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BELIEFS & VALUES

Our belief system is built first and foremost on the Bible as the primary foundation of our faith and the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds as outlines of Christian belief. The 39 Articles found in the historic documents of the Book of Common Prayer represent doctrinal interpretations of Scripture from the English Reformation, and the four components of Anglicanism help guide us as we live our faith.

Jesus commands us to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…and to love your neighbor as yourself” (Great Commandment, Matthew 22:36-40, NRSV). In addition, he told His disciples to: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20, NRSV)

We value Scriptural preaching, worship, serving, pursuing spiritual growth, and maturity, nurturing relationships, building authentic community, hospitality, transparency, grace, encouragement, forgiveness, reconciliation, and affirming life and family from the womb to the grave.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.