Mission and Work

The mission of the National Association of Evangelicals is to honor God by connecting and representing evangelical Christians.

Church and Faith

The National Association of Evangelicals works to make denominations, churches and ministries strong and effective. The NAE strategically focuses on encouraging, resourcing and enriching denominational, nonprofit, school and church leaders. With a great breadth and diversity of partners, the NAE convenes unique gatherings, conversations and movements on a host of church-related issues. One current and significant initiative is NAE Financial Health, which provides solutions for the financial challenges many pastors and churches face.

The NAE Statement of Faith, adopted in 1942, provides a theological touchstone for evangelicals across the country — bringing together Calvinist, Arminian, Wesleyan, Anabaptist and Charismatic traditions. Among these diverse groups, the NAE facilitates united action, cooperative ministry and strategic planning to achieve shared goals.

Public Policy

The National Association of Evangelicals represents evangelical concerns to the government and mobilizes evangelicals to engage in the public sphere. The NAE provides a forum where evangelicals can work together to protect religious liberty; safeguard the sanctity of human life; strengthen marriages, families and children; seek justice and compassion for the poor; preserve human rights; pursue racial justice and reconciliation; promote just peace; and care for God’s creation.

Evangelicals believe that government is a gift from God for the common good. Good governance creates the conditions in which human beings fulfill their responsibilities as God’s image bearers and as stewards of God’s creation. Government plays an important role in protecting life, preserving freedom, and creating an environment in which families, churches, businesses and other human institutions can thrive.

Evangelicals Chaplains Commission

The Evangelicals Chaplains Commission provides support and endorsement for evangelicals to minister as chaplains in the three branches of the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs, hospitals, prisons, businesses and many other institutions.

The Commission also connects and represents the chaplain ministries of NAE denominations, making it the largest representative body of chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans Administration. The Commission champions free exercise and expression of faith in our nation’s military institutions.

World Relief

As the relief and development arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, World Relief’s mission is to “empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable.”

World Relief provides churches with a platform to bring humanitarian assistance to suffering people in the name of Christ in the United States and throughout the world. World Relief exists for the Church and its mandate to serve those in need.

World Relief has active ministries in the areas of disaster response, child development, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, agricultural development, immigrant legal services, microfinance, anti-trafficking and refugee resettlement.