What is the Church of the Nazarene?
The Church of the Nazarene is a Christian denomination which includes more than 12,000 congregations located in over 160 world areas. Its name reflects Jesus, who lived in a town called Nazareth (see Matthew 2:23). We believe that each person can discover forgiveness, transformation, peace, joy, purpose, love, and meaning in life and for eternity through relationship with Jesus Christ. To learn more, visit our Global Ministry Center website.
Where is the Intermountain District?
The Intermountain District Church of the Nazarene includes a land area of over 200,000 square miles, including congregations in portions of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, Utah, and Nevada. It is also home to Northwest Nazarene University and a beautiful camp and conference center called Trinity Pines. The District Office is located in Nampa, Idaho. Click here to view an interactive map of the district, including contact information for local churches.
I've heard the word thrive in various places. What is that about?
On the Intermountain District, we endeavor to create an environment where the Seed of the kingdom -- Jesus himself -- can be planted, take root, and thrive. That word "thrive" represents six key components of discipleship as we cooperate with the Spirit so that we may grow in Christlikeness and experience the beauty of His kingdom. Those components are Theological Clarity (beliefs and understanding), Holistic Ministry (attentiveness to the whole person), Relational Engagement (living in and with community), Intentional Discipleship (planning and implementation for growth and multiplication), Visionary Leadership (recognizing the call to join God's greater mission), and Empowered Transformation (celebrating the change that God brings about both in us and through us).
I am interested in church planting/renewal.
In his role as Assistant District Superintendent, Brent Deakins' primary focus is on church planting and renewal. He is passionate about seeing revival taking place and the Great Commandment and Great Commission fulfilled as local churches engage in their calling to share the good news of Jesus. Click here to send a message to Pastor Brent.
The site for the USA/Canada Region also has a variety of information which may be helpful.
I am interested in serving as a pastor on the Intermountain District.
On the Intermountain District Church of the Nazarene, we endeavor to partner with God and with each other so that the Seed of the kingdom -- Jesus Himself -- is planted, takes root, and thrives. If you are a pastor interested in serving in ministry on this district, please send a résumé and introduction letter to Intermountain District Office, PO Box 1159, Nampa ID 83651, or click here to upload them as PDF files. If you have any questions about the district, feel free to contact the District office at (208) 467-3714.