Our church is a missionary church.
It knows no difference between home and foreign fields .  in these days all fields are near.” 

-Phineas F. Bresee

w&W TRip to mexico 2017

our story.

missions: far

Together, we join with the global Church of the Nazarene because we believe in the call to be in community. As a church, we join together to help make Christ-like disciples in all nations. We feel a deep calling to funding ministry everywhere. So, following God’s calling, we pool the resources that He has given us.

Alabaster Funding - to build hospitals, churches and schools around the world. Alabaster Video

Work and Witness Trips - individually funded groups travel for 1 to 2 work week trips and provide labor wherever it is needed. WWT Video. Contact Paul Zernis for information about future missions trips. pdzernis@gmail.com

Crisis Care Kits - Once a year, usually in the fall,  we have a campaign to collect items that will provide relief to disaster areas. CCK Video

LINKS - Each year our church family supports a working missionary family with encouragement, prayer, gifts and any special needs.

Bikes for Missions - ShepNaz actively supports the Rusty Bellomy Bikes for Missions project which provides missionaries with motorcycles to travel and serve their congregations in transportation challenged areas around the world. This provides bikes to those who are currently traveling by foot. Full Armor Bikers frequently sponsor benefits for this cause.

>>We Support Global Missions

Missions: near

We believe it's important to be involved in our community.We strive to bring hope and healing to others in a way that changes lives and meets needs. Working alongside our local nonprofits allows us to care for our neighbors and have an even greater impact within our community.

G.R.I.N. - Gahanna Residents in Need provides food and clothing to local residents. Shepherd supports them with food drives and gathering supplies at the beginning of each school year and during the holidays.

HEAVENTRAIN - Heaventrain is a church on wheels. It is managed and staffed by a partnership of local churches and work teams from across the state.  Every Saturday morning, the bus leaves the ShepNaz parking lot and heads into the city where it brings high energy, child-centered church to multiple neighborhoods in the Columbus area.

LOWER LIGHTS - Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC) ministers the love of Christ as a model full-service medical home, focused on whole-person wellness, available to all in Central Ohio who need it, regardless of ability to pay. 


We want to encourage you to "Like" the following pages on Facebook so you will get news about our church's work around the world:

NMI Prayer Mobilization Line

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

Holiness Today


These links exist to bring together mission-passionate people who have stories to share and who want to learn how other believers are responding to God's call to join His mission for the world.