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.

We can't wait to meet you!


  • Tuesday night Young adult group


    6:30 in the annex

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  • Wednesday night bible study

    kids, teens, adults


    6:30 PM

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  • Thursday night men's group


    6:00 PM

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  • Sunday school groups


    9:00 AM

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  • In person Worship Service


    10:00 AM

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  • Online Sunday service


    10:00 AM

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We know it can be awkward and difficult visiting a church for the first time.  Every visitor is important to us and we hope to make you feel right at home.


Expect to be greeted at the door by one of our volunteers who will direct you to a seat and answer any questions you have.


We are asking everyone to wear a mask out of love for our neighbor.


We promise to not single you out or pressure you into giving money, but we do talk about how to give of your tithes and offerings. 

So come in and be a part of what God is doing here through Portland Nazarene Church!

You will also receive a first time gift from our welcome center just inside the front door.

What to expect

Our Worship Service

We have Sunday school groups at 9:00 AM for all ages! Our Sunday Morning Worship Service starts at 10:00AM.  


Our service is upbeat, casual, and encouraging. We have some traditional hymns as well as modern Worship music. You can also expect to hear a challenging and insightful message every Sunday morning. Our entire 10:00 AM service is streamed live every week.

Our services will feel comfortable to people of many different backgrounds.


During our service we have a nursery for children 0-2, kinder-church for kids 3-5, and children's church for kindergarten - 5th grade. Once kids are checked in, either for Sunday School or for the service, they will stay in the kids zone until you pick them up.


On the first Sunday of the month we have Family Day and the kids (K-5) stay in the sanctuary. Pre-school and Nursery are available. We also take up our "noisy offering" to support our sponsored kids around the world. Kindergartners are free to go in kinder-church on these days.

How to Get Here

Portland Nazarene church's address is 409 S. Russell St., Portland, TN 37148


The church phone number is 615-325-4805.

Click the map on the right for detailed directions


Visitor and Handicap parking spaces located in front of the Main Building. We have parking attendants if you have any questions.

now what?

We strongly believe in the importance of relationships. Coming to a Sunday morning service is a great place to start, but we believe that true discipleship happens in community. There are many great ways to connect with your church family and get involved in what God is doing.


We have a class that meets the first three weeks of each month called "Pathway". They meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning in classroom 1 of the main building during our Sunday School time. Once you have completed the three weeks, you should have a fairly complete understanding of what our church believes, how to grow your faith, and how to serve others! In fact, the three sessions mirror our mission statement: Love God. Love Others. Serve Both.


We have services for kids and teens on Wednesday nights, as well as a group Bible study for adults. We encourage you to try out one of our Sunday School classes for all ages or get involved with one of our ministry groups.


Building relationships is what we're about. Challenge yourself to go further than simply showing up. Be a part of what's going on. Get connected and be a part of our family. For more information on our Sunday School and other ministry groups check out our Connect page.

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.

We are

Nazarene


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