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拿撒勒人會
Church of the Nazarene
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拿撒勒人會的徽章
宗派 新教
主義 福音派
教體 混合會眾制長老會制聖公會制
組織 Christian Holiness Partnership;
全國福音派協會
世界卫理公会协进会
全球循道宗聯盟
區域 全球
起源 1908年10月13日
美國德克薩斯州派勒特波因特
合併 15個聖潔運動中的教派于1907–1988年間合併
分離 朝聖聖潔會(1917)
聖經傳教會(1955)
拿撒勒人聖潔會(Holiness Church of the Nazarene,1958)
Church of the Bible Covenant(1967)
教堂 29,395(2014)
信徒 2,295,106(2014)

拿撒勒人會英语:Church of the Nazarene),或稱宣聖會,是基督教福音派下的一個派系,出現於北美19世紀的聖潔運動中,其成員常被稱為Nazarenes(拿撒勒人)。它是世界上最大的循道宗-聖潔教派[1][2] 2014年9月末,該會在世界各地記有2,295,106會眾、29,395座教堂。[3][4]

美國的拿撒勒人會信徒最多,計有631,454人,[5] 其次是莫桑比克(157,119)、巴西(111,694)、印度(107,175)、孟加拉國(79,550)、[6] 危地馬拉(78,212)[7]海地(64,071)。而人均教徒數最多的國家是佛得角[8]

該會的宗旨依大使命將基督教傳播到世界各地,[9][10] 自2001開始將自己的核心價值定義為:「Christian」(我們是基督徒)、「Holiness」(聖潔)、「Missional」(使命)。[11][12]

該教會在35個國家、6個大陸運營者53個本科及研究生教育機構,[13][14][15] 2013年拿撒勒人會學院和大學入學人數達50,390人。[16] 該會的總部位於美國密蘇里州堪薩斯城[17]

参考文献[编辑]

  1. ^ "Pentecostalism", in Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, eds. William H. Swatos and Peter Kivisto (Rowman Altamira, 1998):358.
  2. ^ ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture: Church of the Nazarene''. Encyclopediaofarkansas.net. [2014-06-23]. 
  3. ^ "General secretary releases 2014 stats", NCN News (December 10, 2014)
  4. ^ "The Church of the Nazarene uses "world area" to describe countries and areas that are a part of a country, but may be known by a different name. More than 20 of the denomination's 159 world areas fall into this category, such as Guam, a U.S. territory on the Asia-Pacific Region." See Nazarene Research Services releases stats on 30-year world area growth, NCN News (January 10, 2014).
  5. ^ "Church of the Nazarene Growth, 2004-2014 Annual Statistics from the General Secretary's Reports"
  6. ^ Gina Grate Pottenger, "Bangladesh: It Started with a Letter", Engage 12 (April 21, 2010)
  7. ^ "GMC Flags of the Nations: Guatemala", NCN Global News Summary (September 17, 2013)
  8. ^ Membership Stats. Adherents.com. [2014-06-23]. 
  9. ^ 244823 Manual 2005-09 (PDF). [2014-06-23]. 
  10. ^ About the Church's Mission. After a unanimous decision of the Board of General Superintendents in December 2006 to express the Church's mission more concisely.
  11. ^ Church of the Nazarene - Clergy Development (PDF). Nazarenepastor.org. [2014-06-23]. 
  12. ^ 拿撒勒人會牧者靈修特會. 基督教論壇報. 2008-03-25 [2015-03-23]. 
  13. ^ "International Board of Education releases global statistics", NCN News (February 13, 2014).
  14. ^ "Highlights of the 87th Session of the General Board", Holiness Today (May/June 2010):26.
  15. ^ Eugénio R. Duarte, "ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF GENERAL SUPERINTENDENTS TO THE 88TH GENERAL BOARD CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE February 2011", NCN News (February 27, 2011)
  16. ^ 2013 Enrollment Statistics. Nazarene.org. [2014-06-23]. 
  17. ^ 1 About the GMC. Nazarene.org. [2014-06-23]. 

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