Nazarene Missions International

Fast Facts

  • The Church of the Nazarene ministers in 159 world areas.*
  • 702 missionaries and 310 missionary kids were deployed from 35 world areas in 2014 (including 307 Mission Corps volunteers). Last year, 119 new missionaries were added in Global Mission, 13 on special assignment, 9 interns, 86 on Mission Corps, and 9 on Regional Mission Corps.
  • 10,643 volunteers participated in mission in 2014. In addition to Mission Corps, there were 325 Short-Term volunteers, and 10,011 Work & Witness team members.
  • Churches in global mission areas numbered 29,395 churches with 2.29 million members.
  • 465 districts have been established around the world with 27,702 clergy.
  • 5 graduate seminaries, 30 undergraduate Bible/theological colleges, 14 liberal arts institutions, 2 nurses training colleges, and 1 teacher training college had a 2014 combined enrollment of 50,998 students globally.
  • People were treated at community-based clinics and health care centers all over the world with concentrated efforts in India, Papua New Guinea, and Swaziland.
  • 383 retired missionaries received pensions.
  • NMI and JESUS Film Harvest Partners collaborated through WEF, which helped provide infrastructure for 619 Nazarene JESUS Film teams to share God’s love. In 2013-2014, the teams reported 3,120,174 evangelistic contacts. Of these contacts, 747,949 (24 percent of contacts) indicated decisions for Christ with 528,039 (71 percent of decisions) initial discipleship follow-ups. The teams started 7,058 preaching points in 2014.
  • NMI partnered with pastors, church boards, Global Mission, and Stewardship to help churches raise funds for the World Evangelism Fund during the 2014 fiscal year: US $37.7 million.
  • Churches globally gave US $26.6 million for Approved Mission Specials.
  • In 2014, 98 districts gave 5.5 percent of their income and beyond to the World Evangelism Fund. WEF giving beyond 5.5 percent invests in new world areas and in new works in the USA and Canada.
  • Missionary Health Care provided approximately US $418,371 in medical assistance for Nazarene missionaries.
  • NMI partnered with World Mission Broadcast, giving approximately US $440,431 to reach the unreached in 72 countries, 34 languages, and 140 programs.
  • Nazarenes gave US $2.16 million in deputation offerings for missionaries.
  • NMI generated approximately US $237,277 through LINKS, a vital personalized connection between churches and missionaries around the world.
  • Nazarenes gave US $2,565,079 million for Alabaster to fund construction projects in 2014. The Alabaster Offering is used in all six global regions. No Alabaster funds are used for administrative costs.
  • International Student Scholarship Fund (NMI 80th Anniversary project) provided 109 scholarships for students to attend Nazarene theological institutions globally.
  • NMI partnered with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to give more than US $1.75 million for disaster response and to support 12,780 children through Child Development Centers and Pastors Kid Churches sent 14,478 Crisis Care Kits and 7,200 School Pal-Paks.
  • NMI assisted Work & Witness in raising approximately US $2.29 million to deploy 623 teams, an average of 12 teams per week. 10,011 people participated in Work & Witness in 2014, donating 237 years of labor.
  • Nazarene churches around the world operated 1,258 pre-school, primary, and secondary schools with a total enrollment of 143,870 students.

* Supported either directly or indirectly by World Evangelism Fund (WEF)