We put Jesus Christ first in all that we say and do, and we believe in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Who are the Nazarenes?
The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant, Christian denomination in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the Church of the Nazarene is now home to more than 2 million members worshiping in more than 26,000 local congregations in 156 world areas.
Statement of faith
Church of the Nazarene website
Olivet is an inviting and caring community. Nearly 50 different denominations are represented among the student body.
Nearly 700 Nazarene churches on the Olivet region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin) support the University through their financial giving and prayer support.
To find a Church of the Nazarene near Olivet, click here.
Olivet students are encouraged to attend a local church of their choice.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.