A new Brazil communications center is providing a huge step forward for the communications ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. Assisting and providing support to the denomination in Brazil, the center is a partnership between World Mission Broadcast (WMB) and Brazil Nazarene College (BNC). This center will make possible the training of students and future leaders in the area of social communication and mass media, as well as provide a laboratory for hands-on learning.

Sudden illness stole everything from Mansueto Tampayan, a family man, father of three and hard-working farmer from T'boli, South Cotabato, Philippines. Complications from acute diabetes rendered him helpless and dependent on others.

Bus after bus pulled into the Zamacola Church of the Nazarene parking lot Sunday morning, Aug. 16. Adults and kids streamed from the vehicles, filling the church that normally sees 40 attendants in its pews.

Imagine that your 6-month-old, 8-pound infant is dying of kidney failure. You live alone at the hospital because your husband is at works hours away, trying desperately to pay the baby’s medical bills. You’ve been at the hospital for over a month, and you spend every night on the cold, hard floor.

Asia-Pacific Region
Asia-Pacific Region elects new NYI president
Asia-Pacific Nazarene Youth International delegates have elected a new regional president. Read more.

When Pastor Robyn Geiger saw a couple of school children without jumpers shivering one morning she knew she had to do something.

Sighi?oara is in the middle of the country in the region called Transylvania. It is a beautiful town of about 36,000 people which still has a walled citadel where people live and work.

Singing in Spanish, fingers pointed heavenward, the Cali, Colombia Church of the Nazarene worship team led the crowd in worship.

Across the convention center, workshop participants listened to a Rwandan Nazarene tell about forgiving and leading to Christ the man who nearly killed her during the 1994 genocide. Her story sparked a discussion about the role of Nazarenes in peace and reconciliation around the world.

The island nation of Jamaica sets aside one day a year for the purpose of serving communities. On the National Labour Day, May 23, Jamaicans are encouraged to put aside any spirit of divisiveness as they participate side by side in local community projects and selected national projects — everything from planting trees to painting or refurbishing hospitals, schools, clinics and homes for the aging.

OLATHE, KANSAS—When the timer started, the five teams of five people opened envelopes and dumped out their contents. On the table tops lay paper clips, colored construction paper, scissors, post-it notes, tape and other random office supplies. The teams were instructed to work together to build a church.

The catch? They weren’t allowed to talk or even make hand gestures to communicate.

As the clock ticked away silent seconds, the paper churches rapidly took shape.


Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College Opens Indianapolis Extension Center

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.