The Naz has come alongside and partnered with several local agencies in Livingston County who are passionate and committed to furthering the Kingdom of Christ.
The Naz offers support, care, and resources to the surrounding communities who need assistance and help. The Eastside Flint Mission is an organization that assists people in bringing available resources to people in need. We have partnered together to help in the assistance of a “hand-up” as opposed to a “hand-out.”
Brighton Nazarene has formed a partnership with the Panama Central District Church of the Nazarene. God is already working in big ways in Panama. We are “Praying, Giving, and Going” to help enable the Panamanian church to further the Kingdom. The mission of the partnership is to develop relationships with the Panamanian Nazarenes that will last. It is our expectation that the partnership is reciprocal – we have much to learn from them. We want to know them as friends, know their needs and be a resource to them and they to us.
Time Frame of the Partnership
Brighton Nazarene has committed the next three years to the partnership with the Panamanian church.
Activities/Commitments of the Partnership
During the time of the partnership, teams from Brighton Nazarene will go to Panama once or twice a year. Activities on these trips may consist of multiple components such as construction, VBS, sports, outreach/evangelism, and community health.
Brighton Nazarene will also support the Panamanian church through prayer and finances. We are giving construction resources, food for child development centers, purchasing items to aid in preparing child development centers for use with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, and clergy training.
The church in Panama is raising up many to spread the gospel in their nation, and our hope is to assist them to meet the needs of the people in their neighborhoods, to share, experience and bring back ideas on how to better minister to our community.