BGS Invites Churches to Declare Jesus ‘Lord of All’ During Upcoming Easter Offering

Feb 20, 2017

To Nazarenes around the world:

Easter reminds us of the new life we enjoy as Christ’s disciples and the future we anticipate as we anxiously await the eternal joy of living with Him forever. Jesus rose from the grave, and that changes everything. His resurrection validates our belief that Jesus is Lord of all!

Nazarenes around the world will celebrate the “Lord of All” in a few short weeks through the Easter Offering for the World Evangelism Fund (WEF). God has blessed the Church of the Nazarene for more than 100 years as we have shared the gospel globally. The impact has been incredible, but the potential for reaching more people with God’s message of love and transformation is greater than it has ever been.

God is providentially opening doors to reach those who have not yet heard, so we go. We live the message of Jesus Christ as we share the story that leads tens of thousands to accept Christ as Lord and Savior each year. We start new churches, offer Christ-centered education, give a voice to the voiceless, and rebuild homes, communities, and lives after natural disasters. We participate in this divine mission as we offer our resources to share in ministry.

The World Evangelism Fund offers a tangible way Nazarenes around the world can join in these ministries. The fund offers all of us a voice in declaring to our world “Jesus is Lord of all.” In the last 30 years, we have more than doubled the number of new Nazarenes who come to Christ annually, we have more than tripled our full membership, and the number of ordained ministers has nearly doubled. Even greater days of ministry lie ahead.

Romans 10:12 reminds us, “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” These words challenge us as we continue to participate with God in His divine mission to share this good news with the world.

We call on you to pray and prepare for this Easter Offering emphasis. The offering will be received globally on 16 April 2017. This date may vary for some, depending on the calendar of each field or district. Resources are available at in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Korean. If you have questions, contact Stewardship Ministries at 1-800-544-8413 or

Board of General Superintendents
Church of the Nazarene

Listed On:


Todd & Connie Lou Aebischer

Todd and Connie Lou Aebischer served as Regional Communications Coordinator - Regional NMI Coordinator respectively for over 4 years. They are now serving in Papua New Guinea under Mission Aviation Fellowship as Country Director / Program Director.

Latest News

PLNU Students and Leaders Embark on Mission Trip to the Philippines
PLNU Students and Leaders Embark on Mission Trip to the Philippines

On 7- 28 May 2024, Fourteen students and two Point Loma Nazarene University leaders recently embarked on a mission trip to the Philippines, partnering with local church leaders and Nazarene Missions Team Coordinators Kevin and Janet Wilkins to spread love and serve in...

NNU students built a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project
NNU students built a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project

Manila, Philippines: On 22-30 May 2024, five Northwest Nazarene University Engineering students, with their professors, and two Filipinos joined their team and served with them to build an Off-Grid Public Toilet with a Hand Washing Station at Asia-Pacific Nazarene...