The Church of the Nazarine
The Nazarene Denomination was founded out of the holiness movement. Many groups of believers came together from around the country, and in October of 1908, at Pilot Point, Texas the Nazarene Denomination was officially organized under the direction of Phineas F. Bresee.
Our mission is to make Christlike disciples in the nations as Jesus called us to in the Great Commission (Matt. 2:19-20)
Our Key Belief:
The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Our doctrine distinguishes us and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that we believe in entire sanctification. Entire sanctification is an act of God’s grace, not of works. Entire sanctification frees a believer from original sin and brings them into a state of entire devotement to God, and the holy obedience of love made perfect. It is during this work of God that we are filled with the Holy Spirit, empowering us for life and service like Christ.
Our Global Footprint:
2.5 Million Members
126 World Areas