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About Us

The  Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian Church in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition.  Organized in 1908, the International Church of the Nazarene is now home to more than 2 million members, worshiping in over 26,000 local congregations in 159 world areas. 

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Our Beliefs

We believe in one God who has expressed himself in personal ways. We know God’s personality as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible communicates God’s saving message and is our reliable authority in all matters related to faith and Christian living.


We believe that all humankind struggles with a downward pull.


We believe that unless we experience God’s help and salvation through a faith commitment to Jesus Christ, our future is one of eternal separation from God and all that is good.


We believe the love and grace of God is extended to every person in the provision Jesus Christ made in his death and resurrection. By turning from our own selfishness and trusting Jesus Christ, we experience a new life, being freed from the old patterns of self–destructive acts called sin.


We believe our new life in Jesus Christ is the gateway to transformation. Following our moment of faith in Jesus, we believe there is another moment in which we present our life completely to Christ in order to live under his authority and to experience his transforming power.


We believe that Christian experience is more than a change of mind. It is accompanied by assurance that is grounded in both the Scriptures as well as the inner witness of God’s Spirit.


We believe that all who live for Jesus Christ have an eternal future. Our belief in such a future includes both the fulfillment of God’s creative purpose as well as the accountability of all persons endowed with the power of choice.

About Nazarenes

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church that follows the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the church is now home to more than 2 million members worshipping in over 26,000 local congregations in 156 world areas. Each week, Nazarenes worship in more than 212 languages. The Nazarene church operates 35 medical clinics, hospitals, and training colleges for nurses. It also supports 14 liberal arts institutions, 5 graduate seminaries and 31 undergraduate Bible colleges and seminaries worldwide. For more in-depth information, watch these short videos about the Beginnings Of The Church and the International Church of the Nazarene.
We are a Christian people… committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
We are a holiness people… committed to a holy life and Christ-like living.
We are a mission oriented people… committed to make Christ-like disciples in the nations.
These short videos detail our Core Values and Commitment To Holy Living.

Our mission is to make Christ-like disciples in all the nations, witnessing to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20). Watch a short video about our Worldwide Evangelism Network.
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