MISSION OF THE MONTH:
Consider helping a family in need this holiday season by donating a basket or items (see our "Grocery List" of needed items below) or by giving a cash or check donation. A $100 donation will provide a family with one whole basket. If giving a monetary donation, please mark "holiday basket" in the memo.
Click here to view Grocery List...
Please select "Helping Hands" under FUND and mark "holiday baskets" in the memo.
Missions of the Month Coming Up Next:
Through Dec. 10th
Upcoming Local Events:
Please watch for our Missions Moment during morning Worship @ 10:30am. We will be highlighting our Mission of the Month and provide more information.
RCNAZ MISSION PROJECTS:
Stay tuned for Faith Promise Weekend in 2024!
Every year, Nazarene Missions International (NMI) hosts an annual Faith Promise conference to share our yearly mission and goals with the church. Through Faith Promise, as your local NMI, we achieve our missional goals both locally and worldwide. NMI helps to support sharing the message of Christ throughout the world in a variety of ways such as providing for missionaries and their families, encouraging outreach, helping others in times of crisis, etc. (See more Missions Projects below) Locally, NMI functions to help the Body of Christ focus directly on sharing the love of Jesus as we live as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Together, as RCNAZ church, we play a huge part in sharing the Gospel by serving, giving and praying for our missionaries. Please pray and consider making a pledge to NMI this year and help us to change the world through God's love. Thank you for your support and continued prayers.
Donations toward NMI Faith Promise may be given throughout the year. In fact, many givers make a monthly offering to Faith Promise at their own pace.
WAYS TO GIVE TO FAITH PROMISE
Be sure to select "Missions: Faith Promise" under FUND
OFFERING: Please place cash or check donation in the Offering. Be sure to make checks out to "Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene" and mark "Faith Promise" in the memo. Please place Pledge cards in the Offering box as well. Thank you for your generous heart!
NAZARENE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) walks alongside local and global Nazarene churches in their efforts to meet the needs of children, families, and communities around the world.
Through your partnership, our local congregations are changing the world. NCM is part of our global effort to meet the needs of those less fortunate and/or are in crisis situations.
Please select "Missions: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries"
RCNAZ directly supports Child Sponsorship, a mission of the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Together, we are currently helping to care for the specific needs of children at the Native American Christian Academy. Your donations to NCM Child Sponsorship helps to provide children in need with school lunches, supplies, health care, clothing, gifts on their birthdays and more. Please pray for this mission. Consider making a one time gift or a monthly donation to help make a difference for our sponsor children at the Native American Christian Academy.
NCM believes in the Holistic Child Development model approach which cares for the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and relational needs of each child to help them grow into the person God intended them to be, as well as in empowering their families and their communities. To find out more about NCM Child Sponsorship, follow this link... https://cs.ncm.org/
Be sure to select "Missions" under FUND and type "Child Sponsorship" in the note section.
HELPING HANDS MINISTRIES
Helping Hands Ministries reaches out to local families and individuals who are our own neighbors, friends, and church members who need support and prayers. We want to lift them up! HHM provides for emergency funds and needs, meals, groceries, helps with utility bills, and provides prescriptions to those in need in our own town. Please call the church office or speak to a pastor for more information.
Helping Hands now has its own page for local info!
Go there now ...
Please select "Helping Hands" under FUND
Loving, Interested Nazarenes Knowing
Every two to three years we adopt a new Nazarene missionary as part of our church family. We send birthday and holiday cards and gifts to let them know we are praying for them and thinking about them all year long.
Please pray for our missionaries, Marcos and Jasmin Eugenio. The Eugenio's are currently serving in the Asia Pacific region.
Be sure to select "Other" under FUND and type "LINKS Missionary" in the note area.
Memorial Roll Dedications:
Thank you for your life of faith and service
in Jesus Christ.
CRISIS CARE KITS
Crisis Care Kits (CCK) provide much needed relief and hope to people who have experienced a disaster or crisis. The Church of the Nazarene distributes CCK's worldwide as they are needed. Please click the link above for items needed to make a kit. After you have all items on the list, pack them in a 2-2.5 gallon ziplock bag (We may have 2 gallon zip-lock bags on hand. Just ask!). Turn in your Crisis Care Kit to the church office or collection basket.
Cash or check donations will also help with the much needed shipping costs of Crisis Care Kits.
2. OFFERING PLATE: place a cash or check donation in Offering Plate on Sunday. Be sure to make checks out to Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene and mark "Crisis Care Kits" in the memo.
Be sure to select "Missions" under FUND and type "Crisis Care Kits" in the note section.
NEW! NAZARENE CENTRAL
Subscribe to NMI Central Newsletter here...
Nazarene Central is the new reading source for NMI Missions. NMI Central is a weekly email publication focusing on the work of the Church of the Nazarene. Every week prayer needs and praise reports for the global ministries of the Church of the Nazarene and our missionaries will be listed as well as ways you can get involved. It is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
Nazarene Mission books will no longer have new editions, but you can still check out previously published NMI Missions books here or in the Fellowship Hall at RCNAZ:
Click here for NMI reading books and download options...
Pregnancy Care Center: RCNAZ NMI Missions will give a donation of $50 per month to the Pregnancy Care Center provides medical care and maternal support for expecting mothers, as well as discussing options which honor the life of both born and unborn babies. PCC is in need donations in order to remain free to patients and continue in operation.
Laundry Love: For the month of June in 2023, we helped wash 80 loads of laundry for 9 families.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets: In 2022, there were 50 food boxes that were given out and 10 gift cards to families and individuals in need.
Christmas Child: In 2022, of all the empty boxes that were taken, 27 were returned filled and sent!
Get involved with NMI Nazarene Missions International!
Here is How:
Want to be involved in our Nazarene Missions International (NMI) projects or our community outreach? You are invited to attend any of our events, meetings or share your support!
Attend a Missions Council Meeting:
We meet once per month to discuss what is going on in NMI.
See contact info below.
What Do Our Missions Volunteers Do?
Our Missions volunteers share their time and gifts in a variety of collective works such as:
Coordinate efforts within the community and church to make great changes in the world through transformational love and compassion
Help with donation receiving, organizing, packing, and shipping items in need to be received at specific destinations
Organizing NMI events, fundraisers and missions trips
Educating the church and local community about our projects and world needs
Provide food or supplies to individuals and families in need
Teach, share and disciple others for Jesus
Be the hands and feet of Jesus through misson's trips, locally and worldwide
Pray for God's purpose for His people
Ways to Give to RCNAZ Missions:
1. Pray for NMI Missions:
We can not accomplish God's missions without His help. Please pray for our local and global missions, for our missionaries and those who may receive these blessings.
3. Offering Box:
Place your gift in the offering box located in the RCNAZ Church foyer.
If you do give a cash or check donation, please make checks payable to the "Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene." Be sure to write "MISSIONS" or the specific offering name in the memo or note area.
Thanks so much for supporting Nazarene Missions International! With your partnership, we are able to accomplish our purpose in Christ.
Contact RCNAZ NMI:
Want to get involved? Questions or comments?
Please contact us or call the church office at (760) 375-4433