Our Mission

Our mission is simple.  We exist as a community to Love God and to Love others.  

We are driven by the fact that we are called, transformed and sent by the God of love into our world that we might love our neighbors, our community, our city and our world as Christ has loved us.  

Our desire is to "Build a community of believers of Jesus Christ, whose focus is on Loving God and Loving People by carrying the love of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of the church and sharing it with a hurting world."

We take our mission from Jesus' response when he was asked which command was the greatest.  He replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Our Vision

We believe God has called us to be a Christ-like community that: 

  • Makes Christ-Like Disciples

    Jesus' last words to his disciples before he left was to "Go and make disciples.."  (Matthew 28:16-20).

  • Extends Radical Hospitality

    We believe we are called not only to love those who are our friends, but to love even our enemies.  We long for this place to be a church where ALL are welcome.  

  • Exercises Participatory Worship

    We long for our times together to be more than just a 'concert' or a TED talk.  We believe God had called all people to use their unique gifts and talents to bring glory to God. 

  • Lives Generously

    We believe God has been gracious to us and has, in turn, called us to be generous to others by sharing our resources, our time, our money and our possessions with others.  

  • Practices Intentional Fellowship

    We believe that at its best the church is a place where people from all walks of life can find friendship.  We also believe that as we share our lives with one another, we show, by the quality of our love, the grace and love of God for each and every person. We are not simply a club; we are a church called to give glory to God and we do this, in part, by sharing our lives together. 

Our Roots

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, tracing its roots to an anniversary date of 1908. It was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands. 

Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 156 world areas.

The Church of the Nazarene is a Great Commission church. Our mission is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love, meaning in life, and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to people everywhere.

The Church of the Nazarene is also a holiness church. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

Click HERE for the Nazarene articles of faith.