Our Wesleyan Heritage

Many people wonder, “Who are Nazarenes and what is the Church of the Nazarene?” This is easily answered by saying we are a church and a people in the Wesleyan tradition and of Wesleyan heritage. But that in turn begs the question, “What is the Wesleyan tradition or heritage?”

Recently, several scholars at our regional Nazarene University, Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, set to work on providing a resource to serve both the University and the Church in developing a deeper clarity and understanding of the theological heritage of the Church of the Nazarene.

This work grew out of a commitment to be a place (and a church) of Wesleyan heritage. Living Hope has added this paper to it’s website and presents it for your information. It is a well-­‐written document that explains in depth what it means to be of Wesleyan heritage.

To borrow the words of the Bob Brower the President of Point Loma Nazarene University, this document was written, “to simply affirm what we, as Wesleyans, believe.”

Read it here.

Until Next Time…

Pastor Barry

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