The Church of the Nazarene Core Beliefs and Doctrines


  1. Trinitarian Belief: The Church of the Nazarene believes in the Holy Trinity, consisting of God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. This belief is fundamental to their understanding of God.

  2. Salvation by Grace through Faith: We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. They teach that individuals are reconciled to God through faith in Christ's atonement on the cross.

  3. Entire Sanctification: A distinctive belief in the Church of the Nazarene is the doctrine of entire sanctification or Christian perfection. This is the belief that God's grace can lead believers to live a life of love and holiness, growing in maturity and Christlikeness.

  4. Inspirational and Inerrant Scripture: The Nazarene Church holds that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and the authoritative source of faith and practice.

  5. The Great Commandment: The Church of the Nazarene emphasizes the two great commandments given by Jesus: loving God with all one's heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving one's neighbor as oneself.

  6. The Sacraments: We practice two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Communion). Baptism is seen as an initiation into the Christian community, and Communion is a remembrance of Christ's sacrifice.

  7. The Second Coming of Christ: we believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ, which we anticipate as a future event that will culminate human history.

  8. Social Responsibility: The Church of the Nazarene is committed to social justice and compassion, actively engaging in ministries that serve the needs of the community, including poverty alleviation, education, healthcare, and more.

These beliefs are outlined in the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene, which serve as a foundational statement of ourdoctrinal positions.