What We Believe

The Church of the Nazarene has its roots in the Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition, and our beliefs fall within the Church of the Nazarene as stated here.

We also believe the Church is more than just buildings, it is people that make the church. We are excited about all those who call Manteno Church of the Nazarene their home, and we hope that you will call it home as well.

Our church is a church that values family ministry and inter-generational worship. This is seen through our programming and we believe there is biblical support for this approach:

Joshua 24:14-15 "Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."