Who We Are

OUR STARTING POINT IS A PERSON

Jesus, the Nazarene, touched homeless lepers, visited the sick and dying, cried with the grieving, ate with sinners. His involvement with all classes of people raised eyebrows among some but His compassion forgave and transformed people.

Founders of the Church of the Nazarene chose our name because “the Nazarene” emphasized Jesus’ humility and humanity. Founders of Nazarene Compassionate Alliance Northwest put “Nazarene” first for the same reason, the name leads us first to Jesus, the Nazarene, the servant King.

Our starting point is Jesus — His life, His love, His spirit. Jesus’ Presence compels us, unites us and gives us grace to share.