Why We Exist
We exist to spread the good news about Jesus to everyone. We aim to live out the commandment Jesus gave to us in Matthew 28:18-20
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
What We Believe
Maybe you are wondering what “Church of the Nazarene” means. Jesus was called “Jesus the Nazarene,” so by saying church of the Nazarene, we are saying this is a church that believes in Jesus and aims to serve Him faithfully.
We are Christian.
We affirm faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
We affirm Christ as the second person of the Trinity.
We hold to the orthodox creeds and traditions of the Christian church.
We are Protestant.
We believe in justification by grace through faith alone for salvation
We believe in the authority and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures.
We believe in the priesthood of all believers.
We believe the gifts of the Spirit are distributed among all believers in the body of Christ.
We are Evangelical.
We believe in the possibility and necessity of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the forgiveness of sins and transformation of our character into the likeness of Christ.
We believe in the witness to our faith through changed lifestyles.
We are Wesleyan.
We believe in the essential nature of God around which all theology builds—“God is love” (1 John 4:8).
We believe humans exercise free will in order to have meaningful relationships with God.
We believe God exercises grace and mercy toward humanity.
We believe God’s prevenient grace goes before a person, keeps that person from going deeper into sin, and draws him or her back to God.
We believe God’s seeking, redeeming, saving, sanctifying, and sufficient grace works with a person to make him or her into a child of God and gives ongoing victory in the Christian walk.
We believe in the optimism of grace to break the power of sin in a person’s life and transform the individual from a sinner into a child of God who willfully obeys the Lord with a heart of love.
We believe holiness and sanctification are real possibilities in this life.