Every Church of the Nazarene is encouraged to share a percentage of their income to Nazarene missions. These funds are essential to spread the gospel and support missionaries. Many churches step out in faith beyond this encouraged percentage, through Faith Promise. Emphasizing the missional work of the local congregation and the global church, Faith Promise is about stepping out in faith and trusting God's promises so that the good news can be shared. We invite you to join in this promise.
How are the funds used? Recent examples of how we use our funds include local support for the Welcome One Emergency Shelter, supporting missionaries, as well as our Honduras Partnership. With this partnership, we have financially supported the building of four churches in the last four years in the capital city area. Another substantial way our Faith Promise funds are used is to support the endeavors of the broader Church of the Nazarene, who has hundreds of missionaries in over 170 countries around the world. You can read more about where the funds are used here.
When is Faith Promise? We will have our grand celebration on "Faith Promise Sunday" June 13.
Faith Promise Sunday We will have 2 services, one indoors and one outdoors, taking place simultaneously at 10:00am with a picnic immediately following at the pavilion with lots of good food, fun and family activities, for those who have signed-up. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets with you. We look forward to celebrating with you what God is doing both locally and globally!
About our speaker this year Matt Price has served as a missionary to West Africa, taught at at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and is currently the church planting missionary for the South Texas District leading Vision 2036 to start 72 new churches of all kinds by the Texas Bicentennial. He is married to Lynda Ann and lives in San Antonio, Texas.
How can I give? You can pledge your support by picking up a pledge card at the Welcome Center on Sunday's, Online or Email
What organizations are involved this year? Welcome One Emergency Shelter About Welcome One has been helping Harford’s homeless since 2006. It is operated by an experienced staff, hundreds of generous and caring volunteers, and an energetic Board of Directors. The valuable and vital volunteers and the financial support they receive from local government, community foundations, the business community, churches, civic groups, and individuals make their work of caring for the homeless possible. How we support We provide a monthly stipend that helps to fund meals at the shelter. When pandemic guidelines are lifted, we will provide a lunch and serve dinner on the 25th of each month at the shelter.
While We’re Waiting About While We're Waiting was co-founded by Brad and Jill Sullivan & Larry and Janice Brown to address the need for Biblically-based support for parents who have experienced the death of a child. They hosted their first bereaved parent retreat in April of 2011 and have hosted over 100 retreats since that time. How we support We provide financial support for local retreats, under the leadership of Arlo and Capri Weiskopf.
Lighthouse How we support Every year we host a winter weekend and summer camp for the teens who are from the city who participated in Nazarene Bible Quizzing. Families from our church host a few teens and we gather as a whole group almost daily. We love on the teens while doing various activities they may never have been exposed to before (country things). Through this ministry, we have been able to connect with the teens in a deeper way and some families are in touch with some teens throughout the year.
Bel Air Church of the Nazarene 2430 Conowingo Road Bel Air, MD 21015