Give the Gift of the JESUS Film
Churches across the United States and Canada have already started preparations for Christmas. In just a few weeks, Christians everywhere will hear the story of the birth of Jesus. But many people have never heard the story of Jesus, because no one has shared it with them in their own language. This isn’t just true around the world, but also within the United States and Canada. Over 300 languages are spoken in the United States and Canada, creating a huge need for the Gospel in multiple languages.
That’s why the JESUS Film Project wants to partner with congregations around the region to bring the story of Jesus to people in their own language. Through December 31st, they are offering a special price on DVDs of the JESUS Film. Each DVD contains the complete film in 24 languages, and your church can buy a case of 200 DVDs for $100. These can be distributed to people in your community, no matter what language your congregation speaks. For ordering information and other resources, visit ourfamilytoyourfamily.org.
Middle Eastern SRT Meeting at the Global Ministry Center
The new Quadrennial Middle Eastern SRT met at the Global Ministry Center October 28 - 29. In addition to the opportunity for the SRT to pray, strategize and meet with Dr. Hodgson, they were able to tour the GMC. This picture provided by Carmen Ringheiser shows each SRT member holding the picture of the General Superintendent who ordained them. Shown (l to r) are: Jad Ghrayyeb (GS Charles Strickland), Nicola Abdo (GS Raymond Hurn), Alexander Shabo (GS George Coulter), and Nabeel Dwood (GS David Graves).
A Diverse Church
Within the United States and Canada, there is enormous diversity. That diversity is reflected in the Church of the Nazarene. We seek to display the strength that comes from unity across different cultures. Multicultural Ministries is dedicated to resourcing the different cultures that exist within the Church of the Nazarene in the United States and Canada. For information on our different ministries, visit our Multicultural Leadership page.
Multicultural Ministries works with our different ethnic groups within the church to train leaders and develop strategies for making Christlike disciples. We also seek to connect people with active ethnic ministries and help them to establish other active ministries in the US and Canada. There are currently 18 active multicultural ministries active in the US and Canada. They vary widely in size and scope, but they all share a thirst to share the good news of Jesus Christ in their contexts. We have collected contact information for all of our various ministries, as well as informational pages for our most active multicultural groups. You may download the brochure for Multicultural Ministries here.
If you would like to be involved in a specific multicultural ministry, the best method is to contact the director of that ministry. You can read information on all of our individual ministries by visiting our Multicultural Leadership page.
You can download How to Sponsor and Nurture an Ethnic Church Without Losing Your Mind. Originally published in physical form in 2010 by Oliver R. Phillips and Fletcher L. Tink, the entire book is available in PDF format here.
If you need additional information, we are pleased to help you find the answers you need. If you are interested in resources for a multicultural congregation, connecting with an existing ministry, or even starting a new multicultural ministry, you can contact the Multicultural Ministries office by clicking here.