loma Nazarene University and a MA in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. She was ordained in 2015. Married to her high school sweetheart for 50+ years, April and John’s 3 adult children have in turn blessed the family with 10 grandchildren. Favorite ways to spend her time is a long walk or a visit with a friend over coffee. Favorite quote: “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God cannot keep you.”

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Paula Haunschild

Paula Haunschild

Administrator


Paula Haunschild was born and raised in Nampa, graduated from NNU and moved to Alaska where three sons and a daughter were born. In 2005, she moved to the Philippines to serve as a missionary with Resources for the Blind at Faith Academy, Manila. She returned to Nampa in 2013 and began serving at Karcher as the Office Administrator in 2014. Her heart is for missions and family connections. She enjoys quilting, baking, and planning events, especially with her children and two sweet granddaughters.

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Jack Smith

Rev. Jack Smith

Senior Adult Pastor


Pastor Jack & Darlene Smith have served together in pastoral ministry for 57 years, the last five years at Karcher. Jack is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and three years at Nazarene Theological Seminary. At present, Jack is serving as a Senior Adult minister.

Jack & Darlene have two children, John and Jennifer. Jack has been involved in sports for many years and is willing to play pickle ball at PrimeTime luncheons. He is willing to connect with you for coffee to share what God is doing in the ministry here at Karcher.

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Mark and Sara Winkelman

Rev. Mark Winkelman and
Rev. Sara Winkelman

Karcher Online Community Pastors
Men's & Women's Ministries Leaders

Mark and Sara both served here at Karcher Church years ago, before coming back. Both are ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene and most recently, Mark and Sara served as pastors of our sister church in Middleton, Idaho. Mark and Sara serve as our Karcher Online Community Pastors providing pastoral care as well as content for this ministry. They also have taken on the role of leadership for our men's and women's ministries here at Karcher Church. Watch the Activities Calendar for upcoming future events for both of these vital ministries here at Karcher. 

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Office Days
Monday through Thursday

Office Hours
8:00am through 4:00pm

Office Phone
(208) 467-7479

Office Email
[email protected]

 

Activities Calendar

 

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