NMI (Nazarene Missions International) is the organization that provides the structure and spiritual dynamic for mobilizing the church in missions. It includes the promotional, educational and fund-raising arm of missions.
NMI Mission Statement:
To mobilize the church in mission through praying, discipling, giving, and educating.
To encourage people to pray for all efforts of world evangelization
To inform people of the world's needs and what the church is doing to meet those needs
To challenge children and youth to learn about and participate in the mission of the church
To raise funds for mission outreach
Southview's Mission Monthly Emphases:
- February & September – Alabaster
- March – Easter Offering
- June – World Mission Broadcast
- November – Thanksgiving Offering
- December – Compassionate Ministries
Engage is a daily online mission magazine designed
with Nazarene lay people in mind.
Every week, Engage features amazing stories about fascinating people; articles exploring our church’s cutting-edge strategies; fascinating Q&As with mission leaders around the world; compelling video stories; columns by missionaries about missionary life; regular missionary profiles; and personal reflections by Nazarenes like you.
The ALABASTER OFFERING provides funds for property and buildings around the world.
The entire offering goes toward the construction of churches, schools, medical facilities,
and homes for missionaries and national workers.
WORLD EVANGELISM FUND
The World Evangelism Fund was created to allow missionaries to work more effectively and to encourage all churches to support missions. The 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. Full-time missionaries (excluding volunteers) in the Church of the Nazarene receive a monthly paycheck based on a standard amount plus a cost-of-living adjustment. Missionaries also receive medical insurance, a pension provision, and other items (such as housing and travel costs). The World Evangelism Fund comes from the generosity of Nazarenes around the world. Each church is challenged to contribute an assigned apportionment. Traditionally, the World Evangelism Fund is collected through two large offerings a year—the Thanksgiving and Easter offerings.
WORLD MISSION BROADCAST
We are told that more than a third of the world’s population has never heard the good news of Jesus even once. Many cannot be reached by traditional methods. But amazingly, more than 99 percent of the world can be reached by radio. It can go where we cannot. It can reach the literate and illiterate alike. World Mission Broadcast is aired in 75 countries and in 33 languagesand dialects. This powerful ministry is reaching the unreached! With radio, television and internet broadcasts, we are currently supporting approximately 2 million minutes of air time annually. All it takes to produce one minute of air time is $4.00! Someone may need that very minute to hear the gospel that you help provide. How many minutes will you support?
“The Church of the Nazarene believes that Jesus commanded His disciples to have a special relationship to the poor of this world. Holiness motivates us to place our means in the service of alleviating others needs and to adjust our wants in accordance with the needs of others.
Compassion arises out of the good news of Christ. It is something that God awakens and works in our daily lifestyle as we respond to the love and grace we have received in our Lord and as we respond to the need of our neighbors. As we live out compassion through our vocations, they become more than just jobs — we respond to God’s gracious calling to live a life that is a witness to God’s love and compassion. Such is the motivation of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries’ (NCM’s) work around the world that would not be possible without the thousands of pastors, laity, and missionaries who are saying “Yes!” to God’s work in the world. This “Yes!” is essential to being Christlike disciples to the nations.