Life
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 Adam Jantz on Dec 7 2010
Teaching at Korea Nazarene University (KNU) has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience from the day I landed in South Korea!I have not lived in a dorm since I was in college, but living on campus again has been a positive culture shock is so many ways. Plus, teaching in a rehabilitation department has really helped me understand the importance of helping others and making a difference in the...
By Ronna Fisher on Jun 22 2012
Before our nine-student mission team left Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to reach our project site in Chemin-de-Granges, our site-coordinator told us, “We are going to build a church, and if we have time we will build a building.”This perspective flavored the entire experience of our Southern Nazarene University mission trip in May to rebuild a Nazarene church that was destroyed during the major 2010...
By Lisa Jolly on Jun 14 2012
Several months ago, the treasurer for the Eastern Michigan District Nazarene Missions International (NMI), Catherine Clees, approached our district NMI president, Cindy Wine, with the idea of a district-wide missions event that would be arranged the day prior to the start of NMI convention. Like any great leader would do, Cindy Wine said: “Catherine, that is a great idea. You head it up.”...
By Roger Lutze on May 21 2012
 What does it actually look like to be a missional church? This is a question many have when they hear the challenge from our Nazarene leaders to become more missional. The opportunities to be missional are as endless and varied as the mind can imagine.  I have the pleasure of being the executive director of the Flint Eastside Mission in Flint, Michigan. We have been serving the...
By Africa Region on May 17 2011
Lucas is the son of missionaries Spencer and April Baggott who are currently serving in Rwanda.PrologueHi, my name is Lucas. I am 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. I am writing this book because of three reasons: 1) because it is for school, 2) because my mom told me to and 3) because it sounded like fun.I have a family of five. I have a baby brother a sister and my mom and dad. My brother’s name...
By Jonathan Phillips on Apr 20 2012
 At first glance, a discipleship group with only three participants may seem insignificant and almost pointless. When we look deeper, we recognize that the success of discipleship does not rest solely on the number of participants, but rather in the way they allow themselves to be transformed by God’s Spirit. When I was asked to lead the men’s group in the Church of the Nazarene in the...
By Mandie Schaper on Apr 13 2012
Dominica has been called “The Garden of Eden.”  One visit to this small, often unheard-of, island country in the Lesser Antilles reveals why: pristine rivers and waterfalls, virgin rainforests, no poisonous animals or insects, abundant fruit, secluded black sand beaches, relaxing thermal springs, and a comfortable year-round temperature. It is here that seven local churches of the...
By Neville Bartle on Mar 19 2012
A church member parked a van in front of the Wainuiomata, New Zealand, Church of the Nazarene, and opened the doors, saying, "I have brought some helpers." As our astonished Work & Witness team watched, a group of men wearing tattoos and hoodies climbed out of the vehicle. The new arrivals did not look happy to be there.God answers prayer in rather surprising ways.It was only the day before...
By Dani Castlehow and Janary Suyat on Mar 20 2012
Editor's note: Twelve young adults from nine countries are launching a new mission program in Mesoamerica called 12:7 Serve. The youth raised funds to spend six months in one of seven locations on the region where they will be involved in cross-cultural ministry. The objective of 12:7 Serve is to create opportunities for youth to confirm a call to missions, as well as to build vision and momentum...
By Sandra Swift on Feb 29 2012
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