Roseville First Church Of The Nazarene1301 Main St, Roseville, CA 95678
What Nazarenes believe: Every organization that endures over time is based on a deeply shared combination of purpose, belief, and values. So it is with the Church of the Nazarene. It was founded to transform the world by spreading scriptural holiness. It is both a Great Commission church and a Holiness church at the same time. Our mission is to make Christlike disciples of all nations. Our Core Values: We Are a Christian People As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience. 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 by carious terms including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit" - 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 is the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness. We Are a Missional People We are a "sent people," responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education. At the turn of the 20th century, the Church of the Nazarene was born! P.F. Bresee and others were deeply convicted that God raised them up to the purpose of proclaiming to the church and world the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. There are unmistakable marks of providence on this denomination. From a fledgling movement, the Church of the Nazarene now exceeds 1.3 million in membership and is ministering in 135 countries of the world. At the turn of the 21st century, the future of this denomination has never been brighter! Many believe that we were raised up, not for the 20th century, but for the 21st century. We are positioned to make a major contribution to our post-modern world. The affirmation is grounded in our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage with its radical optimism of grace. We believe that human nature, and ultimately society, can be radically and permanently changed by the grace of God. We have an irrepressible confidence in this message of hope, which flows from the heart of our holy God. P.F. Bresee as fond of saying, "The sun never sets in the morning." It is still morning in the Church of the Nazarene, and the sun never sets on our denomination around the world. We are radically optimistic about impacting our 21st century world with the Holiness message! With clarity of vision, total commitment, and firm faith, we view this new century as our day of greatest opportunity of making Christlike disciples of all nations.