What is Anglicanism?
1. Ancient Faith
- We believe that the practices of the church ought to be rooted and grounded in God’s Word expressed in the Church throughout history. There are many faithful ways of being a Christian, but we do believe that there are specific practices found in the Scripture that create and shape us into mature disciples who make disciples. Some of these elements include:
- A call to worship where we bless God’s name (Ps. 100:4)
- Prayer for God to open our lips to praise him (Ps. 51:15)
- Public Prayer and Confession ( Acts 2:42)
- Worshiping God in Song (Col. 3:16)
- The reading and proclaiming of God’s Word (Acts 2:42)
- The celebration of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:26)
- The sending forth of the people (Mtt. 28:19)
- We believe those things that the Church has always believed and we seek to walk in the Scriptural rhythms that Christians throughout history have walked in.
2. Global Relationship
- We truly are a Global Church. With 80 million Anglicans worshiping around the world, we join with a great multitude as we proclaim the same truths and mysteries together. Most Anglicans (and Christians) are in the Southern Hemisphere. The average Christian today is a 23 year old black African mother. Our prayers are joined with those of every tribe and tongue and nation.
- In God’s wisdom, Holy Trinity’s primary global connection is Rwanda, East Africa. Click here for more information.
3. Local Mission
- Walking in the historic tradition and in relationship with the global church empowers us for life together locally. The only way the world ever changes is at the local level. Therefore, as Anglicans, we are vigilant and mindful to see justice and redemption come to this world – not just wait for the world to come. Jesus says in Mark 1.15: “The time has come; the kingdom of God has come near…” The kingdom of God is breaking into this world in the person of Jesus and that means being participants and joining God in the renewal of all things.