The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. While we understand the church consists of the people of God and not a building, buildings erected for the purpose of ministry help provide a sense of permanence, functionally enhance ministry efforts, and convey an attitude that the Church of the Nazarene intends to "put down roots." Alabaster funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.
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Alabaster Offering 2019
Alabaster Offering 2018
The Alabaster Offering gets to the mission field via several avenues. The most widely used is the Alabaster Box. Individuals are challenged to regularly contribute the cost of items they desire but do not need. The boxes also serve as reminders to pray for those people who will benefit from Alabaster buildings.
You can purchase Alabaster boxes here.
In September and February, the money is collected. Many churches receive regular offerings throughout the year that are designated as Alabaster funds. (This is often a part of the Faith Promise plan for missions giving.) However, the semi-annual offerings in September and February are tradition in the Church of the Nazarene.
You can read stories about Alabaster projects and give to future projects below.
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For a number of years the Church of the Nazarene in Armenia, Colombia has rented a property next to their sanctuary which has been used for Sunday School for children and youth.
The church in the Transition neighborhood in Bucaramanga, Colombia has experienced consistent growth over the past two years.
The Pioneer Area of Kisangani is currently awaiting approval to be granted its own status as a phase one district.
The Republic of Congo, although enjoying an economy and political situation that is much more secure and stable than neighboring DRC, has not had a large investment from the General Church in personnel, finances, or other resources.
The district center is an important facility for the whole Bicol District as it serves as a hub for District operation and administration