Where is Italy?


The Church of the Nazarene entered Italy in 1948.

Organized churches
Licensed ministers
Church members


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  • A crisis in the national sense of Italian identity is resulting from social changes including immigration and multiculturalism.

  • Younger generations are more secularized. Additionally, some people want to be spiritual without belonging to a local faith body for corporate worship.

  • Religious minority groups may face stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

  • Churches are increasingly led and attended by immigrants – 73% compared to 40% of native Italians.

Prayer requests

  • Pray that God will help the district to ordain pastors and prospective pastors within two years.

  • Ask God to help the church develop robust theological learning centers benefitting not only Nazarenes, but other denominations as well.

  • Pray for God to bless local church community outreach efforts: helping poor and refugees, practicing hospitality and meeting felt needs.

  • Ask God to expand the influence of a project to translate Wesleyan theology into Italian, so that other churches will benefit from learning holiness theology.