Statement Of Faith

1) WE ARE A CHURCH:

As a Church we see ourselves as an ecclesia. The term ecclesia as we use, refers to the called out group of people belonging to the Christian religious traditions throughout the history. The term called out as we use, refers to the people who believe in the seven solas:

  1. Sola scriptura (“by Scripture alone”)
  2. Sola fide (“by faith alone”)
  • Sola gratia (“by grace alone”)
  1. SolusChristus or Solo Christo (“through Christ alone”)
  2. Soli Deogloria (“glory to God alone”)
  3. Sola ecclesia (“through the church alone”)
  • Sola caritas (“by love alone”)

Which are the key believes of the Christian church. Thus the use of the terminology church here refers to the group of called out believers who reflects themselves as a body of Christ not seeing their denominational names but as disciples of Jesus Christ being one as He intended it to be, expressing the four marks of the church as the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church as denoted in the Nicene Creed.

2) WE ARE A FELLOWSHIP (A COMMUNION):

We are a part of the Anglican Communion and as a Fellowship/Communion, we hold hands with like-minded organizations, denominations and independent ministers of God who believes in and accepts the following:

  • Holy Scriptures both the Old and the New Testaments contains all things necessary for salvation, and are the rule and the ultimate standard of Christian Faith and Life.
  • Faith that is adherent to the Apostle’s and the Nicene Creeds. In accepting the Apostles Creed as the baptismal symbol and the Nicene Creed as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith.
  • The works and gifts of the Holy Spirit in edifying the body of Christ till the coming of Christ.
  • Keeps the two Sacraments initiated by Jesus Christ Himself, the Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the former preceding the latter.
  • The historic episcopate, the threefold ministry of Bishops, Priests and Deacons which God instituted through His Apostles in caring for His body the church, succeeding the Apostles.
  • Using liturgy, which is faithful to the Holy Scriptures and that which has been used by the Church over the centuries.
  • To work together and to remain in fellowship so that the visible communion is maintained even if practical differences of faith seen.

Worship maintained and respected in indigenous forms in the local church.