Welcome to Parkside's Nazarene Mission International (NMI)
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM)
What is NMI?
NMI is the organizational representative of missions for the Church of the Nazarene on the regional, district, and local levels. It serves the promotional, educational, program, and fund-raising arm of missions of the Nazarene Church. NMI is the organization that “provides the structure and spiritual dynamic for mobilizing the church in mission.”
(Source: NMI Handbook & Constitution)
What is NCM?
As we live out compassion through our vocations, they become more than just jobs — we respond to God’s gracious calling to live a life that is a witness to God’s love and compassion. Such is the motivation of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries’ (NCM’s) work around the world that would not be possible without the thousands of pastors, laity, and missionaries who are saying “Yes!” to God’s work in the world. This “Yes!” is essential to being Christlike disciples to the nations.
Missions Directories reach specific Mission Ministries at Parkside as well as some of these featured ministry resources:
- Engage Online mission magazine
- Individual missionary’s Web sites, MediaLibrary
- Nazarene Communications News
- Nazarene Compassionate Ministries magazine
- JESUS Film resources
Parkside Church has many avenues to serve in the area of compassionate ministries both locally and abroad.
Nazarene Missions International – Supporting missions efforts to Uganda, New Guinea, through world evangelism offerings and letters of encouragement. Sending team members on short-term missions to orphanages in Baja California and building preschools in Belize along with sharing the Jesus Film.
Auburn Interfaith Food Closet – Parkside partners with the food closet to provide food and supplies in support of the low-income community.
Jesus Film Project – Bringing the Jesus Film to unchurched communities around the world.
2020 Work and Witness, Parkside Church and other Sacramento District Churches Dangriga, Belize
February 14th – March 6th
Our Ministry “Building Relationships One Block at a Time”.
- We Believe in the long-term commitment of short-term builder missionaries who commit to returning until a project has been fully completed.
- We believe that a local community of believers and friends (us) doing something for their town together is sharing Jesus in a real way.
In 2020, team members from the Sacramento district churches will work together with teams from Southern and Central California district churches throughout the month of February 15 through March 15 to complete the first phase of the new building.
As usual, along with the physical labor on the project, team members will engage with local church members in ministry outreach that includes:
- Sewing workshop
- Children and youth outreach Bible Study-mentorship
- Marriage/Relationship Workshop
- Community outreach event – to be coordinated with Dangriga Church leaders.
Some of you may want to bring some tools with you.
If so, remember to put your tools in your checked luggage, not in carry-on (except for batteries for the tools, those you must carry on).
In January we will be sending you all a specific list of the tools need suggested to bring with you.
That will give you time to select from your tool inventories what you are willing to take.
This will bean awesome opportunity for the church members from the SacNaz district to invest in a continuous way into the development of the Nazarene work, and the community of Dangriga and the new Nazarene district there, as well as building up many long-lasting relationships with God’s people there.
Please be promoting our mission with your church colleagues, pastor, and NMI presidents even after we return.
Costs covering lodging, meals and local transportation are $975 per week or a discounted $1,850 for two weeks.
Flight costs will be separate according to arrangements that you should begin making soon to get best prices.
Costs for materials will range up to $100k per year across the coming two years.
Our team goal this year is to raise $25,000 for building materials though individuals and interested churches.
Some team members have taken this trip as a great opportunity to follow their trip with some vacation time in Belize as there are wonderful things to see and do there.
Scuba diving, fishing, jungle touring, jungle survival training, hiking, zip lining, kayaking, cave tubing, or just laying on a beach in front of a nice condo are just a few of the options.
Active & Mobile Missions
Hi! I'm Cassie
Currently, Cassie is serving in Mexico City with Warm Heart Mexico running a Christian guesthouse - reaching out to backpackers with the love and welcome of Jesus. She leads fitness/movement classes with El Recobro, a home for women with intellectual and physical disabilities. And serves with El Pozo De Vida & 27Million - two anti-trafficking organizations. Making connections with women in the Red Light District and in the transitional home to love them and help them in their efforts to safely transition out. Cassie has also been the volunteer Associate Director of Women's Ministry with News Release Basketball for five years. Each summer she leads a tour of female collegiate basketball players through Europe to conduct kids camps, scrimmage pro teams and share the gospel along the way.