100 years ago the world was at war and the fledgling Church of the Nazarene was about the mission of God – sending missionaries all over the world, obeying the command of Jesus to “go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.”
There arose a need to support these missionaries in prayer as well as financially and for the sending church to be involved and aware of what God was doing in other parts of the world. So a group of “sisters” gathered together to organize a society that would do just that. It was on October 8th 1915 at the 4th General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene that the ministry of what we now know as Nazarene Missions International was officially recognized. The purpose of NMI, which remains the same to this day, is “To mobilize the church in mission through Praying, Discipling, Giving and Educating.”
Each District on our Region has the opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of NMI by adopting a project and raising funds for this project.
The goal of the NMI centennial celebration is 100% participation by each of the Nazarene Districts globally.
- NMI 100th Anniversary initiatives are designed for district NMI leaders to adopt.
- We encourage churches and individuals to give to the initiative their district NMI leaders select.
- Each NMI 100th Anniversary initiative is an Approved Mission Special.
- Initiatives are available on a first-come, first-served basis. After an initiative is selected, it will not be available for adoption by another district.
List of Initiatives:
A copy of the guidelines appears below for you to view, download, or print.