What We Believe

Our beliefs will be familiar to most Christians. They are conservative and Evangelical. We invite you to forward to us any questions you might have as you examine them.

Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit.

Matthew 1:20-25, 16:15-16; John 1:1-19
We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to bring about our salvation.

The Holy Spirit
John 14:15-18, 16:7-15; Romans 8:1-17
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation.

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to be saved.

Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:12-14, 6:15-21
We believe that we are all sinners by both nature and act and need God’s forgiveness and cleansing.

New Life in Christ
Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-17
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and that, by trusting in His death, we can be restored in a right relation to God.

Genesis 2:16-17; John 1;12; Galatians 6:7-8
We believe that God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin but that He has not forced us to do so.

Isaiah 55:6-7; Acts 17:30-31
We believe that each person must repent, turn away from his sins, and trust Christ to accept him.

Acts 13:39; Titus 3:4-7; Galatians 4:4-7
We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, thus becoming part of the family of God.

Matthew 3:11, 22:37-40; 1 John 4:17-18
We believe that after being born anew, we need the fullness of God’s Spirit in our hearts. (Sanctification) When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.

The Church
1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Ephesians 5:25-27
We believe that the Church is the active Body of Christ in the world today. It is called together by the Holy Spirit, through the Word, for the purpose of fulfilling God’s plan for the world until Christ returns.

Matthew 26:16-20; Acts 2:37-4
We believe in baptism and urge people to be baptized as Christians.

Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
We believe in the Lord’s supper.

Divine Healing
2 Corinthians 12:7-10; James 5:13-16
We believe God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that God can work through medical science.

The Future
John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
We believe that Jesus is coming again.

Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15
We believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments.

Our Affiliation

We are part of the Church of the Nazarene, a family of over 12,000 churches gathering in over 160 countries.

With roots that reach back to the Anglican and Methodist traditions, the very first Church of the Nazarene was started in Los Angeles in 1895 as a mission to the poor.

The name “Nazarene” refers to Jesus who grew up in the humble city of Nazareth. Remembering that Jesus was a Nazarene reminds us that God identifies with the poor and cares deeply about the everyday needs of the common person.

For more information about the International Church of the Nazarene please view or download Nazarene Essentials.

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