Dear NMI President and Pastor: Your District NMI Council recommends that all West Texas churches support Nazarene Missions International (NMI) through the following activities: 1. Strive to be Mission Priority One by Praying for missions and global evangelization Discipling and mentoring others in mission including children and/or teens – please be sure to involve children and teens in reading NMI books, hearing missionaries speak at your church, giving to World Evangelism Fund and other NMI offerings, praying for missions, and participating in Work & Witness and hands-on missions activities Giving at least 5.5% of adjusted church income to the World Evangelism Fund Educating your people in mission through all 4 of the following methods: a. Use multimedia mission resources and publications such as the “Living Mission” adult mission education, youth/teens mission education packet, and children’s mission education packet that are available from NPH; monthly NMI emphases; media resources that are downloadable at www.nazarenemedialibrary.org; Mission Connection Magazine and other e-publications that are available at www.nazarene.org/subscriber.aspx, etc. Global awareness/mission education can be effective through Sunday school, children’s church, bulletin and newsletter inserts, drama, announcements, and “Mission Moments” in regular services. Use the tools that work well in your church, and keep the message before all of your people. b. Promote NMI mission books/tapes/CDs and report the number of NMI books read c. Participate in mission service projects or hands-on mission activities such as shipping Crisis Care Kits and School Pal-Paks, working at a local food bank or shelter, participating in Habitat for Humanity, helping a local school, delivering Meals on Wheels, participating in Work & Witness, sending unofficial-LINKS-requested supplies to the mission field such as rolled bandages, used eye glasses, etc. d. Attend a service with a missionary speaker or missions emphasis either at your church, another church, West Texas Vision Conference, NMI Zone Rally, or send a child to camp or a teen to Youth-A-Rama at which there is a missions emphasis. 2. The West Texas District NMI budget is included in the District Unified Fund. Send 5% of adjusted church income to the West Texas District Treasurer weekly or monthly to help support Nazarene Missions International on our District. The District NMI Budget for 2015-2016 was submitted to the District Advisory Board for approval in the amount of $17,200. DAN DAVISSON (email@example.com) DISTRICT TREASURER 860 Airport Fwy, Suite 206 Hurst, TX 76054 817-479-8611 (office) 817-479-8615 (fax) 3. Consider every church member to also be an NMI Member and count every non-churchmember who attends and participates in NMI programs or activities as Associate NMI Members. Make missions available to your entire church membership, not just a smaller group that meets one night a month. Record NMI membership on your quarterly check-ups and yearend NMI report and submit them according to schedule. 4. Participate in special NMI offerings for Alabaster, Missionary Care, World Mission Broadcast, LINKS, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, and the Children’s Project Offering. Make checks payable to “General Treasurer” and mail to: GLOBAL TREASURY SERVICES (866-624-3092) P.O. BOX 843116 KANSAS CITY, MO 64184 5. Participate in District Teens Mission Project Offering and District Work & Witness Offering and mail to: Rev. Zack Smithson District NMI Treasurer 500 Live Oak, Euless, TX 76040 firstname.lastname@example.org c: 817-283-6540 817-368-8090 6. When possible, pay missionaries-on-deputation generously with minimum offerings according to the guidelines set by the general church: $400-500 for Sunday morning, $250-350 for Sunday evening; $225-325 for weeknights, and $700-no limit for Faith Promise Weekends. Allow your people to hear the missionary’s presentation before taking the offering. Make the check to “General Treasurer” and hand it to the missionary. The missionary uses deputation offerings for travel expenses, furlough expenses, and equipment needed back on the mission field. If your church finds it challenging to bring in adequate deputation offerings, consider setting a goal for these offerings, including it in your church budget, and/or starting a deputation fund at the beginning of the church year. 7. Establish personal contact with your LINKS missionaries promptly. Remember that LINKS stands for Loving, Interested, Nazarenes Knowing and Sharing. West Texas Nazarenes have shown over the years that they love their missionaries and are interested in knowing and sharing with them! 8. Support NMI Leadership Training by sending pastors and mission leaders for training and inspiration to the West Texas Vision Conference, any NMI Zone Rallies, and any area NMI workshops that may be scheduled across the district in the coming months. 9. Reach Church of Excellence Award by paying 5.7% of adjusted church income or $1,500 over goal for World Evangelism Fund. 10. Strive to be a District 100% Church, which is the West Texas District Award program for outstanding accomplishment in every area of NMI. Respectfully submitted, Cheryl Crouch District NMI President Karen Davisson District NMI Secretary DISTRICT NMI OFFICERS, APPOINTED COUNCIL MEMBERS, AND ZONE DIRECTORS – before 2015 elections President: Cheryl Crouch 1522 Oakwood Dr, Denton, TX 76205 c r o u c h t x@ v e r i z o n . n e t ; C : 940-453-6915 940-565-8051 Missionary Care & WMB: Deanna Sullivan 2406 SW 50th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79110 email@example.com 806-674-0835 Secretary: Karen Davisson 305 Calvary Dr, Euless, TX 76040-4130 firstname.lastname@example.org C: 817-915-3650 817-571-9975 Media/Tech: Sam McPherson 2603 S. Van Buren St, Amarillo, TX 79109-2522 email@example.com C: 806-681-2002 806-376-8737 Treasurer: Rev. Zack Smithson 500 Live Oak, Euless, TX 76040 firstname.lastname@example.org c: 817-283-6540 817-368-8090 Amarillo: Nan Haworth 7417 Woodmont Dr, Amarillo, TX 79119 email@example.com C: 806-341-7096 806-355-5954 Discipling: Rev. Zack Smithson 500 Live Oak, Euless, TX 76040 firstname.lastname@example.org c: 817-283-6540 817-368-8090 Giving: Susan McPherson 2603 S. Van Buren St, Amarillo, TX 79109-2522 email@example.com C: 806-681-6614 806-376-8737 Educating: Julie Calvert (and NCM) 1217 Lariat Circle, Dalhart, TX 79022-4609 firstname.lastname@example.org C:254-644-3503 806-244-2110 Registrar: Shauna Ferguson 101 Bobby, Levelland, TX 79336 email@example.com C: 806-787-4532 Arrowhead: Doris McNutt 903 S. Colonial Drive, Cleburne, TX 76033-6014 firstname.lastname@example.org C: 817-648-6112 817-645-1503 Denton: Tracy French 746 Holly Oak Drive, Lewisville, TX 75067-5845 email@example.com C: 469-438-1704 972-221-2746 Fort Worth: Gini Parsons 7701 W. Turner Drive, N. Richland Hills, TX 76182 firstname.lastname@example.org c: 817-637-0689 Fort Worth Hispanic Coordinator: Mary Corpus 511 North Brazos Street, Granbury, TX 76048 email@example.com 817-851-6556 LINKS: Bibi Ganesh 834 Swift Water Drive, Abilene, TX 79602-8170 firstname.lastname@example.org C: 325-733-5051 Lubbock: Carolyn McJunkin 4718 46th Street, Lubbock, TX 79414-3318 email@example.com C: 806-239-6344 806-797-0712 Children’s: Rev. Jenni Monteblanco PO Box 990, Cactus, TX 79013 firstname.lastname@example.org C: 806-290-4412. Lamesa: LaVerne Spruiell 1607 Avenue F, Abernathy, TX 79311 email@example.com C: 806-215-1668 806-298-2468 Children’s: Yvette Alvarado 306 FM 286, Hillsboro, TX 76645 Yacaml1205@yahoo.com 940-224-4924 Metro MidCities: Rayedeene Watson 1412 Medford Drive, Bedford, TX 76021-2456 firstname.lastname@example.org C: 817-899-5578 817-378-4366 Youth & Mission Call: Brian Martin 6005 Ethan Lane, Amarillo, TX 79109 email@example.com C: 806-324-7943 806-358-8829 Wellington: Joy Anderson 1008 Amarillo Street, Wellington, TX 79095 firstname.lastname@example.org 806-205-1517 Deputation: Jackie Miner 210 Southland Drive, Sanger, TX 76266 email@example.com c: 806-777-3205 940-964-2410 Alabaster: Jane Bowers 7836 Grassland Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76133-7924 firstname.lastname@example.org C: 817-247-2975 817-292-5157 Wichita Falls: Joyce Waskom 1512 Carolina Street, Apt 3, Graham Texas 76450 Joycewaskom@yahoo.com 214-803-1038 Abilene: Bibi Ganesh* * Previously listed Vol. Min./W&W: Susan McPherson* High Plains: Julie Calvert* * Previously listed Calendar of NMI Emphases & Activities Emphasize these monthly: Prayer and Fasting / Jesus Film Project / Mission Education NMI Membership – make missions available to your entire church (all adults, teens, and children) April: Mission Education April 15-16 District Vision Conference with Jim and Kaye Williams April 16 District NMI Council Meeting (noon) May: Missionary Health Care: Memorial Roll $50, DSA $100, Healthcare Offering, Gifts From the Heart Mail Teen Mission Offering to District NMI Treasurer June: Complete first quarterly NMI Checkup Mail World Mission Broadcast Offering to Global Treasury Services July: International Ministry, Bible Schools, and Seminaries Mail District Work & Witness Offering to District NMI Treasurer August: Mail all LINKS monies (by September 1) to Global Treasury Services Mail Children’s Mission Project Offering (by September 1) to Global Treasury Services September: All LINKS monies (due September 1) to Global Treasury Services Children’s Mission Project Offering (due September 1) to Global Treasury Services Alabaster Offering – mail to Global Treasury Services Complete second quarterly NMI Checkup October: Mission Priority One Prayer for the 10/40 Window November: Thanksgiving Offering for the World Evangelism Fund December: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Commission Unto Mexico (SNU and Work & Witness) December 27-January 2 January: Volunteer Ministries Complete third quarterly NMI Checkup February: Alabaster Offering – mail to Global Treasury Services March: Complete final year-end NMI report online 2015 – 2016 Deputation Missionary Visits West Texas District Greg and Amy Crofford email@example.com South Africa May 15- Denton Hope Community/Denton Hope Hispanic May 16- Arlington Restoration Community May 17- am Arlington First pm Denton Willowwood/Denton Hispanic May 18- Pilot Point May 19- Lantana Community Fellowship May 20- Fort Worth Haltom City/FW Trinity* Greg May 21- Fort Worth Crossroads Tabernacle Director of pastoral education May 22- Fort Worth Northside May 23- Hurst Pursuit Fellowship Coordinator for Education and May 23- am Euless First Clergy Development pm Euless Arabic Amy pm Euless Hispanic May 25- Arlington Renewed Life editor of Out of Africa, the regional May 26- Fort Worth Grace Tabernacle e-newsletter * May 27- Fort Worth Riverside Iglesia May 28- Fort Worth ChristCity Africa editor for Engage Magazine * May 29- Fort Worth River Oaks Iglesia Author of Responding to the Call May 30- Fort Worth Cross Point (NMI missionary book)* May 31- am Fort Worth Fuente de Gracia pm Fort Worth Westridge *This means they will be great communicators and story tellers! Bonus: Their 2 sons graduated from SNU! 2015 – 2016 Deputation Missionary Visits West Texas District Roberto and Rhesa Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org 423-987-9595 Border Initiative October 4- am Big Spring (Faith Promise) pm Abilene First/Trinity/Southwest* October 5- Cisco October 7- Graham/Mineral Wells* October 8- Bowie English/Bowie Hispanic October 9- Decatur Jesucristo October 11- am Sobra la Roca pm Fort Worth Trono de Gracia October 13- Mansfield October 14- Fort Worth First October 15- Whitney/Hillsboro* October 16- Granbury October 17- Stephenville October 18- am Hamlin pm Snyder October 19- Lamesa/Andrews* October 20- Seagraves/Denver City* October 21- Post/Grassland* October 22- Ropesville October 23- Levelland October 24- Lubbock Refuge October 25- am Abernathy pm Lubbock First October 26- Dickens Work and Witness Coordinators for the US Mexico Border Encourage and support churches, English and Spanish, on both sides Manage the El Paso office Host retreats and seminars 3 children: Ruthy, Josiah, and Mikayla. Roberto and Rhesa are deeply loved and respected across the denomination. Bonus: Roberta & Rhesa are both SNU graduates! 2015 – 2016 Deputation Missionary Visits West Texas District Jim and Kaye Williams email@example.com Creative Access January 17- am Amarillo First 2:00 pm- African Community pm- Amarillo Turning Point January 18- Amarillo South Georgia January 19- Amarillo North Beacon January 20- Plainview January 21- Hereford New Bethel* January 22- Clarendon January 23- Borger 1st/Borger Trinity/Pampa January 24- am Amarillo Valleyview pm Dumas/Cactus/Dalhart/Dalhart Casa/ /Stinnett* January 25- Dodson/Wellington/Higgins/Perryton* January 26- Burkburnett New Hope January 27- Wichita Falls 1st/Cristo Vive January 28- Wichita Falls Lakeview January 29- Nocona January 30- Gainesville Eastside January 31- am Prairie Point pm Cleburne/Burleson* 39 years of service and stories! Message will focus on training Celebrate creating fruit for the future! Kaye is from Amarillo Valleyview Jim and Kaye pastored our Cleburne church before becoming missionaries One of our dorms at Camp Arrowhead is named for them! Bonus: Their 2 daughters attended SNU! These are our representatives on the frontlines of global outreach. Remember creativity is encouraged for weeknight meetings. Invite your missions council and their families to share dinner with your guests, or host a teen pizza party or children’s ice cream night. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect and hear how God is moving in the world! When possible, pay deputation guests generously with minimum offerings according to the guidelines set by the general church: $400-500 for Sunday morning, $250-350 for Sunday evening, $225-325 for weeknights, and $700-no limit for Faith Promise Weekends. Do what you can, but do not let lack of funding keep you from hosting your deputation speakers! Their first goal is to be with you and share their stories. Questions? Contact Jackie Miner, Deputation Coordinator, at (806) 777-3205 or firstname.lastname@example.org LINKS Assignment by Church – Name of Missionaries Your Church is “LINKED” to and Suggested Gift Amount for “Cash LINKS” Church Abernathy 1st Abilene 1st Abilene Southwest Abilene Trinity Amarillo African Mission Amarillo Turning Point Amarillo 1st Amarillo North Beacon Amarillo South Georgia Amarillo Valleyview Andrews Arlington Jesucristo Vive Arlington Antioch Korean Arlington 1st Arlington Restoration Community Arlington Renewed Life Big Spring 1st Borger 1st Borger Trinity Bowie Bowie Hispanic Burkburnett New Hope Burleson Cactus African Mission Cactus Jesus is the Answer Cisco Clarendon Cleburne Dalhart Dalhart Casa de Oracion Decatur Jesucristo Denton Hope Community Denton Hope Community Hispanic Denton Willowwood Denton Willowwood Hispanic Denver City Dickens Bible LINKS family $ amount Voigt Voigt Voigt Voigt Voigt Voigt Bakers Bakers Bakers Bakers Voigt Bakers Voigt Bakers Bakers Bakers Voigt Voigt Voigt Voigt Coopers Coopers Voigt Coopers Coopers Voigt Bakers Voigt Bakers Bakers Coopers Voigt Voigt Coopers Coopers Voigt Bakers 25 45 10 15 10 10 45 20 15 45 10 10 10 45 30 15 45 30 20 10 10 10 20 10 10 20 15 10 15 10 10 40 10 25 10 15 10 Church LINKS Family $ amount Dumas Coopers 40 Dodson Bakers 15 Coopers Coopers Coopers Bakers Bakers Bakers Coopers Coopers Coopers Swain Bakers Coopers Coopers Voigt Voigt Voigt Voigt Coopers Voigt Coopers Voigt Swain Swain Voigt Swain Swain Swain Swain Coopers Swain Swain Swain Bakers Swain Swain Bakers 40 10 10 10 10 10 40 30 45 10 35 10 40 10 10 10 10 10 20 10 10 10 15 20 45 10 10 20 10 10 40 10 45 15 10 40 Euless 1st Euless Arabic Euless Hispanic FW Trono de Gracia FW Hanain Korean FW ChristCity FW CrossPoint FW Crossroads Tabernacle Fort Worth 1st FW Fuente de Gracia FW Grace Tabernacle FW Haltom City FW Northside FW Emanuel FW River Oaks FW Riverside FW Sobra le Roca FW Trinity FW Westridge Gainesville Eastside Graham Granbury Grassland Hamlin Hereford 1st Hereford New Bethel Higgins Hillsboro Hurst Pursuit Fellowship Lamesa Lantana Community Fellowship Levelland Lubbock 1st Lubbock Refuge Church Mansfield 1st Metroplex Chapel Church Mineral Wells Arlington Jesucristo Vive Nocona Pampa Perryton Pilot Point Plainview 1st Post Prairie Point Ropesville Seagraves Snyder Stephenville Stinnett Wellington Whitney 1st Wichita Falls Cristo Vive Wichita Falls 1st Wichita Falls Lakeview LINKS Family $ amount Swain Swain Voigt Voigt Swain Swain Coopers Swain Coopers Swain Swain Swain Swain Swain Swain Swain Coopers Swain Swain 10 10 10 20 10 10 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 40 10 30 25 These numbers are suggested amounts of money. Feel free to give whatever you are able to give! On your check, please designate $5 to LINKS Christmas which purchases printed materials for our missionaries. Please send all LINKS monies to the General Treasurer at: GLOBAL TREASURY SERVICES (866-624-3092) P.O. BOX 843116 KANSAS CITY, MO 64184 Before Sept 1, 2015. Remember – money is only one way to bless your missionaries. Pray for them and write to them! Remind them they are loved and supported. Contact Information for LINKS Missionaries STEVE & DEBBIE BAKER Address: 2930 Geer Rd., #228Turlock CA 95382 Birthdays: Steve 7/52 Debbie 2/52 Anniversary: 6/21 Field Phone: Tel. # 559-307-7149 Field E-mail 1: email@example.com DAVID & JODI COOPER Address: P O Box 44 1710 Florida Republic of South Africa Field Phone: 913-839-6932 (Magic Jack) Field E-mail 1: firstname.lastname@example.org Field E-mail 2: email@example.com Skype Address: coopersinafrica Web Site: www.coopersinafrica.org Birthdays: David 2/14; Jodi 6/9 Anniversary 3/9 ALFRED & ARLENE SWAIN Address Al and Arlene Swain 2110 Cole Trail Kissimmee, FL 34743-3720 Anniversary: 8/13/60 Birthdays: Alfred Home Phone Cell Phone E-mail 407.344-9974 407.350.8530 firstname.lastname@example.org 5/31; Arlene 1/1 TED & SARAH VOIGT Address Home Phone E-mail Skype 35 Woodview Ashford Co Wicklow Republic of Ireland Birthdays: Ted 05/15; Sarah 09/08 Anniversary: 05/26 353 834122468 email@example.com tedandsarahvoigt CHURCH: __________________________________ 2015 Church Membership: ______ QUARTERLY NMI CHECKUP 2015-2016 Total NMI Membership (Goal = Church Membership): FOR MISSION PRIORITY ONE: Does your church PRAY for missions/global evangelization? Does your church DISCIPLE / MENTOR others in mission including children and teens? Does your church GIVE at least 5.5% of adjusted church income to World Evangelism Fund? (Please mark/designate all WEF payments for 2015/16 from 3/1/2015 through 2/29/2016) Does your church EDUCATE its people in mission through all 4 of the following methods? Use of multimedia mission resources and/or mission publications Promotion of NMI mission books/tapes/CDs. Number of NMI books completed: _____ Participation in mission service projects or hands-on activities ______ Goal = Yes Goal = Yes Goal = Yes Goal = Yes Goal = Yes Goal = Yes Feel free to share examples such as Crisis Care Kits shipped, School Pal-Paks shipped, worked at local food bank or shelter, participated in Habitat for Humanity, delivered Meals on Wheels, participated in Work & Witness, sent rolled bandages or other supplies to the mission field, etc.:__________________________________________________________________________________ Attendance at a service with a missionary or missions emphasis (either at your church, another church, West Texas Vision Conference, NMI Zone Rally, or sent a child to camp or a teen to Youth-A-Rama where there was a missions emphasis): Goal = Yes Does your church send 5% of adjusted church income (District Unified Budget) to the West Texas District Treasurer to help support Nazarene Missions International on our District? Goal = Yes PARTICIPATION IN SPECIAL NMI OFFERINGS (mail to Global Treasury Services marked for 2015/16): Alabaster Offering $_______ Missionary Health Care – we have supported through, at least, one of the following ways: number of Memorial Roll(s) purchased number of Distinguished Service Award(s) purchased number of Gifts From The Heart sent Missionary Health Care Offering sent _______ _______ _______ _______ World Mission Broadcast Offering $_______ LINKS: $_______ Mail check to Global Treasury Services by Sept. 1 and designate the following on the check: o LINKS Family – assigned amount (or more, if you choose) o Missionary Christmas Fund - $5.00 [Provides Holiness Today, Reflecting God, pocket calendar & Christmas bonus for all qualifying missionaries] Nazarene Compassionate Ministries $_______ Children’s Missions Project - mail by Sept. 1 $_______ Please mail the following 2 district offerings to District NMI Treasurer, Rev. Zack Smithson: West Texas District Teens Missions Project - mail by July $_______ West Texas District Work & Witness Offering - mail by July $_______ This check-up is provided to help you keep track of NMI activities and successes during the year. You do not need to submit it to anyone. DISTRICT 100% CHURCH 2015-2016 Total NMI Membership (Goal = Church Membership) _____ Please share with your District NMI Council examples of hands-on mission service projects or activities your church participated in such as but not limited to One Heart Many Hands, Work & Witness, Nazarene Disaster Response, service at a Compassionate Ministries Center, assembling Crisis Care Kits or School Pal-Paks, Commission Unto Mexico, YouthService, ROAM, worked at local food bank or shelter, participated in Habitat for Humanity, delivered Meals on Wheels, sent rolled bandages/used eye glasses or other supplies to the mission field, etc. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ The West Texas District NMI gives special recognition to churches for accomplishment beyond Mission Priority One in district level ministries. Your "Yes" or "No" response to each of the following questions will help provide the necessary information to determine if your church has accomplished the requirements for this award. Did your church send 5% of adjusted church income (as verified by the Annual Pastor’s Report) for the District Unified Budget to the West Texas District Treasurer to help support Nazarene Missions International on our District? Yes? No? Did your church participate in the following special NMI Offerings? Alabaster Offering Yes? No? World Mission Broadcast Offering Yes? No? Missionary Health Care was supported in at least one of the following ways Yes? No? purchased Memorial Roll(s) purchased Distinguished Service Awards sent Gifts From The Heart sent Missionary Healthcare Offering LINKS: LINKS Family/ Missionary Christmas Fund - $5.00 Yes? No? Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Yes? No? Children’s Missions Project Yes? No? Did you send these 2 district offerings to District NMI Treasurer, Rev. Zack Smithson? West Texas District Teens Missions Project Offering Yes? No? West Texas District Work & Witness Offering Yes? No? The above NMI activities are required by the end of the church year to qualify for the District 100% Church Recognition.