Our desire is to serve those in need who are in our immediate community, in our city, in our state, in our country, and in our world. We pour into our community by partnering with Caring For Kids through our local elementary school: Blue Jacket Flint. We also support the ministry of the Church of the Nazarene in the Kansas City area and all around the world.
Nazarene Global Missions
Nazarene Missions International (NMI) is an organization designed to inform us about what is going on in the work and lives of missionaries throughout the world that are supported by the Nazarene denomination. The Church of the Nazarene supports over 773 missionaries in 156 world areas. Shawnee Church of the Nazarene has a vision for missions not only internationally, but locally as well. We offer a variety of ways to become involved.
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 help us see how we can make a missional investment in others- both globally and locally. Each year in October we will make our Faith Promise pledges for the next 12 months. These pledges will be the money that- as God enables us- we commit to give to missions. All Faith Promise monies go to support missions beyond our local church budget.
Work & Witness
Most years Shawnee Church sends a group of volunteers, or Work & Witness teams, to another country for hands on participation in missions. We have sent teams to the Amazon, Argentina, Caribbean, Russia, Guatemala, Swaziland, Oklahoma City and Switzerland.
There are so many children world wide who need help with food, housing and education. Through our Nazarene Compassionate Ministries program, we offer individuals, families and Sunday School classes the opportunity to care for disadvantaged children. All sponsors have direct contact with their child on a regular basis through cards and letters.