We believe that God is . . .
One essential being, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The creator and sustainer of the entire universe.
Holy, loving, and always with us.
We believe that Jesus Christ is . . .
The Son, the eternal Word of God, fully divine and fully human.
The perfect atonement for sin and the measure of God's love for us.
The one who has died, is risen, and is coming again.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is . . .
Always present in, working with, and empowering God's Church.
Convincing us of sin and leading us to faith in Christ.
Graciously renewing, radically transforming, and faithfully perfecting believers in holiness.
We believe that Scripture is . . .
The 66 books of the Old and New Testament.
The perfect story of God's perfect redeeming work for all people.
Faithfully inspired by God, creatively shaped by human writers.
We believe that the Church is . . .
A diverse community that confesses Christ as Lord.
Made new by Christ and brought together by the Holy Spirit.
Called for God's mission of redemption and reconciliation.
We believe that Baptism is . . .
A sacrament symbolizing acceptance and belonging in God's family.
A means of grace that proclaims trusting faith in Christ.
For all believers and for children.
We believe that the Lord's Supper is . . .
A sacrament meant to be shared as often as possible.
A means of grace in which Christ is present.
A meal of joy, peace, grief, hope, unity, and life.
For more information about our beliefs, check out the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene. In harmony with our fellow believers across the many traditions of Christian faith, we also affirm the creeds of our historical Christian heritage.
Apostles' Creed | Nicene-Constantinople Creed | Athanasian Creed | Chalcedon Creed