Portland nazarene Church

Mission Statement:

Love God. Love Others. Serve Both

Vision Statement:

Loving people into a relationship with Jesus

while equipping future generations with a passion for

worship, service, and sharing Christ in our community and the world.

Our Denomination: Nazarene

Our church is proud to be a part of a much larger body. We are a part of The Church of the Nazarene, a protestant, holiness denomination with a rich tradition of discipleship and mission minded service. The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.
We periodically offer "Nazarene 101" classes for those who wish to know more about the history and beliefs of our denomination.  For more info on our denominational heritage, visit the Church of the Nazarene website.

What We Believe

We are a Christian People

We are united with all believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe that in divine love God offers to all people forgiveness of sins and restored relationship. In being reconciled to God, we believe that we are also to be reconciled to one another, loving each other as we have been loved by God and forgiving each other as we have been forgiven by God.

We are a Holiness People

God, who is Holy, calls us to a life of Holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called entire sanctification, cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.

We are a Missional People

As a sent people, we respond to the call of Christ and live empowered by the Holy Spirit to "go into all the world" witnessing to the Lordship of Christ. Our mission begins in worship, encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and ministers to our world through compassion and evangelism.

The Church of the Nazarene holds these beliefs to be true. They are common to churches world-wide.

We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living

We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race

We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place