AS A CHURCH WE ARE SIMPLY CALLED TO:
Grace is required for all of us. Grace looks beyond appearance and lifestyle to understand that the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross was for all of us.
Jesus said it mainly in
John 13:34-35..."Love one another as I have loved you. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another."
We are here to serve the community. Mark 10:45 says "For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
OUR CHURCH HISTORY
In 1921, Rev. Roy Ball had a vision to begin a Nazarene church in
Emporia, Kansas. Through his obedience to God's will, Rev. Ball saw the
birth of a small church. The church continued to grow and prosper and,
on January 1, 1924, the Emporia Church of the Nazarene was officially
organized with thirty charter members in the Messiah Lutheran Church,
located on South Avenue & Constitution.
For about 49 years the church moved to different buildings due to the amazing growth they were experiencing and other reasons such as a train interrupting the service making them stop and wait for the train to pass to proceed with worship.
In 1973 under the administration of Rev. Joe L. Bean,
God once again led this band of followers to a new location to continue their ministry to the community- the corner of 24'h & Industrial. Although many questioned the move "to the country" (there was only a water tower and a few houses in the vicinity), God knew that in a short time this church would become an integral focal point to the community.
In 1987, an Activity Center was constructed to serve as
place of fellowship, worship and celebration. Today we enjoy a beautiful
facility, a prime location "in town", and a family of believers whose desire
is to share the gospel with their community.
As we celebrate God's faithfulness in the past 97 years, we also
look ahead with the same expectation of God's faithfulness in the future.