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Our Mission Statement

EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
WE PREACH THE GOSPEL TO ALL NATIONS


1. Good News to All Nations
We are a Christ-centered, Biblically based, evangelical, spiritually vibrant, culturally sensitive, loving and caring Church which desires to live out the faith that has been received and carried on by the Church throughout the centuries. We preach the Good News to All Nations in the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT. Our belief is summed up in the historical statements such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.

2. The Ministry of Reconciliation
We believe that “…God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Cor.5:19) Thus, to be in Christ means that we are new creations (2 Cor.5:17) and ambassadors of Christ to All Nations. (2 Cor.5:20)

3. To Mirror Eschatological Community of All Nations
We believe that we are called to mirror the eschatological community of a great multitude which no one can number, of ALL NATIONS, “from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Rev.7:9-10)

4. The Great Commission
We obey 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.” (Mat.28:19-20) We are therefore committed to consistently winning the souls of all nations to Christ and leading them to grow in the knowledge of God's will.

5. The Great Promise
We own the Great Promise: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) As a Spirit filled community we must bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.( Gal.5:22) We bear this fruit by abiding in The True Vine who said: “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (Jn.15:5) “I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Mt.28:20) We claim this great promise through the help of the Holy Spirit by daily reading and meditation upon the Holy Scriptures and by devoting ourselves “to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

6. Signs and wonders
We believe that the Spirit of God who performed signs and wonders through the apostles is the same Spirit who is in us. Thus we strongly believe the following scriptures: “And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.” (Acts 2:43) "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:13-14)

7. Sanctification
We believe we are called to grow in holiness. Growth in holiness is a progressive work of grace which leads to sanctification. (Rom.6:22) Christians are called to lead a life of holiness, “Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” (Heb.12:14) Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit in a believer and separation from the bondage of sin. It is freedom for obedience to Jesus Christ, freedom for walking in the Spirit, and freedom for being holy as He is holy. “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1Pet.1:16)

8. Tithing
'And Abram gave Him a tenth of everything.’ (Gen14-20b) We believe that all Christians (including Clergy) should tithe to the storehouse. (Mal. 3:10) God’s hand of blessing reaches to those who tithe as shown in Malachi 3:10b. ‘…and thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.’ It is expected that all ANCCI clergy and congregations give regularly, consistently, and substantially to the work of ANCCI; keeping in mind that the tithe is the commonly accepted Biblical standard of giving to which all Christians should strive.

9. Liturgy
We are a liturgical Church: Our worship draws from modern and ancient Christian rites. In addition, our services include praise and worship and will draw the best from all cultural ethoses (custom, habit, and character) which enhance Christian teaching. We believe in the sacraments "A sacrament is a visible sign instituted by Christ to give grace to his people. We believe in Apostolic Succession by the laying on of hands through the power of the Holy Spirit to carry on the tradition of the Church. We believe in the mystery of the presence of our Lord Jesus in the Holy Communion, the bread and wine become for us our spiritual food.


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