What We Believe
We believe in one God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
We believe in the plenary inspiration of the Bible, Old and New Testament, which inerrantly reveals God's will and everything we need for a life of faith and following Jesus.
We believe that sin separates us from God, and that sin is both depravity (original sin) and actual sin (knowingly disobeying God)
We believe you must repent of your sin to be saved, and that atonement comes only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
We believe that each person has been granted the freedom by God to choose between right and wrong. We must choose to receive God's grace and then choose to live out His grace. A person can forfeit their salvation, even though they have been a Christian, if they choose to continue in Sin.
We believe that the person who believes in Jesus Christ is forgiven of all sin, made a new creation in Christ, and is adopted into God's family.
We believe that Christians are called to a life of surrender to God. Believers may be "entirely sanctified" by the holy spirit and freed from the tyranny of sin. There is a marked distinction between a pure heart and a mature character, and every believer is called to grow in grace.
We believe in the church, the covenant community of faith, called together by the holy spirit.
We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are sacraments commanded by Jesus, whereby the grace of God is ministered to His church.
We believe that God can and does heal the sick, and God also heals through the means of medical science.
We believe that Jesus Christ will return.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of every person, the final judgment, in which every person will appear before God and that all believers will enjoy eternal life and those who choose not to repent will receive eternal judgment.
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 embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of 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 experience.
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 a 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 service through Christian higher education.
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Women in Ministry
Trinity Church of the Nazarene affirms the right of women to hold places of leadership within our church family, including the offices of elder and deacon. For a complete statement by the Church of the Nazarene on the Theology of Women in Ministry, please click here.
This engaging resource from Holiness Today walks through the Essential Teaching for Faith Formation in the Church of the Nazarene. It provides an approachable explanation to our core doctrines.