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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

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

Judy Greathouse

Remembering Judy Greathouse…

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Judy Greathouse, 84, of Hermitage, Tennessee, passed away 18 January 2022. She was the...
Cambodia Food
Asia-Pacific

Cambodia Nazarenes put…

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When confronted with a national food crisis, Cambodian Nazarenes shared their supply and...
Rev Zito
South America

Celebrating the life, legacy…

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José Zito de Oliveira, the first Nazarene in Brazil, passed away Sunday, 16 January 2022....
Tonga
Asia-Pacific

Urgent prayer request for…

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Urgent prayer is requested after an eruption of an underwater volcano near the Pacific...
Venezuela Baptisms
South America

Venezuela church plants lead…

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Thanks to the Venezuela Lago District’s work to plant new Nazarene churches, 49 people...
DeLong Family
USA/Canada

North Carolina pastor uses…

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Pastor Kyle DeLong became sober in a North Pastor Kyle DeLong became sober in a North...
Charles Johnson

Remembering Charles Johnson…

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Charles Johnson, 83, of Meridian, Mississippi, passed away 12 January 2022. He was the...
Shechem Christmas
Asia-Pacific

Shechem Children's Home…

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Every year, the celebration of Christmas brings hope to many people. Likewise, Shechem...