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Welcome to the

CHURCH OF THE

NAZARENE

As a global community of faith, we are commissioned to take the Good News of life in Jesus Christ to people everywhere and to spread the message of scriptural holiness across the lands.

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BELIEVE

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The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.

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Our Articles of faith are our foundational beliefs, and set forth the essential truths which guide every area of practice.

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Our Statement of Mission defines who we are, why we exist, and our reason for being.

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Our Core Values are the essence of our identity and support the vision of our denomination and help shape our culture.

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DISCIPLES

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We are a

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GLOBAL CHURCH

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VISIT OUR WORLD REGIONS

WORLD AREAS

163

CHURCHES

30,875

MEMBERS

2,616,741

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THE LATEST

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BGS COVID-19 STATEMENT
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The Board of General Superintendents and additional Church of the Nazarene leadership continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the church and people around the world.

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FROM YOUR MISSIONARY
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COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE
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Mesoamerica missionary Emily Armstrong shares how Nazarene missionaries are being encouraged during the coronavirus outbreak. The Church of the Nazarene is active, present, and moving in the world, thanks to support from Nazarenes everywhere.

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GA Update
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30th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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After studying the current impact of COVID-19 globally, the General Assembly Commission has postponed the 30th General Assembly to 2023.

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NAZARENE NEWS

Armenia Nazarenes

Armenia Nazarenes providing…

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Armenia Nazarenes providing…

Nazarenes in Armenia are providing food and hygiene relief packages to families displaced...
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USA/Canada

Sandra López passes away

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Sandra López passes away

Sandra López, 47, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, passed away from complications due to COVID...

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USA/Canada

USA/Canada congregations…

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USA/Canada congregations…

When COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions caused many North American churches to re...
Betty Faul
Mesoamerica

Remembering Betty Faul

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Remembering Betty Faul

Betty Faul, 94, of Flint, Michigan, passed away 13 January 2021. She was a missionary,...
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South America

Southern Cone NTS honors…

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Southern Cone NTS honors…

Nazarene Theological Seminary of the Southern Cone held a graduation for the Class of 2020...
Missions Without Limits
Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica Region shares…

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Mesoamerica Region shares…

Nearly 250 people gathered in over 40 locations across 10 countries on the Mesoamerica...
Guyana
Mesoamerica

Guyana church distributes…

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Guyana church distributes…

Tuschen Church of the Nazarene in Guyana distributed 40 baskets of food to elderly...
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USA/Canada

South Carolina church raises…

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South Carolina church raises…

West Columbia Central Church of the Nazarene was inspired to raise money to purchase 440...