BFC offers many opportunities to volunteer time and services in sharing the Good News of Jesus with people everywhere, including our own community. Teams travel throughout the year to work on building projects, teach classes, minister to children, and provide clothing and other needs. We currently send teams to Swaziland and Native American reservations in New Mexico and Arizona.
World Evangelism Fund
The Church of the Nazarene supports over 700 missionaries in 159 world areas where we share about the love and compassion of Christ. We also have missionaries in creative access countries, where there is great hostility towards Christianity, and where missionary work is not possible, who are ministering in the name of Jesus. The church is actively involved during times of disaster through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.
The Eswatini Partnership is a joint effort of BFC and Southern Nazarene University to come alongside the country of Swaziland in their battle against AIDS and to help orphaned and vulnerable children. Over 600 people have joined short-term teams to serve in Eswatini. These teams have provided ministry to at-risk children, worked with the HIV/AIDS Task Force, helped with the construction of churches, and served at Child Development Centres in Ntondozi and Nduma.
Native American Partnership
Our Native American Partnership began out of our desire to serve Native American churches across New Mexico and Arizona. We assist with new church roofs, floors, and other renovations. We help equip leaders in Celebrate Recovery and have a significant role in developing future Native American pastors with a Pastoral Training Center.
Crisis Care Kits
Crisis Care Kits provide basic necessities to those who are displaced following a disaster. Thousands of Crisis Care Kits are made, stored, and distributed globally each year as needs inevitably arise around the world. Crisis Care Kitsare made by Nazarene volunteers and are a tangible way that people can get involved in the disaster response process.
Feed My Starving Children MobilePack
BFC is partnering with Feed My Starving Children for a MobilePack event to pack 100,000 meals to be sent all over the world to those in need.
We are now in our 11th year of hosting a 5K to help raise funds for ministries in Eswatini and at the Bethany After-School Program. A USA Track and Field sanctioned event, our next Swazi 5K is on Saturday, September 21, at Southern Nazarene University. Karen and Scott Dedmon lead a dedicated team of volunteers for this event and invite you to get involved for another great year!