Every church has "distinctives" - those practices or beliefs that set it apart from other groups.
Sometimes this is confusing to people. They say, "If the Bible is true and Jesus was who He claimed to be, why are there so many different churches with so many different beliefs?"
We are optimistic enough to believe that with all the differences in beliefs and practices, most Christian congregations still agree on 90-95% of Christian teaching, and that the other 5-10% we do not agree on falls in this category of "distinctives".
While we get our name from Jesus of Nazareth, you might be asking what in the world is a modern-day Nazarene? Well...
We are a warm and friendly group of people who desire, with God's help, to live whole lives that bring honor and glory to Him. In three words our theology is "JESUS IS LORD!" We look to the Bible as our primary source for direction in our worship and our lifestyles.
We are life-centered in our teaching and sensitive to the needs and concerns of others.
We give people opportunities to put their faith into action through various avenues of service.
We are honored to take our place among the many who are called Christians.
We laugh and cry together, rejoice and grieve together, grow together and walk in faith together. We aim to be a family for all who love Jesus, the Nazarene.
The Church of the Nazarene has churches located all over the United States and around the world. The headquarters are located in Lenexa, KS.