father

“send me”

This is the prayer the Church of the Nazarene has prayed from the very beginning as she sends her people into the world.

father

“send me”

This is the prayer the Church of the Nazarene has prayed from the very beginning as she sends her people into the world.

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to make
christlike
disciples
in the
nations
"As the father has sent Me,
I am sending you."
JOHN 20:21
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to make
christlike
disciples
in the
nations
"As the father has sent Me,
I am sending you."
JOHN 20:21
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to pioneer
develop, and resource
local, interdependent,
and sustainable
nazarene churches

nazarene missions exists
to start new
nazarene churches
around the world

We believe a well-organized group of believers can transform their local community. Our work is focused on facilitating opportunities, making connections, and developing relationships through the Church of the Nazarene.

we seek to develop
each church body
to be effective in
ministry and outreach

Our partnership ensures the local church’s immediate impact in the community.

nazarene missions
provides every
church with ongoing
resources

This support will help each Church of the Nazarene become a sustainable member of the denomination, thriving in its own context for generations to come.

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to pioneer
develop, and resource
local, interdependent,
and sustainable
nazarene churches

nazarene missions exists
to start new
nazarene churches
around the world

We believe a well-organized group of believers can transform their local community. Our work is focused on facilitating opportunities, making connections, and developing relationships through the Church of the Nazarene.

we seek to develop
each church body
to be effective in
ministry and outreach

Our partnership ensures the local church’s immediate impact in the community.

nazarene missions
provides every
church with ongoing
resources

This support will help each Church of the Nazarene become a sustainable member of the denomination, thriving in its own context for generations to come.

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nazarene missions centers around
compassion, evangelism, and education.

Nazarene missionaries partner with local ministers and lay leaders to bring restoration, share the Gospel, and build sustainability within the community.

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COMPASSION
BRINGS RESTORATION

COMPASSION
BRINGS RESTORATION

Nazarene Missions provides a full range of compassionate ministries that address systemic problems. From natural disaster relief to child development, Nazarene Missions has reach, impact, and longevity.

  • Compassionate Ministries
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Disaster Response
  • Work & Witness

EVANGELISM
SHARES THE GOSPEL

EVANGELISM SHARES THE GOSPEL
The power of Christ’s Gospel through the witness of the Holy Spirit draws people near, prompting transformation of heart and life. Nazarene Missions prayerfully sends missionaries into new territories where they participate in the movement of the Holy Spirit to bring salvation and restoration.

  • JESUS Film Harvest Partners
  • World Mission Broadcast
  • Church Planting
  • Missionary Outreach

EDUCATION
BUILDS SUSTAINABILTY

EDUCATION BUILDS SUSTAINABILITY
Our purpose is fully realized when our churches have the knowledge to thrive. Nazarene Missions helps facilitate training, teaching, and resourcing to support our local Nazarene churches around the globe.

  • Discipleship Training
  • Leadership Development

COMPASSION
BRINGS RESTORATION

COMPASSION
BRINGS RESTORATION

Nazarene Missions provides a full range of compassionate ministries that address systemic problems. From natural disaster relief to child development, Nazarene Missions has reach, impact, and longevity.

  • Compassionate Ministries
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Disaster Response
  • Work & Witness

EVANGELISM
SHARES THE GOSPEL

EVANGELISM SHARES THE GOSPEL
The power of Christ’s Gospel through the witness of the Holy Spirit draws people near, prompting transformation of heart and life. Nazarene Missions prayerfully sends missionaries into new territories where they participate in the movement of the Holy Spirit to bring salvation and restoration.

  • JESUS Film Harvest Partners
  • World Mission Broadcast
  • Church Planting
  • Missionary Outreach

EDUCATION
BUILDS SUSTAINABILITY

EDUCATION BUILDS SUSTAINABILITY
Our purpose is fully realized when our churches have the knowledge to thrive. Nazarene Missions helps facilitate training, teaching, and resourcing to support our local Nazarene churches around the globe.

  • Discipleship Training
  • Leadership Development

COMPASSION
BRINGS RESTORATION

COMPASSION
BRINGS RESTORATION

Nazarene Missions provides a full range of compassionate ministries that address systemic problems. From natural disaster relief to child development, Nazarene Missions has reach, impact, and longevity.

  • Compassionate Ministries
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Disaster Response
  • Work & Witness

EVANGELISM
SHARES THE GOSPEL

EVANGELISM
SHARES THE GOSPEL

The power of Christ’s Gospel through the witness of the Holy Spirit draws people near, prompting transformation of heart and life. Nazarene Missions prayerfully sends missionaries into new territories where they participate in the movement of the Holy Spirit to bring salvation and restoration.

  • JESUS Film Harvest Partners
  • World Mission Broadcast
  • Church Planting
  • Missionary Outreach

EDUCATION
BUILDS SUSTAINABILITY

EDUCATION BUILDS SUSTAINABILITY
Our purpose is fully realized when our churches have the knowledge to thrive. Nazarene Missions helps facilitate training, teaching, and resourcing to support our local Nazarene churches around the globe.

  • Discipleship Training
  • Leadership Development
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a christlike disciple
set apart by the holy spirit,
prayerfully sent out by
the church, and affirmed
by nazarene missions to 
cross cultural barriers for
the purpose of spreading
scriptural holiness
christlike disciples

They are sanctified wholly by His Spirit, set apart to do His work. They are called to go into the world and spread the transformative Gospel.

prayerfully sent by the church

The Church is called to send missionaries where they are needed most. It is through prayer and connection with God’s mission that we prepare and deploy those who are called to participate in the movement of the Holy Spirit around the world.

spread scriptural holiness

As the Holy Spirit prepares the way for transformational holiness, Nazarene Missions sends its missionaries in partnership with local communities to join in God’s movement of restoration and peace in hearts and lives.

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a christlike disciple
set apart by the holy spirit,
prayerfully sent out by
the church, and affirmed
by nazarene missions to
cross cultural barriers for
the purpose of spreading
scriptural holiness
christlike disciples

They are sanctified wholly by His Spirit, set apart to do His work. They are called to go into the world and spread the transformative Gospel.

prayerfully sent by the church

The Church is called to send missionaries where they are needed most. It is through prayer and connection with God’s mission that we prepare and deploy those who are called to participate in the movement of the Holy Spirit around the world.

spread scriptural holiness

As the Holy Spirit prepares the way for transformational holiness, Nazarene Missions sends its missionaries in partnership with local communities to join in God’s movement of restoration and peace in hearts and lives.

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the
sponsored
missionary

is primarily funded by his or her local community and called to serve a localized need in the field. Affirmed by the local church, district, and the Church of the Nazarene, he or she will serve a maximum of four years in the field with no previous ministry experience required.

  • Primarily funded by a local Church of the Nazarene*
  • Serves a maximum of four years**
  • No prior ministry experience
  • Able to engage in field ministry
* which meets World Evangelism giving goals
** in two-year terms
our
nazarene
missionaries
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the
global
missionary

is primarily funded by the global efforts of World Evangelism giving and called to serve a full career in the field. Affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene, he or she has prior ministry experience and will strategically serve in a global assignment wherever he or she is needed in the world.

  • Primarily World Evangelism funded
  • Serves two years to full career
  • Prior ministry or specialty service experience
  • Assigned by the church where needed
our
nazarene
missionaries
church_icon
the
sponsored
missionary

is primarily funded by his or her local community and called to serve a localized need in the field. Affirmed by the local church, district, and the Church of the Nazarene, he or she will serve a maximum of four years in the field with no previous ministry experience required.

  • Primarily funded by a local Church of the Nazarene*
  • Serves a maximum of four years**
  • No prior ministry experience
  • Able to engage in field ministry
* which meets World Evangelism giving goals
** in two-year terms
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the
global
missionary

is funded by the global efforts of World Evangelism and called to serve a full career in the field. Affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene they have prior ministry experience, and will strategically serve a global assignment wherever they are needed in the world.

  • Primarily World Evangelism funded
  • Serves two years to full career
  • Prior ministry or specialty service experience
  • Assigned by the church where needed
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pioneering

missions

To fulfill our mission to make Christlike disciples in the nations, Nazarene Missions sends missionaries like Gavin and Jill Fothergill around the world. Gavin and Jill work with local leaders to share the good news.

pioneering

missions

To fulfill our mission to make Christlike disciples in the nations, Nazarene Missions sends missionaries like Gavin and Jill Fothergill around the world. Gavin and Jill work with local leaders to share the good news.

the system
for nurturing,
sending, and supporting
nazarene missionaries
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Nazarene Missions is woven into the fabric of our identity as a holiness people. Our churches foster the call of the Holy Spirit to missions through deputation services, shared stories of God’s movement, and special offerings.

 

Nazarene Missions partners with local churches and districts to nurture the call in our missionaries. The Missionary Sending Model allows our missionaries to see their service from the moment they receive the call to their return home. The Missionary Sending Model spans all tenures, assignments, locations, and ministry types.

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the system
for nurturing,
sending, and supporting
nazarene missionaries

Nazarene Missions is woven into the fabric of our identity as a holiness people. Our churches foster the call of the Holy Spirit to missions through deputation services, shared stories of God’s movement, and special offerings.

 

Nazarene Missions partners with local churches and districts to nurture the call in our missionaries. The Missionary Sending Model allows our missionaries to see their service from the moment they receive the call to their return home. The Missionary Sending Model spans all tenures, assignments, locations, and ministry types.

Missionary Sending Model

01

Calling

• The church and district provide opportunities to inspire, foster, and nurture the call to serve in Nazarene Missions.

• The local NMI president engages early and guides the candidate through the sending process.

02

Application

• The candidate engages with church leaders and the local NMI president to establish interest in missionary service.

• Using the Nazarene Missions guidelines, the candidate meets with the local church board to request recommendation.

• The candidate receives official application forms from Nazarene Missions.

03

Exploration

• The local church, guided by the NMI president, walks beside the candidate to help him or her discern a call, prepare for service, and develop needed skills.

• Nazarene Missions provides tools and resources to support the local church in this process.

04

Orientation

• The candidate attends a Nazarene Missions orientation event.

• The candidate, pastor, and local and district NMI presidents are notified of next steps, which may include further assessment and development.

05

PLACEMENT

• Nazarene Missions notifies the local pastor, local and district NMI presidents, and the district superintendent of the candidate’s placement.

• Missionary assignments are established as globally funded (global) or locally funded (sponsored) prior to placement of candidates.

06

PREPARATION

• Nazarene Missions provides training to prepare the missionary for effective service.

• The local and district NMI presidents encourage the local church and district to support the missionary throughout his or her time in missionary service.

07

AFFIRMATION

• The local and district NMI presidents prepare a sending service to affirm the missionary in the local church and on the district.

• Each local church and district will receive an affirmation service liturgy developed by the Board of General Superintendents.

• The local church and district host the affirmation service.

08

DEPLOYMENT

• Nazarene Missions works with field leaders to ensure the missionary completes field training and successfully begins his or her assignment.

• Field training includes but is not limited to team bonding, cultural awareness, discipleship training, language acquisition, security, and field-specific training.

09

SERVICE

• As determined by a missionary’s assignment, Nazarene Missions provides contractual support: funding, insurance, and member care.

• The local church and local and district NMI presidents keep the relationship strong between the missionary, the district, and local churches through prayer and connection.

10

DEPUTATION

• Globally funded missionaries are equipped with resources to prepare them for deputation services.

• Sponsored missionaries, although not sent on deputation by Nazarene Missions, are connected to their local churches for financial support throughout their assignment.

• Missionaries participate in home assignment, a time intentionally set aside to build, develop, and renew relationships with churches and districts in order to engage in missions and encourage World Evangelism giving.

10 – Cont.

DEPUTATION

• Nazarene Missions works closely with missionaries to ensure that each presentation reflects excellence.

• Nazarene Missions helps facilitate missions awareness by effectively communicating about missions with districts and local churches.

• The local and district NMI presidents help prepare the sending community to welcome, support, and encourage missionaries during their time of home assignment.

11

COMMISSION

• Nazarene Missions notifies the local sending community, including the local pastor, local and district NMI presidents, and district, of the commissioning service led by the Board of General Superintendents. Those being commissioned are recognized and sent by the Church of the Nazarene.

12

RETURN

• Nazarene Missions helps prepare the church, local and district NMI presidents, and district to welcome, support, and encourage returning missionaries, including retiring missionaries.

• Global missionaries participate in a debriefing and are supported in their transition to their passport countries.

• Sponsored missionaries complete a final evaluation, and Nazarene Missions follows up with each missionary as needed for further debriefing.

Missionary Sending Model

01

Calling

• The church and district provide opportunities to inspire, foster, and nurture the call to serve in Nazarene Missions.

• The local NMI president engages early and guides the candidate through the sending process.

02

Application

• The candidate engages with church leaders and the local NMI president to establish interest in missionary service.

• Using the Nazarene Missions guidelines, the candidate meets with the local church board to request recommendation.

• The candidate receives official application forms from Nazarene Missions.

03

Exploration

• The local church, guided by the NMI president, walks beside the candidate to help him or her discern a call, prepare for service, and develop needed skills.

• Nazarene Missions provides tools and resources to support the local church in this process.

04

Orientation

• The candidate attends a Nazarene Missions orientation event.

• The candidate, pastor, and local and district NMI presidents are notified of next steps, which may include further assessment and development.

05

PLACEMENT

• Nazarene Missions notifies the local pastor, local and district NMI presidents, and the district superintendent of the candidate’s placement.

• Missionary assignments are established as globally funded (global) or locally funded (sponsored) prior to placement of candidates.

06

PREPARATION

• Nazarene Missions provides training to prepare the missionary for effective service.

• The local and district NMI presidents encourage the local church and district to support the missionary throughout his or her time in missionary service.

07

AFFIRMATION

• The local and district NMI presidents prepare a sending service to affirm the missionary in the local church and on the district.

• Each local church and district will receive an affirmation service liturgy developed by the Board of General Superintendents.

• The local church and district host the affirmation service.

08

DEPLOYMENT

• Nazarene Missions works with field leaders to ensure the missionary completes field training and successfully begins his or her assignment.

• Field training includes but is not limited to team bonding, cultural awareness, discipleship training, language acquisition, security, and field-specific training.

09

SERVICE

• As determined by a missionary’s assignment, Nazarene Missions provides contractual support: funding, insurance, and member care.

• The local church and local and district NMI presidents keep the relationship strong between the missionary, the district, and local churches through prayer and connection.

10

DEPUTATION

• Globally funded missionaries are equipped with resources to prepare them for deputation services.

• Sponsored missionaries, although not sent on deputation by Nazarene Missions, are connected to their local churches for financial support throughout their assignment.

• Missionaries participate in home assignment, a time intentionally set aside to build, develop, and renew relationships with churches and districts in order to engage in missions and encourage World Evangelism giving.

10 – Cont.

DEPUTATION

• Nazarene Missions works closely with missionaries to ensure that each presentation reflects excellence.

• Nazarene Missions helps facilitate missions awareness by effectively communicating about missions with districts and local churches.

• The local and district NMI presidents help prepare the sending community to welcome, support, and encourage missionaries during their time of home assignment.

11

COMMISSION

• Nazarene Missions notifies the local sending community, including the local pastor, local and district NMI presidents, and district, of the commissioning service led by the Board of General Superintendents. Those being commissioned are recognized and sent by the Church of the Nazarene.

12

RETURN

• Nazarene Missions helps prepare the church, local and district NMI presidents, and district to welcome, support, and encourage returning missionaries, including retiring missionaries.

• Global missionaries participate in a debriefing and are supported in their transition to their passport countries.

• Sponsored missionaries complete a final evaluation, and Nazarene Missions follows up with each missionary as needed for further debriefing.

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nazarene missions
is funded through
the generous,
sacrificial giving
of people and
churches
throughout
the world
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We are a unified, global church supporting Nazarene Missions throughout the world. We are living out the transformational love of Jesus Christ in our local communities worldwide through His message and our actions.

World Evangelism Giving is the cornerstone of Nazarene Missions. This denominational fund (WEF) is the foundation for discovering, delivering, and resourcing our missions organization around the world. Every Nazarene church participates in Nazarene Missions through their contributions to World Evangelism giving. World Evangelism giving is essential for Nazarene Missions initiatives to thrive.
Designated Giving is a vehicle for specific Nazarene Missions initiatives. Designated giving (Approved Specials) allows every member to give directly to specific needs within the Nazarene Missions organization as defined by the Church of the Nazarene.
External Giving provides opportunities for partners outside the Church to participate in our mission. External partners are special donors, agencies, and foundations that align with our values and mission. External giving also includes various grants that are sought, prepared, and managed by the Church of the Nazarene on behalf of our missions organization.
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World Evangelism Giving is the cornerstone of Nazarene Missions. This denominational fund (WEF) is the foundation for discovering, delivering and resourcing, our missions organization around the world. Every Nazarene church participates in Nazarene Missions through their contributions to World Evangelism giving. World Evangelism giving is essential for Nazarene Missions initiatives to thrive.
Designated Giving is a vehicle for specific Nazarene Missions initiatives. Designated giving (Approved Specials) allows every member to give directly to specific needs within the Nazarene Missions organization as defined by the Church of the Nazarene.
External Giving provides opportunities for partners outside the Church to participate in our mission. External partners are special donors, agencies, and foundations that align with our values and mission. External giving also includes various grants that are sought, prepared, and managed by the Church of the Nazarene on behalf of our missions organization.
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answer

the call

Nazarene missionaries Dwight and Carolyn Rich have followed God’s call on their lives for over 34 years on the field. Through World Evangelism giving, the church has supported their call to spread Christ’s transformative Gospel.

answer

the call

Nazarene missionaries Dwight and Carolyn Rich have followed God’s call on their lives for over 34 years on the field. Through World Evangelism giving, the church has supported their call to spread Christ’s transformative Gospel.

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