What We Believe

 

 

Our Mission


To be a place where lives are transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. 

 

Our Vision

 

Discover Your Purpose
We equip, support, and mentor individual Christians to discover and develop their spiritual gifts.

Worship for an Audience of One
We seek to please God with the worship we offer. It's not about us, it's about Him.

Reach out to the World
We follow the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) by going into the world and introducing the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, with the goal of bringing others into the community of faith.

Reach in to One Another
We believe the most important thing God is doing in the world is building and establishing the Church, which is His community.

 

Statement of Faith

 

Together with many hundreds of millions of Christians throughout the world we accept (and say together each week) the Nicene Creed as a sufficient statement of our faith. This ancient creed dates back to 325 AD.

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WE BELIEVE in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only 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: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from 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. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He 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.”

 

 

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Anglicanism 101

 

The Anglican Church is the third largest Christian denomination in the world, after the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox churches. There are approximatley 80 million Anglicans worldwide. Wellspring Anglican Church is a member of PEARUSA. PEARUSA is a Missionary District and church planting movement of the Anglican Church of Rwanda (Province de L’Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda – PEAR) and a sub-jurisdiction of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). The people and churches who make up PEARUSA share a zeal for communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word and deed. We are united in our strategy of growth through planting churches. 

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In more recent history, much of our heritage goes back to the Reformation in Europe and especially in England. It was in the 16th century that the Church of England broke away from Rome. While it had a lot to do with King Henry VIII and his wives, there was a lot more besides informing the establishment of a new church in England. Specifically, the great Reformers of the day, Martin Luther and John Calvin, of Germany and France, together with English bishops, Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley and others were greatly concerned about the state of the church. They desired to see the church reformed with a renewed focus on the centrality and authority of the Bible and that the great doctrines of the church, namely that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone, be taught and upheld.

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The English and Continental Reformation came on the heels of the Bible being first translated into English by John Wycliffe in the 1380’s and the mass production of the Bible in the 1450’s with Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press.

 

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Today there are four essential elements of Anglicanism, as stated by the Lambeth Conference of Bishops in 1888:

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The Anglican Essentials:

The Bible
    •  contains all things necessary for salvation (2 Timothy 3:16)
    •  as the rule and ultimate standard of faith

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The Creeds
    •  Apostles Creed – Baptismal Symbol
    •  Nicene Creed – The sufficient statement of the Christian faith.

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Two Sacraments (those ordained by Jesus)
    •  Baptism
    •  Eucharist

    Anglicans also recognize and use five additional sacramental rites, namely:  Confirmation,
    Marriage, Ordination (of bishops, priests and deacons), Reconciliation and Unction (anointing
    with oil for healing)


The Historic Episcopate (Bishops)

    The role of bishops is to provide pastoral and spiritual oversight and especially to ensure
    faithfulness to the Scriptures.

 

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