The Church of the Nazarene is a Christian church, built on the foundation of Jesus Christ in the Bible. We join in faith with all who choose to follow Christ and embrace the historic creeds of the Christian faith. We believe in one God who is the ultimate Creator of all things. While all-powerful, God also works in and through human history, in and through the lives of individuals, and we have the freedom to respond.
The word “Nazarene” in our name refers to Jesus, who lived in a town called Nazareth (Matthew 2:23). The Church of the Nazarene is a global denomination with ministry in over 150 world areas. We believe that God offers both forgiveness of sin and transformation of the natural human tendency toward sin. With God’s help, we can love God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength, and love others as ourselves.
Springing from our faith in the transforming love of God is our mission to share it, introducing others not just to a belief system but to active relationship with God. Engagement with the world around us is important, including compassionate service to others both locally and worldwide. We begin in worship, reach out to others, and grow in faith as we challenge and encourage one another.
Everyone has a theology of some sort. Theology — that is, what we believe about God — is relevant, so we talk about it. In the Church of the Nazarene, we aim to be united while not necessarily unanimous: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity” (source uncertain).
The ministry of this local congregation began in Kaysville in 1961 with support from the Salt Lake City First and Ogden congregations of the Church of the Nazarene. Our congregation moved into its current facility when it was completed in 1968. We celebrate God’s faithfulness which has been shown throughout history. We believe God is at work drawing each person to Himself. We would love to share our stories and to hear your store, too, as we seek God together in faith.
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