Nazarene Essentials: Who We Are—What We Believe

Nazarene Essentials

A new generation of spiritual leaders and an increasing body of believers have requested that basics of the church’s teaching, history, theology, mission, funding, and connections be placed in a brief and easily accessible publication—in plain language.

Nazarene Essentials explains why the Church of the Nazarene exists as a worldwide Holiness and Great Commission movement in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.

For clergy and laity, Nazarene Essentials offers a way to better understand the church’s purpose of spreading scriptural holiness and its mission to make Christlike disciples in the nations.

Nazarene Essentials is available on the web. Just go to the general superintendents’ page at or go directly to You will find additional resources along with Nazarene Essentials in a variety of languages at this site.

As you read and study Nazarene Essentials, may you learn more about the Church of the Nazarene and its desire to obediently share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Note: Nazarene Essentials is a supplement to and not a replacement for the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene.


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