FAQs : Frequently Asked Questions

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What does the abbreviation NAFCON stand for?

NAFCON is the abbreviation for New Albany First Church of the Nazarene

What kind of services do you have?

Our services are worshipful and contemporary in nature with a mixture of music styles. Our sermons are Bible based, holiness centered, with humor and application to everyday life. Our atmosphere is friendly and interactive.

What time do your services start?

We have three different worship services on Sunday's for your family and friends.
At 10 AM - "Premium Blend" is a worshipful blend of musical styles followed with a need meeting Biblically based message.
At 10:30 AM - Located at our Johnstown Campus, this service is similar to the Premium Blend service in New Albany.
At 11:30 AM - "Recess Live" is worship service for children and their parents.
We also have a Children's worship service takes place during the 9:30 service.

What is appropriate to wear to church?

Come as you are! The dress ranges from casual to professional - it's your call! We just want you to join us and be comfortable, whatever your preference may be.

How big is the church?

Our total average Worship attendance is approximately 500. That is distributed over three weekend Worship services.

Do you have childcare?

The answer is an enthusiastic, Yes! We love children at NAFCON! Please be assured that your child will receive tender loving care while your family is with us. Also, child care teachers and volunteers must pass an extensive background check prior to being a part of this very important ministry.

Is there something for my teenager?

Yes! Junior High and Senior High students are very important to the NAFCON family. Everything the youth do is centered around knowing Jesus Christ, Growing in Him and Going to show His love to the world; all while having a lot of fun! For more detailed information visit www.rewiredstudents.com

What is the Church of the Nazarene?

The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the Wesleyan-holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. The scripture teaches that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart and filling the individual with love for God and humankind (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.) Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God's grace, not of works. Our pursuant service to God is an act of love whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Do I have to be a member to attend?

No, not at all! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your walk of life or your needs may be.

How do I become a member?

Church membership has its rewards and benefits! Membership class is held on a quarterly basis at NAFCON and is an opportunity to learn what we believe is the essence of the Christian faith, to understand our purpose and who we are as a church. Membership class attendance is required unless you are transferring your membership from another Nazarene church. Membership in the Nazarene Church represents the membership we all share, as Christians, in the body of Jesus Christ.