COSTA RICA (FEB 2-10 2019)

Interested in traveling with us? 


  • Trip Leaders: Paul and Deb Zernis
  • Here's the details for the W&W (Mission) Trip for 9 days and 8 nights to lovely to Costa Rica:
Cost: $900-1,100 - non refundable deposit of $300 due September 1, 2018.
We will be working at the District Center, a church building project, visiting an orphanage, and hosting a VBS.

Deposit due by September 1, 2018

Israel and Jordan (JUNE 2-13 2019)
Interested in traveling with us? Email rpaugh@shepnaz.org

  • Trip Leader: Lindell Browning will be our trip leader.  Lindell recently retired as Field Coordinator of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.  He coordinated the Church of hte Nazarene's work in  the region.  Lindell and his wife lived in Israel for 35 years, so he is extremely familiar with the work of the church and the area. 
  • Cost: approx. $3,000 and includes round trip airfare, all ground transportation, meals, fees, visas, lodging.
  • Accommodations: We will stay in more than 1 hotel during the trip, but Lindell says they are all first class hotels.
  • Trip Details: 
    • See attached itinerary of a recent trip Lindell led with Grace Point Nazarene from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He said our trip itinerary would be similar.
    • This trip may possibly involve some work and witness service opportunities with our Nazarene churches and a Nazarene school in Amman, Jordan.  If so, I believe there may be some tax benefits.  I will let you know for sure as we move forward.
    • The trip will also involve visiting many sites, landmarks and Biblically relevant locations.  Lindell is a great teacher ad will share insights at each location.
  • Arrival: Amann Queen Alia Airport in Jordan
  • Depart: Jerusalem

trip to guatemala  - 2018


trip to mexico - 2018


w&W TRip to mexico 2017


Our church is a missionary church.
It knows no difference between home and foreign fields .  in these days all fields are near.” 

-Phineas F. Bresee

missions: far

Together, we join with the global Church of the Nazarene because we believe in the call to be in community. As a church, we join together to help make Christ-like disciples in all nations. We feel a deep calling to funding ministry everywhere. So, following God’s calling, we pool the resources that He has given us. 

Work and Witness Trips - individually funded groups travel for 1 to 2 work week trips and provide labor wherever it is needed. WWT Video. Contact Paul Zernis for information about future missions trips. pdzernis@gmail.com

Crisis Care Kits - Once a year, usually in the fall,  we have a campaign to collect items that will provide relief to disaster areas. CCK Video

Bikes for Missions - ShepNaz actively supports the Rusty Bellomy Bikes for Missions project which provides missionaries with motorcycles to travel and serve their congregations in transportation challenged areas around the world. This provides bikes to those who are currently traveling by foot. Full Armor Bikers frequently sponsor benefits for this cause.

>>We Support Global Missions

Missions: near

We believe it's important to be involved in our community.We strive to bring hope and healing to others in a way that changes lives and meets needs. Working alongside our local nonprofits allows us to care for our neighbors and have an even greater impact within our community.

G.R.I.N. - Gahanna Residents in Need provides food and clothing to local residents. Shepherd supports them with food drives and gathering supplies at the beginning of each school year and during the holidays.

HEAVENTRAIN - Heaventrain is a church on wheels. It is managed and staffed by a partnership of local churches and work teams from across the state.  Every Saturday morning, the bus leaves the ShepNaz parking lot and heads into the city where it brings high energy, child-centered church to multiple neighborhoods in the Columbus area.

LOWER LIGHTS - Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC) ministers the love of Christ as a model full-service medical home, focused on whole-person wellness, available to all in Central Ohio who need it, regardless of ability to pay. 

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