Following the example of Jesus, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries partners with local Nazarene congregations around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. NCM exists in and through the Church of the Nazarene to proclaim the Gospel to all people.
An important distinctive of NCM is its focus on mobilizing the Church. Our role is not intended to be the “compassionate arm” of the Church of the Nazarene, rather, we are the compassionate conscience, calling the denomination back to its roots in doctrine and deed.
Because of the nature of our mission to mobilize the church, a high priority is given to local congregations that are developing projects within the context of their surrounding communities. The interventions and strategies are as diverse as the needs in each community. This flexible approach to project development allows for creative and effective project implementation catered to the specific context of a community and culture.
Additionally, NCM’s ability to partner and network with global experts and organizations on a wide variety of topics—such as child development, HIV/AIDS prevention, agriculture and clean water projects—make us best equipped to serve the needs of the church and extend Christ’s compassion out into the world.