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Take special note of verses 12 and 13 above. When we call on God and come and pray, He will listen. When we seek after God, He is found.

 Journey to a new and bold vision for the USA/Canada Region

This is how we started our journey of discovery for the vision and strategies in the USA/Canada Region. We started with a Call to Prayer, and a Call to Speak back in Spring 2022. We started in prayer because we can only be effective if we are aligned with God’s will. Our Call to Speak was a prayer response survey intended to capture what the Spirit said to the people in our churches. We sought after God, and we found His vision for our future ahead.


What has the Spirit said to our church?

Our prayer responses were consistent from start to finish, from young to old, from laity to clergy, and into every corner of Canada and the United States. Our prayer response called for;

a) creating unity as “co-workers in God’s service” (1 Cor 3:9),
b) engaging missionally in our communities;
c) reaching the young and disconnected for Christ; and
d) discipling for both new believers and the mature in Christ.


What has been done with these prayer responses?

Through the Summer and Fall of 2022, multiple groups of people from across the region gathered to brainstorm vision casting and strategy formation. These groups were diverse and represented the breadth of our church body. We had ethnic, gender, age, role, ministry entity, and location diversity among all the groups that met. Each group brainstormed our regional vision and strategies to fulfill the vision.

Next we discussed alignment across every ministry entity and every district. All of us “pulling on the same rope”, we collectively followed God’s leading to increase our impact.




What is the Mission in the USA/Canada Region?

The Nazarene mission, thankfully, is God’s mission for His Church. Our denomination, the USA/Canada Region, and every other ministry within the Church of the Nazarene shares this same mission!

18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

Mission Statement



What is the Vision in the USA/Canada Region?

The Spirit has moved this past year for us to adopt a powerful Vision Statement. Our vision encapsulates the “heart cries” we have heard from our people across the United States and Canada.

Mobilizing all Nazarenes in unity in the midst of a polarized world; calling our churches to engage in blessing our community; bringing people to Jesus especially our younger generations; and embracing the transformation of the whole person through becoming Christlike disciples.



Vision Statement


As we consider this vision over the long run, we know we must pursue these “heart-cries” sequentially, simultaneously, and repeatedly. We envision a Cycle to Resurgence in the coming years. Each of the next four years must contain a focus on the vision God has given us.


2023 is the year we invite every church to organize and to mobilize in unity for the mission of the church. Our journey together starts with a common understanding of our mission and vision for the region. Imagine the impact if we are mobilized together in unity for Christ. Imagine the impact of a renewed focus on being co-workers in God’s service.

“…that they may be one as we are one - I in them and you in me - so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." 
John 17:22-23 (NIV)


2024 is the year we emphasize going into the community to reach people where they live and work. Our renewed focus will be on the lost and hurting in our communities. Our task is to be a blessing to the people in our communities and to build relationships that open doors for spiritual conversations and sharing the Good News of Christ.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 (NIV)


2025 is the year we share and emphasize the hope that is within us with all those we meet (or come in contact with). As we form relationships with lost and hurting people, we bring those people to Jesus. Christ is at work ahead of us, we trust Him and we submit to God’s call in our lives to share the gospel.

"Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Matthew 4:19 (NIV)


2026 is the year we emphasize discipleship for our brothers and sisters in Christ as well as for new believers. Our desire is for everyone to mature and become more Christlike while we begin the Cycle of Resurgence over again for the next four years.

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
Luke 9:23 (NIV)


Cycle to Resurgence