|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 50 different countries
|Languages in which literature is published||97|
|Languages in which radio broadcasts are produced||30|
|Countries reached by radio broadcasts|
Cost of one minute of air time: $4
|Colleges, universities and seminaries||52|
|Students in colleges and seminaries||50,000|
|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:
Here's the good news: There are Nazarene churches in all six of those countries! That's not true of some organizations. Some go mainly where they can "get the most bang for the buck.
Some world mission boards 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.
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