Flags of the Nations: Argentina


The blue stripes upon a white field were placed on the flag by Manuel Belgrano, the leader of the revolution, and are said to be symbolic of the sky above. The golden sun, with the Sun of May face was added to the flag in 1818. 

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Argentina

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Argentina in 1909.

Argentina had a population of 43,886,748 in 2016. That same year, Argentina reported 244 Churches of the Nazarene, 239 of which had been officially organized. Argentina has 16,960 total members.

Located on the South America Region, Argentina has two Phase 3 districts, five Phase 2 districts, and five Phase 1 districts. For more information about the South America Region, visit samnaz.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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