The 8th Street Church in OKC is a Church of the Nazarene. The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the denomination is now home to about 2.3 million members worshiping in more than 29,000 local congregations in 159 world areas.
In its earliest days, our denomination started churches in the urban core and was focused on three things:
- A commitment to cities and the poor
- Active involvement in social issues
- A doctrine of HOPE
Our desire is to return back to these essential issues by being a faithful presence in Midtown/Downtown. We want to be good neighbors, meet the needs of those around us, and provide a place of transformation by being a people of safety, inclusion, transformation, and healing.
We gather here to tell the truth:
We don't have our lives together.
And on our own we can't get them together.
We confess that we are poor, and we are hungry and thirsty for what we cannot provide ourselves. We need God's grace... and we need each other.
That while we were still sinners, God died in solidarity with us.
And now you and I are forgiven, set free, and adopted into a good family.
You and I are not alone – we belong to God and to one another.
We are God’s people, people who are rich and satisfied, a people of peace, reconciliation, and love.
Because Jesus has been the very best neighbor to us, we will be good neighbors to one another. Our lives are better when we are neighbors.
We will help one another in real ways,
and we will have real conversations with one another.
We are not all the same, but we are all ready for transformation.
So let’s do the very real and good work of God … together.
We will be a spiritual community of hope and transformation that lives the way of Jesus!
For information on our Articles of Faith, CLICK HERE.