Orthodoxy and Doctrinal Statements
Karcher Church is a member Church of The Church Of The Nazarene International. Therefore, we uphold the doctrine of the Church Of The Nazarene. This summary statement of faith is not meant to fully explain nor detail the doctrinal statements of the Church, but to give a brief overview. For additional information please contact our Church Office.
The Church of the Nazarene is an evangelical, holiness Church.
By evangelical we mean that we believe that God calls all believers everywhere to be His messengers of the Good News of salvation. Evangelism is the responsibility of all who call themselves by His name.
By holiness we mean that God is in the continual process of bringing about the fullness of His love in our hearts and lives in order that we might love Him and all people more fully.
Please feel free to speak to any of our pastoral staff concerning these brief doctrinal statements.
The Church Of The Nazarene
The Church of the Nazarene is among those Churches known as holiness Churches. We believe that one’s relationship to God in Christ Jesus means more than simply that we get to go to heaven when we die. We believe that we are transformed in this life to be able to love God fully with heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbor as our self.
The International Headquarters of the Church of the Nazarene is located in Lenexa, KS.
Additional information can be obtained at www.nazarene.org
Sixteen Articles Of Faith
1) In one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (also referred to as the Trinity)
2) In Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, and who brings us salvation.
3) In the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation.
4) The Bible to be the inspired Word of God teaching us all we need to know about salvation.
5) That all of mankind is born into sin verified by action, and in need of God’s forgiveness and cleansing from sin.
6) That Jesus Christ provided atonement for our sin through His death on the cross, and by our faith, hope, and trust in His death and resurrection we can be saved.
7) That God enables all of mankind to turn from sin, but does not force us to do so.
8) That each person must repent, turn from sin, and trust in Christ.
9) That when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean and we are born again, and adopted into God’s family.
10) That after becoming a Christian by being born again, we need the fullness of God’s Spirit in our hearts to help us grow into Christ-likeness.
11) That the Church is the community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and which God has called to serve as His body in the world.
12) That all believers should submit to water baptism as a testimony of what Christ has done in their lives.
13) That we are to remember Christ’s sacrifice in practice of the Lord’s Supper, (also referred to as Holy Communion).
14) That God can and does heal by His divine power, but that He can and indeed does also use medical science.
15) That Jesus Christ is coming again to this world.
16) That everyone will face the judgment of a Holy God. We further believe that all who savingly believe in, and obediently follow Jesus Christ our Lord, will live with Him eternally.