We are a community of Christ believers in Clare, Michigan.

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.


The response to human need and spiritual hunger has been driven by a vision consistent with the Biblical message of God's grace and compassion for humankind in Jesus Christ. God's offer to humankind in Jesus Christ, His Son, is radical freedom and transformation. Nazarenes joyfully proclaim forgiveness from all sin, along with the ability of newly transformed life living in a community of worship, service, and proclamation. Here you can experience the transformational power of God's Spirit in the deepest recesses of human personality in the community of faith, by walking once again with your Heavenly Father.


We connect through:

  • Sunday School

  • Women's Ministry

  • Worship

  • Small Groups

  • MOPS

  • Teaching

  • Men's Ministry

  • Service Outreach


When attending a church for the first time, many questions come to mind. What does this church believe about God? What kinds of ministries do they offer for families or singles? Will I be able to make friends here? Is there opportunity for me to serve? These questions will be answered at Clare Church of the Nazarene. We invite you to attend our Sunday School Classes either at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. and our Worship Service 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. to find the answers.

We invite you to come and be a part of our continuing story.


The history of the Christian Church has been marked by successive periods of renewal. During once such period in England, God inspired a young Church of England priest with a vision of His grace extended to all humankind. Rev. John Wesley founded a spiritual renewal movement that leaped boundaries of class and geographical limitations as it reached the New World. In October of 1908, the Church of the Nazarene was established as the result of this dynamic, life-changing message. As we gather in worship today we are part of a family that consists of 18,000 churches, 1.6 million Nazarenes that spans 24 times zones.

To the left is a video displaying our articles of faith. Feel free to watch the videos. We hope to see you this Sunday.