We live in a day in which mission calls can be answered in a variety of ways. Volunteer Ministries are knocking at every door and are so numerous that everyone can be a volunteer. How exciting to live at such a time as this!
The Pittsburgh District has appointed a domestic Work & Witness (W&W) coordinator to our leadership team. Domestic W&W teams will minister in the USA/Canada Region as the international W&W teams continue to travel to other regions. Our desire is to connect more people to missions and to disciple young future leaders.
We know that W&W changes the lives of individuals and puts a new excitement in churches. There are people who cannot make the international trips, but are willing to participate in a domestic experience. And it is much easier for teens and families to join the domestic teams, while also participating in an activity that is more affordable.
The Southwest Latin America District is just one place that offers projects and a cross-cultural experience without a passport! Districts may register projects with the W&W USA/Canada office or choose to participate in a work project by calling 913-577-2839 or by going to nazarene.org/workandwitness.
Churches, families, youth groups, and districts could team up with One Heart—Many Hands to serve. More information is available at www.oneheartmanyhands.com or by calling 877-379-6464.
Retirees, there is a special mission for you as well. RVs On A Mission (ROAM) is an outreach of the Church of the Nazarene. Do you have a heart for W&W? Why not join this growing organization of RV owners who enjoy working for the Kingdom and having fun doing it! Check it out at www.rvsonamission.org.
Please don’t overlook local opportunities to volunteer in your community, such as helping at soup kitchens or homeless shelters, driving the elderly to appointments, providing needed repairs for the homebound, preparing a meal for the sick—the list is endless. Put a “Help Offered” notice in your church bulletin; there is a ministry for everyone. Opportunities are knocking at your door—are you answering the call to Volunteer Ministries?
Former Eastern U.S.A. Region Global Council Representative