It is a joy to welcome you to the Erskine Church of the Nazarene (ECN). The mission of this church is to transform the world by connecting people to Jesus, nurturing love for God and others, and walking in the Spirit – discovering more together. It is our foremost aim to live and share the love of God in Jesus Christ. You will find a welcome that will demonstrate this is a safe place to come and seek God and His grace. You don’t have to be perfect. No one is! We believe that Jesus welcomes us ‘just as we are’ and so we welcome you – just as you are – recognising that Jesus never ‘leaves us as He found us’!
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, widowed, minted, and skint. We welcome those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Bobby’s dedication.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome those who can’t live without their smart phone, and those whose phones are smarter than they are. We welcome iY’ers, gamers, tweeters, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organised religion” – we’ve been there too!
If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because gran is in town and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as a kid or got lost and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts…and you!
ECN is here to care for you
To see Jesus have His blessed Way with you. To bear each others burdens. To rejoice together, mourn together and live life together. We don’t always get it right and we know that. But we long to see Jesus’ Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Come and discover God’s amazing Story and your place within it.