The core beliefs of the Church of the Nazarene are found in the Articles of Faith from the Nazarene Manual. These articles provide the essential glue that binds the church into a unified and cohesive whole. Without the unifying expression of our beliefs as articulated in these articles, we have no reason to exist as a denomination.
This collection of articles and reflection questions will help church members and non-members understand the uniqueness of our church within the Body of Christ. At the end of each article, there are reflection questions which allow you to think and meditate on what you have read.
This study of the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene provides the church with a fresh and contemporary explanation of these vital statements. Like the articles themselves, our 8-week study is intentionally brief. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive justification or defense of the articles. Rather, it will enrich your understanding of what it means to live out your discipleship as a Nazarene. It is intended to help us all have clearer vision of the implication of these articles, and how they find expression in our homes, our communities, our workplaces, and our churches. The questions at the conclusion of each article will help transform these statements of faith into daily living.