Welcome to the Church of the Nazarene is a straightforward, basic introduction to church membership, written in everyday language for the new Christian or for the Christian who is new to the Church of the Nazarene. Readers will learn about: The history of the Church of the Nazarene: From the founding of the church to the ministry of Phineas F. Bresee, a short but complete history of the early church. What Nazarenes believe: The articles of faith of the Church of the Nazarene and basic Christian doctrines from a Wesleyan perspective, explained in everyday language. How the church is organized: From the church worldwide to the local church, how the church is organized in leadership, finances, and ministry. How Nazarenes live as Christians: How to develop spiritual disciplines. Also, how Nazarenes respond to controversial social issues, including divorce, sexuality, and the use of alcohol. What it means to be a member of the Church of the Nazarene: Topics include growing as a Christian, tithing your income, serving in ministry, and sharing your faith. Welcome to the Church of the Nazarene is the complete membership resource for anyone wishing to join the church.