Church of the Holy Spirit’s core beliefs are firmly planted in the mainstream of historic Anglican thought and practice. We are Trinitarian, Protestant, and Reformed.
What We Believe
Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life: No one comes to the Father but by Him.
The Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist) are the Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus are to be ministered with unfailing use of His words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him.
The historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the three major creeds: the Apostles’, the Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds.
We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline, and, with the Books which preceded it, as the standard for the Anglican tradition of worship.
We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.
The Nicene Creed
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.
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
I believe in the Holy Ghost:
I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
The forgiveness of sins:
The resurrection of the body:
And the life everlasting. Amen.
The goal of Church of the Holy Spirit is to be healthy disciples that make healthy disciples
It’s not that we have arrived, but the goal or bull’s-eye is clear.
We do this in many ways but, Heck we want to be able to remember the things that we believe help us to be healthy disciples:
Grow, gather, gifts, generosity and groups . . .
GROW: Healthy disciples grow. We grow spiritually but truthfully, it’s not all about us . . . we also grow God’s kingdom.
GATHER: Healthy disciples regularly gather for corporate worship. St. Mattress, the golf course and walks in nature are awesome but not enough.
GIFTS: Healthy Christians use their God-given gifts to serve God and others. It is a great joy to use our spiritual gifts.
GENEROSITY: Healthy disciples have open hands; they realize that God owns everything and that we steward His resources. We joyfully give to God and others.
GROUPS: Healthy disciples are in community. They make the effort to be in intimate fellowship with other Christians. Life together takes time and can be messy, but it is the pattern of life Jesus modeled and invited us to.
We grow 5G.
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