Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College opens extension center in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. When Ray McCrary came to Indianapolis, Indiana, Southside Church of the Nazarene in 2012, he quickly realized the challenges of pastoring an aging white congregation in a community undergoing rapid social change.“If we were to continue ministering to the south side of Indianapolis, we had to become multicultural,” McCary said.
With tears in his eye, Pastor Felix, an immigrant from Africa, said, “I never thought I would be able to earn a bachelor’s degree. You are making this dream possible.”
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.
Through focused assessment and training, Africa Nazarene University took more than 100 staff through the process of discovering their God-given strengths and learning how to develop them in work and ministry. Nazarene Strengths Institute is taking this training to Nazarenes around the world.
A Glasgow, Scotland, church realizes that to most effectively serve the local refugee community, the church’s first priority is to “partner with the refugees themselves” in project design, implementation and evaluation.
A young couple relocate to Hawaii, where they join efforts with local Nazarenes in ministering to the homeless and other people in the community, and discover that the multi-ethnic state is a diverse mission field.
"Thank you for making me laugh when I didn't even want to smile," wrote a refugee child among the hundreds given education, normalcy, and loving relationships through Nazarene churches in Lebanon.
Over Lucy's life in Central Asia -- through heartbreaks, miracles and the healing of a loving group of believers -- Lucy has learned that true joy comes from knowing Christ.