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The Missional Priorities of the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene

Envision :: to receive and communicate a bright future vision that includes more than 75% of our churches healthy and growing.


Equip :: to resource the local church, through ministerial preparation, through in-service leadership training for pastors and laity, and provide methods of ongoing support for churches to become and remain healthy and growing.

Evangelize :: to create an environment of personal and corporate evangelism including the starting of new churches and the refocus/restart of existing churches as needed.

Encourage :: to provide intentional, formal and informal systems of care-giving and team-building, particularly for pastoral leaders and for district staff.

Excel through Accountability :: to create and maintain an environment of accountability for healthy and growing churches.

Agreed Statement of Belief

WE BELIEVE in one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living

WE BELIEVE that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

WE BELIEVE that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

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

WE BELIEVE that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

WE BELIEVE that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

16 Articles of Faith

  1. The Triune God

  2. Jesus Christ

  3. The Holy Spirit 

  4. The Holy Scriptures

  5. Sin, Original and Personal

  6. Atonement

  7. Prevenient Grace

  8. Repentance

  9. Justification, Regeneration, and Adoption

  10. Christian Holiness and Entire Sanctification

  11. The Church

  12. Baptism

  13. The Lord's Supper

  14. Divine Healing

  15. Second Coming of Christ

  16. Resurrection, Judgment, and Destiny

Who are the Nazarenes?
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