Church of the Nazarene

Church of the Nazarene

Seal of the Church of the Nazarene

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Evangelical

Polity

Mixed. Elements of Congregationalist, Presbyterian and Episcopal polities.

Associations

World Methodist Council; National Association of Evangelicals

Founder

Phineas F. Bresee

Origin

1895 (officially 1908)

Los Angeles, CA, USA (officially Pilot Point, TX, USA)

Merge of

15 Holiness denominations

Separations

Methodist Episcopal

Congregations

20,958

Members

1,837,393

The Church of the Nazarene, often referred to as the Nazarene Church, is an international evangelical Christian denomination that began in the Wesleyan tradition of the 19th century Holiness movement. Its mission is “to respond to the Great Commission of Christ to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:19),”[1] or, more succinctly, “to make Christlike disciples in the nations.”[2] This frames the global mission of the denomination. Since 2001, the three “core values” of the Church have been identified as “Christian, missional, and holiness.”[3] It is currently a member of the Christian Holiness Partnership, the National Association of Evangelicals, the World Methodist Council, Mission Exchange (formerly the Evangelical Fellowship of Missions Agencies), and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.[4]

From: Wikipedia



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