Mission

The mission of the International Church of the Nazarene is “to make Christlike disciples in the nations.”

These seven words are a combination of Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 28:19–20 to “go and make disciples of all nations” (NIV), often called the Great Commission, and loving others with a holy love like Jesus taught us in Matthew 22:37–40 to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind’ and to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ (NIV), often called the Greatest Commandment.

As a district, we embrace our mission

to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. We will be a “sent” people—strengthening local churches, developing clergy and lay leadership, building community, and being missional as we establish dynamic churches and ministries—who will bring glory to God and the transforming message of holy love to people in Western Pennsylvania.