Group SERVE focuses on creating opportunities for Christian groups to come and serve in Nazareth. SERVE Nazareth can offer a variety of ministry projects from building and renovation, to children’s camps, prayer walking, or relational ministry. We take care of everything from food, lodging and placements to cultural preparation and guidance from 2 to 21 days.
We strive to make serving in Nazareth fulfilling, enjoyable and suitable for everyone.
VISION OF SERVE NAZARETH
The vision of the SERVE Nazareth program is to glorify God by bringing Christians from around the world together in service, to encourage the body of Christ in Nazareth and equip people for future ministry.
WHAT IS SERVE NAZARETH?
As the hometown of Jesus, Nazareth holds a special place in the hearts of many. We believe the Lord wants to do great things in Nazareth today. The SERVE Nazareth ministry connects Christians from around the world with ministries in Jesus’ hometown. The goal is to fulfill needs through service, to grow the Kingdom of God in Nazareth, and to grow each participant in Christ. Our hope is that each person will make a difference in the community, and grow in passion to serve the Lord.
The SERVE Nazareth program is flexible and designed to fit into any schedule. A year round program can be 1 to 6 months and is suitable for anyone desiring to serve. A 12-week summer program is ideal for students and internships.
The clinic founded in 1861 by Dr Kaloost Vartan has now grown into Nazareth's District General Hospital in Nazareth, Israel. When when Doctor Kaloost Vartan arrived in Nazareth, average life expectancy was 22 years for males, and 24 years for females. The dispensary he set up was the only 'hospital' between Jersualem, Damascus and Beirut. Today, the Nazareth Hospital employs over 500 local people, who are joined by a small number of foreign staff and volunteers who have came from abroad to help with the work. Read more...