Franklin Church of the Nazarene

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.


The church of the Nazarene is explicitly Christian and identifies with the history of the Christian tradition. While we have our unique identity within the Christian Faith we are only one member of the larger body of Christ. As Christians we proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord and that he has brought about God's kingdom on Earth. As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the lordship of Jesus Christ and embracing the historic Trinitarian Creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness Heritage and beilieve it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.

The church of the Nazarene's unique identity is in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition which began with John Wesley's emphasis on santification and living a Holy life. We seek to be a Holy people set aside for God's work in the world. At the core of our Holiness identity is God's love. Living a Holy life is as simple as allowing God's love to wholly transform and wholly use you. God is always seeking a people to reveal his steadfast love to the world. We try to be those people.

We are a people on a mission. Our primary mission is to manifest the love of Christ in all that we do both individually and corporately. Everything we do is in an effort to know, grow, and share Christ's love with all people. We believe ths will lead people to become disciples who strive to follow Christ as closely as they can.