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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

New Olivet President

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The Olivet Nazarene University Board of Trustees elected Gregg Chenoweth as the 13th...
SamNazSTNS Graduation
South America

South America seminary…

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Nazarene Theological Seminary of South America celebrated its 32nd graduation ceremony at...
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Global Missions team works…

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Global Missions team works…

The Global Missions personnel team has protocols for a variety of emergency scenarios that...
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Ohio church doubles yearly…

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Ohio church doubles yearly…

When an Ohio pastor was tagged in an Oregon farmer's Facebook post, The Potter's House...
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USA/Canada

Javier Tamez passes away

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Javier Tamez passes away

Javier Tamez, 55, of Henderson, Nevada, passed away 2 January 2021. He was the pastor of...
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Mesoamerica

Nearly 400 children in…

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Nearly 400 children of the Programa de Desarollo Integral (Integral Development Program)...
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Board of General…

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The Board of General Superintendents elected Stan Reeder to the position of USA/Canada...
Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene
USA/Canada

Ohio church turns food…

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Ohio church turns food…

When residents of Mount Vernon, Ohio, lined up to receive groceries through a federal food...