Service & Mission
Are you ready to make an impact on the world? Do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? MNU students, faculty and staff are passionate about supporting biblical justice work and global development.
Over the years, our student body has raised funds through our annual Passion to Serve Project to build an health care clinic in Guatemala, led after-school ministries in downtown Kansas City, and provided medical care to orphans in Kenya.
The MNU Go Global program sends students every year to work with Nazarene missionaries and Heart to Heart International leaders. We primarily minister to Guatemala and Haiti.
Current Passion to Serve Project
Hope Center KC Project
During the 2018-19 school year, our students, faculty and staff are supporting Hope Center KC, a non profit dedicated to providing asset-based programs and opportunities for sustainable growth and development where children, youth and families can flourish on Kansas City's east side. We intend to:
- Volunteer 500+ hours at Hope Center
- Raise $10,000 for summer camp scholarships
- You can help fund our project by supporting this year’s Passion to Serve project.
- You can help fund a team traveling through our Go Global program.
- You can also fund a specific student traveling as part of our Go Global program. These payments are a personal benefit to the student so they are not tax-deductible.
Completed Passion to Serve Projects
LQVE Haiti Project
During the 2016-18 school years, our students, faculty and staff supported a new project in the rural Cascade Pichon region of Haiti. We are raising funds to:
- Build a Health Clinic in the community of Bel-Air.
KC Urban Youth Project
In addition to regularly ministering to the children helped by the Kansas City Urban Youth Ministry, MNU students decided to make a financial difference in these children’s lives. Students worked to raise more than $8,300 during the 2011-2012 academic year. The money went to upgrade the Rosedale Ridge apartment complex, provide playground equipment, and purchase a van.
Kenya Orphan Care Project
Proving that one person, one student, can make a difference, MNU students raised $35,000 during the 2010-2011 academic year for the Siaya, Kenya Orphanage. When MNU student, Jeb Flynn, spent a summer in Kenya, he proposed the university develop a plan to help. The money raised helped purchase land for housing, build sustainable gardens and provide ongoing mentorship for the children.
The Guatemala Project
In 2009-2010 the idea was that posed that ‘if’ 1,000 faculty, staff and students each donated $25 per semester—less than $2 per week—what could they do for the world? As a community, MNU raised more than $50,000 that year. Partnering with Rotary International, Heart to Heart International and Engineers Without Borders KC, the village of Patanatic, Guatemala received a new health clinic.