We confess the historic Christian faith for sinners and saints as articulated by the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day, he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Four Ways of Growing into Christ’s Likeness
At +All Saints & Sinners+, our aim is to be people who increasingly resemble Jesus in the way we worship, in our relationships, in our learning, and in the way we engage our world.
We are created to live a life of worship. As we do so, we give God that which He deserves. Whether we are engaging in personal devotion, or gathering corporately with the family of God, we are reminded that our greater purpose is to glorify God.
At +All Saints & Sinners+, we create opportunities for worship in the following ways: our Sunday services, the sacraments of baptism and communion, Daily and Weekly community Prayer, and Monthly Worship and Prayer Nights.
We are made in the image of the triune God and are, therefore, built for and grow best when in harmonious and integrated relationships.
At +All Saints & Sinners +, we create opportunities for our church to grow in community in the following ways: gatherings, retreats, periodic Men’s & Women’s Events, and service groups such as a mission trip or local outreach opportunity.
We are formed into Christ’s likeness by steps, not leaps and bounds. Spiritual growth and maturity take place over time, and require intentionality.
At +All Saints & Sinners+, opportunities to participate in the process of formation occur in multiple ways, including classes, discipleship and mentoring relationships, as well as engagement with spiritual disciplines.
We are called to participate with God in the influence of culture. It is our conviction that this influence, which is inherently charitable and creative, ought to be leveraged both inside and outside the church.
At +All Saints & Sinners+, we encourage the church to leverage influence in the following ways: through community, at work, in volunteer service, and through Missions in our city and beyond.
How we Worship
At All Saints & Sinners, we reflect a “three streams” approach to worship. It is our conviction that this approach encourages humility, maturity, and a healthy appreciation for diversity.
The Evangelical Stream
When we say that we are “evangelical” we mean that we take seriously God’s command to speak about and live like Jesus. We preach and teach from the Bible because we believe it is the inspired word of God, and our desire is for all people to enter into a saving relationship with Jesus.
The Charismatic Stream
When we say that we are “charismatic” we mean that we believe God is present and active among His people. We anticipate the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church for the conviction of sin, the illumination of truth, and the restoration of all things.
The Liturgical Stream
When we say that we are “liturgical” we mean that we value the longevity of historic tradition, the rhythms of the church calendar, the consistency of a lectionary-based teaching plan, and our connection to the global Church.