Back to Basics

The following article was written by our General Superintendents and first appeared on the denominational website: http://www.nazarene.org The Glory Barn is the original Church of the Nazarene in Los Angeles, California Wilderness seasons like COVID-19 are opportunities for reviewing our core identity as a church – our denominational DNA, as it were. Getting back to... Continue Reading →

Netflix is Making it Harder to Be a Missionary

By: Rachel Kleppen *Article published in Christianity Today on September 13, 2019 For as long as I can remember, the word missionary conjured up a specific, anxiety-inducing image in my mind. A young person felt a burning call to some “dangerous” or “poverty-stricken” nation, said goodbye to the comforts of home and family, and assimilated into a... Continue Reading →

The Power of “And”

  Recently I was talking with a Missionary Kid (MK) who is now grown and serving as a missionary herself.  As we talked about the blessings and challenges of being an MK, she recommended the book, I Have to Be Perfect (and Other Parsonage Heresies) by Timothy L. Sanford.  Originally written in 1998, it still... Continue Reading →

Two Ways of Sending

By: Dr. Verne Ward, Global Missions Director, Church of the Nazarene Who is a missionary? Retirees Paul and Carolyn Wheelock are finance experts. For three to 12 months at a time, they assist different regions with audits or financial work. They raise financial support for their travel and cover the remaining expenses from their own... Continue Reading →

Dominga

By: Maritza Mendoza When we arrived as new missionaries to Los Olvera in Queretaro, Mexico, we walked around the community to see where we might serve. We found a cultural center where senior citizens met twice a week, and so I made contact with the government-appointed person in charge. She introduced me to the group... Continue Reading →

Radamés

By: Ruth Keila Molina Some might think that as a missionary, I have a special gift to almost automatically be patient and loving towards everyone. I must confess that it is difficult for me, especially when a person seems to be a “specialist” in causing headaches. My little “headache boy” while I was in Panama... Continue Reading →

God Doesn’t Play Favorites

By: Marlene Valadez Several young people from various cities visited us for a few days days to help with a Maximum Mission, which is an outreach to the community through medical services, workshops for parents, etc. One day while we were in the neighborhood park attending to some people, a woman came up to us... Continue Reading →

The Wait

By: Ingrid Jocholá Who likes to wait? Waiting is the worst. We want everything to be instantaneous.  We often pray for years for people to know the Lord, but in the end we give them up as lost causes because we believe that the response has dragged on longer than we can wait. We must... Continue Reading →

An Unexpected Call

By: María de los Ángeles Romero Have you ever missed a call because your cell phone was on silent? I have! Not just one, but many calls. Regina was a chatty, energetic, charming little five-year old. She was one of our faithful attenders, and every afternoon she came along with her mom. She stopped coming... Continue Reading →

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