Nazarenes around the world are joining together for the 2015 Thanksgiving, or Thank, Offering for the World Evangelism Fund. As we remember God’s goodness, we “sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.” (Psalm 107:22). This offering plays a critical role in funding the mission of the Church of the Nazarene, to make Christlike disciples in the nations. With thankfulness and praise, we fulfill this mission together.
Because God works through us, people are hearing the gospel and their basic needs are being met. Whenever we give back to God with our time, prayers, and money, He uses our humble gifts, and we become participants in God’s plans for the future. The future that God has planned is greater than we could imagine. It goes on into eternity as the Holy Spirit works and people around the world join us in worshiping the one, true Savior.
This 2015 World Evangelism Fund offering celebrates how our prayers, time, and donations help spread the gospel. Through language schools, church plants, mission hospitals, and many other ministries, God uses our gifts to do amazing things for His honor and glory. Here are some of the ways God has accomplished His mission through us in the last year:
- 1,417,397 people gathered every week to worship at Nazarene churches.
- 27,702 Nazarene clergy led people around the world.
- 50,998 students globally were enrolled in holiness education at 52 educational institutions.
We are blessed to be a part of His ministry, and He will continue to use us as we follow Him. Your gift to the World Evangelism Fund assists Nazarenes in “Developing the Future” by sharing the hope of Christ.
The offering will be received on 22 November 2015. (Please note that not all areas will receive the offering on these dates, depending on the calendar of each field or district.)
To give or to download resources for this offering, visit nazarene.org/generosity.
Yours in Christ,
The Board of General Superintendents