Following the example of Jesus, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) partners with local Nazarene congregations around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. NCM exists in and through the Church of the Nazarene to proclaim the Gospel to all people in word and deed.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries exists in and through the church. NCM partners with local congregations, supporting them in their efforts to serve others, create change in their communities, and point people toward the love of God through Christ. Because local churches are engaged in their communities, they understand the needs of their neighbors, and because local churches are not leaving after a specific program or project is started, the work they do through the support of NCM becomes sustainable.
The goal of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries’ work goes beyond community development projects and humanitarian assistance. Our goal is to see individual and communal transformation in and through Christ. Our faith is the heart of who we are, what we do, and how we work. We affirm the work of God as the cornerstone of transformation.
There are a wide variety of projects across the Eurasia Region that are fashioned on five strategies of NCM:
From educational programs for children to seed and garden or livestock projects, NCM works through the leadership of local churches to assess needs in their communities, develop a strategy to meet those needs, and partner with people from the community to implement the strategy.