WHO WE ARE
why we exist
We are people reaching people with Christ.
The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples in all the nations
nazarene core values
WE ARE A CHRISTIAN PEOPLE
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.
WE ARE A HOLINESS PEOPLE
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness through the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including “entire sanctification” and “baptism with the Holy Spirit”-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.
WE ARE A MISSIONAL PEOPLE
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.
Pastor Tim Miller has been the Lead Pastor of Bluffton Church
of the Nazarene since July 2008. He became ordained with the
Church of the Nazarene in June of 1995, and was a graduate of
Pastor Tim began his ministry at Southside Church of the Nazarene
in Louisville, KY, in May of 1983. After pastoring there for two years,
he became the Youth Pastor/Administrator at Lake Avenue Church of the Nazarene (presently known as Grace Point) in Fort Wayne, followed
by becoming the Senior Pastor at Decatur Nazarene, Youth Pastor at
Anderson Nazarene & then the Senior Pastor at Brownstown Nazarene
prior to moving to Bluffton.
Pastor Tim feels his purpose in life is to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Tim has been married to his wife, Monica, since June 3, 1983.
They have four children: Andrew, Bethany (son in-law Kyle Knight), Sarah, & Grace.
Andrew wants to live in a world where he can act like a teenager all his life. A world where he can stay up late and sleep in everyday, video gaming is an official job, his truck never gets dirty, cookie dough ice cream was served at every meal, Michael Jordan comes out of retirement, staying in shape was simple, working out was funner, funner becomes a real word, Peyton Manning and Andrew luck play on the same team, his mother is always around to do his laundry, he stars in a TV series about his life, and never cares what anyone thinks of him.
In the meantime, he is the Youth and Senior Adult Pastor of the Bluffton Church of the Nazarene where he loves his ministries.
Youth & Young Adult Pastor
One of the most successful artists and activists within contemporary Christian music, Chris Tomlin is a Dove- and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and worship leader who has sold over seven million records. Emerging in the mid-'90s, Tomlin began his domination of the CCM charts in 2004 with the release of Arriving, which included the compositions "Holy Is the Lord," "How Great Is Our God," and "Our God" -- three of the most popular contemporary songs in the world's churches, sung by millions of Christians at worship services each week. Subsequent efforts like Hello Love (2008), Burning Lights (2013), and Never Lose Sight (2016) went gold and platinum, solidifying Tomlin's reputation as both a commercial and cultural ambassador for faith-based music and modern worship.
Worship & Creative Pastor
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