Who Are We?

Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene is over 100 years old and is located in Cherry Grove Township of Cadillac, Michigan. We are a body of about 200 people and growing. We are known for friendliness and people say they feel at home when they visit. If you are a visitor, don't worry--we won't make you stand up and tell everyone your name. We want you to feel comfortable, whether you are just passing through Cadillac, or looking for a new church home. If you have any questions, please contact us. 

CGN Purpose & Goals

To glorify God in our personal lives, to share the truth of scripture, and through prayer and fellowship encourage each other in our spiritual journey.

  • Encourage personal growth
  • Cultivate new friendships
  • Extend an invitation to others
  • Engage others in fellowship 
  • Teach the truth of scripture
  • Embrace discipleship
  • Share in ministry

We Believe

  1. In one God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  2. That the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
  3. That man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
  4. That the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
  5. 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, regenerated, and saved from the dominion of sin.
  6. Those believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth and also to the entire sanctification of believers. 
  8. In the return of our Lord, in the resurrection of the dead, and in the final judgment.

    Doctrine

    The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the denomination has a strong emphasis on missions. Look at this: about 2.3 million members worshiping in more than 29,000 local congregations in 159 world areas. We're everywhere!

    The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.

    This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do God's will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through service to others. 

    Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God's grace, not of works. We can't save ourselves, and we can't sanctify ourselves. God does it all. Subsequently, our service to God is an act of love, and gratitude for his grace which he has extended to us through Jesus Christ.

    More information can be found at the Church of the Nazarene website.

     

    Questions?

    The answers to all these questions can be found at the official Church of the Nazarene website.

    • What is a Christian?
    • What is the purpose of my life?
    • Who is Jesus Christ?
    • What do Nazarenes believe about the Holy Spirit?
    • What do Nazarenes mean by "salvation"?
    • What are we saved from?
    • What does the Church of the Nazarene believe about living a holy life?
    • What is baptism?
    • What is the Lord's Supper?
    • Do Nazarenes take official positions on social or political issues?
    • How does being a Nazarene affect one’s actions?
    • How does the Nazarene understanding of God make a difference in the lives of Nazarene members?

    How can I learn more about the Church of the Nazarene? The best way to learn about any person or group is personal interaction. We'd love to see you!