World Evangelism Fund
What Is the World Evangelism Fund?
The World Evangelism Fund is the cooperative genius of the
mission enterprise of the Church of the Nazarene. It is based
on the concept that we can do more working together than could
ever be done working alone.
Why do we have World Evangelism Fund?
Missions in the Church of the Nazarene is a large enterprise.
To accomplish the Great Commission—spreading the gospel and
the message of holiness around the world—requires money.
In "faith-based" missions, missionaries must spend valuable
time raising financial support. They conduct services, take
offerings, receive pledges of support, and then pray the amount
raised covers living expenses. Sometimes if the money runs
out, missionaries are forced to return home.
In this type of support, churches do not always share equally
in the mission work. Larger churches are sometimes visited
by more missionaries than they could possibly help, while
some smaller churches are overlooked.
The World Evangelism Fund was created to allow missionaries
to work more effectively and to encourage all churches to
The World Evangelism Fund goes directly toward accomplishing
the mission of the Church of the Nazarene, to make Christlike
disciples in the nations. The World Evangelism Fund is
the funding that operates the Church of the Nazarene and its
entire mission effort, from the operation of the Global Ministry
Center to districts and churches around the world.
How does the World Evangelism Fund work?
Full-time missionaries (excluding volunteers) in the Church
of the Nazarene receive a monthly paycheck based on a standard
amount plus a cost-of-living adjustment.
Missionaries also receive medical insurance (see Missionary
Health Care) a pension provision, and other items (such
as housing and travel costs).
The World Evangelism Fund comes from the generosity of
Nazarenes around the world. Each church is challenged
to contribute an assigned apportionment, but many, seeing
the effectiveness of the world mission enterprise, choose
How is the World Evangelism Fund collected?
Traditionally, it has been through two large offerings a year—the
Thanksgiving and Easter
offerings. Some churches continue to successfully raise their
entire fund this way.
is a plan based on mission giving at systematic intervals
rather than just twice a year. Through Faith Promise, people
pray about the amount they should give for missions (over
and above their tithe). The amount is often given weekly,
biweekly, or monthly. Over time, churches find they raise
their mission support and often go over their goal through
this giving plan.
The Benefits of the World Evangelism Fund
receive a regular paycheck, freeing them from the added
worry of raising
finances. Missionaries still write letters and conduct deputation
inform people of happenings in their field of service; however,
do not consume a large portion of their time on the mission
of size, each church has the opportunity to take part in
mission endeavor. Also, just as individuals are blessed by
a portion of their resources for His kingdom, so churches
they allocate funds to help reach the lost around the world.
What is a Church of Excellence?
A Church of Excellence is a chuch that gives at least 5.7% or
$1,500 above 5.5% of current income for the World Evangelism
In an effort to encourage further giving to World Evangelism
Fund, the Board of General Superintendents, at the suggestion
of the General NMI Council, approved that "All moneys overpaid
by the local church toward the World Evangelism Fund are used
to explore and enter new world areas." (Handbook and
2012-13 Global Giving Report
2013 Distribution of Donor Gifts (WEF and Mission Specials)
2013 Annual Review and Financial Summary
Nazarene Mission Fast Facts
Does the Global Mission Budget Go?
Are Missions and Missionaries Supported Financially?