Who We Are
We are Nazarene
We place our faith in Jesus, we focus our energy on reaching those in need, and we live out this faith by allowing the Holy Spirit to guide our lives.
Our mission is to make Christlike disciples in all nations, both near and far.
Our vision is that God would do a New Thing within us and those around us.
We are a Christian People
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in affirming the historic Trinitarian creeds and beliefs of the 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.
We are a Holiness People
God, 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, 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 Christlikeness.
We are a Missional People
We 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.