We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers. c We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.
Nazarene's welcome people from every faith background. Many of us have been raised in Nazarene churches around the world from small, rural Nazarene churches to big Metropolitan Nazarene churches.
Hang around our church family long enough and you may hear the following discussions, but you may not fully understand their meanings. Hopefully these short descriptions will help you sort it out.
The Manual - a book that is republished every few years with the standards of our church beliefs written out kind of like a rule book. The Bible always trumps "The Manual" but most church leaders will refer to "The Manual" on confusing topics. The official sourcebook of church government and bylaws, history, doctrine, ritual, and policy of the Church of the Nazarene. Contains all new legislation enacted by the delegates to the General Assembly. If interested, you can find a copy HERE
General Assembly - Every four years there is a huge Nazarene convention somewhere in the US. Representatives from Nazarene districts everywhere around the world gather to renvew hot topics, the manual, elect leaders, listen to speakers and celebrate the success of global missions. General Assemblies also offers workshops, networking, seminars, and praise and worship services for all delegates and guests. Put it on your Bucket List. It's got interesting parts.
Camp meeting - Most Nazarene districts also sponsor an annual camp meeting for adults and their families as well as separate camps for both teens and children. Every summer in every US state and every Nazarene infused county, people from every walk of lifegather in a rural camp ground for music, food and preaching. It's a great retro time where many of us, in our youth, heard a message that changed our lives.
Bible Quizzing - (also known as "Youth Quizzing", "Teen Quizzing", or "Bible Quizzing Ministry"). Every year the kids study one book of the Bible and they compete against other church kids in neighboring cities. This gets the kids memorizing verses (by reference) and bible trivia by the time they learn to read. It's the reason that many people who grew up in a Nazarene church seems to have large chunks of the Bible buried in their long term memory. It's done in hopes that this brain training of young minds will sink down into the heart.