"Informed givers are happy givers!" -- Stan Toler
Need some world missions facts to answer a question about ministry effectiveness: Do we get enough "bang for our buck?" Look at these missionary statistics.
Money from Nazarene Faith Promise giving and Easter and Thanksgiving (Christmas in countries other than Canada and the U.S.) offerings support the following world evangelism efforts:
|World areas / countries with Nazarene work|
Countries recently entered: Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone
|Number of missionaries|
Includes Mission Corps volunteers and 22 tentmakers
These cross-cultural missionaries come from 26 different countries
|Languages in which literature was published in 2006||67|
|Languages in which radio broadcasts are produced||30|
|Countries reached by radio broadcasts|
Cost of one minute of air time: $4
|Bible colleges and seminaries||40|
|Extension centers training church leaders||31|
|Students in colleges, seminaries and extension centers||8,837|
|Vocational and training colleges||3|
|Enrollment in these 3 career training schools||227|
|Children sponsored by Nazarene Child Development programs|
In addition, nutritional assistance is given in about 80 countries
|Nazarene compassionate ministry centers in US and Canada [ Compassionate Ministry philosophy ]||163|
|Retired missionaries receiving pensions [ Casa Robles retirement center ]||292|
|Work & Witness teams last year [ more info ]||1,119|
|Crisis Care Kits sent in recent year||41,000|
|School Pal-Paks sent in recent year||6,000|
|Cost per minute to operate Nazarene world mission program||$74|
That's an impressive list. You'll not get "a bigger bang for the buck" by investing your mission funding anywhere else!
According to missions researcher David Barrett:
- Three nations of over 1 million population in which evangelism is the least cost-effective are Japan, Switzerland and Denmark.
- Three nations of over 1 million population in which evangelism is the most cost-effective are Mozambique, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
There are Nazarene churches in all six of those countries!
Some mission organizations fund their global outreach by raising money for each ministry and project separately. While we raise some money for specific mission projects in the Church of the Nazarene, our overall world mission outreach is run as one strategic package. That is, we fund the core of what we do through World Evangelism Fund monies given by local churches at Easter and Thanksgiving and through Faith Promise.
- Missionary statistics and data
- Languages in which the Church of the Nazarene produces printed materials
- What did Nazarene world mission work look like in the 1950s?
- Where the unreached live: 10/40 Window map and world evangelism statistics
- World missions parable: Society for the picking of apples
- Nazarene world or global statistics
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