Church of the Nazarene - South Asia Field
Training to Become Followers of Christ
As Jesus Film teams continue advancing in the church planting movement; thousands of churches and mission type churches have been planted in the eight districts of the church. The strengthening and consolidation of these churches is of vital importance not only to reach and multiply the number of disciples as well as the leadership of the church and districts finances and sustainability.
Discipleship is one of the key ministries on the South Asia field, helping us to consolidate the churches and to develop strong and committed leaders. Not only does it help to develop strong disciples of Jesus, it also multiplies churches and helps the church to grow. The field is working and mobilizing ministries like NYI and SSDM to be the catalyzers and disciple-makers
Nazarene Youth International (NYI)
Through the development of the Church of the Nazarene in South Asia, Nazarene Youth International (NYI) has played a very important role. Young people are fully involved in different ministries making them successful. For instance; our young people are involved in the Jesus Film teams planting new churches; young people are also involved in the day-by-day life in more than 120 Child Development Centers. They are also engaged in the different ministries of the church; serving in worship ministries, teaching and discipleship and pastoring churches. Young people are the life of the local church.
As part of our consolidation strategy in the field, we are working now in a strategy to train, equip and deploy NYI teams in each one of the eight districts in the field to become the catalyzers for discipleship. Our vision is to have NYI working in their local churches reaching their neighbors with the Gospel, discipling new believers as well as training church members to reach, evangelize and disciple their neighbors too.
Sunday School Ministries
The Church of the Nazarene, South Asia Field, believes one way we can be shaped into the image of Christ is by learning who God is and who Jesus Christ is. We are intentional about maturing in Christ so we may be prepared for a lifetime of serving God. Learning the doctrines of the Christian faith and developing Christlike character, attitudes, and habits is essential to spiritual formation. This is the heart of Sunday School Ministries.
Sunday School Ministries are vital for fulfilling the mission of the Church of the Nazarene to make Christlike disciples in the nations. Sunday School is for people of all ages and backgrounds. Sunday School is often comprised of studying the Bible, scripture memorization, small group gatherings, and fellowship.