We are resurrection!
The Purpose of God
We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew. ISA. 40:28; MATT. 28:19; EPH. 1:11
The Authority and Power of the Bible
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God. II TIM. 3:16; II PET. 1:21; JOHN 10:35
The Uniqueness and Universality of Christ
We affirm that there is only one Saviour and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognise that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Saviour of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Saviour and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord. GAL. 1:6-9;ROM. 1:18-32; I TIM. 2:5,6; ACTS 4:12
We Are Family
At Resurrection, we don't just welcome anybody. We only welcome people who are male, female, gender-neutral, and transgendered... single, married, divorced, and widowed...straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual... clear, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, and dirt poor… wailing babies, excited toddlers...people who can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to themselves... people who are browsing, who have just woken up, or who have just gotten out of prison. People who are very religious, or people who haven't been to church since Christmas ten years ago, and people who have never been to church.
Only those who are over 60 who have not grown up yet, and teenagers who are growing up too fast... Normal people and unique people... Moms, dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, meat eaters, and sports fans of all types and all teams... Those in recovery or still addicted... People who are having problems, down in the dumps, or with hang-ups about organized religion (many of us have our own!)...
People who think that the earth is flat, people who work too hard, who don't work, work just enough, can't spell, as well as perfectionists, and those who are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church. People who are inked, pierced, both, or neither. People who could use a prayer right now, who have had religion shoved down their throats, or who aren't sure what to make of it all. People who are pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters...
People including, but not limited to, YOU!
(p.s. If you cannot self-identify with one of the descriptors above, you may still be welcome--please check with the Vicar for details).
At Resurrection Episcopal church you'll find a place to connect with real people and real families. Join us for Sunday Service, fellowship, worship, and great events for all ages.
Want to get involved? Here's a little about us: We are men, women, children, plumbers, electricians, but most of all we are family.