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Outdoors Church holds services while on group hikes in England’s Peak District

August 3rd, 2020|

Rain or sun, winter or summer, Outdoors Church meets for hiking services in the Peak District, a national park in northwest England. The pioneering project began ironically as a short-term church community for Pastor Helen Lawson and Pastor Kate Barclay in their transition from traditional church leadership roles at Sheffield [...]

Seville church offers daily online devotions and services amid pandemic

July 8th, 2020|

Throughout the closures imposed by pandemic-driven stay-at-home orders, a church in Spain has been gathering people online twice a day for devotions, worship, prayer and short sermons. “It’s our vision to have the church always opened so that people can come when they want and need to,” said lead Pastor [...]

Arthur Snijders looks back over 7 years of ministry as Eurasia Regional Director

June 10th, 2020|

Rev. Arthur Snijders began serving as the Eurasia Region Director (RD) in October 2013. In March, he stepped down after almost seven years of leading the Church of the Nazarene in this vast and diverse region. In an interview with Where Worlds Meet, he looks back over these years of [...]

Nazarenes repair, donate bikes to health care workers in UK

May 20th, 2020|

An old, broken bicycle gave Francis Kinnon an idea: Repair unwanted bicycles and donate them to health care workers in the community. A member of the steering committee at Church on the Corner, a Nazarene church near Blackpool, England, Kinnon has been out of work due to stay-at-home orders. [...]

Testimonies from Jesus Film Team Members during pandemic

May 18th, 2020|

“The word of God says to go out in the world and to spread the gospel of Christ, but this situation is totally opposite,” wrote a JESUS Film team member in Nepal. “No one can go out of their home and meet the people. This time is the greatest [...]

Decentralized jog-a-thon invites participants globally to support Nazarene school in Lebanon

May 12th, 2020|

Nazarenes in Germany invite runners anywhere in the world to join them in a “decentralized jog-a-thon” 17 May to raise tuition funds for the Nazarene Evangelical School in Beirut, Lebanon. Gelnhausen and Berlin, Germany, have been the sites of Nazarene-organized jog-a-thons since 1986. Usually held in May or June, [...]

Nazarenes in Belarus provide needed supplies for workers at children’s cancer hospital

May 8th, 2020|

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Nazarene couple in Belarus is adapting their ministry efforts, and are exploring new ones, including outreach to a children’s cancer hospital. Luca* and Elena* moved to Belarus in 2017 to begin laying the groundwork for establishing the presence of the Church of the Nazarene [...]

Eurasia Nazarenes help people in need during pandemic

April 21st, 2020|

“We trust that this is not just a time that we shall skip through, but God will speak to us and teach us new ways to be the church,” said Rev. Kaj Ove Bollerup, district superintendent for the Nazarene church in Scandinavia. As billions of Christians around the world observed [...]

Eurasia Nazarene theological education rapidly adapts to corona virus

April 17th, 2020|

There are four Nazarene colleges in the Eurasia Region, serving the higher education and leadership training needs of Nazarenes across dozens of countries. As the world adopts varying stay-at-home and social distancing measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Nazarene colleges are rapidly shifting to continue delivering high [...]

Nazarenes in Italy, Spain, France and Portugal utilize technology to meet pandemic challenges

April 9th, 2020|

Social media has proven to be the most effective method to keep Nazarene churches across the Western Mediterranean Field connected and united in prayer during national quarantines instituted in response to the global pandemic. To keep the church connected in Spain, the phone application WhatsApp, which allows free  international [...]

Rev. Mária Gusztinné Tulipán – newly elected Rector of EuNC

April 3rd, 2020|

On Wednesday, 25 March 2020 Rev. Mária Gusztinné Tulipán has been elected as the 12th rector of European Nazarene College. Prior to her election, she served as pastor of the Budapest Church of the Nazarene in Hungary. She and her husband Imre were instrumental in starting the work of the Church of the [...]

Nazarenes in Eurasia respond to, and are affected by, COVID-19

March 17th, 2020|

“We do not focus on the limitations but on the opportunities this crisis provides.” Rev. Antonie Holleman, district superintendent of The Netherlands represents the attitude of many Nazarenes and leaders across the Eurasia Region, as they halt or postpone regular activities in order to protect the vulnerable in their [...]

Eurasian Nazarenes discover an “Invisible World” at second Regional Conference

February 19th, 2020|

In January 2020, 334 participants representing 17 countries and speaking 21 languages came together in Hyderabad, India, for the Eurasia Regional Conference called The Invisible World. This regional conference offered a rich opportunity for cross-cultural learning, as stories, perspectives, challenges, and ways to pray were shared. Through these, the way [...]

Eurasian Nazarenes discover an “Invisible World” at Regional Conference

December 11th, 2019|

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Albanian Nazarenes lose church building, respond to community needs after earthquake

December 4th, 2019|

Nazarene missionary to Albania, Steve Beiler, reports that more than 50 schools are damaged and several buildings around the Kombinant Nazarene Church, in the city of Tirana, have been declared unlivable as the result of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the Southeast European country of Albania on 26 November. Two [...]

135 new believers baptized in Bangladesh

September 16th, 2019|

On 25 August, 135 people were baptized in the North District of Bangladesh. They had given their lives to Jesus after watching the JESUS film, presented by two Nazarene JESUS Film teams conducting evangelism and discipleship in the North District. During the baptism ceremony, Binoy, one of the 135, publicly [...]

The first Nazarenes in a new country

July 24th, 2019|

The Church of the Nazarene has established its presence in a new, southeastern Eurasia Region country through a local church planter and evangelist. It is not easy for missionaries to enter this country since the government prohibits Christian evangelistic activities. So, when a citizen expressed a desire to plant Nazarene [...]

Nazarene pastor from Albania meets Pope

December 6th, 2018|

On 19 November, Nazarene pastor Ergest Biti joined a delegation of about 100 Albanian government officials in a special state visit to the Vatican to meet the Pope. Ergest, who was ordained at the Albania District Assembly just two days before the state visit, was invited because he also holds [...]

The elderly woman who used her illiteracy to spread the gospel to her village

November 22nd, 2018|

In a small village in the state of Maharashtra, India, lives a woman of 65 years named Praryagabai. She has never been to any school and doesn't know how to read or write. But one day, Pastor Rev. Ashish Kharchan told Praryagabai the story about Jesus Christ. Upon hearing about [...]

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