A LIVING FAITH:
What Nazarenes Believe
Every organization that endures over time is based on a deeply shared combination of purpose, belief, and values. So it is with the Church of the Nazarene. It was founded to transform the world by spreading scriptural holiness. It is both a Great Commission church and a Holiness church at the same time. Our mission is to make Christlike disciples of all nations.
The present and future life of the Church of the Nazarene is defined by participation in the mission of God. It is therefore an expression of the Church of Jesus Christ and an organization made distrinct not just by what it believes but by how it goes about contributing uniquely to the kingdom of God.
In the early years of this new millennium,it is appropriate for the Church of the Nazarene to identify those distinctives that we joyfully embrace and celebrate. Our most precious treasures-our mission, calling, beliefs, and highest values-we gladly offer as a gift to the generations to come.
We pray that our core values will contuinue to serve as a guiding light for those who must make their way through the light and shadows of the decades that lie ahead.