Missions

Nazarene Missions International mobilizes the church in mission through praying, discipling, giving, and educating. We do so by  encouraging people to pray for all efforts of world evangelization, by informing people of the world's needs and what the church is doing to meet those needs, by challenging children and youth to learn about and participate in the mission of the church, and by raising funds for mission outreach. See more detail on Nazarene Missions International.

 

Below are some of the events sponsored by TNC's NMI council. Connect with us for more information.

2017–2018 NMI Missions Books

Each year, Nazarene Missions International publishes books about missionaries and their experience in the mission field. TNC wants you to live their experience by reading these books so TNC Missions purchases a number of them and makes them available for checkout at the lobby Welcome Center each Sunday. Come sign one out this week. We will be providing big print edition as well. When you've read it, return and check it in, and get another. They are not lengthy stories and this year there are four.

 

Eyewitness

Seeing from within an Oppressive Society

by Gusztinné Tulipán Mária


Gusztinné Tulipán Mária was born to Christian parents in Hungary at a time in that country’s history when Christ followers were being persecuted under Communist rule. By the 1990s, the culture had begun to change in monumental ways. Maria was an eyewitness to great events. As she reflects on her years serving as an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Mária says this about her homeland: “I do like the complexity of the ugly and the good together and discovering the touch of God’s hand through it all.”


Living Side by Side

Serving the People of Cactus, Texas

by Jenni Monteblanco


Cactus, Texas is a community of 4,000 people and 40 languages. Many Cactus residents are refugees who have fled war, persecution, or natural disasters. Others are immigrants, documented and undocumented. Most are grappling with a new culture, a new language, and what life in America means for them. In the midst of this beautiful diversity, Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center exists to extend the love of God to the people of this small community in tangible and life-changing ways.


Mursi

Reaching the Unreached of Ethiopia

by Howie Shute


The Mursi people of Ethiopia are a community of nomads who were unreached with the gospel message as of the late 20th century. God called missionary Howie Shute to change that. Howie and others prayed together that God would remove barriers so that the good news of Jesus would be proclaimed and received by the Mursi. Read about the incredible God-ordained partnerships that brought people from around the globe to work through the Church of the Nazarene to reach out to Ethopia’s Mursi.


WHDL

A Library for the World

by Tammy Condon


A shared passion to resource pastors and leaders around the world. A global collaborative team from a broad range of disciplines. Cutting-edge technology. God’s provision. Together, these elements culminated in a story of innovation that is bridging the gap between those with abundant resources and those with few. The Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library delivers content in a variety of languages and formats to remote locations across the globe. Committing to the development of this one-of-a-kind library required strategic leadership, bold initiative, and the hand of God.

 

NMI also sells the paperback books to individuals. In addition, they have them in E-book format. Visit the NMI Story page for order information.


TNC Missions has PDF versions of the book for you to read on you computer, smartphone, or tablet.


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Projects

For current requests, visit http://nmi.nazarene.org which is updated daily throughout the week.

 

What is the World Evangelism Fund (WEF)? Why do we have it?

 

The World Evangelism Fund is the cooperative genius of the mission enterprise of the Church of the Nazarene. It is based on the concept that we can do more working together than could ever be done working alone. Missions in the Church of the Nazarene is a large enterprise. To accomplish the Great Commission—spreading the gospel and the message of holiness around the world—requires money.

 

In "faith-based" missions, missionaries must spend valuable time raising financial support. They conduct services, take offerings, receive pledges of support, and then pray the amount raised covers living expenses. Sometimes if the money runs out, missionaries are forced to return home. In this type of support, churches do not always share equally in the mission work. Larger churches are sometimes visited by more missionaries than they could possibly help while some smaller churches are overlooked. The World Evangelism Fund was created to allow missionaries to work more effectively and to encourage all churches to support missions.

 

The World Evangelism Fund goes directly toward accomplishing the mission of the Church of the Nazarene, to make Christlike disciples in the nations. The World Evangelism Fund is the funding that operates the Church of the Nazarene and its entire mission effort, from the operation of the Global Ministry Center to districts and churches around the world.