Statistieken update 2016


  • The Church of the Nazarene ministers in 159 world areas.*
  • 706 missionaries and 327 missionary kids were deployed from 50 world areas in 2015 (including 302 long-term Mission Corps volunteers). Last year, 121 new missionaries were added—4 in Global Contract, 20 on special assignment, 6 interns, 91 on Mission Corps, including Regional Mission Corps.*
  • 9,087 volunteers participated in missions in 2015. In addition to Mission Corps, there were 301 short-term volunteers, and 8,484 Work & Witness team members.
  • Churches in global mission areas numbered 29,945 churches (increase of 1.87 percent) with 44 million members (increase of 6.37 percent) in those areas.*
  • 466 districts have been established around the world with 27,894 clergy.*
  • 5 graduate seminaries, 30 undergraduate Bible/theological colleges, 14 liberal arts institutions, 2 nurses training colleges, and 1 teacher training college had a 2015 combined enrollment of 50,890 students globally.*
  • People were treated at community-based clinics and health care centers all over the world with concentrated efforts in India, Papua New Guinea, and Swaziland.*
  • 405 retired missionaries received pensions.*
  • NMI and JESUS Film Harvest Partners collaborated through WEF, which helped provide infrastructure for 731 Nazarene JESUS Film teams to share God’s love. In 2014-2015, the teams reported 3,757,115 evangelistic contacts. Of these contacts, 879,203 (23 percent of contacts) indicated decisions for Christ with 601,966 (69 percent of decisions) initial discipleship follow-ups. The teams started 8,573 preaching points in 2015.
  • NMI partnered with pastors, church boards, Global Mission, and Stewardship to help churches raise funds for the World Evangelism Fund during the 2015 fiscal year (FY): US $38.7 million (up 2.54 percent from FY 2014).*
  • Churches globally gave US $27.6 million for Approved Mission Specials (up 3.45 percent from FY 2014).
  • In 2015, 96 districts gave 5.5 percent of their income and beyond to the World Evangelism Fund. WEF giving beyond 5.5 percent invests in new world areas and in new works in the USA and Canada.
  • Missionary Health Care provided approximately US $398,816 in medical assistance for Nazarene missionaries.
  • NMI partnered with World Mission Broadcast (WMB), giving approximately US $665,118 (up 51 percent due to a generous one-time gift). It costs approximately US $4 for WMB airtime. For one WMB program, Against the Flow, 15 million people will potentially hear the Gospel during one minute of airtime.
  • Nazarenes gave US $2.68 million in deputation offerings for missionaries, up 23.9 percent from 2014.
  • NMI generated approximately US $245,662 through LINKS, a vital personalized connection between churches and missionaries around the world.
  • Nazarenes gave US $2,548,661 for Alabaster to fund construction projects in 2015. The Alabaster Offering is used in all six global regions. No Alabaster funds are used for administrative costs.
  • International Student Scholarship Fund (NMI 80th Anniversary project) provided 158 scholarships (increase of 49 scholarships over 2014) for students to attend Nazarene theological institutions globally.
  • NMI partnered with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to give more than US $9.19 million for disaster response and compassion projects around the world and to support 11,571 children through Child Development Centers and Pastor’s Kid programs. Churches sent 47,430 Crisis Care Kits and 15,000 School Pal-Paks.
  • NMI assisted Work & Witness in raising approximately US $2.02 million to deploy 601 teams, an average of 12 teams per week. 8,484 people participated in Work & Witness in 2015, donating 281 years of labor.
  • Nazarene churches around the world operated 1,305 pre-school, primary, and secondary schools with a total enrollment of 148,811 students.

 

*           Supported either directly or indirectly by World Evangelism Fund (WEF).