To respond to and prevent human suffering resulting from poverty and disaster. The NCMI tag – “Challenged by Faith to end Poverty,” expresses its mission to respond to the causes as well as the results of poverty as an expression of the Christian faith as understood and practiced by members of the Church of the Nazarene.

NCMI accomplishes its mission through collaborative and cooperative partnerships between non-denominational donors for the support of relief and development projects designed and directed by local leaders in over 150 countries where the C/N through NCM is actively engaged.


NCMI is an intermediary, bringing human needs and resources together to advance the relief and development mission of the Church of the Nazarene through NCM. This is accomplished by:

  • Acquiring government, foundation, and corporate support as well as financial and in-kind contributions from individual donors—who are unlikely to give directly to the denomination—to contribute (including GIK) through NCMI to support NCM identified needs and projects as designed and directed by NCM Leadership Structure.

  • Creating awareness among foundations, corporations, US government agencies and the broader faith-based community by telling the story of the commitment of the C/N to respond to human suffering caused by poverty and disaster.

  • Continuing a leadership role to initiate conversations with NCM and the field offices regarding trends, needs and the availability of global resources.

  • Building the capacity of local congregations, NGOs and FBOs through technical assistance, consulting and coaching to serve those in need.

  • Monitoring and evaluating projects to guarantee that donor funded projects meet their stated and agreed upon goals and objectives.

  • Measuring the effectiveness as well as the outcomes of projects.

  • Identifying new, innovative methods of addressing the conditions that either create or perpetuate poverty.

CORE VALUES - to guide NCMI and its partners

Stewardship - Potential resources represent a stewardship of opportunities to respond to human suffering resulting from poverty and disaster.

Integrity - Adhere to high moral principles and professional standards. Doing what we say we will do.

Accountability - Actively provide documentation and reports to a third party for review and evaluation of effectiveness.

Transparency - Actively provide accurate information for others to contemplate and determine for themselves the value of our projects and services.

Scientific Research - Gather observable, empirical and measurable evidence to acquire new knowledge, as well as correct and integrate previous knowledge.

Evaluation - Utilize modern scientific methods of data analysis to determine program effectiveness and the best solutions.

Community - Social connectedness of human beings interdependent upon each other for ongoing advancement of society and humanity.

Inclusion - Serving all humanity, regardless of faith, culture, race, tradition, social status or sexual orientation. We serve others because of our faith not theirs.

Compassion / Grace - Action oriented concern for the suffering of others. Infinite love, mercy, favor and goodwill.

Reconciliation - Renew relationships between persons or groups of people whose relationship have been severely damaged or completely severed.

Collaboration - Working together with others from similar or very different backgrounds, beliefs or cultures to address common challenges within society.

Justice - Rightness or fairness in the treatment of human beings

Excellence - To rise above mediocrity to become a great organization.

Efficiency - Achieve a desired result without wasted energy or effort.

Faith - The belief in, devotion to, or trust in the One who is greater than ourselves.