Our church serves in missionary work as part of Nazarene Missions International (NMI). NMI is the local church-based global mobilization and promotional arm of the Church of the Nazarene. The purpose of NMI is to mobilize the church in missions through the four areas of: praying, educating, giving, and disciplining.
At the Baker City Church of the Nazarene, our church body supports an active NMI organization to meet local and international needs. Currently the church is contributing to:
- World Evangelism Fund (Easter and Thanksgiving offerings)
- Alabaster Offering (February and September)
- Compassionate Ministries (Crisis Care kits, School Pal-packs)
- World Mission Broadcast
- International Day of Prayer
- Mission Books for Adults and children
- Operation Christmas Child- Samaritan’s Purse
- Work and Witness Service trips
Upcoming NMI Events
Missionaries Sean and Natalie Johnson from the House of James in the Ukraine will be in the Boise area in April 2018. The Johnson’s have confirmed that they will share and update of their Missionary work at House of James during the Sunday morning service on April 29, 2018.
Past NMI Events and Activities
On September 24, 2017 we hosted Missionaries Fred and Sheryl Tedder from South Africa for an evening presentation. Families were also welcome to joins us for a potato bar dinner before the Tedder’s program.
On August 6, 2017, Rev. Monte Cyr and his family presented at the Sunday service. Revernd Cyr is the Discipleship Ministries Coordinator for the Mesoamerica Region in Guatemala City.
On June 7, 2017, the church hosted a group of 15 riders and support team who were part of the “Pedal to Plant” Extreme Nazarene cross-country bicycle ride. The event include an evening BBQ and potluck, a prayer rally with their worship team, and a testimony time where riders shared their vision for the 6 church plantings in South America and Germany in beginning in 2019. To learn about where their journey will take them next watch the Pedal to Plant Youtube video, (3 minutes)., or check out their Pedal to Plant Facebook page. Donations always welcome for this adventurous ministry with info on their FB page.!
Missionaries Joseph and Ree Sumi along with thier children spoke on January 5, 2017 about their work in the Ukraine. The Sumis have been serving with the Church of the Nazarene on the CIS Field since June 2012. The CIS Field includes the countries of Armenia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and the area of Central Asia. They work in church development, in the fields of finance, Christian education, youth ministry and missions. They currently live in Kyiv, Ukraine and are alumni of Northwest Nazarene University.
In November 2016, we packed and mailed over 120 boxes in support of Operation Christmas Child sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse.
2017-2018 NMI Leadership Team
If you have any questions about NMI please contact our local team:
President – Dan Ermovick (541.523.5931)
Work and Witness Coordinators – Steve and Rosie Snider (541.523.6531)
Mission Education – Becky Henry
Missionary Hospitality – Tami Rayborn
Church of the Nazarene NMI
For more information about Nazarene Mission International, please visit the Church of the Nazarene NMI website. It contains additional information about missionary profiles & deputation, giving opportunities, prayer mobilization line, and education resources.