World Evangelism giving fuels the Church of the Nazarene’s mission by combining each person’s and church’s gifts to fund ministries everywhere. Every church is asked to share a portion of its total income for the purpose of making Christlike disciples in the nations. Click to download or order the latest brochure for World Evangelism giving.
Why does the World Evangelism Fund exist?
In 1923, the Church of the Nazarene moved to a centralized funding system called the General Budget. In 1997, the name was changed to World Evangelism Fund, but the purpose remained the same: to sustain valuable ministries through consistent mission funding. The World Evangelism Fund provides the undesignated money and mission network that all Nazarene ministries need. Your gifts create and sustain ministries and make it possible to bring Christ’s transformational message of hope and salvation to the world through the Church of the Nazarene.
How does the World Evangelism Fund work?
When you give, the money comes to the General Treasurer’s Office where the funds are distributed to six world regions, missionaries, and ministries around the globe. The World Evangelism Fund not only provides ministries on the ground with the monies they need, but the money is used to ensure that legal, federal, and support needs are met so that ministries are as safe as possible and can be sustained for years to come.
Here are a few examples of ministries that your World Evangelism giving makes possible through direct funding of ministry network support:
How is World Evangelism giving received?
Much of the money received comes directly from local congregations as a part of the Funding the Mission plan (watch the Where does the Money Go? video below to learn more). When you give, your church shares a portion of your gift with the worldwide Nazarene church. The World Evangelism Fund goal for every church is 5.5% of its total income annually less their Mission Special giving.
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The most economical way to give is electronically through nazarene.org/give for individuals and FundingtheMission.org for USA churches. You may also give by check using an individual or church remittance form. These gifts are sent through the Global Treasury Services to the World Evangelism Fund. Church gifts are automatically recorded on FundingtheMission.org that helps churches track their giving goals. Individuals can choose to give Mission Special recognition to their church during the giving process. Legacy and estate gifts may also be given through the Nazarene Foundation. Click here for ideas about creative ways to give.
Some congregations choose to raise funds through the Easter Offering and Offering of Thanks. These two offerings have been received each year for more than 100 years. The Stewardship Development team provides promotional and informational resources to help churches communicate the offerings to their congregations. Churches also use Faith Promise pledges to raise funds throughout the year. We encourage pastors and NMI presidents to actively engage their people in understanding and giving toward mission work through the World Evangelism Fund. Many churches choose to invest more than the 5.5% goal toward ministry, and those gifts make a huge difference.
None of the ministries that World Evangelism giving sustains would be possible without the gifts of people like you. You make it possible to take the gospel around the world. We thank you for your faithfulness to give and pray for Nazarene missions work everywhere.