The Mission Statement of Nazarene Missions International (NMI) is: To mobilize the church in mission through praying, discipling, giving, and educating.
Enid First Church of the Nazarene is a local congregation that partners with the global church to accomplish more for Christ than what we could do alone. We believe that there is no greater mission than reaching those who do not yet know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and then helping them become Christ-like disciples. Through NMI, the Church of the Nazarene ministers in 159 world areas.
Following the example of Jesus, local Nazarene congregations around the world partner with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. One way we show compassion is through preparing Crisis Care Kits, hygiene and comfort necessities for those impacted by natural disasters around the world. In 2013, we were able to deliver many of these Crisis Care Kits to the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
We believe that it is important to educate the local church about mission work around the world. This is done through missionary books, special missionary speakers, and regular updates on current missionary successes and global concerns.
Faith Promise is our annual focus to make a missional investment in others. Each year we make our Faith Promise pledges by committing to give to missions. Just as Faith Promise monies go to support missions beyond our local church budget, we ask that your Faith Promise commitment would be above and beyond your normal tithes and offerings. It is a way to step out in faith in order to help global missions.
There are so many children in the world who need help with food, housing, and education. Through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, we offer individuals, families, and church groups to care for disadvantaged children. All sponsors have direct contact with their child on a regular basis through cards and letters. See www.ncm.org to find out more.
Twice each year, we collect money for our Alabaster Offering. Alabaster funds go specifically toward the purchase of land and the construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries.
The LINKS (Loving Interested Nazarenes Knowing and Sharing) program of the Church of the Nazarene is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarenes around the world. Through LINKS, churches have the opportunity to become personally acquainted with a specific missionary family and their field of service. Churches can send packages, cash gifts, cards, and other contributions to their LINKS missionaries.