We, as a body seek to live out the faith that has been received and passed on by the Christian Church from the time of Christ’s 12 Apostles and the Early Church down through the centuries to this present day. This includes a commitment to the Holy Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God, the source of our faith and our rule of conduct. We also believe in the centrality of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) as God’s Only Begotten Son and that Salvation is found in Him alone through His sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection. Our beliefs are summed up in the historic Creeds of the Church (The Apostles & Nicene Creeds).
Our Common Identity
As a body that embraces diversity, we are united by our belief in and adherence to
- 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 Apostle’s Creed, as the Baptismal Symbol; and the Nicene Creed, as the sufficient statement of faith.
- The two Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself- Baptism and the Supper of the Lord- ministered with unfailing use of Christ’s word’s of institution, and the elements ordained by Him. Note: We do not limit the Sacraments to two. We believe that there are at least five more Sacraments or Sacramental acts.
- 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.
- Convergence, defined as a blending of the three historic streams of the Christian Church.
- The continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit and the impartation of spiritual gifts and ministries today.
- The Unity of Christ’s Church (John 17:21-23).
Our Creedal Statements
The Apostles Creed
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth;
We 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 into hell.
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 One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church,
the Communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
Very God of very God,
Begotten, not made,
Being of one substance with the Father,
By whom all things were made;
Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven,
And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
And was made man,
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried,
And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead:
Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Lord and giver of life,
Who proceedeth from the Father,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come.