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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 COMMISSIONING
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The General Board and Board of General Superintendents have newly commissioned 26 Nazarene missionaries, and 10 retiring missionaries have been recognized for a combined 242 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

In Memoriam Tundra

In Memoriam: 2 December 2022…

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

Diego Lopez appointed FSC…

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Diego Lopez was appointed field strategy coordinator for the Western Mediterranean Field...
Ecuador
South America

Ecuador church connects to…

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The Church of the Nazarene in Taisha, Morona Santiago, Ecuador, is impacting its community...
East Timor
Asia-Pacific

East Timor District holds…

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The NYI of the East Timor District held its first youth camp 31 October to 3 November 2022...
Honduras NCM prayer
Mesoamerica

Honduran Nazarenes aid over…

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Through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, the Church of the Nazarene is responding to the...
Stanley Ushe
Africa

Stanley Ushe named FSC of…

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Stanley Ushe was appointed field strategy coordinator of the Africa East (formerly Horn of...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: 18 November…

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

Ergest Biti appointed…

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Ergest Biti was appointed superintendent of the Albania-Kosova District. Biti is currently...