Charles "Chic" Shaver

While Charles “Chic” Shaver was a student at Dartmouth College, of Ivy League fame, he had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ that transformed his life. Soon after his conversion, he changed his life plans from a law career to the ministry.

In 2000, he retired, after thirty years, from full time teaching at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as the Frank and Gladys Cooper professor of evangelism. In December 2003, he concluded his ministry as associate pastor of Outreach and Evangelism at First Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, where he had served since 1974. From February to May, 2005, he served in a four month specialized assignment as Guest Pastor of Outreach Ministries at Spring Branch Church of the Nazarene in Houston, Texas. In 2007, he led an intensive, six-week, evangelism training for all pastors of the Alaska District Church of the Nazarene.

His ministry has included the planting and pastoring of two home mission churches, the first of which began in a remodeled horse shed. He has been a full-time evangelist and has preached in camp meetings and at all ten colleges or universities of the Church of the Nazarene in USA and Canada. Dr. Shaver has conducted over 875 preaching missions and preached at the headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has taught evangelism in Johannesburg, South Africa; Manila, Philippines; Seoul, Korea; and Moscow, Russia. Presently he is preaching spiritual renewal weeks and revivals across the USA and Canada as a tenured evangelist.

Dr. Shaver has degrees from Dartmouth College (A.B.), Nazarene Theological Seminary (M. Div.) and Fuller Seminary (D. Min.). He has written eleven books or Bible studies, and produced CDs and DVDs. His Basic Bible Studies has sold over 721,000 copies in English and are used inter-denominationally.

On July 27th, 2008, Dr. Shaver was presented the Distinguished Service Award by World Mission Literature, Nazarene Missions International, and Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene. The citation read, “Your commitment and passion for reaching the lost and discipling new believers is evident through your Basic Bible Studies. The Albanian translation, (the 50th language) makes these the most translated pieces of literature in the Church of the Nazarene”. In December 2009, Beacon Hill Press released revised publications of Dr. Shaver as a one year discipleship emphasis, The Journey. They include the Basic Bible Studies for the New and Growing Christians, Who is This Jesus: The Gospel of John (Chap1-15), The Mission of Jesus: The Gospel of John (Chap 12-21), and Basic Bible Studies for the Spirit Filled and Sanctified Life. In 2012, Dr. Shaver released his privately produced CD sermon, Keeping Spiritual Victory, which had previously been available in booklet form.

On May 8, 2010, Deeper Waters, Inc. recognized Dr. Shaver as one of 15 people designated as “Hope Heroes” of Greater Kansas City for 2010.

His wife is Nancy, and June 1, 2015, they celebrated 56 years of marriage. Their children are Rachel, Paul, and Miriam.

Works by this author

Language: English

Basic Bible Studies for New and Growing Christians

Charles "Chic" Shaver
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The Basic Bible Studies for New and Growing Christians are designed for presentation to a new covert at the altar includes 8 short Bible studies for a new Christian This packet is designed for a spiritual mentor to give each of the eight presentations to a new believer to start studying the Bible. As each study is completed the mentor can answer questions and counsel the new believer on steps of the faith. Each study has a Bible verse for memorization. Complete with a Certificate of Recognition this study will help Christians began a discipleship journey with Christ.

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Basic Bible Studies for the Spirit-Filled and Sanctified Life

Charles "Chic" Shaver
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The Basic Bible Studies for the Spirit-filled and Sanctified Life are designed as 8 short Bible studies for a believer interested in deepening their relationship with Christ and understanding the role and work of the Holy Spirit. Designed for use with a mentor to pass out the eight presentations. Each study has a Bible verse for memorization Comes complete with a Certificate of Recognition for completion of the study.

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Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Charles Gailey
Terrell C. Sanders, Jr.
John Whitsett
D. Martin Butler
J. Kenneth Grider
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Fred Turner
Chuck Millhuff
Ernie Gray
David W. Restrick
Kenneth Vogt
John Whitsett, 1986 Nazarene Theological Seminary graduate, in graduation robes looking at a paper
Seminary Sunday, January 25 (1987)

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 NTS – A Great Decision, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 What are you Investing in?, Charles R. Gailey
4 Letters
5 NTS and the Mission of the Church, Terrell C. Sanders, Jr.
6 Me – A Church Planter?, John Whitsett
7 Prompt Service is Required, D. Martin Butler
8 The Amazing Nazarenes, J. Kenneth Grider
9 Nazarene Roots: The Nazarene Seminary and Aspiring Love
10 NTS Equips for World Evangelization, Charles “Chic” Shaver
11 Can you Pass the Love Test?, Fred Turner

English
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Complete magazine

The Bible Speaks to Me About My Witness

Charles "Chic" Shaver
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CHARLES "Chic" SHAVER, in this final book of "The Bible Speaks to Me" series, intersects the Scriptures with life on the vital subject of Christian witness. Practical counsel and illustrations challenge the student to new heights in radiating God's light to those who are in darkness.

English
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Book
Language: Español

Estudios Bíblicos Básicos para Cristianos

Charles "Chic" Shaver
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Los Estudios Bíblicos Básicos para Cristianos Nuevos y en Crecimiento están diseñados para ser presentados a un nuevo encubierto en el altar e incluyen 8 estudios bíblicos breves para un nuevo Cristiano.

Spanish
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Language: Français

Études bibliques pour la vie sainte

Charles "Chic" Shaver
Études biblques pour la view sainte

Tu as accepté Jésus comme ton sauveur et seigneur. Tu es àprésent son disciple. L'étude de la Bible fait probablement partie de ta vie spirituelle. Tu as peut être un guide d'étude. A présent, tu veux croître encore plus et être celui ou celle que Dieu veut que tu sois. Tu aimerais en savoir plus sur le Saint-Esprit. Est-il vraiment un mystère pour toi ? Ces leçons t'aideront à savoir qui il est et comment il compte oeuvrer dans ta vie.

French
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Book
Language: Русский

УРОКИ ПО ИЗУЧЕНИЮ БИБЛИИ

Charles "Chic" Shaver
УРОКИ ПО ИЗУЧЕНИЮ БИБЛИИ Издательство Церкви Назарянина

Начальные библейские уроки для новобращенных христиан» предназначены для презентации новообращенным непосредственно после обращения в веру. В эту серию уроков входят восемь занятий по Библии, на которых духовный наставник сможет провести восемь презентаций, которые помогут новообращенному христианину начать изучение Слова Божьего. Во время каждого урока наставники смогут ответить на вопросы новообращенных и наставить их касательно первых шагов в вере. Каждый урок включает в себя место Писания для запоминания наизусть.

Russian
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Language: 繁體中文

為初信和成長中基督徒的查經

Charles "Chic" Shaver
新教徒和成長基督徒的基本聖經研究

為初信和成長中基督徒的查經

(English: Basic Bible Studies for New and Growing Christians)

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