Partnerships bring together like-minded people from different world areas

to do the work of missions through personal relationships.

  We can accomplish more in God’s mission when we partner together

with our family in Christ by joining our vision, passions, and gifts.

 

Why a partnership?

A partnership can take the short-term missions experience (Work & Witness) to a deeper level. It gives opportunity to make stronger connections with Christians in another part of the world and build long-lasting relationships. These mutually edifying and empowering relationships help bear witness to the unifying power of the Spirit at work among us.

 

How does our church begin to consider a partnership?

Evaluate the strengths and passions of the people in your church. Prayerfully consider connections that already exist in your church and community with various cultures, missionaries, and countries.

 

Who do we contact to request assistance in forming a partnership?

Global Mission can be a resource to connect you with locations that also are seeking partners in ministry. Write to partnerships@nazarene.org.

You may also contact missionaries or church leaders with whom you have a connection to see if they are aware of partnership opportunities in their area of ministry.

 

Is there training available for how to develop a healthy partnership?

Resources and workshops are available to inform, prepare, and support your church. Contact us to learn how your church or district can host a Partnership Orientation.

 

Email: partnerships@nazarene.org  Call: 913.577.2956.

 

Resources:

“A Common Mission: Healthy Patterns in Congregational Mission Partnerships” (David Wesley, Resource Publications, 2014)

  • Five Healthy Patterns of Mission Partnerships (link)

“Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the world in Christlike humility (Duane Elmer, InterVarsity Press, 2006)

Cross-Cultural Partnerships: Navigating the complexities of money and mission (Mary Lederleitner, InterVarsity Press, 2010)

Going Global: a congregation's introduction to mission beyond our borders (Nelson, King and Smith, Chalice Press, 2011)

Toxic Charity; How churches and charities hurt those they help and how to reverse it (Robert Lupton, HarperOne, 2011)