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Nazarene Missions International
In Matthew 28:19 Jesus told us to go and make disciples of all the nations. We believe that we can obey this command through prayer, education, giving and interacting with the missionaries who visit our church.


FAITH PROMISE

Faith Promise is one of the most meaningful methods for supporting missions. It is not a pledge. A FAITH PROMISE is exactly what is says, a PROMISE MADE IN FAITH between an individual and God. Through FAITH PROMISE, Nazarenes recognize that God is the resource and He can flow His unlimited resources through us as we, by faith, promise to be His channel.

Faith Promise giving is a biblical method for raising financial support for the World Evangelization Fund. It is dedicated specifically to the mission support of the Church of the Nazarene through various offerings promoted by Nazarene Missions International (NMI).
Faith Promise is not to be confused with:
A pledge—no one will remind individuals of the exact amount they owe on their Faith Promise giving
The tithe—a Faith Promise is a love gift to God, to be given beyond the tithe

In addition to Faith Promise, opportunity will be given for people to give to missions at Thanksgiving and Easter. Such offerings allow those not participating in Faith Promise an opportunity to give to missions; and, for those who are, it provides additional opportunities for giving as the Holy Spirit leads.


ALABASTER OFFERING

The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. While we understand the church consists of the people of God and not a building, buildings erected for the purpose of ministry help provide a sense of permanence, functionally enhance ministry efforts, and convey an attitude that the Church of the Nazarene intends to "put down roots." Alabaster funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.


World   WORLD MISSION BROADCAST

More than a third of the world´s population has never heard the good news of Jesus even once. Many cannot be reached by traditional methods. But amazingly, more than 96 percent of the world can be reached by radio. It can go where we cannot. It can reach the literate and illiterate alike.

WORLD MISSION BROADCAST is aired in 72 countries and in 36 languages and dialects. This powerful ministry is reaching the unreached. With radio, television and internet broadcasts, we are currently supporting approximately 2 million minutes of air time annually.

By giving to World Mission Broadcast, you help reach people who may not be reached by missionaries or may not be able to read. All it takes to produce one minute of air time is $4.00. Someone may need that very minute to hear the gospel that you will provide. The giving for World Mission Broadcast is not just an offering. It is people finding the Lord!!

This year World Mission Broadcast (WMB) will be 70 years old. Begun in 1944 as the Nazarene Radio League, today WMB has evolved into a vital, global ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. Via radio, television, Internet programs, cell phone texting, and podcasts, WMB reaches an untold number of listeners daily with the Good News of Christ.

"If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it." Mother Theresa of Calcutta

PELION CHURCH A MISSIONS TOP OVERPAYER
The Pelion Church of the Nazarene was honored at the South Carolina District NMI Convention as one of the churches that overpaid the World Evangelism Fund.

Our thanks to all of the Pelion church members who faithfully support the World Evangelism Fund.

WORLD EVANGELISM FUND

The World Evangelism Fund goes directly toward accomplishing the mission of the Church of the Nazarene, to make Christlike disciples in the nations. The World Evangelism Fund is the funding that operates the Church of the Nazarene and its entire mission effort, from the operation of the Global Ministry Center to districts and churches around the world.

The World Evangelism Fund comes from the generosity of Nazarenes around the world. Each church is challenged to contribute an assigned apportionment, but many, seeing the effectiveness of the world mission enterprise, choose to overpay.

Regardless of size, each church has the opportunity to take part in the global mission endeavor. Also, just as individuals are blessed by God when they commit a portion of their resources for His kingdom, so churches are blessed when they allocate funds to help reach the lost around the world.

Full-time missionaries (excluding volunteers) in the Church of the Nazarene receive a monthly paycheck based on a standard amount plus a cost-of-living adjustment. This frees them from the added worry of raising finances. Missionaries still write letters and conduct deputation services to inform people of happenings in their field of service; however, such activities do not consume a large portion of their time on the mission field.