GENERAL NMI

Nazarene Missions International (NMI) is the organization for mobilizing the local church in missions in the Church of the Nazarene and the denomination’s representative for missions on the district and in the local church.

The purpose of this organization shall be to mobilize the Church of the Nazarene in missions through 1) praying, 2) giving, 3) educating, 4) engaging children and youth.

Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) are a cooperative effort between Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Incorporated (NCMI) and Nazarene Missions International (NMI). CCKs continue to meet the needs around the world. Each local church is challenged to donate enough kits to fill at least one banana box (six CCKs per banana box). Small churches may combine efforts to fill banana boxes with CCKs. See this page.

 

You can find more information about all of our current missions books here.

The Church commissions and affirms missionary calls. Global Missions sends missionaries. And Nazarene Missions International supports that call through prayer, giving, and relational support.

Prayer is the life-force in all we do; it is in foundational. From NMI inception, prayer has been at its center. Prayer is not a program. It is about falling in love with Christ, and wanting everyone, in every culture to know Him.

You can learn about prayer in all of our NMI curriculum.

o NMI has a platform called the Prayer Mobilization Line. Here you can weekly updates on prayers and praises from global missionaries currently serving around the world.

The Nazarene World Week of Prayer (NWWP) is an annual event occurring during the week that includes the World Day of Prayer, which is the first Friday in March. During this week, Nazarenes dedicate themselves to interceding for our global church.

Alabaster is a tangible example of sacrifice and a life in love with our Savior. Alabaster is known wherever Nazarenes are in the world. It is actually an NMI brand. Nazarenes know that contributions are used to construct buildings and to purchase land. Churches of the Nazarene everywhere are encouraged to participate by giving something to Alabaster each year.

You can give in your local church offerings traditionally collected September and February, or click here for information on online giving.

NMI continues to encourage churches to involve children and youth in all missions endeavors and to nurture them as they seek to respond to God’s call.

We encourage collaboration with experts (NYI, SDMI), use already planned activities, and engage the entire family. We believe nurturing and leadership development is best done in the local church and individualized to the needs of each person.

  • The World Evangelism Fund fuels the Church of the Nazarene’s mission by combining each person’s and church’s gift together to fund ministries everywhere. Every church is asked to give a portion of their yearly funds for the purpose of making Christlike disciples in the nations.
  • NMI encourages every church and individual to participate in fully giving to WEF.
  • Click here for more information.

Links is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarene districts around the world. If you have more questions about Links, visit this page for more information.

NMI no longer makes a suggested offering amount. We do however, suggest that you allow the missionary to speak before receiving an offering allowing the congregation to respond by giving as the Spirit leads. All funds collected in the offering should be given to the missionary either by way of a check made out to Global Treasury Services or online through Funding the Mission.

GOVERNANCE

The Council which is chaired by the Global NMI President is a representative body of the global NMI constituents and has an advisory role to the Global NMI Director.

Each district NMI council may submit one or two names to the Global NMI Office from its region as the regional representative for a nominating ballot. During the Global NMI Convention, each region meets to elect their representative from the nominations submitted.

The Global NMI Council shall be composed of the regional representatives and ex officio members.

The Global NMI Council elects an individual to serve on General Board to represent NMI.