PRAYER: Prayer is a place of solidarity. Just as Jesus bore our burdens on His cross, we can bear the burdens of others, laying them before the Father in prayer. Prayer is not only for ourselves—prayer is unselfish, allowing the body of Christ to join in one voice of praise, thanksgiving, or petition to our Lord Jesus Christ.
NMI gathers believers together for prayer in the local church, linking us to our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe. And through special focuses, such as prayer for the 10/40 Window and the persecuted church, we unite with others in crying out to our Father, praying that He would shatter the barriers separating millions from His kingdom.
DISCIPLESHIP: Discipleship is a key component to our mission statement. We believe that God has equipped and empowered us to reach the nations and to make Christlike followers of people from all nations. This means that we have a local and a global perspective on missions. We know that the nations are coming to our neighborhood. If we take a quick look at our school district we discover that 69% of the student population in the district are students of color, 59% are low income and 19% are English language learners. We have a call to be good neighbors and to welcome the strangers/foreigners in Christ’s name here in our own backyard. We also have the call to send and support those who are being called to go abroad with the good news of Jesus Christ and develop trusting relationships that foster the opportunity to share Jesus with those who do not know Him yet.
GIVING: In 159 world areas, Nazarenes’ passion for mission compels them to give in all kinds of ways: volunteering time, praying for all people to know Christ, generously sharing resources, and passing on the stories of the church, to name just a few.
One simple and essential way to express mission passion is financial support. NMI has designed a bunch of opportunities to support mission workers and meet human needs around the world through resource sharing.
And no one wants to be left out: a Zimbabwean woman brings the family’s only chicken to the altar during a mission offering; a United States teenager picks up a part-time job so he can give to the same offering; a Brazilian student donates her new computer to the church; a Korean businessman gives some of his profit to World Evangelism Fund; a group of Jamaican eight-year-olds offer a can of coins they’ve collected from friends and neighbors.
Nazarenes around the world generously share their resources to expand Christ’s kingdom on earth!
EDUCATING: Nazarenes everywhere are sharing the mission stories of the church. Telling the story instills passion for mission. When Christ’s followers know what is at stake and hear how others are obeying God’s call to mission, they are challenged to participate as well.
NMI is committed to helping local churches tell the mission story. We provide resources and support for the local church as it informs and educates its members, not only in what other Nazarenes are doing in mission, but how they can get involved, too.
Explore the downloads, links, and resources on this site. Or send us an e-mail with ideas for resources you would like to see developed—we get many of our best ideas from people like you. Let us know about them.
And keep telling the story.