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By Kaitlyn Williams on Feb 17 2017

A Nazarene church of 35 is reaching out to its struggling community through healing arts ministries for abused women, addiction recovery and ministry to the homeless, and partnering with other local churches and organizations for greater impact.

By Richard Gammill on Feb 16 2017

Pastor Thangchinkhup has dedicated his life to developing young people, through helping local churches learn how to more effectively invest in youth ministry. He starts with prayer and fasting.

By Mesoamerica Region Communications on Feb 6 2017

Edgar de la Rosa was devastated after his family moved out because of his drug and alcohol addiction. God not only brought transformation and healing for Edgar, but also inspired him to start a ministry that would impact his community in Oaxaca, Mexico.

By Kaitlyn Williams on Feb 3 2017

At just about 100 years old – the point when many aging churches close their doors – one California church is drawing in a new generation of teenagers from surrounding neighborhoods.

By Asia-Pacific Region on Jan 23 2017

A woman suffering through a devastating divorce and subsequent depression called out to many gods, including the God of Heaven. Only He answered her prayer and had a rescue plan for her life already in place.

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Life is about how we reach lost people. God has called each of us to serve where he has directed. Some of us are called to server where we are and others may be called to go forth. There is no greater reward in life than to respond to God’s call. It says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans for a hope and a future.”

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By Robin Brouwer on Nov 23 2012
Heading to Republic, Washington, U.S., this past summer was our fifth mission trip with middle schoolers from Grandview, Washington, Church of the Nazarene. Every trip has had its own flavor, challenges and accomplishments. Every trip has also been a chance to see God at work among our kids but also in the orchestrating of details - seems he is always at work ahead of time preparing opportunities...
By Philip Zimmerman on Dec 11 2009
The motto of our global church is to make Christ-like disciples of all the nations. What does it mean to be Christ-like?Whole books are written about this topic; so I only want to talk about one aspect of it. I think this one aspect has been forgotten in many different traditions, but it is vital if we want to be a Christ-like disciple and in fact, it is in this aspect where the whole story of...
By Sam Barber on Dec 21 2009
The Ohio Shepherd Church of the Nazarene Work & Witness team boarded the Delta flight and, in what seemed like no time, a tip of the wing and Montego Bay, Jamaica, came into view. The water changed from deep blue to crystal clear aqua and the sandy beach beckoned. We were fully awake now, chattering and planning, gawking and craning to see what the Caribbean looked like. As we expected, it...
By Maddai González on Aug 16 2010
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). It is in this where the challenge starts. "Go, and make disciples?” Two interesting things: Go. Where? Make disciples. How? Definitely we need You, Lord! And it is true, God provides us His Holy Spirit; He has commanded us to do it, but before that He has prepared the way: The Holy Spirit goes and speaks to the hearts of people,...
By Ánderson Godoy on Aug 18 2010
I remember the first time that I left my country. I was 18 and I was going to study at the South American Nazarene Theological Seminary in Quito, Ecuador. In my mind I knew that this trip would be a great change; however, I never thought that I would find strong cultural differences in a country that is right next to my home country of Colombia.When the bus got far from Bogota I started seeing...
By Bob Tocheff on Aug 30 2010
Mozart – Salzburg;  Duncker – Gottmadingen;  Fink – Florence…… This article may have begun with a familiar pairing, but only more informed readers may recognize the other connections. The most recent of those would be Collegians Chorale (Robert Tocheff, director) and Chamber Winds (John Packard, director) from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.People and PurposeMay 25 – June 8, 2010...
By Josh Broward on Nov 19 2010
We drove as far as we could.  Then, we walked a narrow dirt path through emerald rice paddies and white-trunked eucalyptus trees.  We passed mud huts and small ponds.  Next to one house was a thatch overhang sheltering a rather large collection of cow dung - being saved for later use as fuel or fertilizer.  A small brown river of dung juice drained across the walking path, and...
By Reuben Pillay on Jun 25 2011
As Zechariah prophesied that John the Baptist will be the light to those who live in darkness, the Factreton Church of the Nazarene was once again reminded of that purpose and endeavored to be the light to those in darkness in Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn. We wanted to leave a legacy and raised funds to erect a 50-seat wendy house to be used as a place of worship. (A wendy house is a shed measuring 5...
By Everett Tustin on Apr 19 2011
Missionaries learn over the years that much of missionary work consists of ordinary days with ordinary tasks. And then, sometimes, the Holy Spirit begins to take all the loose ends, all the “stuff” they have been doing, and a beautiful tapestry of the Holy Spirit’s work begins to be revealed.In recent weeks, the tapestry of God’s plan for the wonderful people of Poland has become much more...
By Josh Broward on Mar 16 2011
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