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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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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

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Mesoamerica

Guatemala district holds…

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More than 40 young people participated in the first Festival de Canto organized by the...
Mongolia
Asia-Pacific

Mongolia District making…

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The Mongolia District Literature team published a children’s devotional book for the...
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USA/Canada

Kansas food pantry gives…

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Harvest House Food Pantry, a ministry of the Severy Church of the Nazarene in Severy,...
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Mesoamerica

Mexico church celebrates…

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The Center for Praise and Proclamation Church of the Nazarene in Zimatlán, Mexico,...
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Asia-Pacific

Child development centers in…

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Staff at Nazarene child development centers in Sri Lanka have been going above and beyond...
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Africa

Africa Explore helps…

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The Africa Region’s Engagement and Equipping team, together with the Personnel and NMI...
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USA/Canada

Nebraska church offers…

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Fremont Church of the Nazarene in Fremont, Nebraska, is holding a "Surviving the Holidays"...
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In Memoriam: 12 November…

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The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home...