FAQ’s

Belief

What does the Nazarene Church believe?

Click here for a quick overview of what we believe.

Can anyone attend a worship service at New Holland Church of the Nazarene?

ABSOLUTELY! We welcome everyone to gather together with us for worship. No matter what you’ve done, how you live, what you beleive, what you wear, or who you are. You don’t need to do anything, know anything, have anything, or commit to anything to attend. We welcome you. There may be differences among us, but we believe Jesus is the answer to all of life’s questions. We believe He changes us to be more like him as we put our faith in Him. But we all start from different places. So let’s get to know each other and walk this journey together.

How can I know Jesus?

1. Recognize that God loves you and has a plan for your life.

His love includes you. 
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

He has new life for you. 
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

2. Recognize that sin separates you from God and others.

“Sin” is walking our own way in rebellion against God’s will. When we walk away from God, we walk away from life.

Everyone has sinned.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Sin brings death. 
“For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

Our own efforts cannot save us. 
As sinners we futilely try to find life’s true meaning in the wrong ways and places.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

3. Recognize that Jesus Christ died and rose again for our sins.

Jesus Christ died in our place. 
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

He is the way to new life. 
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

He gives inner peace. 
“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).

He gives freedom. 
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

He gives eternal life. 
“But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

4. You must repent and ask God for forgiveness.

Admit and confess your sins to God. 
“He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).

Repentance means:

•  To acknowledge your sins. 
•  To be sorry for your sins. 
•  To confess your sins. 
•  To be willing to forsake your sins. 
•  To have your life changed by Christ.

Forgiveness is promised. 
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

5. Place your trust in Christ and receive Him as your Savior.

Christ is ready. 
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will go in” (Revelation 3:20).

Receive him now. 
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

Pray this prayer: 
Lord Jesus, I want to have life. I know that I have sinned. I need Your forgiveness and pardon. I believe that You died and rose again for my sins. I now accept You as my personal Savior. I will forsake my sinful life. I know that Your grace and power will enable me to live for You. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me and for giving me a new life.

For help in living a meaningful life in Christ:

•  Be assured of Christ’s forgiveness. 
•  Read your Bible and pray daily. 
•  Find a concerned pastor and other Christians. 
•  Become a vital part of that church. 
•  Share your faith with others

The New Holland Church of the Nazarene is a caring church family waiting to accept you and help nurture you as a Christian. Please contact us if you would like ot talk to someone about faith in Jesus Christ.

All Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV). Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

Kinder-Haus

How is Kinder-Haus connected to the New Holland Church of the Nazarene?

Kinder-Haus Nursery Daycare is a ministry of the New Holland Church of the Nazarene. It does not operate seperately or have it’s own Non-Profit tax ID. Organizationally, Kinder-Haus is simply one of the many ministries that the New Holland Church of the Nazarene provides to our community. However, it is a very large part of our ministry, averaging enrollments of around 175 children at any given time. Kinder-Haus actually pre-dates the church as it was started as a way of developing contacts in New Holland in order to start a Nazarene church in New Holland. The daycare director, is Katie Willwerth.

Nazarene

What is the Church of the Nazarene?

 
The Church of the Nazarene is a world wide network of churches whose headquarters is in Lenexa, KS. Click here for more information about the Global Church of the Nazarene.
 

Schedule

What are Sunday Mornings like at NH Naz?

 
Click Here for a description of Sunday mornings.
 

What time do things happen on Sunday mornings?

Click Here for Sunday morning schedule


What to Expect

What can you expect when you come to a Sunday Morning Worship Gathering?

Dress

Come as you are! Which means there are all kinds of people dressed in all kinds of ways! It’s mostly pretty casual. Feel free to wear whatever you have whether it’s jeans and T-shirts, dresses, shorts, dress pants and ties, khakis and polos, or whatever. It’s what’s on the inside that matters. 

Entrance

As you enter the parking lot you’ll see the main entrance on the far right side of the building. As you enter the front doors, you will be greeted by friendly people welcoming you to church. If you let them know it’s your first visit to NH Naz, they will help you find whatever you need; restrooms, child care, or your way to the worship gathering. But if you just want to slip in, our worship space is straight ahead. There is a welcome center right inside the main doors that can provide you with whatever information you’re looking for.

Worship Gathering

The Worship time generally consists of music, prayer, preaching and a time to respond to what we heard. 

Music – The music is usually interactive. In other words, everyone is invited to sing along together. The words are shown on a screen up front. You don’t have to sing out loud if you don’t want to, but we find (once you’re comfortable) it’s meaningful to participate. The style of the songs we sing together will probably remind you of something you would hear on an adult contemporary radio station. The lyrics might be a contemporary expression of praise to God, a centuries old song of the church, or from ancient writings about God. Sometimes the music is presented from performers on the platform for you to enjoy and to think about God. We hope you will sense God’s presence as we worship together.

Prayer – Our prayer times vary in style and purpose. Occasionally, participants are directed to sit, stand, kneel or whatever they feel best helps them to experience God. But most of the time people remain in their seats while someone will lead as the rest of us follow along in our hearts and minds. Other times the prayer time is completely silent for each participant to reflect on their own. We like there to be a real freedom while maintaining a sense of order.

Preaching – Each week someone will teach from God’s Word. We try to think about how God’s Word applies to our lives. Sometimes we watch a video, look at pictures, use interactive exercises, or invite people share their own story about how God is real to them. The main emphasis is on how we respond to God’s Word. Sometimes we respond in a time of prayer, with a song, or by participating in communion.

For Everyone – Make no mistake, our Worship gatherings are all about Christ and are focused on Him. But we hope no matter where you are in relationship to Jesus, you’ll come and enjoy experiencing God’s presence with us. We hope you connect both to God through worship and to others as you meet us here each week.

Length

Each Service varies in length as well as content and feel. However, most Sunday’s the services range from 75 – 85 minutes long.

Cafe

There is a cafe located at the corner of the building closest to the driveway entrance. On Sunday Morning’s there is free coffee as well as pastries and other drinks provided for a small fee. if you identify yourself as a first time guest it would be our pleasure to offer you a FREE donut and drink. It’s also a great place to mingle with others and hangout for a while. It is available all morning, but the snacks are provided from 8:30am until 10:45am.

Children and Youth Ministry

There are also special age group ministries going on during the Sunday morning gatherings. Please let the staff at the welcome center in the foyer know that you have kids or teens and they will let you know what is offered. Of course, kids and teens are welcome to stay with their parents OR go to the age group ministries, whichever makes you more comfortable.
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