Church Experience #45 – November 27, 2011
Calvary Church of the Nazarene – Chattanooga, TN
There Are How Many…?
When trying to think of Christian denominations that I had not yet visited as part of the ChurchSurfer blog project this year (how many stinkin’ denominations are there anyway? It is mind boggling! Oh, and 40,000 is the answer I found, BTW.) my dad offered up the suggestion of Church of the Nazarene. OK, I am sure I have seen the name before, but was not sure that I had ever known anyone who was a member of a church of this denomination (or anyone who admitted to it, anyway). I fired up the Google search engine and typed in “Church of the Nazarene Chattanooga TN” and got a list back with a few different options, the very first of which was Calvary Church of the Nazarene on Bonny Oaks Drive, which is not far from where I live (and that always helps because gas is expensive!). So without doing any research (shame on me) and not really knowing what to expect, Laura and I set out to visit our first Nazarene church. Here is how our experience went…
Expectations vs. Reality