THE FOUNDATION STONES OF ANGLICANISM

Scriptural…We uphold the Bible as God’s word revealed, the narrative of salvation history.  We understand our lives and ministry within the narrative of God’s saving grace and deliverance.

HistoricWe are rooted in the sacred tradition of the first century church expressed in what we believe and how we practice our faith through word, liturgy, and the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, as well as other sacramental rites. We also recognize the historic episcopate, with our Holy Orders following the pattern of apostolic succession in the undivided Church.

Spirit-ledWe recognize that as believers in Christ, we receive the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit who guides and equips us, transforming us day-by-day such that we better image Christ in our lives through word and deed.

IncarnationalIn response to Christ’s Great Commandment and Great Commission, we live as Kingdom people who both proclaim and live out what Jesus taught and modeled.  We engage culture, focus on the needs of others before our own, and act as God’s cooperative partners to pursue deliverance, justice, and mercy for all people.

IntegratedWe are united and connected not only “with the great cloud of witnesses” throughout Church history, but also with Christ followers around the world. Anglicanism is part of a global Christian faith, or, as expressed in the Nicene Creed: “the one holy catholic and apostolic church.” As part of this integration, C4SO embraces a holistic balance of the Foundation Stones of Anglicanism.