Church of the Nazarene
The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.
Organized in 1908, the denomination is now home to about 2.5 million worshipping in more than 30,000 local congregations in 162 world areas. In the great state of Colorado, there are 72 Nazarene churches.
We Are a Christian People
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ
and in affirming the historic Trinitarian creeds and beliefs of the Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness
heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to scripture, reason, tradition, and
We Are a Holiness People
God, who is Holy, calls us to a life of holiness, We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of
grace, called by various terms including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit"- cleansing us
from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of
believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.
We Are a Missional People
We are sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all
the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the church
and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in
worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward
Christian maturity through discipleship. and (d) prepares women and men for Christian higher education.