We desire to be a church family that forms disciples, lives generously, and shares the love of God in our neighborhoods. We seek to cooperate with the Lord in become this through by worshiping God in the Anglican tradition, witnessing about Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and walking daily with the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Exclusivity of Christ – we will lift up Christ and Him crucified in our life together as the sole basis for our forgiveness, community, purpose, and hope. We will exalt Jesus in our worship, both formal and informal. We desire that others in our lives may know of Christ as the one true way of life.
The Holy Spirit’s Presence and Voice – we will attend to the presence and voice of the Holy Spirit in our personal and corporate lives, living in the awful and wondrous knowledge that God is always with us and forming us.
Tradition – we will seek to embody the life of Christ in fidelity to the way that life has been lived through the Church for the past two thousand years. We seek the wisdom of those who have gone before not for the sake of efficiency but of faithfulness. We desire to make accessible the vitality of the tradition through our approach to the liturgy of the Church: we commit, as much as we are able, to excellence and explanation in our worship in order that we can maximize participation.
Prayer – we will turn to the Lord at all times, offering up our times together to Him, as well as our daily lives. We acknowledge that we can do nothing apart from him and prayer is our discipline of enacting this reality. We commit to practices of daily prayer; on our own, in our families, in smaller groups, and in our neighborhood communities.
Humility – we will have in ourselves the same mind that was in Christ who humbled himself to the point of death, even death on a cross, for the sake of the world. We desire to model this loving humility in our life together and our attitude toward those who are not yet part of our community, welcoming the stranger with warmth and respect.
Submission – we will submit to one another in response to the reality that each of us is made in the image of God and being redeemed and remade into that image. We commit to submit to one another in our congregation through regular confession and through the regular sharing and passing on of leadership. We submit to the wider church through our dean and bishop.
People – we will prioritize the care for people over the maintenance of programs. We will seek out deep spiritual friendships with one another and respond to one another in times of joy, need, and sorrow. We will commit our resources to investing in the right people to serve the church in order that through intentional relationships each of us may be built up in the image of Christ. We commit to being an inter-generational church family, designing our life together to be as age inclusive as possible, that we might all honor and benefit from the Lord’s work in each other.
Thoughtful Holiness – we will seek to be transformed by the renewing of our mind in light of God’s gracious work through Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension. We commit to a life of learning and growing in the depth of our understanding and obedience of Christ through formal educational offerings and intentional discipleship relationships.
Holy Spirit church is a member of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) that seeks to reach North America with the transforming love of Jesus Christ. We are connected to the worldwide Anglican Communion with its 85 million people on six continents. Anglican Christianity is rooted in the Scriptures, the ancient faith and practice of the first few centuries of the church, and the English Reformation of the 16th century. A key ingredient of our Anglican heritage is a rich, interactive worship experience that includes beautiful music, biblical teaching, responsive prayer, and weekly communion. We place special emphasis on the church as a family by serving lunch after each Sunday worship service.