Church of the Nazarene at New Zealand
The Church of the Nazarene is a Christian church that has been operating in New Zealand since 1953. It is a multicultural church that welcomes people of every race language and cultural background. It is part of a global family of churches operating in over 150 countries around the world. The word Nazarene relates to Jesus of Nazareth.
Every organisation 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 (Christ-like living). 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.
The Church of the Nazarene believes you may discover forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love and meaning in life and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
We believe that there is a deeper level of life for the Christian in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God. This happens for the Christian by the sanctifying (purifying) fullness of the Holy Spirit.
Each local congregation of the Church of the Nazarene is a faith community, ready to greet you in Jesus’ name. There you will discover opportunities not only to encounter Jesus as your Saviour and Lord, but to grow as a follower of Christ. Local churches offer ministry opportunities for serving others. Fellowship, worship, training and education are all part of our life together in Christ. With over 12,000 congregations worldwide, our vision and mission embraces the entire world.
We invite you to experience the unique fellowship of your nearby Church of the Nazarene.