Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to thank you for visiting the web page of the Ante-Nicene Christian Church. Our desire is to "Know God" as Jesus Christ taught and to make Him known to the ends of the earth". Believing that the Church of Jesus Christ has utilized various types of worship through the ages to express her love for God we seek to draw from the rich truths that have been experienced in those Scripturally orthodox traditions.
Historically, there have been three main"streams" of worship that have been the experience of Christ's Church; the liturgical, the evangelical, and the charismatic. Our Community in Christ seeks to reaffirm the foundational essentiality each of these within "the faith once for all delivered unto the saints". (Jude 3)
We are orthodox and evangelical in our Doctrinal Essentials affirming the authority of Holy Scripture (and our emphasis on preaching and teaching the Bible) and professing the historic confessions of faith (Apostle's Creed, the Vincentian Canon, and the Apostolic Quadrilateral).
We stress the proclamations of Jesus Christ not only in our preaching but also in our lifestyles, striving always to be a beacon for the seeker of God's eternal Truth for their lives. Also, our bishops, presbyters, and deacons are in historical scriptural Apostolic Succession. We are liturgical and sacramental in our approach to the sacraments as tools used by God to minister His Truth to the world and to "act out" the work of Jesus Christ. We are charismatic in our dependence on God's Holy Spirit to fill and empower His Church and we seek to be open to His presence.
The Ante-Nicene Christian Church is very relational, believing that our relationship to God through Christ is of primary importance and that relationships to one another are as critical to the Christian life. We value the relational nature of the Church and the various Parish and Mission communities are connected by ties of faith in God through Jesus Christ and ties of fellowship and mutual accountability in genuine relationship with one another. We view the Church as "the family of God in Christ" and our individual and collective walk of faith reflects this truth.
We are currently in relationship with churches and ministries not only throughout the USA but also Europe, the West Indies, Asia, Africa, portions of South America, and parts of Mexico.
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