What We Believe
Christ Church is all about worshipping the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We gather together and worship the risen Lord and this has always been central to the identity of Christ Church. But true worship of God must always lead to mission. If what we sing and what we preach only turns us in upon ourselves then we are preaching a different gospel. The good news turns us upward to God in restored relationship and outward to our fellow man in the ministry of reconciliation.
Christ Church is a Bible church and the Bible is all about Jesus. Thus, Christ Church is all about Jesus, the Word made flesh. We read the Word, preach the Word, and receive the Word in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Jesus is the Logos, the Word made flesh who dwells among us by His Spirit, who teaches us, and who feeds us. He is the center of our worship service, Word & Sacrament together. We hear the words of Christ by faith and we receive the body and blood of Christ by faith. The atoning work of Jesus is central to our worship.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten 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, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and 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], who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who 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.
We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at the time of the English Reformation, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief. Read Here.
The participants in the first Global Anglican Future Conference met in the land of Jesus’ birth. They expressed their:
- loyalty as disciples to the King of kings, the Lord Jesus;
- joyful embrace of his command to proclaim the reality of his kingdom which he first announced in this land;
- acknowledgement that the gospel of the kingdom is the good news of salvation, liberation and transformation for all;
And, in light of the above, they agreed to chart a way forward together that promotes and protects the biblical gospel and mission to the world, solemnly declaring the following tenets of orthodoxy which underpin our Anglican identity. Read Here.