NMI (Nazarene Missions International) resources

Boosting missions: Nazarene Missions International is the local-church-based global mobilization and promotional arm of the Church of the Nazarene. NMI is a grass-roots missions committee structure that summons church members to intercessory prayer, to sacrificial giving, to involving children and youth in global missions activities, and to listening for God's call to be a go-er.

NMI is a mobilization organization. Though it promotes the global vision plan of the Church of the Nazarene, NMI does not administer Nazarene world evangelism efforts.

Mission statement

NMI exists to mobilize the church in mission through prayer, education, giving, and interactive experiences

The mission vision of Nazarene Missions International

To encourage the sending church and the missionary team . . .

"This site is such a valuable resource for me as missions president of my church." — Janell W., Oregon

Mission education resources

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Bible passages on missions    10/40 window   Nazarene global expansion   Nazarene missions    NMI history    Missions slogans   Praying for missions   Parable: Apple Picking Society   Two churches' attitudes toward missions    Mission Priority One     Mobilizing your church     Month-by-month emphases    Worship folder inserts    Local church and district NMI pages   World Week of Prayer flyer/poster     Compassionate ministry philosophy Deputation services    Caring for Links missionaries    Discouraged missionaries    Used accordions needed

Mission trip resources:     Volunteer short term-missions    Mission trip fundraising     Ten ways to ruin mission trips

World missions giving resources:   Alabaster: Nazarene global building fund     Where I channel all my compassionate giving . . . and why    Where Nazarene missions dollars go     December day-by-day compassionate ministry giving suggestions   Payroll deduction giving    Medical plan giving     Ten Percent Giving     World Evangelism Broadcast offering

Faith Promise event resources:   Commitment card sample    FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about Faith Promise     Successful Faith Promise events    Theme suggestions    Recipe from Haiti

Missionary biographies:   Susan Fitkin    Harmon and Lula Schmelzenbach    Wanda Knox    Paul and Mary Orjala    Earl and Gladys Mosteller

Resources for missions councils or committees:    10 starter questions     Bread pledge    President's checklist     Mission Call Coordinator    Conflict on your council?     Candy gifts for Nazarene Missions International council members   Survivor kit for NMI leaders     New pastors' gift bags for district conventions

Songs with global emphases:   Classic missions hymns    Choruses in other languages   Contemporary missions songs   Missionary words set to familiar tunes

PowerPoint presentations

A rich variety of missions PowerPoint presentations is available. These can be viewed individually on the Internet or downloaded for your use in church services. Check them out!

Work & Witness

The very first Nazarene Work & Witness event: "Miracles in Mexico." plus devotional thoughts on Work & Witness

"What will it take for Nazarene Missions International to be effective from this point forward?"

Nina Gunter said we must:

  1. Re-visit the Biblical basis for our mission
  2. Reflect deeply on the nature and heart of God
  3. Re-examine God's purpose for the Church
  4. Discover God's purpose and will for us as individuals
  5. Re-evaluate our methods
  6. Consciously and purposefully involve the next generation
  7. Determine to be mission-minded and mission-hearted
   From a message to a missions conference in Ft. Worth, TX

Nina Gunter on "The greatest challenge facing the church"

    -- Howard Culbertson

"Dr. Culberson's website with NMI resources has a wealth of information our local NMI president regularly uses." -- student course evaluation

Seeking God's will?     African martyr's commitment

Mission books I've written:   The Kingdom Strikes Back: Signs of the Messiah at work in Haiti     Mr. Missionary, I Have a Question     Our Balanced Attack: How Nazarenes finance world evangelism     Giving that transforms     Pasta, Pizza and Pinocchio     Rookie Notebook: Our first nine months as missionaries in Italy