WORSHIP IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY
The worship of God precedes all else in life and is our main focus at Church of the Resurrection. We worship in the three streams of the Anglican faith: Scripture, Sacrament, and Spirit.
Our focus on Scripture mirrors the evangelical tradition within Christianity that emphasizes the authority of Scripture, the proclamation of the Gospel, the need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, evangelism and outreach/missions. We recognize Scripture as the final authority in matters of faith and practice and proclaim Jesus Christ as the unique Son of God, believing that salvation is found in His sacrificial death and Resurrection alone, which we attain by grace through faith in Him.
CoR embraces the sacred nature of the historic faith and sacramental life of the Church – God has set the Church apart as holy. Sometimes termed the “catholic” tradition, we understand the sacred as embodying that which has been taught and believed within the one holy catholic apostolic church throughout the centuries, as expressed in the Creeds and 39 Articles of Religion. Liturgy (forms of worship) and our sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Holy Eucharist) are rooted in the earliest Christian church and express these truths.
We celebrate the power of God’s Spirit at work in the Church and the world, a focus often associated with the “charismatic” tradition. The Anglican Mission believes God’s Spirit was poured out at Pentecost and continues to move in a mighty way by demonstrating His presence through powerful acts and the transformation of believers. We believe the Spirit of God guides, instructs and equips believers for works of service.