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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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USA/Canada

Pilot Point church updates…

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Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Pilot Point, Texas, celebrated the denomination’s...
Mover Conference
South America

Brazil NMI conference…

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The Rio Baixada I District held its Nazarene Missions International conference 25-26...
New El Salvador Plant
Mesoamerica

New Jersey church plants…

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A New Jersey church is planting a congregation in a small village in El Salvador thanks to...
Kudjip Nazarene Hospital
Asia-Pacific

Papua New Guinea serves…

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Nazarene General Hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, is battling its second wave of...
Brazil's new NYI
South America

New Brazil NYI aims to help…

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The new NYI program at Aureny III Church of the Nazarene in Palmas, Brazil, aims to help...
Crystal Myers
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Ohio woman determined to…

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Crystal Myers, a 37-year-old woman from Ohio, has lived with cerebral palsy since birth....
Myanmar
Asia-Pacific

Nazarene missionary impacts…

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A man named Aung answered God’s call to the missions field and is now making an eternal...
Mexican Border Med Corps
Mesoamerica

Nazarene Medical Corps…

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Nazarene Medical Corps provided more than 600 medical consultations for the migrant...