Where We Come From

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, tracing its roots to an anniversary date of 1908. It was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands. Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 156 world areas.

The Church of the Nazarene is a Great Commission church. Our mission is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love, meaning in life, and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to people everywhere.

The Church of the Nazarene is also a holiness church. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

Bradford Church of the Nazarene Statement of Purpose is:

Loving God-Loving Others-Serving the World

Loving God- Our mission is to help and encourage people to love God as their heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior  in a deep and committed relationship. We strive to provide the tools and opportunities that will help them to grow continually in their understanding of and faith in God.  We recognize that our love for our Lord God affects our daily living and is an ever growing process in which the Holy Spirit molds us into an ever clearer image of Himself.

Loving Others- In a world in which the word "love" is used very loosely, the family of Bradford Church of the Nazarene, with Christ Jesus as our model, strive to love others as Christ loves them.   

Serving the World- We are a holiness church that believes that Jesus taught and demonstrated that an element of the Great Commission includes sharing the gospel message of God's love through involvement in the lives of people outside of the church so that they may witness God's love and concern for them in a tangible way.