Nazarene Missions International (NMI) Purpose & Strategy:

To mobilize the church in mission through praying discipling, giving and educating.

  • The church prays for global mission endeavors
  • The church provides opportunities, especially for children and youth, to become involved in the mission of the church and to respond to God's call.
  • The church gives at least 5.5 percent of current income for the World Evangelism Fund and to other ministries/offerings as possible.
  • The church utilizes mission resources and participates in ministries to develop global awareness.

--Christy Boes, SWID NMI President

For great ideas on how to promote missions in your local church, check out the NMI IDEAS website.

NMI Scholarships Available

Two $500 NMI Scholarships were awarded at the 2017 SWID NMI Convention.  Scholarship winners were:  Jarren Rogers and Jonathan Elliott.


SWID Nazarene Missionaries

SWID Nazarene Missionaries

  • Liz & Lucas Gentry serving at Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center, Cactus, TX: www.lucasgentry.com Featured in the 2017 reading book, "Living Side by Side" -- read more
  • Sarah Ross serving with Extreme Nazarene in Quito, Ecuadorsross@extremenazarene.org
  • Sarah Warren serving with Extreme Nazarene in Quito, Ecuador:  swarren@extremenazarene.org
  • Alyssa Loyd serving with Extreme Nazarene in Cuiaba, Brazil,  40/40 Church Planter: aloyd@extremenazare.org
  • Alina Ellis serving with Extreme Nazarene, 40/40 Germany Master's Program, Frankfurt, Germany: aellis@extremenazarene.org
  • Ronny & Marlen Morante serving with Extreme Nazarene: ronmorante1@outlook.com

SWID NMI Facebook

JESUS Film Harvest Partners exists to help others fulfill the Great Commission

2017 SWID MISSIONARY Rev. Daniel Pesado


                Pastor Daniel Pesado speaking at Sullivan

                Pastor Daniel Pesado speaking at Sullivan

Missionaries:  Daniel and Margarita Pesado, currently serving in Spain on the Eurasia region.

Janet Ritter—Deputations Secretary,

LINKS: 2016-18 SWID LINKS Missionaries

     Brian & Erin Ketchum

Bedford Davis Memorial
Bloomington Eastview
Bloomington First
Clarksville Parkwood
Community of Hope
Freedom Commumunity
Harvest Chapel
Nashville Parkview
New Albany Christ's Community
Springs Valley
Turning Point
Valley Mission
Zion Community


     Steve and Brenda and Steve Heap  Email – Brenda.heap@gmail.com  stephen.m.heap@gmail.com

Address : Alameda Manaca 565, Recanto Tranquilo, Atibaia, SP, CEP 12949.195, Brazil

 facebook: Stephen M. Heap

Evansville Beacon
Evansville Faith
Evansville First
Evansville Grace
Fort Branch
Harmony Chapel
Mount Vernon First
Newburgh New Life
Oakland City
Point Township
Princeton New Life
Tell City
Vincennes First
Washington Winslow

     Alfredo & Rute Mulieri

Calvary Community Fellowship
Columbus First
Cory Community
Crossroads Community
Oasis of Hope
Peter's Switch
St. Bernice
Terre Haute First
Terre Haute Southside
The Point
Union Chapel
LINKS Director: Renee Johnson 812-259-1180 or r_johnsons@sbcglobal.net
 (For church assignment or contact information)

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries: Following the example of Jesus, NCM partners with local Nazarene congregations around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. NCM exists in and through the Church of the Nazarene to proclaim the Gospel to all people in word and deed. 

SWID NCM Director: Dave Lynn 812-486-5504 or davel8257@aol.com.  

CRISIS CARE KIT / SCHOOL PAL PAK Collection Information

     We delivered 125 CCK boxes, 14 School Pal Pak boxes and 6 boxes of clothing to the Fawn Grove Compassion Center (FGCC) on 10/3/2017.  This is the largest load ever taken from SWID.  On top of that, we left behind 68 additional boxes.  The Indianapolis NCM warehouse located at the Shelbyville Church of the Nazarene received more than they could store and suggested that we either store ours here or make a 2nd trip.  A 2nd trip was made on October 16 with over 100 boxes on the truck (some from Indy which helped relieve their storage problem)..  Thank you, thank you, thank you.... is what we heard from the FGCC team as we unloaded the boxes (both times).  Most likely, these boxes will be sent to the Carribbean area in the weeks ahead.

Please don't forget to pay the warehousing and handling fees: $12 for each CCK box (ACM1297) and $10 for each School Pal Pak box (ACM 1788).   The next collection will be taken April 2018.     CCK Instructions  School Pal Pak Instructions and Used Clothing Instructions. How-to Video on packing School Pal Paks.

   Please plan to attend SWID EQUIP day on November 4th.  I will be providing packing information and answering questions during the 2 NMI sessions. 

Hurricane Harvey Update

The Church is responding to the hurricane Harvey disaster:
Three ways that  you can help:

Find Missional Stories at Engage Magazine

Video & Media Resources - Church of the Nazarene Media resource site

Teen CARE Corps: Director: Christy Boes 812-371-0722 cboes1972@gmail.com








Work & Witness: Doug Jones, SWID Coordinator 812-829-6203  jonesdd@sbcglobal.net


The 2018 W&W project information has been sent out to pastor's and NMI Presidents about the Honduras 2018 W&W project.  The dates are April 4 - 16, 2018.  A $100 (refundable) deposit is due immediately to sign up for the first 25 spots.  Full funding of $1545 will be needed NLT Mid-January 2018.  Use the Application form below and the contact info above if you are interested in going.


2017 W&W Project

The SWID W&W team did site prep, poured a concrete slab and erected a metal building that will be used as a District Compassion Center in Dilkon, AZ.  

SNAD Compassion Center shell erected: June 2017

A second SWID W&W trip was made to Dilkon, AZ on September 18 - 29, 2017.  Doug and Dede Jones were invited back by SNAD W&W coordinator to prepare for and lead a Chicago First Church team that would be arriving September 23rd.  Below are a few of the pictures of progress made prior to the team's arrival.  More pictures will be added.  Thank you, Doug for your leadership and hard work!  This building will be a compassion center for the SNAD district.  This is only phase 1 (of 3).  God is working in the hearts of Native Americans and SWID and friends are playing a part.

                                                                                                2017 - 2018 SWID NMI Council

                                                                                                2017 - 2018 SWID NMI Council

*President – Christy Boes, 13255 E 100 N, Columbus, IN 47203 (812-371-0722) email: cboes1972@gmail.com

*Vice President – Lillian Pursell, 1578 Freeman Rd., Spencer, IN 47460 (812-828-7476) email: lillypursell@gmail.com

*Secretary – Renee Johnson, 315 NW 1st St., Washington, IN 47501 (812-259-1180) email: r_johnsons@sbcglobal.net

*Treasurer – Marilyn Hicks, 4010 S Falcon Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403 (812-824-2317) email: bfcn@me.com (cell 812-327-8459)

Alabaster/World Mission Broadcast – Lillian Pursell (see Vice President)

Compassionate Ministries – Dave Lynn, 10055 E 1400 N, Odon, IN 47562 (812-486-5504) email: davel8257@aol.com 

Deputation – Janet Ritter, 256 Crest Motel Rd., Bedford, IN 47421 (812-279-0680) email: ronjanritter@gmail.com

Jesus Film/Harvest Partners – Ron Ritter, 256 Crest Motel Rd., Bedford, IN 47421 (812-278-4683) email:


Kids in Missions – Alissa DeKemper, 5027 Broadway Ave., Evansville, IN 47712 (812-781-0944) email: adekemper716@live.com

LINKS – Renee Johnson, 315 NW 1st St., Washington, IN 47501 (812-259-1180) email: r_johnsons@sbcglobal.net

*Missionary Care – Debbie Betts, 1143 W Stan Mar Estates, Brazil, IN (812-653-9607) email: marlinbetts@att.net 

Prayer/Fasting – Juanita Grenier, PO Box 216, Winslow, IN 47598 (915-490-8812) email: jgrenierin@yahoo.com

Teens in Missions - Christy Boes, 13255 E 100 N, Columbus, IN 47203 (812-371-0722) email: cboes1972@gmail.com

*Work & Witness – Doug Jones, 1141 N US Hwy 231, Spencer, IN 47460 (812-829-6203) email: jonesdd@sbcglobal.net

Youth Rep – Grace Biggerstaff, 820 Magnolia Dr., Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 (618-384-1152) gbigg2018@gmail.com

Youth Rep – Marquis Green, 3300 Carolina St., Columbus, IN 47203 (812-344-1565)

Bedford Zone – Janet Ritter (see deputation)

Bloomington Zone – Carrie Burris, 141 Cooper Ct., Ellettsville, IN 47429 (812-360-1780) email: carebear47429@yahoo.com 

Evansville Zone – Bethany Burnett, 1825 Greenbrier Drive Mount Vernon, IN 47620 ( 812 454 2360) email: burnettbn@mvschool.org

*New Albany Zone – Ken Walker, PO Box 188, Corydon, IN 47112 (812-972-2451) email: pkwalker66@gmail.com 

Oakland City Zone – Lydia Johnson, 691 S Concord, Drive, Princeton, IN (812-508-4154)  email: Lgjohnson1114@gmail.com

Seymour Zone – Brenda Loutner, 4903 Timber Ridge Drive, Columbus, IN 47591 (812-344-2370) email: brendaloutner@comcast.com

Terre Haute –Emily Book, 2019 N 10th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 (812-917-7163, 317-494-1601(c)) email: em_4_jc@yahoo.co

Vincennes – Shelley Sloan, 103 N. 19th St. Vincennes, IN 47591 (812)582-1281 email: Garret.shelley@frontier.com

*executive council


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EQUIP 2017 Training Materials


EQUIP 2017  training slides

EQUIP 2017  training slides