What is Alabaster?

The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. While we understand the church consists of the people of God and not a building, buildings erected for the purpose of ministry help provide a sense of permanence, functionally enhance ministry efforts, and convey an attitude that the Church of the Nazarene intends to "put down roots." Alabaster funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.

Alabaster Offering 2019

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Ofrenda de Alabastro 2019

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Oferta de Alabastro 2019

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Alabaster Offering: Sweet Surrender

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Alabaster Offering 2018

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How are Alabaster offerings received?

The Alabaster Offering gets to the mission field via several avenues. The most widely used is the Alabaster Box. Individuals are challenged to regularly contribute the cost of items they desire but do not need. The boxes also serve as reminders to pray for those people who will benefit from Alabaster buildings.

You can purchase Alabaster boxes here.

In September and February, the money is collected. Many churches receive regular offerings throughout the year that are designated as Alabaster funds. (This is often a part of the Faith Promise plan for missions giving.) However, the semi-annual offerings in September and February are tradition in the Church of the Nazarene.

You can read stories about  Alabaster projects and give to future projects below.

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Sunday School Classrooms at the Church of Armenia


GIVING CODE:  133777

REGION:  South America
About this project: For a number of years the Church of the Nazarene in Armenia, Colombia has rented a property next to their sanctuary which has been used for Sunday School for children and youth. The owner of the property has given the church three months to vacate the property, because a new building is going to be built in this location. This has forced the church board to decide to build a second floor in part of the property they own that can be used for Sunday School classrooms and for other church act...

The Second Floor on the Transition Church in Bucaramanga


GIVING CODE:  133796

REGION:  South America
About this project: The church in the Transition neighborhood in Bucaramanga, Colombia has experienced consistent growth over the past two years. The sanctuary has been filled to overflowing and many times people to sit outside the church to be a part of services. The leaders of the church have noticed the need to expand the sanctuary to fill all of the first floor, which will take the space that is now the parsonage. The money given to this project will build the second floor of the church that will serve as...

Rep of Congo - Pointe Noire Church



REGION:  Africa
About this project: The Republic of Congo, although enjoying an economy and political situation that is much more secure and stable than neighboring DRC, has not had a large investment from the General Church in personnel, finances, or other resources. Until 2017, the Rep of Congo only had six churches in one city. In one year, they have doubled their number of churches and expanded to three new cities....

Alabaster: Bicol District Center



REGION:  Asia-Pacific
About this project: The project will consist of construction of training rooms, living quarter for male and female, toilet and shower room, kitchen/dining facility, library, offices, worship center, recreation area, and district parsonage. Currently, there is an old 2-storey wooden building in the district property that serves as the district parsonage. It is already termite infested and not properly maintained. The DAB agrees to re-purpose the first level to be living quarters for trainees, and one-third of t...