Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.
This week: Canada
The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Canada in 1902.
Canada had a population of 35,099,836 in 2015. That same year, Canada reported 176 Churches of the Nazarene, 153 of which had been officially organized. Canada has 12,991 total members.
Canada has four Phase 3 districts and one Phase 1 district. It is a part of the USA/Canada Region. For more information about the USA/Canada Region, visit usacanadanazarene.org.
* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.
The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.