Leipsic Church of the Nazarene
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Sunday Breakfast 9:30am
Sunday School 10am
Youth Group (6th -12th Grades) Sunday 5-7pm
with David Bloom
Kids Club (3yrs - 5th Grades) Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm
with Irma Rodriquez.
Adult Bible Study & Prayer Wednesday 7-8:30pm
with Pastor Jennifer & Pastor Jed.
Leipsic Church of the Nazarene at a Glance
Here at Leipsic Church of the Nazarene, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all by showing Jesus to all we come in contact with. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Who We are
We are a Church of the Nazarene
The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.
This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do God's will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through service to others. Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God's grace, not of works. Our pursuant service to God is an act of love whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We Are A Holiness People
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. 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.
Because we are called by Scripture and drawn by grace to worship God and to love Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, we commit ourselves fully and completely to God, believing that we can be "sanctified wholly," as a second crisis experience. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts, cleanses, fills, and empowers us as the grace of God transforms us day by day into a people of love, spiritual discipline, ethical and moral purity, compassion, and justice. It is the work of the Holy Spirit that restores us in the image of God and produces in us the character of Christ.
We believe in God the Father, the Creator, who calls into being what does not exist. We once were not, but God called us into being, made us for himself, and fashioned us in His own image. We have been commissioned to bear the image of God: "I am the LORD . . . your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy" (Leviticus 11:44).
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.
Meet Pastor Jed & Pastor Jennifer
Pastor Jed is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College, a veteran in the US ARMY, has served as Associate Pastor, he has also served as a Hospice Chaplain and is now serving as a Lead Hospital Chaplain. Pastor Jed seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus in all aspects of life. He loves a good basketball game and cheers for his football team the Buffalo Bills. Pastor Jed serves in ministry together with his wife of 17 years, this is their second Co-Pastorate together!
Pastor Jennifer has a passion for children & working with their families in ministry for over 20 years! She is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She has served on staff as Children's Pastor and Associate Pastor, she has a background teaching preschool. Pastor Jennifer loves preaching & teaching in such a way that understanding comes easily to both a child and an adult. She loves to cheer on her boys in basketball. On Sunday afternoons she usually has the TV on and is cheering for the Cleveland Browns!
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