Mission & Values

Mission & Values

“To Build a Community of Faith for the Life of the World.” 

FAITH ANGLICAN CHURCH’S VALUES

We are Anglican, but you don’t have to be…

Seriously, we love our Anglican heritage. We’re grateful to be a part of something far larger and older than ourselves. And we’d love to share this with you. But it’s okay if you don’t think of yourself as Anglican—come worship with us anyways! We recognize that people are coming from various backgrounds and traditions; many of us too have had our own roundabout journeys into the Anglican family of Churches! We’d like to welcome all the faithful as brothers and sisters and make space for all of God’s pilgrim people. So we are Anglican but you don’t have to be. 

We are equipping people for missional living

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). In Christ, we are a renewed people who have been made participants in the mission of God to reconcile all things in Christ. In Christ, we invite others into this same identity and mission. And as Christ’s life comes to bear more completely upon all spheres of our lives, we will necessarily take on this new characteristic of being “in Christ,” which is a being for the sake of others. Will you join us? 

We are a sacramental people…

We believe the Holy Spirit is alive and active in Christ’s Body. Sometimes this looks quite extraordinary—and we love it when God moves in this way. Most of the time though, the Spirit is quietly at work in us through the ordinary means of grace called Sacraments. So we at Faith avail ourselves of these gifts. We believe the sacraments are one of the primary ways we come into contact with the crucified and risen Jesus. This is how we partake in the life and goodness of God! 

We are committed to community and hospitality

The Christian life cannot be lived alone. The Faith is always transmitted through Christ’s Body, the Church, and it’s always received and practiced within the communion of saints in the context of living relationships. So we’re a people who are committed to gather together regularly for worship, study, prayer, and community. We prioritize local missions and outreach for the sake of the world around us. And we try do these things even when it’s not convenient to do so. 

We are devoted to the ministry of prayer

Prayer changes us; whether it is private and personal, together in community, or in the context of focused and purposeful prayer ministry. And prayer works; though it is a mystery how, God does indeed promise to work in and through the prayers of his people and he is faithful to his promises. Therefore, the people of Faith are devoted to being a people of prayer. We pray as we seek to be changed & sanctified by the power of the Holy Spirit, conformed into the image of Jesus, and equipped to bring life to the world around us.