The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples in the nations.
Statement of Beliefs
We believe in one God--the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by perfect
inspiration, contain all the truth necessary for faith and Christian living.
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is inclined to sin always.
We believe that the unrepentant are hopelessly and eternally lost.
We believe that the death of Jesus Christ was for the whole human race; and
that whoever repents and believes in Jesus Christ is forgiven and saved from
the power of sin.
We believe that believers are to be purified through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth in believers, and
also purifies those believers.
We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the
final judgment will take place.
1. We Are a Christian People:
members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in
proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic
Trinitarian creed statements of Christian faith. We value our
Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding
the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.
2. We Are a Holiness People:
who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy
Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms
including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit" -
cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering
us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our
neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ.
Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as
3. We Are a Missional People:
are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by
the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of
Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the
extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our
mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism
and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity
through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian
service through Christian higher education.
Articles of Faith
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