The Church is the Body of Christ. This is where we find our core identity, “in Christ.”
And, make no mistake about it, the church is made up of the people of God all over the world, from every
tribe and tongue and nation, and we are connected as Christ’s body. Missio Dei is made up of people who
choose to be connected as a local expression of the Church. We have a very simple understanding of God
and how we work together organizationally which is consistent with other Nazarenes around the world.
We draw on our simple understanding and interpretation of Scripture to form the following
statements of belief:
It seems good to us and to the Holy Spirit that we stand in agreement with the following:
- That there is one personal God that exists in a community of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- That God gave us His inspired love letter, the First and Second Testament Scriptures, which in their fullness and authority tells us everything we need to know about how to walk the path of faith and conform our characters to the likeness of Jesus.
- That our nature is in rebellion to God and is continually inclined to serve ourselves.
- That we have been given the opportunity to embrace God’s mercy and grace and our unwillingness to turn from our own nature and embrace this gift leaves us without hope and separated from God.
- That God gave His son, Jesus, as a sacrifice to reveal to us the fullness of His love and to return all mankind to our true identity. As we accept and receive His amazing gift of grace and mercy, we come to life and we are saved from the control of sin.
- That, as we are made alive in Christ, we are set apart for God’s purpose and given the capacity to live lives that are holy and pure through faith.
- That, through our faith in Christ, the Holy Spirit makes our hearts His home and is a shining witness to all the world that we are His children and have been set apart as holy people.
- That Jesus Christ will one day return in the fullness of His glory, and the dead be raised and Christ will judge all things.