The Northwest District of the Church of the Nazarene is unique. Organized in December 1904, the Northwest District had already held four annual district assemblies before the Church of the Nazarene was officially organized in Pilot Point, Texas in 1908.
The original boundaries of Northwest District included churches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. In its 15th district assembly (1919), the Northwest District reported 23 churches with 795 members. By the time the district had been in existence for 25 years it had been divided into five districts. In all, eight districts have been formed out of the original geographical boundaries.
In April of 2008, our district family came together as ONE for the centennial of the Church of the Nazarene. Together we celebrated the men and women who for a century have led, sacrificed, built, sent, given, preached, loved and guided us to this day. We stand on the shoulders of our spiritual ancestors and celebrate the rich history that is ours as Nazarenes. As we look forward, we also celebrate adults, teens and children who make up the Church of the Nazarene today. We stand shoulder to shoulder with all who have joined us to make Christlike disciples in the nations. What started as a one time event has now become an annual gathering we call Celebrating Generations. We come together over 4 days for Praise and Worship, for Business Reporting and Elections, for Resourcing through Workshops and Exhibitors, for Festival of Missions, for Ordination Service, for a full Children's program that includes Bible Quizzing and Talent. We continue to value what binds us together: "One Lord, One Heart, One Mission."
As an organization whose mission is to resource our local congregations, we want to offer links to some helpful websites:
Funding the Mission
Global Church of the Nazarene
Nazarene Media Library
Nazarene Publishing House
Northwest Nazarene University
Pensions and Benefits USA