Who We Are
Missions at Cheney Church of the Nazarene has been a fundamental part of our history. Currently, it is the ongoing effort to share Jesus with all people near and far. Our Local Missions Council at Cheney Nazarene is part of Nazarene Missions International https://nazarene.org/who-we-are/organization/ministries/global-missions. You may wish to visit the home page to gain an overall understanding of Nazarene Missions. The current elected Mission Council leaders at Cheney are:
Chris Kaplan, President and World Mission Broadcast
Mary Wyborney, Secretary and LINKS
Dennis Smith, Compassionate Ministries and Alabaster
Evelyn Shea, Mission Education
Bob Shea, Work & Witness, Mission Corps
We have Mission Council meetings once a month. We would invite you to join us. Please call the church office for details.
Where to Connect
Through global connection, Cheney Church of the Nazarene participates in variety of areas. Listed are some of the opportunities to connect:
WEF (World Evangelism Fund) Funding God's work through staff missionaries around the world. There are 737 fulltime missionaries serving in 162 world areas. You can give to the fund through Cheney Nazarene by check or electronically.
Evangelism- Jesus Film Harvest Partner
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries- Emergency Relief, Child Sponsorship, Refugee Crisis. We are currently building Crisis Care Kits for distribution.
Native American Christian Academy: These tiny labels are worth 10 cents each and can be found on many different products such as Kleenex, General Mills cereals, Hamburger Helper and much more. You can access a complete list of eligible products at or call the office and we will send you a list. WHERE TO SEND: If sending the package via USPS, please mail to: Native American Christian Academy, P.O. Box 4013, Sun Valley, AZ 86029
Work & Witness is personal involvement in global missions. Cheney Church of the Nazarene has sent teams all over the world over the past 38 years through this program. Our greatest involvement has been developing the Nazarene family in Honduras. God is leading us to be involved in another Work & Witness Medical ministry in January 2021. Much prayer and planning will need to happen for this to occur. Whereas medical teams do not build physical structures, they do build interrelationships within the Nazarene Churches and a greater connection to the local neighborhoods. During the clinics the local pastor has a chance to meet people who would not otherwise come to their churches. Through prayer and presence of the Holy Spirit we have seen many people give their hearts to Jesus during these events. Medical Clinics build the Body of Christ, His Church. Medical Clinics also improve the health of children, mothers-to-be, the elderly, and those who could not otherwise afford some help. Even in a short time much good can be done. Through Restoring Vision we have been able to give reading glasses "restoring sight to the blind" to the glory of God.
#1 Work & Witness -Jan 2020
The Cheney Church of the Nazarene sponsored Medical Team, January 2-12 was awesome. As a result we had a team of 15 US members and 7 Honduran members who treated 1,428 patients and gave out $3,267 worth of medications. Our spiritual team lead 96 people to a new relationship with Christ and 24 recommitting their hearts to Jesus. 80 new bibles were also given out in the seven sites were we had ministry. In addition, one hundred pairs of reading glasses, 40 baby blankets and 14 soccer ball were also a blessing to these small remote communities. But more that statistics God's love and care was on display thru this wonderful team of people.
#2 Work & Witness - February 2020
The North Coast Medical Team, Feb 1-9, 2020 was a completely different work of the Holy Spirit. We had a team of 11 US members and 8 Honduran members. (The only same members for both teams was Chris Kaplan, team leader, Bob and Evelyn Shea, missionaries and Efrain Soriano, logistics.) We were fortunate to have Drs. Rolando and Carbajal to help with four of the six clinics. There were 1,058 patient treated, 117 new Christians and 37 recommitments to Jesus. 100 pairs of reading glasses given, 40 new bibles, and 33 Glucose meters with training were given out at these mission sites.
The additional praise is that this all occurred before Corona Novell 19 virus was a problem!
1. Faith Promise - Funding the Mission
2. New Missions Reading Books for 2020-21:
Wanda by Carol Anne Eby, Edited by Andrew Bennett
To the Shelter by Kay Browning
The Road Back by David and Lisa Frisbie
3. Alabaster Offering - Sept 27, 2020
4. Work & Witness Medical Team to Choluteca, Honduras, January 2021