Beliefs & Core Values

  Beliefs & Core Values  

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to intentionally build relationships with people to introduce them to Jesus and work with the Holy Spirit in leading them into a life fully devoted to Christ.

Vision Statement:

We are a multiplying force for the Kingdom of Christ

These are the beliefs Nazarene's hold to be true:

We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are divinely inspired and reveal everything we need to know in order to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

We believe that men and women were created by God in His own image, but because of disobedience and a corrupt nature, they are inclined to do wrong.

We believe that those who refuse to forsake their sins and live in a relationship with Jesus Christ are hopelessly and eternally lost.  

We believe that Jesus Christ was given by God as a sacrifice for the sins of all people; and that everyone who renouces the practice of sin and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is made right with God, given eternal life, and saved from sin. 

We believe that after accepting Jesus Christ as Savior, there begins the process of God's Spirit purifying our lives.  This work begins at the point of salvation and continues throughout life.  We reach a point when we understand it is not enough to just be "saved," but we must be totally devoted to Christ in all areas of our lives.  The scriptures refer to this as sanctification. 

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to each act of saving grace in our lives.

We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of all the dead, and a Day of Judgment when everyone will give an account to God for the way they have lived.

Core Values at SSNaz
Inspiring Worship: 
We believe that Inspiring Worship occurs when God and His people meet in Spirit and Truth, resulting in God being honored and revered, and people exuberantly celebrating the life-giving, on-going work of Christ throughout our lives.
God-breathed Scripture: 
We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are God-breathed Scripture, authoritative for teaching people all we need to know to have a right relationship with God and others.

Powerful Prayer: 
We believe that powerful prayer is purposeful, effective conversation between followers of Christ and our Heavenly Father.

Transformational Discipleship: 
We believe that transformational discipleship is the process by which repentant sinners develop into full-devoted followers of Jesus Christ--becoming Christ-like in attitude, word and deed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Need-oriented Evangelism: 
We believe that need-oriented evangelism presents God's plan of deliverance from the power of sin and death in the context of serving people's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
Compassionate Service: 
We believe that compassionate service calls us to lovingly give ourselves and our resources in response to the needs of other people in a Christ-like manner.

Joyful Fellowship: 
We believe that joyful fellowship flows out of our shared relationship with Christ and is expressed in glad, warm, supportive words and deeds of encouragement as members of the Body of Christ--the family of God.