We desire to be a place where you and your family can come to know our wonderful Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, and His love and purpose for you. We strive to create an atmosphere of fellowship where you can feel accepted, loved, encouraged, and also challenged in your spiritual journey.
Our Mission Statement: Our church (and the universal Church) exists to introduce nonbelievers to Jesus Christ, to care for others by demonstrating God’s love, and to help each other grow in our faith and knowledge of Him so we will honor God with our lives.
Our mission statement reflects the five purposes that God has for His Church (and individual Christians) as discussed by Pastor Rick Warren in his book The Purpose-Driven Church. Those five purposes are (1) Evangelism, (2) Discipleship, (3) Ministry, (4) Worship, and (5) Fellowship.
Rick Warren explains in his book that these five purposes of the church are found in many New Testament verses, but they are highlighted and summarized by Jesus in the “Great Commandment” in Matthew 22:37-40 and in the “Great Commission” in Matthew 28:19-20:
Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV): “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV): “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We, at the Forest Center Church of the Nazarene, believe that these Scriptures and many others clearly tell us that our purpose and priorities as a church and as individual Christians are to love and obey God first and foremost and then to love and serve one another in God-honoring and God-pleasing ways. Our intentional goal is to incorporate one or more of these five purposes into our church’s ministries, programs, outreaches, activities, and events.
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To find out more about what we believe, click on the link below.