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: Afrikaans

Basiese Bybelstudies vir Jong Christene

Charles "Chic" Shaver
Die basiese Bybelstudie vir nuwe en groeiende Christene voorblad
Die basiese Bybelstudie vir nuwe en groeiende Christene voorblad

Die basiese Bybelstudie vir nuwe en groeiende Christene is vir 'n nuwe gelowige. Hulle mag by die altaar gegee word. Dit sluit in 8 kort Bybelstudies vir 'n nuwe Christen. Hierdie pakkie is ontwerp vir 'n geestelike mentor om elkeen van die agt aanbiedings aan 'n nuwe gelowige te gee om die Bybel te begin studeer. Namate elke studie voltooi is, kan die mentor vrae beantwoord en die nuwe gelowige raad gee oor stappe van die geloof. Elke studie het 'n Bybelvers vir memorisering.

Afrikaans
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Other
Language: العربية
Language: Bemba
Language: Cebuano
Language: Dansk
Language: Deutsch

Grundlegenden Bibelstudien für neue und wachsende Christen

Charles "Chic" Shaver
Grundlegenden Bibelstudien für neue und wachsende Christen

Die grundlegenden Bibelstudien für neue und wachsende Christen sind für die Präsentation vor einem neuen Versteck am Altar vorgesehen. Sie enthalten 8 kurze Bibelstudien für einen neuen Christen.

German
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Other
Language: Efik
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.

English
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Other

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 - February 1, 1976

John A. Knight
V. H. Lewis
Kathleen A. Joyce
Carl S. McClain
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Willard H. Taylor
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
Ivan Beals
Robert L. Sawyer
Paul Orjala
Harold DeMott
Morris A. Weigelt
C. Neil Strait
Alex Deasley
Aarlie J. Hull
Glen Buckmaster
The main entrance of Nazarene Theological Seminary with three inset circles of students studying and attending classes.
Photo ID: Nazarene Theological Seminary

02 Man’s Moral Dimensions by General Superintendent V. H. Lewis
03 Seminary? By Kathleen A. Joyce
04 When Elisha Went Away to Seminary by Carl S. McClain
05 Ambassadors for Jesus by Alice Hansche Mortenson
06 The Word Is Out! by Willard H. Taylor
08 A Place To Put Things Together by Charles Shaver
09 Visitors by Pearl Burnside McKinney
10 Lord of Life by Ivan A. Beals
11 Thinking Realistically About Life by Robert L. Sawyer
12 Missionlogy At the Seminary by Paul R. Orjala
13 Fix It Now by Harold DeMott

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - February 1, 1977

William E. McCumber
George Coulter
Stephen W. Nease
Harold A. March
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Tressa C. (Hansen) Terry
J. Kenneth Grider
Paul R. Martin
Leslie Parrott
Charles L. Childers
Jack M. Scharn
Donald W. Hall
Mary Staley
George Privett
Lyle Knebel
Albert J. Lown
C. Neil Strait
Ruth A. Cameron
James D. Hamilton
Carlton Hansen
C. Dale German
Ann Ogden
A creek running through a snowy wood.
Nazarene Theological Seminary Offering February 13

02 Shake Off Thy Fears by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 Ministering Buses! Symbol of Nazarene Theological Seminary by Stephen W. Nease
04 One Hundred Years of Tithing by Harold A. Marsh
04 It Shall Be Given You by Pearl Burnside McKinney
05 The Joy of Multiplication by Charles "Chic" Shaver
05 Heavenly Musings of A Christian by Tressa C. Terry
06 We Also Serve by J. Kenneth Grider
06 Book Briefs: The Power of Your Attitudes by Leslie Parrott--Reviewed by Paul Martin

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1982

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Mary E. Latham
Terrell C., Jr. Sanders
Mabel P. Adamson
James F. Sorrell
Al Truesdale
George Gately
William L. Poteet
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Steve Cooley
Charsten Christensen
J. Kenneth Grider
David F. Nixon
Pauline E. Spray
Arthur Townsend
Mark Vandine
Students at Nazarene Theological Seminary gathered outside the library.
Nazarene Theological Seminary Sunday January 31, 1982. Nazarene Theological Seminary students pictured (I. to r.) are Tim Miller, junior. Overland Park, Kansas; Steve Rushing, junior. Jacksonville, Florida; Richard Green, junior, Kansas City; Noel Alexander, middler, Republic of South Africa; and Vidu Gaikwad, middler, India.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Nazarene Theological Seminary, General Superintendent: Orville W. Jenkins
3 Faith for the Future, Mary E. Latham
4 Letters
5 Pray for Nazarene Theological Seminary, Terrell C. Sanders, Jr.
6 The Builders (a poem), Mabel P. Adamson
7 The Saint Peter Principle, James F. Sorrell
8 NTS: By Grace, For Grace, Al Truesdale
10 A Seed Planted on the Hill, George Gately
11 Knowing Your Elephant-Bets, William L. Poteet
12 This Robin Is Singing A New Song, Charles "Chic" Shaver

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1983

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Terrell C., Jr. Sanders
Paul Orjala
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Harold Raser
J. Kenneth Grider
Stan Meek
Chester O. Galloway
Al Truesdale
Oscar F. Reed
Steve Cooley
Alex Deasley
Rob L. Staples
Mary Anne Miller
Wesley D. Tracy
Charles Gailey
Robert E. Crabtree
Morris A. Weigelt
Alvin S. Lawhead
Robert E. Maner
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Frances M. Robinson
The entry of Nazarene Theological Seminary; inset of a professor teaching a class.
Seminary Sunday January 30, 1983; Photo ID: Dr. Oscar F Reed teaching homiletics.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 A Great Vision Fulfilled, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Christ Made the Difference, Terrell C. (Jack) Sanders, Jr.
4 Letters
5 A Happy Life, Paul R. Orjala
6 “Can God Be Real To Me Too?”, Charles “Chic” Shaver
7 Agents of Grace, Harold E. Raser
8 Doors Opened Wide, J. Kenneth Grider
9 My Difficulty (a Poem), Stan Meek
9 Clear Calls from God, Chester O. Galloway
10 The Surprises of Grace, Al Truesdale
10 Son of the Church, Oscar F. Reed

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1986

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Terrell C., Jr. Sanders
Charles Gailey
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Al Truesdale
Stan Ingersol
Dale R. Kreps
E. Ruth Glover
Billy Sharp
Larry McKain
Lawrence Walker
Nina Beegle
Fletcher Spruce
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Geraldine Nicholas
Neil Hightower
Ron Jordan
Jann Salutz
A brick building with the sign Nazarene Theological Seminary
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5, NASB/ Seminary Sunday - January 26

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Nazarene Theological Seminary – Servant of the Church, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Missions, Evangelism, and Education at NTS, Terrell C. Sanders, Jr.
4 Letters
5 Rescue!, Charles R. Gailey
6 Like a Candle (a Poem), Alice Hansche Mortensen
6 Evangelism: Putting Theology into Life, Charles “Chic” Shaver
8 The Spirit of NTS, Al Truesdale
9 Nazarene Roots: The Advocate of Graduate Theological Education, Stan Ingersol
10 A Call to Prepare, Dale Kreps

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Charles Gailey
Terrell C., Jr. Sanders
John Whitsett
D. Martin Butler
J. Kenneth Grider
Stan Ingersol
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, Stan Ingersol
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

Herald of Holiness - January 29, 1975

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
George Coulter
William M. Greathouse
Sylvan F. Starks
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
James D. Hamilton
Mendell Taylor
J. Kenneth Grider
Ralph Earle
Donald W. Hall
James P. McGraw
Oscar F. Reed
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Paul Orjala
Marcia Schwartz
Willard H. Taylor
Laura Mae Douglass
Kim Vander Linden
A college of images from Nazarene Theological Seminary--the main building, a building interior, graduation, and the main sign.
Thirtieth Anniversary Nazarene Theological Seminary--Seminary Sunday, February 9

02 It's Time to Give a Lift by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 Christian Nonconformity by William Greathouse
04 How Great Is God? by Sylvan F. Starks
04 Fruitage by Pearl Burnside McKinney
05 "Let the Lord Have That" by James D. Hamilton
06 The Beginnings of Nazarene Theological Seminary by Mendell Taylor
07 The Power is for Loads by J. Kenneth Grider
08 Pentecost: What Does it Mean? by Ralph Earle
09 God's Unconditional Love by Don W. Hall
10 Homesick for Holiness by James McGraw

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - January 8, 1964

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Hardy C. Powers
Harry F. Taplin
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Sadie Huffman Lowrey
Milton Harrington
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Tony Marshall Anderson
Ruth Wood Vaughn
Frances B. Erickson
J. Paul Downey
J. Wallace Cantrell
Everett S. Phillips
Three koala bears on a eucalyptus tree. Inset: a young girl with a dark brown bob haircut.
Evangelism First 1960-1964; Australian Koala Bears See page 4; Don't Lie to Your Children See page 8.

02 Sounding Out the Word by General Superintendent Powers

03 What Drew Us Together? By Harry F. Taplin

04 Livingstone Lives by G. B. Williamson

05 Removing the Resistance of God by Milton Harrington

06 The House Built Upon a Rock by Charles F. Shaver Jr.

07 The Righteousness of the Righteous by T.M. Anderson

08 Don’t Lie to Your Children by Ruth Vaughn

08 With Thine Eyes by Frances B. Erickson

09 Maintaining the Experience of Salvation by J. Paul Downey

10 The Joy of Usefulness by J. Wallace Cantrell

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - July 20, 1966

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Milo L. Arnold
F. W. Davis
Harold E. Platter
Joseph Kanzlemar
A. A. E. Berg
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Leslie Parrott
Samuel Young
A picture of a metal statue of 6 birds in flight.
Photo ID: Swallows in Solid State an installation at Lloyd Center Portland, Oregon (See "About the Cover," page 4.) No, Never Alone (See page 8.) For Wings and Wheels (See page 3.)

02 Worship by General Superintendent Lewis

03 For Wings and Wheels by Milo L. Arnold

04 Bless Me, Lord! by F. W. Davis

05 Hyphenated Christians by Harold E. Platter

06 Let’s Pray God Back to Life by Joseph Kanzlemar

07 Our Children and Religion by A. A. E. Berg

08 No, Never Alone by Charles F. Shaver, Jr.

10 Editorially Speaking by W. T. Purkiser

12 Pro & Con: Letter to the Editor

13 Toward Abundant Living: The Pastor and His Wife as Counselors by Leslie Parrott

14 A Story-Note by Gloria

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - May 2, 1962

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Stanley McElrath
Ross Hayslip
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Christine White
A young boy reading a Bible.
Evangelism First 1960-1964; Vacation Bible Schools: -Give more time for Christian teaching; -Reach new people; -Give opportunity for evangelism

General Articles

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - October 19, 1960

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
D. I. (Daniel I.) Vanderpool
Honorato Reza
Spurgeon Lynn
David K. Wachtel
Lawrence B. Hicks
Milo L. Arnold
Mrs. W. M. Franklin
Charles "Chic" Shaver
Fletcher Galloway
Ruby F. Miller
Charsten Christensen
Ernest, Jr. Moore
First page of the Herald.

01 “Thanksgiving” and “Evangelism First” by General Superintendent Vanderpool

03 No Time to Waste by Honorato Reza

English
Type: 
Complete magazine

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