Since the beginning days of Chicago First in the early 1900s, missions has been a priority: church planting, financially supporting both Nazarene missions and other Christian ministries around the world, sending short-term project teams, and commissioning members who are called to full-time missions service.
Nazarene Global Mission is the work of the Nazarene church around the world. Engage is an online magazine that provides the latest news.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries follows the example of Jesus and partners with local Nazarene congregations around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. NCM exists in and through the Church of the Nazarene to proclaim the Gospel to all people in word and deed.
Adonai International Ministries in Guatemala is the home to C1’s Katie Ficker. This ministry’s main focus is in agriculture, education, and health care, sharing God’s love with the people of in rural Guatemala. You can keep up with Adonai International Ministries on their blog here.
Southwest Native American Ministries is where Ed and Lynda Krestel serve. Their ministry in Arizona includes both Work & Witness Team oversight and compassionate ministries.
Short-term Project Teams have been sent from C1 for decades. Annual trips focus on building projects, Jesus Film presentations, medical clinics and more.
2018 Mission Trips
We were able to send out 4 Work & Witness teams in 2018: