We center our faith and worship on the fullest revelation of God in his Son Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge his “headship” over our church. Our unity as a parish is found in a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and expressed primarily through our corporate worship of Him, present in the liturgy of Word and Sacrament. (REF.: Romans 10.9,10; I Corinthians 12.3; Book of Common Prayer, p.302,303)
We seek to live in the strength, power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. The Comforter quickens us from death to life, indwells all those who receive Jesus Christ by faith as Lord and Savior and continuously conforms believers to the image of Jesus Christ. (John 14:17, 14:20, 14:26; John 16: 14; Romans 8:26; II Corinthians 3:18)
We receive the Bible as God’s inspired Word and our ultimate authority. We affirm the trustworthiness of the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as “God’s Word written”, which contain all things necessary to salvation and teach God’s will for His world. (REF: 2 Timothy 3.15,16; 2 Peter 1.20; BCP pp.513,526,538; 853; 868; Romans 15.4; 2 Timothy 3.16; BCP p.853)
We are a welcoming, open and deeply relational community seeking to love one another as Christ loves us. We need each other and rejoice in the gift of supportive, accountable, faithful, prayerful relationships. (Mark 3:31-35; I Corinthians 12:12-27)
We seek to share the unchanging Gospel in culturally relevant ways, directing our resources outwardly to reach a hurting world for Christ. We seek to pattern our church’s life in such a way that we always keep our baptismal promise to “proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ” by reaching out with the Gospel locally, regionally and into the world.
We understand the church’s mission to include both service and evangelism; we reach out by “word and example”. Further, we understand that the Church exists primarily for the benefit of its non-members; therefore, we try in all we do to be “accessible” and sensitive to those outside. (REF: Matthew 22.37-39; 28.20; Acts 1.8; 5.42; 8.2; I Peter 3.15; BCP p.101; 214, 215; 227; 305-306, 308; 549; 854, 855)
We are a congregation of leaders committed to finding, training and releasing new generations of Christian leaders. While we expect the highest and best of one another, we accept one another as forgiven and beloved of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 12:9-18). We believe leadership in the Church should be in all ways patterned after our Lord’s model of servanthood. (REF: Matthew 20.26-28; Luke 22.27; I Corinthians 3.5; Galatians 5.13; 2 Timothy 2.24; I Peter 4.10; 5.2; BCP p.557)
We locate our identity with the worldwide Anglican Communion as a member parish of the Anglican Church in North America, as expressed in the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the historic creeds, and the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion.