This course will uncover the roots of the Nazarene story from its theological heritage in John Wesley to its missional reach into over 150 countries. Along the way, the American religious experience will be explored from the pre-colonial settlers, the westward movement into Appalachia, the spark of various renewal movements into the 19th century culminating in the social and moral reform of the early 20th century.
It is here where we will find not only Nazarenes but many Christian denominations and they are woven into a tapestry of a “peculiar people” called to be like Christ.
“A sanctified life is a delight to Jesus, a joy to the soul, a benediction to the home, a power in the church, a terror to sin, and a continual disappointment to the devil.”
Phineas F. Bresee, Feb 1, 1900