Beliefs & Core Values

  Beliefs & Core Values  
Mission Statement:  To invite the community around us to experience Christ's healing power and become His fully-devoted followers.
These are the beliefs Nazarenes 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 are created for God’s pleasure.  We want to give everyone who comes to South Salem Nazarene the opportunity to experience God, whether it's through Sunday service, Bible classes, small groups or various ministry activities.
God-breathed Scripture:  We are a people of God's Word, fully devoted to its Truth. Through Sunday Bible classes, worship services and small groups, we study the Bible to strengthen our faith and to instruct us in Christian living.

Transformational Discipleship: 
We are formed by Christ's presence within us. Our goal is to lead people into a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Need-oriented Evangelism:  We have been summoned for a mission.  Our purpose is to know Jesus and to make Him Known.
Powerful Prayer:  We are designed to stay connected to God.  We are seeking God's will for our lives, our families, our community and our world.
Compassionate Service:  We are compelled to participate in the ministry of compassion as demostrated by the life of Christ.  Together, we are Christ's hands and feet to love and help meet the needs of the surrounding community. 

Joyful Fellowship: 
We are joined together as one body in Christ.  We are committed to love one another as Christ has loved the Church.