Our Core Beliefs
Commitment to Jesus Christ
The Anglican Church
of North America (ACNA) believes that salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone,
Who is the only begotten Son of the Living God. Through Him, all who come to Him
by faith and repent of their sins, receive forgiveness through Christ's death on
the Cross and live in newness of life through the transforming power of the
Holy Spirit. This new life of faith is to be marked by a joyful obedience to
Jesus Christ, to God's Word and to the leading of the Holy Spirit (Matthew
16:15-16; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:22-25).
Authority of Scripture
The ACNA believes that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety is
God's Word, and is the standard by which we are to order our lives, express our
faith and function as a community (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The ACNA believes that we are to live our lives, to make disciples and to grow
our churches in a manner that expresses the loving and longing heart of God for
those who are separated from Jesus Christ and His Church (Matthew 9:12-13; Luke
15; I Timothy 4:1-5).
The ACNA is committed to ministry being accomplished in relationships which
express the love, intimacy, and unity of God as revealed in the relationship of
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The ACNA is committed to holding
ourselves accountable before God and to one another within our Anglican polity.
(John 13:34; 1 John 4:11-21).
The ACNA is committed to worship in Word and Sacrament, through the power of
the Holy Spirit. Our worship is to be authentic and relevant to our cultural
setting while remaining within the breadth of our Anglican Tradition (John
4:23-24; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 17:22-24).
The ACNA believes that every Christian is created for ministry, gifted for
ministry and needed for ministry. We are, therefore, committed to equip, empower
and release the faithful to use their spiritual gifts to glorify God and to
build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13).
The ACNA believes that we are to be generous with our time, talents and money as
we share with those in need, support the work of God among us, and spread the
Gospel of Jesus Christ (I John 3:17-18; Ezra 2:68-69; Acts 2:44-47).
The ACNA is committed to identifying and training emerging leaders who are
committed to Christ and to reaching their generation with the Gospel. This will
require of those seeking leadership in the ACNA an authentic faith, Godly
character, and a servant's heart (Luke 22:27; Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13).
The ACNA believes that nothing of significance happens in God's Kingdom in the
absence of prayer. Therefore, we seek to make prayer a priority, inviting God to
lead, restore, heal, and transform our lives, our churches, our communities, and
the world (John 14:15-31; Luke 11:1-13)
Notices of Interest
Our Core Beliefs
Annual General Meeting Reports