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Church in Bangladesh announces leadership changes

June 3rd, 2016|

In the past 21 years, the Church of the Nazarene in Bangladesh has grown to more than 3,000 local churches. The expansive growth of new believers and new congregations, as well as extensive church-led ministries within communities, took place under the guidance of trusted local Nazarene pastors and leaders and [...]

Jordanian youth write, direct and perform in drama about love

May 25th, 2016|

The youth of Al Ashrafieh Church of the Nazarene, Amman, Jordan, wrote, directed and starred in a complicated drama about love, performing it for a packed house of 600 people at a rented venue 29 April. The play, entitled "The Pride of the Story," depicted a great conflict between love [...]

Nazarenes meet to develop unified refugee response strategy

April 22nd, 2016|

Frankfurt, Germany -- The refugee situation that has brought over a million displaced people to the shore of the European Union also brought together 11 Nazarene leaders from the Northern Europe and Central Europe fields on April 1 in Frankfurt, Germany. Hosted by Kirche in Aktion (KIA) Frankfurt, and facilitated [...]

NTC faculty member invited to prime minister’s Easter reception

April 12th, 2016|

When Phil Rawlings received an invitation to visit No. 10 Downing Street, the iconic address for the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister’s office in London, Rawlings was understandably skeptical. He called the phone number provided, and was surprised to learn the invitation was real. So, 23 March, from 2 to 4 [...]

Dream inspires pastor to remain in troubled area

February 25th, 2016|

When their pastor fled because of death threats, a vibrant church in a secure area* was left without a shepherd. Several lay people stepped forward to take leadership and hold the church together. One of those is a young business man, Thomas (not his real name), who has faced traumatic [...]

Eurasia Region begins 3 weeks of prayer and fasting

January 7th, 2016|

The Eurasia Region is inviting all its local communities to start this coming year with fasting and prayer, 18 January to 7 February. The objective is to unite Nazarenes across the region in a focused time of deepening their relationships with God, as well as with other people, and worshipping [...]

Dutch church goes to city square, raises 11,000 euros for Red Cross

December 22nd, 2015|

The youth group of the Vlaardingen, Netherlands, Church of the Nazarene took their Internet talk show into the city 11-12 December, when they broadcast for 24 hours from the main square, cooperating with the community to raise more than 11,000 euros for a national Red Cross fundraising drive. The event [...]

Nazarene church helps German town settle refugees

November 28th, 2015|

Many refugees into Europe come from cultures that place great value hospitality, so there could be no greater expression of love and welcome than the community hosting a big meal for their new neighbors. That’s exactly what happened 17 October, when a network of churches and organizations in Gottmadingen, Germany, [...]

Eurasians face terror with hope

November 20th, 2015|

Nazarene worship services in Paris and across France proceeded as normal Sunday, two days after the 13 November terrorist attacks across the city. The congregations prayed “for the wounded, families suffering the loss of loved ones, and the solidarity of the country,” said Bruce McKellips, field strategy coordinator for the [...]

Letter from Board of General Superintendents about refugee crisis

September 25th, 2015|

A Letter from the Church of the Nazarene denomination's Board of General Superintendents: As the war in Syria stretches into its fifth year, the number of people who have had to flee their homes due to violence or persecution has reached 12 million — half of them children — according to [...]

Q&A with Betsy Scott on Croatia refugee relief

September 24th, 2015|

Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the Middle East have trudged across southeastern Europe for weeks, buffeted by the rapidly changing policies and politics of various European governments, as they try to make their way to Germany or Austria. When Hungary shut its border on the 15th, Croatia threw open [...]

Nazarenes in Croatia join refugee response

September 24th, 2015|

Hundreds of thousands of people leaving the Middle East have trudged across southeastern Europe for weeks, buffeted by the rapidly changing policies and politics of various European governments, as they try to make their way to Germany or Austria. Before 15 September, the refugees initially were flowing through Hungary, where [...]

The refugee crisis: What Nazarenes are doing to help

September 13th, 2015|

For four years, the war in Syria has dragged on. For four years, people have hoped for peace, have lingered in their broken cities, have hung on in spite of reality. But the peace has not come, instead, new crises have erupted – foremost, the threatening advance of ISIS. As [...]

Region prepares to open work in Greece in 2016

August 19th, 2015|

The Church of the Nazarene is developing plans to send a pioneer ministry team to open Nazarene work in northern Greece in the summer of 2016. Missionaries Joshua and Shannon Herndon, who have spent the past five years serving in Spain, will relocate to a suburb of Thessaloniki to lead [...]

Paris churches put their love into practice

July 2nd, 2015|

It started out in 2009 with feeding a hot, homemade meal every Thursday evening to about 100 people in need in the 18th district of Paris, France. Today, the Paris food ministry has evolved from weekly hot meals to a multi-pronged ministry of compassion that is reaching people in need [...]

NTC Study Abroad expands students’ learning opportunities

May 28th, 2015|

For Bailey Weghorst, a senior youth ministry major at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, attending Nazarene Theological College (NTC) in Manchester, UK, for a semester was her first time out of the United States. She was on track to graduate early and attending NTC helped her meet that goal. Nazarene Theological [...]

Fast and flexible – update from Nepal

May 6th, 2015|

“Our biggest advantage to being a small organization as Nazarene Compassionate Ministries: We are very fast and very flexible,” said Jörg Eich, Eurasia Region NCM coordinator in a debriefing the day after NCM Nepal team members carried more than 300 bags of rice to the village of Tindhara where every [...]

Nazarenes mobilize to assist earthquake-hit Nepal

April 25th, 2015|

Eurasia leaders are still trying to make contact with Nazarenes in Nepal today, and are mobilizing disaster response to help the thousands of people injured or who lost shelter and infrastructure after just around noon Nepali time (April 25) a powerful earthquake hit the country. The US earthquake center recorded [...]

Versailles church attracts neighborhood with concert series

April 15th, 2015|

For more than 30 years, the Versailles Church of the Nazarene has been unobtrusively existing in a quiet neighborhood of this city just outside Paris, France. The church was so unobtrusive that most neighbors didn’t even know it was there, although they walked, drove or jogged past it every day. [...]