Flags of the Nations: Venezuela


The Venezuela flag is a tricolor with yellow, blue, and red stripes from top to bottom with a coat of arms and an arc of eight stars at the center. The flag is modeled after the one used by the liberation leader, Francisco de Maranda. Blue represents independence from Spain, red symbolizes courage and the centered stars are symbolic of the seven provinces that supported the revolution.

 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: Venezuela

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Venezuela in 1982.

Venezuela had a population of 30,912,302 in 2016. That same year, Venezuela reported 88 Churches of the Nazarene, 86 of which had been officially organized. Venezuela has 9,103 total members.

Located on the South America Region, Venezuela has one Phase 3 district, three Phase 2 districts, and one Phase 1 district. 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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