🠈  Church of the Nazarene  🠊

Church of the Nazarene

The Church of the Nazarene is a denomination that rose from the Holiness Movement that developed during the Second Great Awakening (1790-1840) within the Methodist branch of Protestantism.

The church has a long history of ministering to the homeless and international missions. The group has a strong educational system. They chose the name "Nazarene" as the elitists of the Biblical age divisively referred to Jesus Christ as "The Nazarene" and the church sees itself as an advocate of the downtrodden and not the elite.

The current church traces its origins to the The First General Assembly which was held in Chicago in 1907. This meeting led to the merger of several groups including The Los Angeles based Church of the Nazarene founded by Dr. Phineas F. Bresee in 1895 and the Association of Pentecostal Churches of America.

This video highlights key themes of the movement:

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