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OUR OPPORTUNITY:

  • Something absolutely amazing is happening within the Church of the Nazarene!
  • We are experiencing unprecedented growth around the world through numerous miraculous movements of God.
  • In the last 3 years alone, we have recorded a net gain of over 300,000 new members. This is unlike anything we have ever experienced in the history of our church.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY:

  • We must fully mobilize our resources for evangelism so that we can continue to take advantage of this extraordinary circumstance, i.e., we must strike while the iron is hot.

THE BARRIER:

  • However, we are caught in the unavoidable financial crisis of a profound and extended worldwide recession.
  • This crisis is compounded by the reductions that have resulted from our new World Evangelism Fund (WEF) formula.
  • The effect of this crisis is that we are faced with an economic reality that threatens the very ability to even sustain our current mission efforts.

THE CHALLENGE:

  • As God’s people, we are unwilling to accept retreat in the midst of such astounding mission successes.
  • Our general superintendents, with an unshakeable faith in the great generosity of our people, have issued a challenge to Nazarenes worldwide to raise the single largest offering for World Evangelism in the history of our church.

OUR RESPONSE - CHALLENGE 2010

  • All across the globe, this WEF PLUS offering is being scheduled on and around November 21 (The Sunday before the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the United States).


UNSTOPPABLE
MOVEMENT:

I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). This is not our mission—it is His. His Church will move forward to accomplish His mission in spite of the current financial challenges.
UNSHAKABLE
FAITH:

God will not abandon us in the middle of fulfilling His mission. We believe this is the moment just before Moses held out his staff and the waters were divided; just before David flung the stone and the giant fell; just before Jesus called to Lazarus and a dead man walked out of a tomb.
UNWAVERING
COMMITMENT:

Our mission has not diminished. The urgent need of our world has not dissipated. Therefore, our commitment to reach our world for Christ is as strong now as it was before these financial setbacks.
UNBOUNDED
GENEROSITY:

We might be tempted to despair if it were not for the generous hearts of the people called Nazarenes. During every financial crisis of the past 100 years, Nazarenes have generously given what has been necessary to keep our missionaries on the field.
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