Who We Are

Portland Nazarene Church exists to

Love God, Love Others, and Serve Both!

We hope that you find a family here at PNC.

We believe that life should be lived in Community!


Below, you will find our Core Values.

These are written out so that we can better express

our mission and values as a Church.

Core Value #1 Jesus is our Why

Jesus is the centerpiece of all we do. 

Jesus changes everything. Through our preaching, discipleship, and apprenticeship, 

we trust Jesus is the Only One who changes anyone because He loves everyone. 


Core Value #2 Up Close and Personal

Worship and prayer is all about getting up close and personal with God. 

In our regular commitment to worship personally and corporately, we trust

that our authenticity connects us to the heart of God.

Core Value #3 Big Hearts, Open Arms

We love one another genuinely. 

We extend care, compassion, and consideration to one another! But not just for us.

We have open arms to love anyone, no matter where you’ve come from!


Core Value #4 First Steps and Next Steps

We love people enough to meet them where they are but too much to leave them where we found them. 

We help people take first steps of faith and next steps of growth as together

we learn to love God, others, and ourselves.

Core Value #5 Go Out and Go Big

We believe that following Jesus calls us out and sends us into our community to share Jesus’ love. 

We seek big Kingdom impact in and around Portland. 

Through intentional daily actions, we know that Jesus shows up big.


Core Value #6 All-In

We have an “all-in” mentality, willing to sacrifice everything for the cause of Christ! 

If it’s hard, it’s worth it. If it’s uncomfortable, it’s worth it. If it takes extra time, it’s worth it. 

Nothing – short of sin –  gets in the way of our commitment to the Kingdom mission of Jesus.

now what?

We strongly believe in the importance of relationships. Coming to a Sunday morning service is a great place to start. However, we believe that true discipleship happens in community. 

There are many great ways to connect with our church family and get involved in what God is doing. 

We can't wait to meet you!

  • MIDWEEK Life Groups

    kids, teens, 

    adults, Hispanic


    6:30 PM

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  • Young adult

    Life group


    Sunday morning

    9:00am

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  • Sunday LIFE GROUPs


    9:00 AM

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  • In person Worship Service's

    10:00 AM

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  • Online Sunday service

    10:00 AM CT

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  • Escuela dominical 9:00 am

    Servicio dominical 10:00am

    Estudio bíblico miércoles 6:30 PM

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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 answer any questions you have. Stop by the Welcome table at the Green Ministry Wall to fill out a connect card. We just want to know who is joining us on Sunday and learn a little bit about who you are. 


We promise to not single you out or pressure you into giving money, or show up at your house. We do talk about how to give of your tithes and offerings during our service, and would love to have you fill out a connect card. 


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


We have a nursery, Kinderchurch and kids church (K-5th) during our 10:00 AM worship service, and they also have their own life groups at 9:00 AM. 

What to expect

Our Worship Service

We have Sunday Life 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 years, and children's church for kindergarten - 5th grade. Once kids are checked in for Life Groups or the service, they will stay in the kid's zone until you pick them up. 


On the first Sunday of the month, we have Family Day, and all of our kids (Pre-K-5th) worship with us in the Worship Center. Nursery is still available.  We also take up our "noisy offering" to support our sponsored kids around the world.

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.

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 Life Groups check out ourConnect page.

What We Believe

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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