WE BELIEVE

As members of the Evangelical Episcopal Communion we seek to bear a faithful Christian witness to our Lord Jesus Christ. We share a common heritage with the Christian Church Universal. We believe in One God who is Triune in nature, (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who was fully revealed to mankind in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Standing within the ancient spiritual traditions, The Evangelical Episcopal Communion was created by a convergence of the great historical expressions of faith and practice: the Evangelical, the Charismatic, and the Liturgical/Sacramental traditions. The fundamental principles defining inclusion in the Communion are detailed in the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral of 1886 and 1888 Resolution II.

 

STATEMENTS

The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as "containing all things necessary for salvation" and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.

The doctrinal guidance of the Historic Creeds of the Church: The Apostle's, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.

The two Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself- Baptism and the Supper of the Lord - ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of institution, and the elements ordained by Him.

 

The Historic Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the Unity of His Church. 

While we know that intellect assent to a set of doctrines is critical we also affirm that followers of Jesus are not just persons intellectually giving acknowledgment to a set of beliefs but rather are persons who have committed themselves to a way of life submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

CORE VALUES

The Holy Scripture

 We value the Bible as God's written revelation to man, and thus the sixty six books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary
(inspired equally in all parts) Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21;1Thessalonians 2:13; 1Corinthians 2:13; 2Timothy 3:16; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2Peter 1:20-21;2 Peter 1:20 21; Matthew 5:18; 2Timothy 3:16; John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1John 2:20).

Family as a Kingdom Priority.

We value family as the first and primary institution established by God as the foundation of the society of mankind. (Genesis 1:27)

Diverse in the body but united in Christ.

We hail from various denominations, cultures, ethnic traditions, and praise and worship experiences united by a single vision. (1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12; Ephesians 4)

Justice and Racial Reconciliation

We value every human being as an unique expression of the image of God and therefore obligate each of us to equitable, fair and just treatment of one another to the glory of God. (Genesis 1:26)

Convergence

We acknowledge, appreciate, embrace, celebrate, and operate in the Sacramental, the Evangelical, And the Charismatic streams, availing ourselves to the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit of God in His expression in the local body. To this we add a service component. (1 Corinthians1:11-13; John 17:21; Ecclesiastes 4:12; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; Psalm 46:4)

Relational and Accountable to God and each other.

We value, honor, and love God our Father and we value, respect, honor, and love each other. (Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:29-31)