Articles of Faith

If people are intense worshipers of God, they cannot be shallow or listless in their thinking.

–Phineas F. Bresse
First General Superintend of the Church of the Nazarene

Our sixteen Articles of Faith serve as our formal doctrinal affirmations to guide our understanding of the global Christian faith.

NOTE: Constitutional changes adopted by the 2017 General Assembly are in the process of ratification by the district assemblies at the time of printing. Where changes are being made, words in italics are new words and words in brackets [ ] are words being deleted.