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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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What We

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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

164

CHURCHES

30,875

MEMBERS

2,616,741

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THE LATEST

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CURRENT UPDATE
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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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GLOBAL MISSIONS
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Missionary Retirement Commissioning 2021
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MISSIONARY COMMISSIONING
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The General Board and Board of General Superintendents have newly commissioned 24 Nazarene missionaries, and 16 retiring missionaries have been recognized for a combined 414 years of service.

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GA UPDATE
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30th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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The Board of General Superintendents is pleased to announce that the 30th General Assembly and Conventions has been rescheduled to 9-16 June 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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NAZARENE NEWS

Camias student center
Asia-Pacific

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Camias Church of the Nazarene opened an educational center and offered resources the...
Chile Women's conference
South America

Nazarene women across Chile…

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Nazarene women across Chile…

More than 150 women throughout Chile participated in the first national celebration of...
Try Storming
USA/Canada

Ohio church's online…

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The Valley Church-Troy began adapting its programs to the COVID-19 context of church and...
SENDAS women in ministry course
Mesoamerica

SENDAS introduces course on…

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When the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas underwent a curriculum reform for its bachelor...
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Africa

Remembering Edna Lochner

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Remembering Edna Lochner

Edna Lochner, 96, of Freeport, Illinois, passed away 9 April 2021. She was a retired...
Cambodia 2020
Asia-Pacific

Count your blessings: A…

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In a year full of number crunching around the world, the numbers tell a story for the...
Meso NCM Health Training
Mesoamerica

NCM training equips leaders…

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NCM training equips leaders…

Pastors, district superintendents, and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries coordinators from...
Erna Garner

Celebrating the life,…

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Celebrating the life,…

Erna Garner, 89, of Capitola, California, passed away 24 March 2021. She was a retired...