"Let us unite the two so long divided, knowledge and vital piety..."
- Charles Wesley
The Center's Mission is to cultivate thinking and practices steeped in the depth of Christian tradition and attentive to the latest developments in the arts and sciences, thus enriching the Church for generations to come.
The banner mosaic above accents four of the foundational figures of the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition. From left to right, they are Jacob Arminius, Susanna Wesley, Charles Wesley, and John Wesley.
|"Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord." -Hebrews 12:14|
"We seek the simplicity and the power of the primitive New Testament church. The field of labor to which we feel called is in the neglected quarters of the cities and wherever else may be found waste places and souls seeking pardon and cleansing from sin. This work we aim to do through the agency of city missions, evangelistic services, house to house visitation, caring for the poor, comforting the dying. To this end we strive personally to walk with God and to invite others so to do ..."
Minutes, First Church of the Nazarene
Los Angeles, October 30, 1895