We're looking for your Alabaster stories!
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Nazarene churches around the world often give an offering to the Alabaster fund, which pays to build churches, hospitals, parsonages and missionary homes. Since the Alabaster Offering first began in 1949, Nazarenes have funded:

  • 3,722 churches and chapels
  • 386 Bible schools and school buildings
  • 469 mission and district centers
  • 36 hospitals and clinics
  • 1,445 pieces of land.

Do you have a story of how your church, district or other ministry has benefited from these offerings? Has Alabaster enabled your church to complete its building? Has it paid for land on which to build a ministry center of some kind? Has it added a wing to your medical clinic or established a training center?

To help spread our Alabaster stories throughout our global church family, Engage is seeking article contributions about Alabaster. You can write up to 800 words. Please also include photos where possible.

Read here for more information about contributing your stories to Engage.

We're here to help. If you would like assistance in how to develop your story, e-mail engagemagazine@nazarene.org. Also, check out our writing tutorial blog, http://nazareneblogs.org/nutsandgraphs, for writing tips and tricks.

If you're not a registered contributor, you'll need to click on the "Log In" button at the top of the website and register to be a writer. After you've verified your account by clicking a link sent to your e-mail address, log in to Engage and click on the new button at the top of the screen that says "My profile." On this screen, click the link at the top to upgrade your account to "writer status" by providing a little more personal information.

Once you have upgraded, return to this screen. In the black bar above this window, click on "my stories" and start writing and uploading photos!