Mission

Immediate Opportunities to Serve

COLD WEATHER IS COMING

Some of our County neighbors are in need of warm winter apparel, i.e. coats, hats, gloves, scares, boots, etc., in all sizes from infant to adult. Our ministry partner, Inner County Outreach, will be distributing the items to needy families in Aberdeen and Edgewood. A collection box is in the lobby. Bring in your items.

The Bel Air Church of the Nazarene takes to heart Jesus words spoken to His disciples, called The Great Commission.

“Then Jesus came to them and said. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

– Matthew 28:18-20 

He made it clear to His disciples that ministry or outreach begins at home, extends to our community, our nation and around the world.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”

– Acts1:8 RSV

Jesus uses the following illustration to show who shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

“For I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me.”

‘And the King will tell them,’

“I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,
you were doing it to me!”

– Matthew 25:34-36,40 NLT

We believe Jesus meant these words for all of us. We have developed Ministry Partnerships with people and organizations, some in our community and some reaching around the world that provide open doors for service. You will find Bel Air Nazarenes working at the local Homeless Shelter, participating in Community Service Days, holding Food Drives and Blood Drives and collecting Baby Items and School Supplies. Through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries,Inc. we participate in Used Clothing Collection and the making up of Crisis Care Kits and School Pal-Paks. Many of our people participate in Child Sponsorship Programs. Work & Witness Trips have given us the opportunity to work side-by-side with brothers and sisters in third world countries. How humbling to be told you are an answer to someone’s prayers. Our giving to Nazarene Missions International helps provide the support of 750 Missionaries in 150 Countries. Jesus has invited us to work where He is working and in so doing we have experienced… “Joy Unspeakable!”