From the beginning, generous Nazarenes have financially supported the movement of God by practicing storehouse tithing. The faithful tithes and offerings of God’s people enable each local congregation to accomplish God’s calling for their community.
Starting in 1929, the legislative General Assembly voted to share the responsibility for the denominational mission. Each local Nazarene congregation supports the overall mission of the church as defined by the General Assembly and implemented through the leadership of the Board of General Superintendents in world evangelism, education, ministerial support, and district ministries (Manual 32.5).
As a result, a portion of each person’s tithe is shared for World Evangelism with six global regions. This denominational fund (WEF) is the foundation for discovering, delivering, and resourcing our missions organization around the world. Because of the generous gifts for World Evangelism, the Church of the Nazarene is able to develop and sustain worldwide communication, technology support, and new mission programs.
Every Nazarene congregation is invited to participate in Nazarene Missions through its giving to World Evangelism. Download or order this free brochure about “How We Fund Missions.”
Congregations are honored annually when their World Evangelism giving goals are achieved. The Funding the Mission software provides an easy online giving platform for churches to give and track their unique goals.
Mission Specials: Congregations frequently give to additional projects like missionary deputations, Alabaster, World Mission Broadcast, JESUS Film, Nazarene Youth International, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, education, and many other approved projects in the regions. Over $500 million dollars (that is half a BILLON) have been given for approved Mission Specials in the last 50 years. These gifts are in addition to generously given gifts for World Evangelism.
Thank you to the following Nazarene churches for reaching their giving milestones and for making Christlike disciples in the nations!
World Evangelism Church
Congregations that give at least 5.5% of their total income for World Evangelism and meet all other district, educational, and ministerial retirement savings plan goals.
2019 • 2020 • Download Certificate
World Evangelism Church of Excellence (NMI) Congregations that give at least 5.7% of their total income (or exceed the 5.5% goal by $1,500 US) for World Evangelism.
2019 • 2020
World Evangelism District of Excellence (NMI) Districts that give at least 90% of their World Evangelism giving goal.
Mission 10 (15, 20, 25, 30, +) Church
Congregations that give at least 5.5% of their total income for World Evangelism and meet all other district, educational, and ministerial retirement savings plan goals and generously increase their giving for Nazarene Missions (World Evangelism and Mission Specials) to 10 (15, 20, 25, 30) % of their total income.
Today, there are 33 U.S. congregations that have achieved Mission 10 status or higher for 25+ consecutive years, and over 447 congregations in the U.S. have reached World Evangelism Church status for 25+ years.
Dr. James Diehl, General Superintendent Emeritus