Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM)

Following the example of Jesus, NCM (established in 1984) 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 whole Gospel to all people.

The vision of NCM is simply that God's compassion would weave into the fabric of the church. God is showing compassion through the lives and ministries of the Church of the Nazarene in over 150 world areas. In keeping with the spirit of our Nazarene founders, NCM exists to minister to the whole person. We bring the hope of Jesus to a needy world through providing for people’s physical needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Additionally we offer long term relief and development assistance in an effort to combat the root causes of poverty. NCM seeks to implement this vision through managing resources, empowering people, enabling compassion, and extending the hope of Jesus to the world.

We do not want Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to be just an organization within the Nazarene structure, but rather that NCM would exist only because there are things that we, as the church, can do collectively that we can't do individually. NCM would then become the collective response of the church. Our prayer is that social holiness would erupt in every local church and that we could come alongside faithful members and resource them to serve.

“The Church of the Nazarene believes that Jesus commanded His disciples to have a special relationship to the poor of this world. Holiness, far from distancing believers from the desperate economic needs of people in our world, motivates us to place our means in the service of alleviating such need and to adjust our wants in accordance with the needs of others” (Nazarene Manual 903.4).

NCM’s four-fold approach:
• Child development
• Disaster response
• Development education
• Social transformation