Welcome to Wooster Nazarene. Thanks for looking our way. Our doors and our hearts are wide open and we warmly welcome you.
|WOOSTER NAZARENE is a launching pad where many “God things” have taken place since 1995. Today around 1000 people attend worship every weekend. We are on a journey together ... a community of people who really love God and each other. Even though we’re a church that is not traditional in style, we are deeply committed to the absolute truth of God’s unchanging Word with no compromise. It is our desire to keep Jesus at the center of everything we do so we are always focused on Him. It’s all about Jesus! We know that Jesus has called Wooster Nazarene to be a place of unity. When He prayed that we would be “one” … He was really praying “Come-unity!” This is a portrait that carries God’s signature for only He can create it and sustain it. Only God can bring unity out of such a great diversity.|
Our mission here at Wooster Nazarene is quite simple...
LOVING GOD, LOVING PEOPLE, LIVING TRANSFORMED
And the best part about this mission is that it is a continual process! As we LOVE GOD, we learn to LOVE PEOPLE, and as we do both these things we start to LIVE TRANSFORMED! And as we are being transformed, it just causes us to love God more, which helps us to love people more...well, you're getting the picture!
Our strategy is the way we go about loving God, loving people, and living transformed. We try to keep things simple around here, and it's no different with our strategy. The three key elements for us are:
GATHER, LINK, THRIVE
We believe that the corporate gathering is so important in the life of the believer, but so is the individual "gathering" with God as well! As we GATHER together corporately, that allows for deeper connection and a stronger LINK between people as we come together in Fusion Groups, PODS, serve together in ministry, and just do life together! When we GATHER and LINK in these ways, it helps encourage us to THRIVE, which happens as we not only GATHER and LINK, but put spiritual disciplines into our lives individually as well!
Underlying our strategy and everything we do are the values that we hold to be so true at Wooster Nazarene! These values should underlay, or be present in, everything that we do. Our values are:
TRUTH, WORSHIP, PRAYER, KINDNESS, GENEROSITY
We believe these values represent who we are at heart!
As with every other area of live, we desire to know when we are being successful. We at Wooster Nazarene want to know when we are hitting this mark that God has put before us. Now, success in the eyes of the Lord may not look like what typically get defines as success in the world. What we believe to be some important measures of someone who is LIVING TRANSFORMED and THRIVING in their walk with Jesus are:
GATHERING, GROWING, GIVING, GOING, GENUINE
We fell that those who are maturing in their faith will be GATHERING with other believers and God, GROWING through spiritual disciplines implemented in their lives, GIVING of their time, talents, and resources to God;s kingdom, GOING to reach and serve others with the Love of Jesus, and will be GENUINE (or real) with God and others!
Our MISSION, STRATEGY, VALUES, and MEASURES will help us to navigate what God is going currently and where He is taking us in the future!