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MISSION CANDIDATE OPPORTUNITIES (nmi.nazarene.org/10119/story.html)
What Is a Missionary?
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28: 19-20b
The Church of the Nazarene believes in and is committed to this mandate from Jesus Christ. Reaching our world is done locally, as well as globally, through His church. We also believe God selects individuals to serve specifically as missionaries.
A missionary is called by God to serve cross-culturally and sent by the church to go and share the good news of Jesus Christ. The Church of the Nazarene desires to help those who experience God's call to become missionaries.
So You Want To Be a Missionary?
If you feel God's call on your life to become a missionary, please visit the Mission Candidate Opportunities Web site to read about the various opportunities for missionaries, the process of becoming a Nazarene missionary, and fill out an Exploring Missions Form.
WORK AND WITNESS (nmi.nazarene.org/10003/story.html)
What began as Men in Missions in January 1974 has changed and grown into what is now Work & Witness. Over 190,000 people have been involved since its establishment. Work & Witness teams help with construction, medical and technical work, and evangelistic needs all over the world.
Visit the Work & Witness site to discover how you and your church can become involve in changing the lives of others.
On their site you will find project descriptions, resources to plan a trip, along with stories of those who have already been involved.
Be sure to visit the Work & Witness site and discover how you can get involved.
MISSION CORPS (nmi.nazarene.org/10126/story.html)
Mission Corps gives people an opportunity to minister cross-culturally for anywhere from 3 months to 1 year. You can participate in Mission Corps as an individual, a couple, or a family. These assignments are filled on a needs-basis and are in every region of the world.
Visit missioncorps.nazarene.org to find out more about exploring missions through the Church of the Nazarene!
JESUS FILM HARVEST PARTNERS (nmi.nazarene.org/10120/story.html)
"Sharing God’s love with the lost to help fulfill the Great Commission"
JESUS Film Harvest Partners is a ministry of the Church of the Nazarene – Global Mission which collaborates with other Kingdom ministries to make Christ-like disciples in the nations. It is a dynamic, biblically-based movement, which invests in winning people to Jesus Christ worldwide, turning them into passionate disciples of Jesus, integrating them into local churches, and training them in leadership and pastoral skills.
Inspired by laypeople, the ministry invests in:
- follow up
- church development
- leadership training
- pastoral education
Harvest Partners are those who invest in the ministry through their time, influence, money, and expertise. They support local work and teams who share JESUS with their neighbors in over 100 countries.
The Return on Investment is:
For every $1 invested, there are three evangelistic contacts; for every $3 given, one person makes a decision for Christ.
NAZARENE SECULAR CAMPUS MISSIONS (nmi.nazarene.org/10125/story.html)
Nazarene Secular Campus Mission is a growing network of outreach and discipleship ministries on secular college and university campuses throughout the United States and Canada.
NSCM, an initiative of the United States and Canada Mission Evangelism Department of the Church of the Nazarene, was launched at the M3 Conference in 2003 and has grown to member ministries on about 25 campuses. These ministries may be district outreach centers, NewStart churches or specialized ministries through the local church.
RVs ON A MISSION (nmi.nazarene.org/10131/story.html)
Would you like to do Work and Witness type work in the USA while living in your RV? If so, then RVs On A Mission (ROAM) is for you!
RVs on a Mission is an outreach ministry of the Church of the Nazarene through the Center for Lay Ministry. ROAM provides the opportunity for persons to volunteer their time and skills in meaningful Christian service through Church of the Nazarene related mission agencies, camps, churches, disaster relief, compassionate ministries projects and other designated areas of service.
EXTREME NAZARENE (nmi.nazarene.org/10254/story.html)
Extreme Nazarene Ministries exists to seek and deploy people into an Extreme expansion of God's Kingdom. Extreme seeks to find unmet, complex needs all around the world and match the need with the talent and resources available through the worldwide Church.
Currently, positions are open for:
2-week field volunteers
2-year field volunteers
Careers in Administration
YOUTH IN MISSION
As you can see there are many ways to become involved in Volunteer Ministries. In fact, there are so many ways to be involved that you might want to choose one or two to concentrate on.
I am providing some resources to help you promote Volunteer Ministries.
There’s no time like NOW!
Volunteer Related Sites
Harvest Celebration Sunday
Secular Campus Ministries
Additional Resources for Download
Volunteer Ministries 1
Volunteer Ministries 2
Jesus Film Harvest 120 Sponsorship
Article: Places to Serve by David Cooper
Skit: You Hold the Key
Announcement: Volunteer Institute of Missions International