Northwestern Ohio District
Church of the Nazarene

MARK 16:15

“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world
and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.'”

Do you feel called?2022 Convention Recap

Nazarene Missions International:


Nazarene Missions International (NMI) focuses on five strategic areas where the local church can have maximum impact on missions in the Church of the Nazarene. 

  • NMI gathers believers together for prayer in the local church, linking us to our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe. 
  • The World Evangelism Fund combines gifts from each person and church to fund ministries everywhere, thereby fueling the Church of the Nazarene’s mission. 
  • Through the Alabaster Offeringministries around the world receive funs to purchase property and buildings. 
  • We want to engage children and youth by encouraging churches to involve them in all missions endeavors, and to nurture them as they seek to respond to God’s call.
  • LINKS strategically connects Nazarene missionaries and Nazarene churches through prayer, personal contact, and generous giving. 

The Church of the Nazarene has been global from its founding. The Church of the Nazarene is organized into six regions in 164 world areas. Each week, Nazarenes worship in more than 212 languages or tribal languages. To learn more about the church across the world, you can visit the different regional websites.

2022 Crisis Care Kits & School Pal Paks


Churches north of the district center should bring their boxes to the district campgrounds on September 10 between 9am and NOON. Boxes should be loaded into the box truck in the parking lot. Churches south of the district center should deliver their boxes directly to Tipp City Nazarene, same day, same time.

Do not tape your boxes shut. Do not put toothpaste in any of the CCK boxes, but leave them out so they can be checked again. Reminder: Toothpaste needs to have an expiration date at least 18 months out from the drop-off date (March 2024).

For additional information and instructions, please view/download the flyer below:

Items should be packed into a clear, 2-gallon or 2.5-gallon plastic Ziploc bag and sealed, with the toothpaste separated.

Shopping List:
1 fingernail clipper (no toenail clippers!)
2 hand towels
1 bottle of shampoo (12-18oz, taped closed)
2 bars of soap (bath size or larger)
4 pocket-sized pkgs of tissues
3 toothbrushes (in original packaging)
1 sturdy hair comb
1 pkg of Band-aids (30ct or more)
1 Beanie Baby-sized stuffed toy

Packed separately:
1 toothpaste (6-6.4 oz)
Expiration date March 2024 or beyond

We’d like to challenge you/your church to fill at least one banana box (the equivalent of SIX CCKs)

Items should be packed into a clear, 1-gallon plastic Ziploc bag and sealed. Pencils, colored pencils, and/or pens should be rubber-banded together if not already boxed or packaged.

Shopping List:
2 composition notebooks
(such as Mead brand, no larger than 9-3/4″ x 7-12″)
1 pkg of 10-12 #2 pencils
2 pink erasers, 2-3″ long
1 pkg of 12-15 colored pencils
1 pkg of 10-12 black pens
1 pair of blunt-nosed scissors
1 hand-held pencil sharpener (not electric or battery-powered)
2 six inch or twelve inch rulers (w/ metric measurements)

We’d like to challenge you/your church to fill donate enough packs to fill at least one 12″ x 12″ x 12″ box (10 SPPs per box!)

“Thank you so much, NWO district, for your generous giving to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries projects in 2021 and for being the church in action! We are so grateful for your partnership and look forward to all that God is going to do in and through us as we follow after Him! May God’s blessing be upon you as you love, serve, and show compassion to others in Jesus’ name.”

–Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

Monthly Missions Emphasis

If you’d like to keep missions in front of your congregation for the upcoming months, you can use the ideas and resources below to help increase awareness!


World Mission Broadcast

The World Mission Broadcast (WMB) began as the Nazarene Radio League in 1944 and has expanded to a global network of programs contextualized for listeners and viewers around the world.  Learn more…


Alabaster Offering

The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. Buildings erected for the purpose of ministry help provide a sense of permanence and enhance ministry efforts.  Learn more…


Mission Priority One

Missions Priority One is a way to recognize if a church has embraced the Five Areas of Impact of NMI: Prayer, WEF, Alabaster, Engaging Children and Youth, and Links. Is your church emphasizing each strategy throughout the year?

District Projects:

(via Compassionate Ministries)

(District Work & Witness)

Upcoming Events:

There are no upcoming events at this time.

northwestern ohio nmi


(Photo credit: Paul Tshihamba, Imago Dei Media)

Ruth reynard


Lauren Biggs

Vice President

nancy dunson

NMI Administrator

Larry Fox


NMI Council Members



Louis Reindel

Work & Witness Coordinator

Lauren Biggs

A.C.T.I.O.N. & Jesus Film

Geoff Kunselman

Compassionate Ministries


Black Swamp Coordinator


Synergy Coordinator

Sue Spring

CLU Coordinator

Billie Byrd

MARK Coordinator

Diana Anderson

Toledo Coordinator


Miami Valley Coordinator


Central Coordinator

Kevin Young

Council Member-at-Large

Julie Pottenger

Council Member-at-Large

Rachael Thomas

Council Member-at-Large

Marianne McBride

Council Member-at-Large

Kristine Spyker

Council Member-at-Large

Jon Spyker

Council Member-at-Large

NMI Media Team

Jacob Pollard

Youth Media Coordinator

Ben Hartford


Jessica Dolan


Stephanne Smith


Meet Byiringiro!

Byiringiro is the child NWO District Nazarene has sponsored through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.

Contact NWO NMI

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