new here?

Where Should I Go?

When you enter the building expect to be warmly welcomed! Stop and say "hi" at our visitor's center. There you'll receive any information that might be helpful to you, including information about Sunday School classes and our options for your children. Don't forget to grab a coupon for a free coffee at the Ninos Cafe too! 


What about my children? 

We offer a nursery for children 0-4. For more information check in at our welcome center. Older children are invited to join us in worship. About 30 minutes in to the service, after we sing, we will have a children's sermon, and then they will be dismissed to their own worship experience. Children's Church takes place in a building located directly behind our sanctuary. If you're new, please feel free to go with them at first, to see where they will be! 


Does it matter what I wear? 

Absolutely not! You'll find people dressed in all different ways here. From suits to shorts, you'll find it all. 


What if I'm not Nazarene? 

No problem! We are committed to the Church of the Nazarene's Wesleyan/Holiness tradition, but we know we are not the only church. We affirm that God moves and works through God's whole body, not just us! The church is a broad body, of which we are simply one part. Everyone is welcome at RCN! 


Communion

The Communion meal is one that our Lord and Savior himself ordained and asked us to re-enact. We come to the table together several times each month. We welcome all to the table who believe in Jesus. Those on the journey of faith, including those taking their very first steps, are also welcome and encouraged to participate.       

services

English

10:45am - Sunday Morning

Sunday Night Small Groups - 1st Weekend of Each Month


Spanish

1:30pm - Sunday Afternoon

7:00pm - Friday Night Bible Study


Please see our calendar, as well as the individual pages for our various ministries for more specific information about all the other things happening at RCN!

multi-congregational

At RCN we believe that the Kingdom of God is diverse. Our community is diverse as well. As a result, we believe diversity shoud be a key characteristic of who we are as a local church. For that reason, you'll find diversity of cultures and languages in our English-speaking service, and in our youth and children's ministries.


We also have a Spanish-speaking congregation! These two congregations are Renton Church of the Nazarene - together!


We believe that we're learning what it means to be a Kingdom people by learning to share our resources, funds, and buildings with one another. We're truly pursuing life together. Sometimes it gets messy, but we find that grace is found in the mess. You're invited to jump in and learn how to be a Kingdom people with us!

our mission

Our Mission


Actively pursuing, loving, and serving God and all people.


We are committed to the following core values:


Biblical Teaching - Studying the Bible individually, as families, and as a community of believers and allowing it to transform our lives.


Discipleship - Following Christ, and equipping others to do the same through positive, encouraging relationships.


Missional Living - Reaching beyond our walls to serve our community, locally and globally, with compassion to share the hope and love that is Christ Jesus.


Multi-Cultural - We value and embrace the diversity of God's creation, and are a church made up of different cultures and languages united in Jesus.


Stewardship - Glorifying God by responsibly managing the time, talent, and resources God has blessed us with, through giving to the church and to our community.


Prayer - We strive to be people of prayer, praying boldly for each other, our community, and the world. It is our privilege and opportunity to live in God's presence through prayer.


Welcoming - We desire to create an atmosphere of love and encouragement for all people.


Wesleyan/Holiness Theology - We believe that none are beyond the possibility of salvation, and that followers of Christ are called to pursue holy lives, in obedience to God, for the sake of others.


Worship - Worshipping God alone through living authentic, sacrificial lives of prayer, giving, praising God, serving, and loving all.

our beliefs

Renton Church of the Nazarene is proudly a part of the Washington Pacific District within the global Church of the Nazarene.


As a local and global church, we hold the following to be true:


  • We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  
  • We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.  
  • We believe that humans are born with a fallen nature, and are, therefore, inclined to evil. We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.  
  • We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.  
  • We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.  
  • We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.  


Additionally, the Church of the Nazarene emphasizes the following core values:


We are a Christian People

  • As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience. 


We are a Holiness People

  • God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit"-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness. 


We are a Missional People

  • We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.      

If you have more questions, see this helpful edition of Holiness Today regarding Nazarene Essentials in both English and in Spanish!