Overland Park Church of the Nazarene is actively involved in the support of local and worldwide mission efforts. This support takes the form of sharing both financial resources as well as hands on support. See the information below to learn more about missions opportunities.
Faith Promise weekend is a special time for emphasis on world missions. Faith Promise is...
- a voluntary promise that I will give to God a specific amount, in addition to my regular tithe, for world evangelism to help fulfill the Great Commission.
- a covenant made between God and me based on my faith in God's ability to supply out of His resources what I cannot give out of my own.
- listening to God, promising to give as He impresses me, and trusting Him to provide.
For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability...And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will.
2 Corinthians 8:3, 5
The NMI Council schedules the Faith Promise weekend each year with special missionary speakers who bring news and updates from various mission fields around the world. At the concluding service, Faith Promise Commitments are received from the congregation.
Work & Witness
Work & Witness is one of the greatest movements in the history of the Church of the Nazarene. It was not a planned program of the Global Mission Department but a ministry that began with a group of concerned laymen who wanted to meet the needs that they saw around them. As global access became easier, so did the opportunity to experience missions first hand through personal involvement.
Work & Witness is all about connecting teams with needs. Help with construction, medical, technical, and evangelistic needs may be offered by teams of 2 or more people. The team’s willingness to be available for up to 21 days and to pay all of their expenses is a key dynamic of the Work and Witness ministry. This self-funded movement has given Nazarene missions a huge boost into the 21st century.
OP Nazarene's last Work & Witness trip was to the Ukraine. This trip was a special event in the lives of many adults and teens. Be on the lookout for more information about our next Work & Witness trip.
For more information about Work & Witness in the church of the Nazarene see:
The church of the Nazarene is an international church.
The Mission of the Church of the Nazarene is “To make Christlike Disciples in the nations.” Nazarene World Mission has identified seven words that it believes demonstrates its efforts to fulfill the vision of this statement.
Connecting ministry resources to individuals who need the gospel
Transplanting the gospel message into the context of each culture
Going into “all the world” to reach the lost for Christ
Helping the body of Christ to grow and spread around the world
Developing mature self supporting indigenous churches
Replicating the Christian faith in the lives of new believers
Transforming lives through the power of the gospel
To learn more about Missions in the Church of the Nazarene see the links below:
Nazarene Communications Network News - www.ncnnews.org
Nazarene Missions International Website - www.nazarenemissions.org
Nazarene World Mission Website - www.nazareneworldmission.org