The stained glass window at Smee Hall tends to draw a smile from our theology students.

What is Nazarene?

The Church of the Nazarene is an international Protestant denomination within the holiness tradition. In fact, the Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Since PLNU is a Nazarene university, our relationship with the Church of the Nazarene is one characterized by a mutual commitment to the doctrine and mission. That means we strive to prepare leaders for Christian service within social, civic, business, and church communities.
 

Over 45 church denominations are represented at PLNU

 

Specifically, the church is firmly Wesleyan in doctrine and evangelical in mission. Emphasis is given to the conversion of sinners, the entire sanctification of believers, and the spreading of the gospel to every person. The church is a member of the Christian Holiness Partnership and the National Association of Evangelicals.

  • 30,712 Churches across the globe
  • 2,579,243 Members Worldwide
  • 53 Colleges, Universities, and Seminars Educate More Than 51,000 Students

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