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Mission is more than a program. It's a way of life.
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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 Brad Crofford on Apr 1 2016
The first thing you notice as you approach Swaziland is the hilly terrain. Shrouded in fog, the hills tower over the road. Along the roadway, cows graze and groups of people sit, waiting for public...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Mar 31 2016
When she was 6 years old, *Ruth was sitting at the kitchen table doing her homework, and for the first time began to wonder about the meaning of her life.   It began as she wondered what she would do...
By Leody Eschavez on Mar 25 2016
In May 2014, I moved to Zamboanga City, a 12-hour bus ride from my hometown in the Philippines. I had just graduated from university. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but my church had asked me...
By Keith Cox and Kelly Williams on Mar 18 2016
  It was the end of Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene's mission trip, and the team was in the city of Quito. During the evening group devotions, Dr. Lisa’s thoughts were thousands of miles away,...
By Jaron Graham on Mar 1 2016
I remember well the black and white picture on the wall and the questions that ran through my young mind as I studied it. Who are those people? Why do we have their picture hanging in our church...

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By Africa Region on Jul 21 2010
-- By D. Solomon Workar, Jr.Liberia -- People are rightfully concerned about how they will pay for the roof over their head, clothes to wear and food to eat. It can be very easy for anyone to fall into this trap of thinking that their source of supply begins with what they do, how much money they earn and the decision they have made in life.Every one of us has the spiritual authority to rely on a...
By Michaele LaVigne on Aug 17 2010
Editor's note: Brent and Michaele LaVigne returned recently from a two-year assignment coordinating the partnership between Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, Oklahoma, U.S., and the Church of the Nazarene ministry in Swaziland.Since being back in the United States just over a month, we’ve been asked a lot of questions about Swaziland.  Among the Top 5 is: "What’s the biggest thing you...
By Tyrone Goddard on Sep 27 2010
At the age of 11 I was invited to the St. James Church of the Nazarene in the city of Port of Spain, Trinidad, by my Aunt Sheila, who was only two years my senior. She had started to attend this church with my grandparents who had come into contact with the church owing to the death of their son. I attended church regularly and some five years later, at the age of 16, I accepted Christ as my...
By Africa Region on Oct 7 2010
When you spend a day making home visits with the HIV/AIDS Task Force, you never know what you are going to encounter. This organization provides home health care for individuals who are homebound due to their medical condition. Around eight years ago, Cariot Shongwe had a vision for the people of the church. Because the hospitals were full and sick people could not travel...
By Extreme Nazarene Ministries on Oct 12 2010
Editor's note: Trevor Allen, one of the church planting volunteers working with Extreme Nazarene Ministries' four-year church planting initiative in Peru, describes a divine appointment during their visit to Puno, in the southern part of the country. (Read more about the project in Puno.) The church planters will relocate to Puno in January to begin their work.We recently traveled out to Puno to...
By Wendy Siebbeles on Oct 19 2010
 Mr Jim Townsend, who passed away in Banbury, UK, on 24 August 2010, and his wife Edna Townsend, became involved with the Church of the Nazarene in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, in the early 1950s.For many years Jim, an ex-British serviceman, was not interested in spiritual things, but he always drove the family to church and church functions. Edna was involved in missions right from the...
By Africa Region on Oct 27 2010
When Francis Mwansa, a leader in Zambia, sees the vibrant church on the island of Mbabaloa today, he remembers how the church started several years ago. Francis and his fellow Nazarene workers had a great passion to see people's lives transformed by Christ. The JESUS Film team decided to plant churches on the three main islands of the Bangweulou area. They loaded a speed boat with the...
By Africa Region on Nov 5 2010
Cape Town, South Africa -- During a recent ministry tour of South Africa, the Radically Changed worship team -- comprised of 10 Nazarene young people from Kenya -- we saw God's hand at work, from the provision of financial resources that made the trip possible to church services in which young South Africans committed their lives to Jesus Christ.The Radically Changed worship team first formed in...
By Africa Region on Nov 19 2010
Editor’s note: Rev. Sam Lama is the superintendent of the Liberia Central District. This year they began with 25 churches. They will end the year with over 50 – all but three are organized. He pastors one of the new church plants. Rev. Lama also serves as the National Education Coordinator for the country of Liberia. He describes in his own words how God has been at work in the district. In...
By Sharon Graves on Nov 24 2010
It was October 16, 2009, and our party of five left Awassa, Ethiopia for a five-hour road trip to the village of Bona. In Bona not only would there be a mohabar or teaching classes for the people, but also a district assembly and ordination service. Since night travel is not advised, we were going to stay in Bona through Sunday.  Being a "city" girl -- and new to Africa -- I didn't know what...