Beliefs

Gospel

We believe that in the Gospel God proclaims to us the saving message of the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. Through this good news, God transforms lives and communities, bringing about reconciliation with himself and one another, and leading us to follow Jesus on the way of the cross – the way of self-giving, sacrificial love. The Gospel is not simply a way of individual salvation from sin, but is God’s means for the renewal of all of human life and culture, and all creation.

Liturgy

The Church of the Resurrection is a liturgical church. When we worship together corporately, our services follow an essential framework shared by most Christians since the early church. We also encourage one another in practicing liturgies of life during the week, so that our lives are shaped and punctuated by prayer and the Word of God.

Family

“God sets the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6). Our congregation prioritizes hospitality and warmth in the midst of urban loneliness. We believe in the transforming power of the gospel for a particular place, through Christians loving their neighbors, proclaiming God’s Word, and engaging in spiritual warfare against the idols to which people are enslaved. This city and the world will know that we are Christians by our love.

Communion

Church of the Resurrection is part of an international network of churches known as the Anglican Communion. This network grew out of the missionary expansion of the Church of England over the past 500 years, and now consists of 38 self-governing provinces around the world, in 164 countries, with tens of millions of members. In many places, particularly throughout the Global South, the churches of the Anglican Communion are known for their vibrant faith in God and transformational presence within their communities. We enjoy and benefit from our vital connection to the worldwide Anglican Communion through our membership in the Anglican Province of Rwanda.

Theology

Our core beliefs are summarized in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds. As Anglican Christians, our faith and practices also conform to the 2008 Jerusalem Declaration.