We exist to exalt the triune God, disciple together, and love our neighbor with the Gospel.
Our mission is not only to raise up a healthy parish dedicated to the Hagerstown community, but to also raise up an entire network of healthy Anglican churches in the Tri-State area, FOR the communities they will serve.
As we grow, here are a few things we aspire to be:
WE ARE disciples of Jesus Christ who are rooted in the Anglican tradition in an evangelical manner. This has been well described as a church situated in “the three streams” of Scripture, the Sacramental Life, and the Holy Spirit.
WE ARE old & new. We embrace time-honored ways of worshiping God. This means that our Sunday worship centers around the Bible and the Table of our Lord. Our singing and praying is rich and varied, deliberately using the best of historical and contemporary resources. We have a deep love for expository preaching, The Book of Common Prayer, the Lectionary, and the Church Calendar, which walks us through the life of our Lord.
WE ARE intentional about fostering discipleship in community. We want to be the kind of church that takes Jesus’ words about “making disciples” seriously. Our church community is a place of nurture and growth for new and veteran believers alike. We desire to constantly be making more and better disciples.
WE ARE missional. We believe the Gospel is truly Good News and worthy of being shared. We are committed both to local and global mission – in short, we believe the Gospel is for everyone.
WE ARE multi-generational. We take seriously our identity as the Body of Christ and will not allow our church to become a clique or embrace ageism in the worship and life of the church. Our worship is a family celebration for all ages!
WE ARE incarnational. We believe our faith has to be put into concrete acts of mercy, justice, and service. Just as God’s love took on flesh in Jesus, so must our faith continue to become real in our day-to-day lives.
WE ARE Spirit-empowered. We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church of the first century are available today, are vital for the mission of the church, and are to be earnestly desired and practiced.
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