Every year the Nazarene Church publishes a number of missions book to share the stories of our missionaries and programs around the world. If you are interested in reading or listening to these books pdf and streaming links can be found at the following link.
If you have any questions, want to learn more about missions books, or want to let us know what you have read contact Heather Leona or the church.
Missions Service September 19th @ 6PM with our LINKS missionary Chad Dickerson
What is Links? Links is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarene districts around the world.
Participating missionaries are assigned to districts to help foster a personal connection between missionaries and the local church. A Links relationship fosters a sense of involvement with Nazarene Missions through regular correspondence from missionaries, updates from their field of service, and presentations by their Links missionary when they are on home assignment.
Chad S. Dickerson was born in Milford, DE and has been a member of the Milford Church of the Nazarene for 14 years. After studying Spanish Language and Literature and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, he began attending Delaware Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor. degree. Before his last semester of law school, Chad went on a Work and Witness trip to Peru after having not been on a work and witness trip for almost 8 years. While on that trip, the Lord called him to return to Peru for a 6-month period as a volunteer missionary.
Two days after taking the Delaware Bar Exam (which he found out he passed while in Peru!), Chad headed off to Peru and began his first extended cross-cultural missions service. While in Peru, he assisted with the planning and hosting of work and witness teams to two different areas of Peru. Because he speaks Spanish, he was able to help translate over 1000 Child Sponsorship cards from PKs and Child Development Centers during his 6 months in Peru. He also helped leaders in the Central Andean Field to plan national events and trainings and helped in the execution by basically doing whatever was needed in the moment, from translating, to running sound equipment! During his volunteer assignment, Chad began to feel that the Lord was placing a long term calling on his life; a calling to ministry.
In order to further equip himself to follow out this calling God has placed on his life, he is currently enrolled in an online Master of Divinity program at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He has also holds a local minister’s license through his home church in Milford, DE.
Chad is currently serving on the South America Region as the Regional NCM Coordinator. Chad is also assisting the Regional Director with the coordination of different regional ministries. “It truly is a privilege to serve the Lord in SAM!”
Steven and Rachael Beiler
Steve and Rachael Beiler are missionaries to the country of Albania on the Central Europe Field. They arrived in Albania on January 8, 2002.
Rachael Beiler received a call to be a missionary when she was only 8 years old. She was traveling with her family, and her mother was reading a missionary book to their three children. When her mother finished the book, Rachael said, “I am going to be a missionary!” She began to prepare for this missionary call at that moment. Steve confirmed his missionary call after a two-month mission trip to India in 1994. He immediately began planning to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary at that time.
Steve graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology in 1995. He obtained his Masters of Divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City (USA) in 2000. Rachael graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a K-8 Education degree, and received a Cross-Cultural Certificate at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City in 2000.
Steve volunteered at Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, Missouri, USA for 5 years during his seminary education. During that time, he also worked in the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries office coordinating Program Promotions. In 2000, he took the youth pastorate at Blue Hills in inner-city Kansas City. While attending Seminary starting in 1998, Rachael worked in the General Treasurer’s office of the Church of the Nazarene for a year, as a teller at Bank of America for a year, and then taught kindergarten at an inner-city school.
They were married on January 2, 1999, and went on missionary contract in August of 2001.
Steve served as the District Superintendent for the Albania-Kosovo District from 2005-2014, and again since October 2016. He continues to serve as the NCM Coordinator, Mission Treasurer, and Literature Coordinator. Rachael continues to serve in the areas of Prayer and Fasting Coordination, Work and Witness and Volunteer Coordinator, and hospitality. Together they are assisting several new church plants.
Steve and Rachael have four beautiful children – Abigail (18), Joshua (16), Hannah (13), and Elison (8).