About the Manual

The Manual is our official agreed-upon statement of faith, practice, and polity

The Board of General Superintendents declared 1 December 2017 as the effective date for the 2017–2021 Manual of the Church of the Nazarene. 

The Board of General Superintendents released the following statement on the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene on 18 June 2021, “Because Manual Paragraph 323 establishes that “Following each general assembly, the reviewed Manual of the Church of the Nazarene is to be effective in all appropriate languages when the Board of General Superintendents announces the official release date,” the provisions of the current Manual remain effective until modified by the 30th General Assembly, scheduled to convene in June of 2023, and a new version is announced by the Board of General Superintendents.”

The 2017–2021 edition marks the first time that the Manual will be officially accessible in this new electronic format as well as print copies. More information will be provided here as other translations (electronic and printed) are completed.

See what’s new in the 2017–2021 Manual?

Print copies of the Manual are available for purchase from the Foundry Publishing, the new name of Nazarene Publishing House.

A free downloadable PDF copy of the print version is also available.