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Who We Are
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The Great Commandment

First, Christ Church is about the Great Commandment. We repeat these words at every service: "Jesus said, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, and all your soul. This is the first and great commandment, and the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." In addition to being a direct quote from both the Old and New Testaments, this is the defining characteristic of a Christian. The Church Father Tertullian reported of the Romans' impression of the early church: "Look... see how they love one another (for they themselves [the pagans] hate one another); and how they are ready to die for each other (for they themselves are readier to kill each other)." If you want to lay down your life in love for the Lord and in love for your neighbor, Christ Church is your Church!


The Great Commmission

Second, Christ Church is about the Great Commission: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20) At the end of the day, the mission of Jesus sent by the Father is no different from the mission of Christians. It is God who sends - He has a mission: to love and serve a dying and sinful world. We are called to make disciples through the ministry of catechesis (instruction), to baptize, and to proclaim the Gospel.

The Great Tradition

Third, Christ Church is a Scriptural Church. What we mean by that is not only that we follow the Scriptures, but that we are authentically apostolic, following in the pattern set by the apostles, the Fathers, and the ancient councils. We are, in this sense, not a new church, but an old one, faithful to the tradition. In our liturgy, in our preaching and teaching, and in our sacramental life, we pay great attention to not depart from the pattern of faith and practice as its been in the Church for nearly 2000 years.


Many more things could be said - of Anglican Student Ministries, of the vast number of young children who attend our services, of the many families who have found a home at Christ Church. But, we believe that God is doing something great and powerful among us. If you haven't yet attended Christ Church or haven't gotten involved, we invite you to take the next step!

See also: What We Believe

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