A NETWORK OF MINISTRIES CARING AND CONNECTING
Nazarene Compassionate Alliance Northwest (NCA)
Inspiring, Equipping, Connecting and Resourcing Local Churches
NCA does not exist to add something else for the church to do, but to help the church be and do what God intends by being a catalyst in the discipleship process where peopl want to give themselves away -- to BE Christ-like disciples in our homes, our neighborhoods and communities.
When we being the journey to know and accept Jesus Christ, we take upon ourselves His name. We become a part of the Body of Christ. We are then called to "create a faithful presence in the world, His presence, to become His hands and His feet." We change culture when we show up, when we are prsent. We change, we are transformed by showing up. We become disciples and followers of Jesus Christ through the experience of serving others, we are transformed through the experience of seeing others as God sees them, hearing them as God hears them and doing as He woudl do if He were present.
The more we serve others, the more we come to know Him and understand His great love for us and for our fellow man. The Church of the Nazarene is founded on the principles of Christian service and seeking justice, being the prophetic voice (speaking truth to power behalf of and alongside of "the least of these"). Compassionate ministries is not an auxiliary of the Church, it is the lifeblood, living breathing embodiment of Christ-like disciples to be seen and experience in all aspects of the Church.
Nazarene Compassionate Alliance Northwest joins together and promotes existing programs of compassionate ministry to form a network that enlarges and improves the Christian response to human need.