Why Mission Education
Knowledge is key to involvement. With an understanding of
the needs of the world and what the church is doing to meet
those needs, we are more likely to commit to the support of
missions through prayer, giving, communication, and going.
How Does Mission Education Take Place?
Learning takes place in a variety of venues. Experiences,
listening to and reading stories, and getting to know missionaries
on a personal level enhance mission awareness. Your local
NMI president or mission education secretary can tell you
of the many exciting opportunities for mission education.
- Use of age-appropriate curricula and NMI reading books/tapes
provide learning opportunities and activities designed to
engage people of all ages in missions.
- For multicultural congregations, the International Mission
Education Journal is a curriculum piece that includes mission
education lessons for adults and children. It is produced
in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Churches should
contact their district NMI president for more information
on this resource.
- The hands-on experiences of Volunteer
Opportunities programs often provide opportunities for
people to see missions firsthand.
- Videos offer people the ability to "see and hear"
missions. To see theses latest stories, go to www.nazarene.org/stories. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to a newsletter letting you know when new videos are available or to request a DVD be mailed to you three times a year.
- Deputation services, Faith Promise conventions, district-sponsored
events with a missionary speaker, and the presence of missionaries-in-residence
at youth and children's camps allow for interaction between
missionaries and the people who support them through their
giving and prayers.
Other Promotional Ideas
Missions - Are You Educated
Reading Incentives for All Ages
World Through Missions Game