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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

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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General Assembly
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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

California Radio
USA/Canada

California radio program…

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California radio program…

Hundreds of South Asian residents of California's Bay Area have come to know Christ...
Duffle Bag
Eurasia

Stranded: Missionary finds…

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Stranded: Missionary finds…

When a missionary to the Middle East became stranded in Argentina, she began to question...
Sam-Training
South America

South America hosts training…

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South America hosts training…

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries on the South America Region recently held a training...
Guatemala Landslide
Eurasia

Guatemala Nazarenes respond…

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Guatemala Nazarenes respond…

The Church of the Nazarene in Guatemala quickly mobilized support for 200 people who lost...
Nicaragua Feature
Mesoamerica

Nicaragua church aids at-…

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Iglesia del Nazareno Servidores de Dios is sharing food and personal hygiene items with...
Oregon Fires
USA/Canada

Wildfires burn across U.S.…

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Wildfires burn across U.S.…

Almost 100 wildfires are burning in the coastal U.S. states of California, Oregon, and...
Peru One Fest
South America

One Fest Peru shares gospel…

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One Fest Peru shares gospel…

Youth from across Peru united for an online activity called One Fest with the emphasis “We...
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USA/Canada

Michigan church expands…

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Michigan church expands…

When the school districts in Lansing, Michigan, opted to start the year with distance...