EDUCATION is a vital part of the Church. Pastoral education is important, not only for the work of the Church, but for liberal arts as well. Nazarenes support two universities, Africa Nazarene University and Southern Africa Nazarene University, as well as theological colleges and seminaries, extension systems, distance learning, and institutions for technical training in Africa. Nazarene Theology is distinguished by the doctrine of entire sanctification, which is considered to be an act of God’s grace – not of works. The Church believes that God calls Christians to a life of holy living.
NAZARENE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES (NCM) makes it possible for the Church to serve as a conduit of assistance to hurting nations. The ministry’s four focal points for the region are: disaster response, child development, HIV/AIDS ministry, and human trafficking.