Saturday, June 7, 2008
National Church of the Nazarene
The National Church of the Nazarene (4401 16th Street NW) serves four demographically unique congregations and provides services in English, Spanish, Haitian, and Congolese. While the congregation's website provides little information other than meeting times, the church is a part of the larger Church of the Nazarene body. According to the larger church's information site, this congregation was established in 1917.
The Church of the Nazarene is an off-shoot of the Wesleyan tradition and is described as an evangelical Christian denomination. The church's core values include "to make Christlike disciples in all nations." While the largest concentration of Nazarenes live in the U.S., more members actually live in countries outside the U.S. and the church claims membership in 151 "world areas."
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 2/08