About Us

The Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean) is an evangelical anabaptist denomination believing in biblical fundamentalism (accepting the teachings of the Bible without reservation.)

Our church is one of many belonging to the Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean) conference of believers. Our roots go back to the Anabaptist movement in the 1830's, specifically to the teachings of Samuel Froelich who spoke out against state-church sanctioned doctrines in Switzerland.

Froelich began a revival and a movement seeking to return to the truths taught in the Gospel. The movement spread rapidly throughout Europe, and then to the United States in the late 1800's. In Europe, members of the movement were called 'the Nazarenes' after the city in Galilee where Jesus Christ had lived. In the United States, our fellowship is known as the Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean).

Doctrine

  • Repentance - One must truly repent of his sins in order to gain salvation.
  • Discipleship and selfless service.
  • Adult baptism - Fellowship of baptized believers - (baptism by immersion).
  • Life consuming sanctification and separation from the world
  • Accountability - Accountability to church authority with church discipline.
  • Closed communion - Communion is only to be shared with like-minded brethren, members of our fellowship.
  • Non-resistance - As Christ showed to love our enemies, so we must also do.
  • Eternal security - We believe that it is possible for a soul to depart from the saving faith
  • More detail on our doctrine - For a more complete and detailed discussion of these and more doctrinal points, please refer to our Statement of Faith page.

A list of (some) of our practices are:

  • Formal attire during church events.
  • Modesty in appearance.
  • Separated seating for men and women.
  • Female members wear a headcovering during public prayer and worship, and often during everyday life.
  • Leadership consists of an elder body with a local elder assisted by one or more ministers.
    Church positions of spiritual leadership are held by men only - 1 Timothy 2:12
  • Non-fraternization - We do not permit the believers to frequent church functions in denominations outside of our own.
  • Use of the Zion's Harp hymnal during worship services.
  • Hospitality - We welcome travelling brethren into our homes.

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