“The same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.” Romans 10:12b
A life-changing story has to be shared. We can’t keep the gospel to ourselves, waiting for others to spread the hope we enjoy. For over 75 years, Nazarenes around the world have given to the Easter Offering for the World Evangelism Fund so the story of God’s Greatest Gift can be shared around the world.
Each time you give to the World Evangelism Fund, the message reaches further, through schools, church plants, mission hospitals and more. When we join our gifts and prayers together, God uses our humble offerings, and new voices call on the Lord of All.
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Use these resources to share the offering with your people through devotionals, children’s activity sheets, bookmarks, bulletins, a poster, and many more. Be sure to like Stewardship Ministries on Facebook and Twitter so you can share posts about the offering with your social media followers. You can also use the hashtag #EasterOffering to tag your posts and see how people everywhere are celebrating our risen Lord this Easter.
Offering envelopes are available through Nazarene Publishing House at no cost to churches. Call 1-800-877-0700 or visit nph.com to place an order.
Stewardship Ministries will print and ship any of the interactive materials, as well as the planning guide, free of charge. Click here to place an order, or you can contact us directly at 1-800-544-8413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stories made possible by the World Evangelism Fund
These stories are made possible by the World Evangelism Fund. Click on the links below to view or download each story.
Prompted by a pastor’s passion and the voice of God, Tres de Majo Church of the Nazarene in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, converted classrooms into an indoor soccer field. Just three years into the ministry, the Gospel is presented to more than 160 youth who were beyond the reach of the church, as they lace up their shoes every week and play soccer where walls once stood. Now, the church leadership in Honduras plans to replicate Pastor Christian Juarez’s ground-breaking ministry in a concerted effort to reach the youth of their country for the Lord of all.
When you have nothing, God becomes your everything. Pastor Jimmy De Gouveia and the San Diego (Venezuela) Church of the Nazarene discovered this to be true when they sensed God leading them to plant a new work in Caracas, Venezuela’s largest city. Rather than attempting to grow one large church, DeGouveia nurtured a culture of church planting. In the past four years, the congregation planted four missions meeting in homes and involving 400 regular attendees. Through these church plants and other programs, the Church of the Nazarene in Venezuela is impacting the people of Caracas for the Lord of all.
In the midst of widespread conflict and mutual suspicion between Roma children and their Bulgarian neighbors, a local teacher proposed a unique solution to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries worker Zhana—start a local drama club. Though the first few meetings were contentious, the two generations began a healing process that led to mutual support and love spreading outward into the entire village. There is unity and healing when people come together as one body under the Lord of all.
As thousands of refugees flee civil war in Syria, God is at work among them. While many of the refugees have physical needs, most of them simply want to be treated with love and dignity. Chris Lewis was reminded of this fact when a family of refugees invited him to share a meal with them while they waited for permission to cross the border between Croatia and Slovenia. Many of the refugees are disillusioned, running away from a militant version of their religion, and are ripe for the Gospel. Others are Christian brothers and sisters who need love, prayers and support. All of them are fellow humans in need of the comfort of a loving God, the Lord of all.
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