Nazarene Missions International (NMI)

 

The Frederick Church of the Nazarene supports NMI in its mission to share the gospel of Christ in Frederick, Maryland, the mid-Atlantic region, our nation, and in all the nations. The objectives of NMI are to:

  • Encourage people to pray for all efforts of world evangelization
  • Inform people of the world’s needs and what the church is doing to meet those needs
  • Challenge children and youth to learn about and participate in the mission of the church
  • Raise funds for missions outreach

What We Do

NMI at Frederick First Church is part of a global effort pursuing a variety of efforts.

  • NMI helps produce missionaries.
  • NMI assists in sending missionaries to the field.
  • NMI supports missionaries on the field.
  • NMI educates individuals and congregations as to the missionaries’ work on the field.
  • NMI welcomes missionaries when they return for home assignment.
  • NMI helps equip missionaries to return to the field.
  • NMI prays for missionaries at home and abroad.
  • NMI helps provide for retirement needs.

Giving (Faith Promise and the World Evangelism Fund)

Resources support our mission, objectives, and what we do. Key methods that we at the Frederick First Church raise and distribute funds in support of NMI include World Evangelism Fund, Faith Promise, and Alabaster Offering:

World Evangelism Fund

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. You can learn more at the World Evangelism Fund website.

Faith Promise

Faith Promise is way of systematically supporting world evangelism efforts. Rather than waiting to respond to individual appeals as they come along, believers ask the Lord how much they should give to missions over the next year. They then commit to that annual total as a "Faith Promise." Faith Promise thus turns global missions giving into something strategic rather than something sporadic. In practical terms, tithe money runs the local church and its ministries; Faith Promise is a way for us give specifically to missions in order to reach the unreached of the world. Faith Promise giving tangibly expresses our desire that the whole world know the Good News.

For additional information, click here to read a brief essay (pdf format) on Faith Promise giving by a pastor who helped popularize the concept of Faith Promise.

 

Alabaster offering boxAlabaster Offering

What is 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. As a tradition in Nazarene churches, alabaster offerings are collected twice a year -- in September and February -- through the collection of alabaster boxes. However, you may donate online at any time.

 

Additionally, donations may be provided in direct support of individual missionaries. Following are some of of the missionaries we support.

Missionaries

The Nazarene Church supports missionaries throughout the world. The Frederick First Church of the Nazarene provides support to a few specific missionaries. Among these are the following:

 

JoJonathan Phillipsnathan Phillips, serving in Romania. You may find his reflections on his life and ministries in Romania on his website: On The Journey and on his Facebook page. You may also read information about the Nazarene church in Romania on their blog. Through these sites, you may subscribe to e-newsletters and updates to be sent to your email. There is an ongoing need for prayer in support Church of the Nazarene in Romania, including:

  • local churches and the Romanians who pastor them,
  • theological education through European Nazarene College,
  • compassionate ministries, including job training and sponsorship, and
  • the translation of holiness literature into Romanian.

Donations to support Jonathan Phillips may be given online

 

Angelina Jones, serves the Lord in Cambodia. You may follow her Facebook group "Angelina in Asia" for updates, stories, and photos of life in Cambodia. Donations to support Angelina Jones may be given online.

 

Crisis Care Kits

During each year, we collaboration with Fawn Grove Compassion Center to prepare crisis care kits. We collect supplies for Crisis Care Kits from groups or individuals and make them available to vulnerable people throughout the world as well as disaster resonse in the United States.

 

Prayer

Prayer is a vital part of our mission. Our prayers of worship and intercession our part of our public worship. Additionally, we support our missions with prayer in support of our city, specific individual, our missionaries, and those in need in our church and our community.