What's Anglicanism?

       

Centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ, Anglicanism combines the rich history and traditions of both catholic and protestant Christianity. Anglicans are part of a worldwide communion uniting millions of people in more than 160 countries. Our congregations bring together vibrant faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to the trustworthiness and authority of Scripture, the beauty of sacramental worship, and an expectation of the powerful work of the Holy Spirit.

Anglicans believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that accepting Him as Savior is the only way to abundant life in the present age and the age to come. 

Anglican Christians are evangelical Christians.  We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that it has unique authority in our lives.  As biblically-faithful Anglicans, our churches  teach the whole Bible and how it applies to our daily lives.  We believe that God’s love for the whole world, expressed in Jesus Christ, is Good News that we are called to share with everyone. 

Anglican Christians are catholic Christians. We are part of a worldwide church of more than 80 million people that grew out of the Church of England. We are united to each other and to the broader Christian tradition by a shared way of worship, church order, and the celebration and sharing of the sacraments, especially Baptism and Holy Communion.

Anglican Christians are charismatic Christians.  We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in believers, enabling, teaching, healing, and calling us to love our neighbors and change the world.

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA

The ACNA unites more than 100,000 Anglicans in the United States and Canada with a shared commitment to “Reaching North America with the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ.” You can learn more about it by visiting www.anglicanchurch.net.

HopePointe is connected to the ACNA by being a part of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast. For those new to Anglicanism, a "diocese" is a body of Anglican churches led by a bishop, or in our case, our own senior pastor, Rt. Rev. Clark Lowenfield.