We want everyone involved in supporting missions at the local, district, and national level. Nazarene Missions International (NMI) supports missionaries overseas with the financial, spiritual, and emotional support they need by involving the local church through speakers, letters, and various events. Contact the office at 943-0795, if you are interested in any of the following areas of the Missions Ministry.
Nazarene Missions International
Our mission is to mobilize the church in mission through prayer, education, giving, and interactive experiences. Our objectives include:
- Encouraging people to pray for all efforts of world evangelization.
- Informing people of the world‘s needs and what the church is doing to meet those needs.
- Challenging children and youth to keep their lives available to God‘s will.
- Raising funds for mission outreach.
The Church of the Nazarene has over 742 missionaries in 143 world areas serving the Lord by leading others to Christ. Missionaries leave family, friends, and all that they know to go into another land and share Jesus with others. As a local church we’re involving everyone in the great commission (Acts 1:8) that the Lord has established for us—going into all the world and preaching salvation and redeption through faith in Jesus Christ.
Crisis Care Kits
Crisis Care Kits are packs of essential items people need during times of disaster or crisis. Each pack contains shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, Band-Aids, fingernail clipper, hair comb, hand towel, facial tissue and a small stuffed toy.
Kits are meeting the needs around the world, going to places like Belize, California, Dominican Republic, Greensburg, KS, Haiti, Jamaica, Jordon, Louisiana, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Zambia. Your generosity makes an incredible difference to people in their greatest times of need!
World Evangelism Fund
The Nazarene Church raises full support for their missionaries, providing them with a salary and insurance so they can focus on serving the Lord instead of worrying about raising their own financial support. Each local church is given an annual dollar amount to send to the General Church to meet the goal established for that year. This goal is called the World Evangelism Fund and is promoted by an annual event calledFaith Promise. More information about the World Evangelism Fund is available at the NMI website.
This annual event challenges the congregation to raise a given dollar amount for the annual World Evangelism Fund. Everyone is asked to prayerfully consider a pledge amount for the year and indicate the amount on a pledge card. The Faith Promise pledge is given over and above regular tithes and offerings. The first quarter of every year we ask the congregation to prayerfully consider a pledge amount for the year to support our World Evangelism Fund. This pledge is above and beyond regular tithes and offerings, and is submitted on a speical pledge card. More information about Faith Promise is available at the NMI website.
The congregation is challenged to take a special Alabaster box and drop their daily lose change in the box. The Nazarene Church uses this means for buying land and building churches, schools and hospitals in mission areas around the world. The boxes are collected in September and February and the money is forwarded through the General Church to the needy sites. With the exploding growth attributed to the Jesus Film partnership, we have outgrown many existing church facilities and have a need for new buildings. Pick up your Alabaster box at the missions counter in the foyer and get involved in the growing the Church around the world. More information about the Alabaster Offering is available at the NMI website.
JESUS Film Harvest Partners
The Church of the Nazarene joined Campus Crusade for Christ in 1998 to distribute and show the Jesus Film in locations around the world. This ministry is growing quickly and has created a serious need for more local pastors, missionaries and buildings to support the new Christians in these fields. More than 9 million people have come to know Christ as a result of this ministry. Learn more about this exciting ministry of theJesus Film Harvest Partners.
get personal involvement with the global mission of the church through regular correspondence from the missionaries
The LINKS program is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarenes around the world. Missionaries are connected with local churches to become personally acquainted with the missionary family and their field of service. We then encourage and support our missionaries by sending cards, cash gifts, packages, and other remembrances to our LINKS missionaries.
We get personal involvement with the global mission of the church through regular correspondence from the missionaries, updates from their field, and visits from missionaries when they are on home assignment. More information about the LINKS program is available at the NMI website.
Exciting missionary books are at the Missions counter in the church foyer, just waiting for you to check them out. Don’t have time to read? The books are also on CD’s for your listening pleasure. Listen while you’re stuck in traffic and hear what’s happening in missions around the world. The books are short and have pictures. Most can be easily read in an hour. Books for children are also available so they can be involved in the global work of missions. The mission of the Church involves all of us, connected, working together to take the message of Jesus to people who haven’t heard.
Titles of missionary books
- Africa: Where the Decades Still Whisper
- Asia – Pacific: From the Rising Sun
- The Caribbean
- Eurasia: Bountiful Blessing
- Mexico and Central America: A Tapestry of Triumph
- South America: A Harvest of Holiness
Remember to pray for our missionaries as you read these books.
Work & Witness Trips
…experience a hands-on, meaningful investment in foreign missions.
Work and Witness trips let volunteers from Mountain View experience a hands-on, meaningful investment in foreign missions. We select a project to undertake, then assemble a team of approximately 20 people to commit to 10-14 days working on the project. Most projects involve construction, medical support, evangelism, facility refurbishing and other services. Each person pays their own trip expenses and the church sends funds to support the cost of the project.
Mountain View has sent Work and Witness teams to many countries, from Mozambique in east Africa to Okinawa, Japan and also locations in the United States.