Brief history of Nazarene Missions International (NMI)

"A church without missions is a church without a mission. A church that is not reaching out is passing out." -- Victor Patterson, Northwest Nazarene University student

Norris Fitkin, first missions organization president
Susan Fitkin

Story of what is now called Nazarene Missions International

NMI is the grass-roots mobilizer of passion and prayer and financial support for the ends- of-the-earth outreach of the Church of the Nazarene. At the global level, the NMI holds an international convention in conjunction with the quadrennial (once every four years) Nazarene General Assembly. While the NMI has its own Global Council composed of representatives from all world regions, it operates within the World Mission Office structure of the General Board.

old photo of general
missions council

"I have your site linked into our church web site. You have lots of information. You are a blessing and an encouragement."
   --Marge R., California, USA

    -- Howard Culbertson,

Missions songs     Monthly NMI emphases     Medical Plan giving     Alabaster    What is home assignment?    10/40 Window explanation and map

Missions history:     Evangelizing the Barbarians    Black American involvement in world missions     World missions history crossword puzzle     Historic world missions slogans    Lecture    Monastic missionary strategy    PowerPoint: Epochs of world mission expansion     World evangelism from 1600 to the present     Evangelizing the Vikings    William Borden's story

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