WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort.
We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin.
…About the Christian Life
We believe every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer should mature and become conformed to the image of Christ. We believe it is the Holy Spirit that fills and empowers us to live a life conformed to Christ’s image.
…About the Church
We believe the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and through love, making Him known to a lost world.
….About the Holy Scriptures
We believe in the plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, by which we understand the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, inerrantly revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.
Winona Church of the Nazarene is part of a global church denomination, the
Church of the Nazarene, that ministers in 155 world areas with over 23,000 local congregations. The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian Church that celebrated 100 years of ministry in 2008 but has roots in the Holiness Revivals held throughout the United Stated in the 1800’s.
Church of the Nazarene Core Values:
We are a Christian People
We are a Holiness People
We are a Missional People