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 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.
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. This gives each church an opportunity to become personally acquainted with a specific missionary family and their field of service. Churches can send packages, cash gifts, cards, and other remembrances to their LINKS missionaries.
Our LINKS missionary family is Anthony & Barbara Manswell (Kenrick, Kavanah, Jaydeon, Jerrick). The Manswell family is currently serving in Trinidad.
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.
Other programs we partner with and support: