|CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN
We the members of Christ Church Anglican do hereby proclaim
and affirm our Christian faith without any equivocation or deviation
in Almighty God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as written
and expressed in the Word of God, the Bible.
Therefore the Mission of Christ Church Anglican shall be:
To emphasize Bible, prayer and mission while focusing on
spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The mission statement of Christ Church Anglican is based not on
the popular phrase "what would Jesus do", but rather it is based
on What did Jesus do. By studying the gospels and mirroring
Jesus' ministry we can be the light that we are called to be.
On numerous occasions in the gospels we hear that Jesus went
"to a quiet place to pray." Spending time to renew and be with God
the Father was important to Jesus. While His ministry was
demanding he never lost sight of the fact that it was God who sent
Him. Knowing this He would return and draw strength on a regular
basis. Following His example Christ Church Anglican should be a
place where we can worship. By drawing closer to God we, like
Jesus, can "do the work he has given us to do" in His name.
|CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN
965 WEST MAIN ST
BRANFORD, CT 06405
As a Church, we believe in the unique divinity of Jesus Christ - that He
alone is the way, the truth, and the life, that no one comes to God the
Father, except through Him (John 14:6). We also believe that the Holy
Scripture is the basis and foundation of the Christian faith and life, as it
is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for
correction, and for training in righteousness, that God's people may be
equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Beyond this, we do not have a statement of faith as a parish. Rather, we
find our major doctrinal beliefs in the words of the ancient Christian
Creeds- the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian
Creed (see below for Creeds). Our worship is in accordance with
Anglican tradition as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I 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 to the dead.
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 holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.