ABOUT US

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The strength of any organization, and especially a church, is found in the beliefs that it holds dear. That is especially true at SFNaz. As a member church of the International Church of the Nazarene, we are committed to 16 core theological beliefs and 3 core values that are essential to who we are. Scroll down to learn more about our church and the Church of the Nazarene.

 What We Believe

 

To Know Jesus & 

To Make Him Known

Agreed Statement of Belief

These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold 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 man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
  • 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.

Articles of Faith

1.  We Believe in one GOD, the Creator of all things, who reveals himself as Father, Son and Spirit.

2.  We Believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to bring about our salvation.

3.  We Believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation.

4.  We Believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to be saved.

5.  We Believe that we are all sinners by both nature and act and need God's forgiveness and cleansing.

6.  We Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and that, by trusting in His death, we can be restored to a right relation to God.

7.  We Believe that God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin but that He has not forced us to do so.

8.  We Believe that each person must repent, turn away from his sins, and trust Christ to accept him.

9.  We Believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, thus becoming part of the family of God.

10.  We Believe that after being born anew, we need the fullness of God's Spirit in our hearts. When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.

11.  We Believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, carrying on His mission through the power of the Holy Spirit.

12.  We Believe in baptism and urge people to be baptized as Christians.

13.  We Believe in the Lord's Supper.

14.  We Believe that God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that He can work through medical science.

15.  We Believe that Jesus Christ is coming again.

16.  We Believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments.

 Our 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.

 

 

OUR STAFF

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Jon Fillipi

Lead / Teaching Pastor

Jon is a husband, father, Papa, and brother.  Raised in Denver he loves all things outdoors and misses the mountains!  He loves education and has a bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree.  His favorite pastimes are hanging out with Debbie, his wife, his kids, Kaitlin and Andrew, and being crazy with his grandsons, Landon and Ira.  He quickly reverts to his childhood when he is with them.  Family is everything to Jon and if you have been introduced to him, you are part of his family β€” so watch out, he will love on you.  Jon loves to preach, teach, write, and read, and leads the Kansas School of Ministry Preparation and Transformational Leadership for the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene along with pastoring our church. His favorite colors are blue and Bronco Orange, and his favorite food is everything but sardines!

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John Luce

Executive Pastor / Worship Arts

John Luce has been at SFNAZ since 2011. He is our Executive Pastor as well as leading the Youth, and Music ministries. His wife, Shirley, plays piano on the worship team and they enjoy being able to do this ministry together.  John also teaches PreK-12 vocal music for the Solomon school district and in his free time loves to go to the lake or spend time with their Grandson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Torgrimson

Hispanic Pastor

Pastor Phil raised in PerΓΊ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ 1947-1964.  He graduated from High school in the USA.  Got is B.A. from BNC in 1970 and married his lovely wife Sharolyn in the May of the same year.  Got his M.A. in 1975 from BNC/SNU and ordained the following year.  Then they went to Colombia as a missionaries.  Upon returning from the mission field Phil went to work as Correctional Counselor for Kansas Department of Corrections.  Phil retired in 2013.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS