Our Mission

Fenton Church of the Nazarene exists to:
build bridges of love that lead to life!

 
 

Core Values

 

Missional Community

Jesus sent and sends God's people out to the ends of the earth to share the incredible news of the Gospel. Therefore, we collectively give of ourselves to see our communities, workplaces, schools, and homes transformed through the movement of the Holy Spirirt. 

Bible passages: Micah 6:8;  Matthew 5:13-16, 28:18-20;  2 Corinthians 5:18-21
 

Discipleship

Jesus taught that following him meant laying aside our pride and selfish intentions, carrying our crosses, and imitating him. Therefore, we commit to a lifelong journey of being remade in His image and utilizing the gifts God has given us to serve the Kingdom and influence the world around us. 

Bible passages: Genesis 1:26-28;  Matthew 28:18-20;  Luke 9:23-27;  Acts 2:42-47

Prayer

Jesus taught and modeled prayer as an essential form of communication and connection with the Living God. Therefore, personal and corporate prayer pervades everything we do. 

Bible passages: Nehemiah 1:4-11;  Psalm 69:13-14,  143:1;  Isaiah 56:7;  Jeremiah 29:10-14;  Matthew 6:5-15, 7:7- 8, 21:13;  Mark 1:35-39;  John 14:12-14;  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18;  Hebrews 4:14-16
 

Passionate Spirituality

Jesus emphasized the importance of remaining connected to Himself, the fountain of living waters. Therefore, we passionately pursue growth in our personal relationship with Jesus through prayer, Bible reading, observing Sabbath, and practicing other spiritual disciplines. 

Bible passages: Deuteronomy 6:4-9;  Psalm 63:1-8;  John 7:38, 15:1-5
 

Worship

Jesus modeled the importance of gathering corporately in the presence of the Living God. Therefore, we meet weekly in the shared experience of God's awesome presence, to glorify God and be transformed by His Spirit. 

Bible passages: Psalm 96, 100:1-2, 150;  Luke 4:16;  Romans 12:1-2;  Hebrews 10:19-25, 12:28-29
 

Loving Relationships

Jesus demonstrated authentic relationships through loving others, because all bear the image of the Living God. Therefore, we purposefully live in genuine, loving relationships with one another, transcending our cultural perspectives and backgrounds.

Bible passages: Leviticus 19:9-18, 33-34;  Matthew 22:37-40;  Luke 19:1-10;  John 13:34-35;  Ephesians 4:1-3;  Hebrews 10:19-25;  James 1:27;  1 John 4:7-12, 16-21
 

Empowering Leadership

Jesus developed and empowered disciples. Therefore, we raise up, equip, and send out generations of servant leaders inside and outside the walls of our church.

Bible passages: Exodus 31:1-11; Nehemiah 2:17-18, 3:1-32; Matthew 10:5-15; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Ephesians 4:7-16
 

Whole Life Stewardship

Jesus modeled that everything we have is a gift graciously given by God to be used for his glory. Therefore, we care for creation and culture, by integrating our faith, life, and vocation to bring about flourishing lives, locally and globally.

Bible Passages: Genesis 1:16-28; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35; Colossians 1:15-18, 3:17, 23-24