What We Do

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Clinton First Church of the Nazarene

Worship

Worship is about giving honor and praise to the God who has created us and redeemed us.  We believe that our whole lives are acts of worship when we live the way that God calls us to live but we also believe that Sunday morning worship is an especially important time in our worship of God.  Once a week we come together as the body of Christ to express our love and gratitude to God for God's continuing work in us to transform us into God's holy people.  We re-tell the story of God's faithfulness in our life together through music, prayer, scripture, and the sacraments.  We also believe that the re-telling of this story shapes and molds us so that we become a part of God's story of salvation as well.   We aim for our worship service to combine the rich traditions developed through the long history of the Church and elements of our Nazarene heritage with more contemporary movements in worship. 



Discipleship

Discipleship is about becoming a faithful follower of Christ.  This is not a matter of memorizing doctrine or a moral code.  It is about being shaped by the Holy Spirit and formed by the story of God's loving actions in the world and beginning to understand how we fit into that story.  There are a number of ways we intentionally engage in discipleship as a community: our worship service, Sunday School, Sunday Evening Conversations, small groups, prayer meetings, Children's and Teen Bible Quizzing, and Bible studies.  We believe these activities are not merely opportunities for learning but also a chances to grow in grace and allow the Holy Spirit to make us more like Christ.  


Fellowship

Fellowship, that is, spending time together as a church family is an important aspect of our life together just as it is for any family. It is in these times together that our lives become intertwined with one another, that we share each other burdens and joys, that we become one together. It is in our fellowship together that we learn what it means to love one another as God has called us to love, putting others before ourselves.  


 Outreach

We believe that God's love is for everyone and not just for us.  That is why believe that sharing this message of love with others is an important part of what it means to be the Church.   We have a number of events every year through which we reach out to our community.  A few examples of these are music events, revivals, Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat, and movie events.  If you are interested in joining us for any of these events, check out the "What's Going On Now" page for more details.   We would love to have you join us.  We hope that you will find our church to be a place that is welcoming and hospitable. 


Service and Social Justice

Service to others and a global concern for social justice are real life, physical ways that we strive to show the love of Christ to others in our community and around the world.  Jesus modeled a life of compassion and service to the poor and outcasts of society that we believe we must imitate if we are to be his disciples.   One of our primary means of service to our local community is a free meal that we provide to anyone who needs it on the 4th Wednesday of every month.  We also provide a box of groceries for you to take home after the meal.  (Please call ahead if you plan on attending so that we can prepare the appropriate amount of food).  Outside of our community, we also support the Kansas City Urban Youth Center and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.