About Westerville Church Of The Nazarene
The Mission of Westerville Naz is to BE and MAKE Disciples of Christ.
Our Vision is to be a multicultural people who reflect Christ through Praying and Worshiping Continually, Discipling Daily; Always Surrendering to the Word of God.
Worshiping Continually - Many times we think that worship is only singing songs in church. Worship though, is not limited by location, format, time or even feelings. Instead, it is a lifestyle in which we worship God through our actions, words, and decisions. Continual worship includes a variety of expressions of obedience and gratitude to Christ's greatest commandment, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind."
Praying Continually - Prayer is the foundation and basis for all that we experience in our relationship with Christ. Like worship, prayer is not limited by location, format, time or feelings. Rather we are taught that every vital decision and activity of our lives should begin, exist, remain and end in prayer. As we go about our day we are able to both set aside time for prayer and to pray continually to our Heavenly Father.
Discipling Daily - Each person who claims Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is a disciple. Jesus mandated that each disciple go and make more disciples (Matthew 28). We challenge/encourage all disciples of Christ to daily be focused on the discipleship of others in various stages of their relationship with Christ. Each disciple has opportunities daily through work, school, family and hobbies to lead people to Christ and to encourage continued growth in the lives of those who already know Christ as Savior.
Always Surrendering to the Word of God - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and contains all information necessary for salvation and to live a life pleasing to the Lord. We recognize that disciples of Christ must daily and even hourly decide if they will follow the Lord or the way of the world. Therefore we emphasis the constant need to surrender to the Word of God, to allow it to inform and guide us in our theology, morality and philosophies of life.