What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

faith statement

What We Believe

There is one God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by full inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

Man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil continually.

Those who never come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are hopelessly and eternally lost.

The atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and whoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

Believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Lord will return and the dead will be raised. The final judgment will take place.

Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are sacraments to be celebrated by the Church.

The Bible doctrine of divine healing is to be taken seriously for today.

"In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, diversity.  In everything, charity."

vision statement

Where We Are Going

Vision is not about what is.  It is about what could be if anointed by God and accomplished by faith.

At Grandview Church of the Nazarene:

We see a Church relentlessly pursuing God's Presence
We envision a Church whose heartfelt praise and worship is authentic and life-changing - worship that invites of people throughout the valley, exalting God with powerful songs of adoration, prayers of faith and a clear message of hope.

We see a Church where people are set free, charged, challenged, delivered and forever redeemed by encountering a warm relationship with Jesus and His discernable presence.

Yes, the Church we see is so dependent on the Holy Spirit that nothing will stop it, nor stand against it - a Church whose leaders are unified to purposely seek His wisdom and anointing.

We see a Church that is fervently praying
We see a people passionately committed to Christ in prayerful dependency - counting the cost and ready to pay the price to see revival, reconciliation, and restoration sweep our valley and our world.

The Church we see is on its face before God - interceding, calling, training and sending out powerful people of prayer.

We see a Church where lives are changing
We see a message clearly proclaimed of Christ's death and resurrection to those in our valley.  Many will accept Him as Savior and live for Him as Lord.

The Church we see will be known as the place where forgiveness, repentance, transformation, and healing are not only possible, but expected.

We see a Church where families are Christ-centered
We envision a Church where young families can feel they are welcomed, loved and important - a place where marriages grow, parents are nurtured, fathers take their God-given place, children and youth are developed, and grandparents are significant.

We are committed to being God's hand extended into the lives of young families, evidenced by our ministry priorities.

The Church we see will be known as the place where families find the resources, time, and training they need to love each other as Christ loved the Church.

We see a Church where everyone is being equipped
We envision a Church where new, as well as established believers, are regularly trained and expected to become fully functioning disciples of Christ.

We envision an active group of believers who live their faith boldly because of our relevant teaching and preaching of God's inspired Word.

The Church we see is determined, in formal teaching times and small groups, that believers will find the means for learning how to study and apply the Word, pray to God, share their faith, give selflessly, and practice hospitality.

We see a Church full of compassion
We envision our people modeling biblical community - a safe place where we accept, love, encourage, forgive, and serve one another.

The Church we see will demonstrate to our community that our compassion reaches beyond class and cultural barriers - a Church with a genuine expression of love, focusing on meeting the spiritual and physical needs both within and outside our church.

This is our vision. It is not only what could be, but what must be, by faith!

core values

Because We Love God, We Are Committed To....

Biblical Faithfulness: 
We believe the Bible is God's inspired Word and is without error--the authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice for Christians.

Dependent Prayer: 
We believe that God desires a personal relationship with us and that He wants us to depend on Him through personal and corporate prayer centered on thanksgiving, praise, confession and intercession.

Authentic Worship: 
We believe that because our holy God is worthy of our most humble and celebratory praise, he deserves our absolute best to honor him in every aspect of our lives.

Creative Evangelism:
We believe that lost people matter to God, and therefore ought to matter to the Church.  We are dedicated to bringing people to a commitment to Christ through God-honoring, creative and relevant means.

Relevant Teaching: We believe that spiritual transformation comes through the accurate and anointed communication of God's Word by using effective methods that engage our world.

Christ-like Discipleship:
We believe that drawing all believers into a healthy and maturing relationship with Christ is a scriptural requirement, and then to equip them to live that faith boldly in every sphere of their life.

Loving Relationships:
We believe that a selfless devotion to each other requires authenticity, forgiveness, generosity and the building of intentional accountability and community.


To Make Christlike Disciples In The Nations

The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.
This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do God's will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through service to others. Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God's grace, not of works. Our pursuant service to God is an act of love whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We are a Christian people.
We are a holiness people.
We are a missional people.

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