A CENTURY OF ONE AND MANY

A History of

One Hundred Years of the Church of the Nazarene

The Nazarene Centennial is an anniversary, not a birthday. It marks a marriage that linked existing families and created a new one.

A century ago, the Nazarenes were a predominantly American family with relatives in other countries. Today we are an international family of congregations on every inhabited continent. No single language, race, or nationality claims a majority of our members. As an expression of the Holiness Movement and its emphasis on the sanctified life, our founders came together to form one people who then went forth into the world to become a people of many cultures and languages.

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