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The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christ-like disciples in the nations.

We are a Great Commission church (Matthew 28:19-20). As a global community of faith, we are commissioned to take the Good News of life in Jesus Christ to people everywhere and to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands.

 

The Church of the Nazarene bonds together individuals who have made Jesus Christ Lord of their lives, sharing in Christian fellowship, and seeking to strengthen each other in faith development through worship, preaching, training, and service to others.

 

 

We strive to express the compassion of Jesus Christ to all persons along with our personal commitment to Christlike living.  While the primary motive of the church is to glorify God, we also are called to actively participate in His mission—reconciling the world to himself.

 

Board of General Superintendents Report 2015 

 

 
Rev Dr Peter Stroude installed as Senior Pastor

District Superintendent Dr Victor George installed Rev. Dr. Peter Stroude as Senior Pastor of the Santa Cruz Church of the Nazarene on Sunday 22nd February, 2015. 

Rev. Dr. Peter Stroude accepted the Lord as his personal savior at an Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) Summer Camp at 11 years old.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit in 1979.  Dr Stroude holds a Diploma and Bachelor of Theology Degree from the West Indies School of Theology in Trinidad, a Diploma in Education from the Shortwood Teacher’s College in Jamaica, a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (CGST) in Jamaica, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Oxford Graduate School in Tennessee, USA.  Dr. Stroude received his District Licence in 2010 and was ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2014.

 

DS Dr Victor George installs Dr Peter Stroude as Senior Pastor
DS Dr Victor George installs Dr Peter Stroude as Senior Pastor of the Santa Cruz Church of the Nazarene
 

 

 
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Church of the Nazarene's Position on Homosexuality
Official Statement: The Church of the Nazarene believes that every man or woman should be treated with dignity, grace, and holy love, whatever their sexual orientation. However, we continue to firmly hold the position that the homosexual lifestyle is sinful and contrary to the Scriptures.
 
We further wish to reemphasize our call to Nazarenes around the globe to recommit themselves to a life of holiness, characterized by holy love and expressed through the most rigorous and consistent lifestyle of sexual purity.
 
We stand firmly on the belief that the biblical concept of marriage, always between one man and one woman in a committed, lifelong relationship, is the only relationship within which the gift of sexual intimacy is properly expressed.
 
- Board of General Superintendents
 
                                                
 
Rev Dr Peter Stroude installed as Senior Pastor

District Superintendent Dr Victor George installed Rev. Dr. Peter Stroude as Senior Pastor of the Santa Cruz Church of the Nazarene on Sunday 22nd February, 2015. 

Rev. Dr. Peter Stroude accepted the Lord as his personal savior at an Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) Summer Camp at 11 years old.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit in 1979.  Dr Stroude holds a Diploma and Bachelor of Theology Degree from the West Indies School of Theology in Trinidad, a Diploma in Education from the Shortwood Teacher’s College in Jamaica, a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (CGST) in Jamaica, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Oxford Graduate School in Tennessee, USA.  Dr. Stroude received his District Licence in 2010 and was ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2014.

 

DS Dr Victor George installs Dr Peter Stroude as Senior Pastor
DS Dr Victor George installs Dr Peter Stroude as Senior Pastor of the Santa Cruz Church of the Nazarene