Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene is committed to:
We believe that spiritual transformation comes through the proclamation and relevant teaching of God’s inspired Word–the authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice for Christians.
(II Timothy 3:16-17) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We believe that God desires a personal relationship with us and that He wants us to depend on Him through personal and corporate prayer centered on thanksgiving, praise, confession and intercession.
(Matthew 7:7-8) Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
We believe that because our holy God is worthy of our unconditional praise, He deserves our absolute best to honor him in every aspect of our lives.
(Col. 3:16-17) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
We believe that lost people matter to God, and therefore ought to matter to the Church. We are dedicated to bringing people to a commitment to Christ through God-honoring, creative and relevant means.
(I Corinthians 9:22) To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.
We believe that drawing all believers into a healthy and maturing relationship with Christ is a scriptural requirement, and then to equip them to live that faith boldly in every sphere of their life.
(Matthew 28:19-20) Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age
We believe that a selfless devotion to each other requires authenticity, forgiveness, generosity and the building of intentional accountability and community.
(Acts 2:46-47) Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Through biblical faithfulness, we desire to experience Jesus, make disciples, and engage our world.
Where are we going?
Vision is not about what is. It is about what could be if anointed by God and accomplished by faith.
At Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene:
We see a church relentlessly pursuing God’s presence
We envision a church whose heartfelt praise and worship is authentic and life-changing—worship that invites the praises of people throughout our community, exalting God with powerful songs of adoration, prayers of faith, and a clear message of hope.
Yes, the church we see is so dependent on the Holy Spirit that nothing will stop it, nor stand against it. It’s a church whose leaders are unified to purposely seek His wisdom and anointing.
We see a church that is fervently praying
We see a people passionately committed to Christ in prayerful dependency—counting the cost and ready to pay any price to see revival, reconciliation, and restoration sweep our community and our world.
The church we see is on its face before God—interceding, calling, training and sending out powerful people of prayer.
We see a church where lives are changing
We see a message clearly proclaimed of Christ’s death and resurrection to those in our community. Many will accept Him as Savior and serve for Him as Lord.
We see a church where people are set free, changed, challenged, delivered and forever redeemed by encountering a warm relationship with Jesus.
We see a church where families are Christ-centered
We envision a church where hurting families can feel they are welcomed, loved and important—a place where marriages grow, parents are nurtured, children and youth are discipled, and grandparents recognize their spiritual significance.
The church we see will be known as the place where families find the resources, time, and training they need to love each other as Christ loved the Church.
We see a church where everyone is being equipped
We envision a church where new as well as established believers are regularly trained and expected to become fully functioning disciples of Christ.
We envision an active group of believers who live out their faith boldly because of our relevant teaching and preaching of God’s inspired Word.
The church we see is determined that believers will find the means for learning how to study and apply the Word, share their faith, and give their best to the Lord.
We see a church full of compassion
We envision our people modeling biblical community—a safe place where we accept, love, encourage, forgive, and serve one another.
The church we see will demonstrate to our community that our compassion reaches beyond class and cultural barriers—a church with a genuine expression of love, focusing on meeting the spiritual and physical needs both within and outside our church.