Cross-Cultural Orientation Takes Place in the Dominican Republic

By: Elba Isabel Duson Missions Mobilization Coordinator, MesoCentral Field From April 29 through May 1, 2023, the latest Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) was held in Rancho Arriba, Dominican Republic. 27 participants were present, representing the five districts of the country, and also Guatemala and Panama. “For me the CCO was a great experience where the Lord... Continue Reading →

Healthy Church, Healthy School

By: July Quiterio Cuello At the end of 2021 and the first half of 2022, the Quisqueya Church of the Nazarene in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, began a historic process that came to redefine and challenge the congregation. This happened, thanks to the fact that we decided to participate together with 4 churches in the... Continue Reading →

The Relief of Holiness

By: John Eldredge I recently read the following devotional from John Eldredge. I love how he correlates holiness with a liberating freedom, instead of just a static gift or a state of being. What a relief it is indeed when we give God all and allow him to work in and through us as he... Continue Reading →

Caribbean Field Virtual Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) March 2023

By: Pastor Timmeon SpencerCaribbean Field Missions Mobilization Coordinator Hundreds of people are trained in missions around the world through the Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) in the Church of the Nazarene every year. 2023 was no different for the Caribbean as we held our virtual CCO from March 2-4. This event is filled with workshops, dynamics, conversations,... Continue Reading →


Dr. Stan Toler “You are an original. God has shaped you for ministry.” —H. Norman Wright R. Charles Crow says, tongue-in-cheek, “God loves you … but people have a wonderful plan for your life.” Often in ministry we have plans or visions that others thrust upon us. Sometimes, we unwisely attempt to import the plans... Continue Reading →

The Parable of the Donkey

I was recently listening to the Turning to the Mystics podcast where I heard spiritual director James Finley tell the following parable (as far as I can tell, its origins are disputed). As any good parable is supposed to, I have not been able to shake it from my mind. As you read and reflect,... Continue Reading →

Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) Changes Lives in Antigua, Guatemala

From January 13 to 15, 2023, a Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) was held in Antigua, Guatemala. Between participants and leaders, 60 people attended, and four countries were represented: the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Antigua, Erwin Bol, expressed: “Ever since I received the phone call... Continue Reading →

A Day In The Life Of a Missionary in a Creative Access Area…

The previous article provided an overview of the Church’s work in countries or world areas that cannot officially be recognized by name due to resistance or restrictions to the sharing of the gospel. These political, social, or religious environments require creative approaches for ministry and missions. Today we hear the testimony of what an average... Continue Reading →

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