God first loved us and sent His Son Jesus to redeem us; so we hold to these cultural values as the core of who we are, the attitudes we have, and how we act. These behaviors and values are who we are and who we are continually becoming. You are invited to take these values to heart and join us in living into them in our everyday, walking around lives.
We love you. Unconditionally.
We embrace our diversity and see the value in every man, woman, race and ethnicity serving the Kingdom with their unique gifting and calling.
We will take obedient risks, going where God leads to reach others with the Gospel.
We intentionally multiply by preaching, teaching, making disciples, training leaders and planting churches in order to build and strengthen the body of Christ.
We passionately celebrate God's work in our world and in the lives of His people to encourage the body and bring Him glory.
We serve God by giving our complete selves to Him to meet the needs of others.
We are proud to be one of the 29,000+ global Churches of the Nazarene in 159 world areas in every continent, it is our privilege to participate in the global mission to make Christ-like disciples in the nations. With over 2.2 million members we have a long way to go, but we are fully engaged locally in the global mission.
Please check out this short video (http://nazarene.org/nazarene-glance) describing the Church of the Nazarene and where we fit within historical Christianity. There you can read what we believe in our 16 Articles of Faith and how we got them from the Bible. You will see the value we place on learning in the 53 educational institutions serving more than 50,000 students. You will also see how we join arms and efforts to live out the mission of God in works of compassion, disaster response, justice, and service.
For a shorter statement on what we believe, read below:
We believe in one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.