About

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed

Who we are

We are a Tribe of Christ followers who believe in connecting with God and others, growing deeper in our faith, and serving those in our community and around the world.


At VNC, our mission is to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We do this by encouraging, equipping, and empowering people to lead and serve; by helping people become intentional and missional while living in the tension between what we believe and what we do; and by encouraging true growth-growth in knowledge and becoming the person God created us to be.

Where we come from

Valparaiso Nazarene Church was founded in 1924. What started as a small outside gathering on a street corner in downtown Valparaiso has become a bustling community of believers. In the intervening years, those who have come before us have built a legacy of faith, sacrifice, and hope for the future. They built a series of new church buildings, each time imagining how that building could be used to reach out to the community. Several pastors have served our church, leading its members to new levels of spiritual growth. We are thankful to be where we are as a church, and we are thankful to God and those who came before us for paving the way.

Where we're headed

As a church, we don't want to remain stagnant. We want to meet people exactly where they are and help them navigate the next steps in their spiritual journey. We want to continue to challenge one another to grow deeper in our faith. We want to find unique ways to spread the love of God to those who don't yet follow Him, and if that's you, we want you to know that you are always welcome to join us at VNC. If you'd like to check us out this Sunday, click the button below to plan your visit.