What We Believe

Core Beliefs

These are beliefs that all Nazarenes hold to be true

Sin

Original sin refers to the first sin committed in the Garden of Eden by our first parents Adam and Eve. this 'original sin' destined each and everyone to be born with a fallen nature, and as a result to be inherently inclined to an evil and sinful nature.

We believe that actual or personal sin is a voluntary violation of God's Laws.

The Church

We believe that the Church is the community of believers that confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That we are the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word. The Church is called together to; worship God through the preaching of the Word, observance of the sacraments, and ministry in His name; be obedient to Christ and mutually accountable. The mission of the Church in the world is to continue the redemptive work of Christ in the power of the Spirit through holy living, evangelism, discipleship, and service.
The Church is a historical reality, which organizes itself in culturally conditioned forms; exists both as local congregations and as a universal body; sets apart persons called of God for specific ministries. God calls the Church to live under His rule in anticipation of the consummation at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Baptism

We believe that baptism is commanded by GOD, and it is a symbolic and sincere public expression of our acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Lord and savior and of our commitment and dedication to Jesus Christ. Baptism is administered by full immersion, and can also be done by pouring or sprinkling by choice, and is done similarly to the exapmle set forth by Christ when he was baptized by John the Baptist in the river Jordan.

Communion and the Sacraments

We believe that communion, established by Christ at the Last Supper prior to his arrest, trial, and crucifixion, is symbolic of the loving sacrifice that he made and is a reminder to that sacrifice. The Elements of the communion supper are; unleaven bread which is symbolic of the body of our Savior; the fruit of the vine (grape juice) which symbolizes the blood that he shed that cleanses our sin. Communion, refered to as The Lord's supper, is observed by and reserved for those who have accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

Divine Healing

We believe in the Bible doctrine of divine healing and urge our people to seek to offer the prayer of faith for the healing of the sick. We also believe God heals through the means of medical science.