“Seeking the spiritual, cultural and social renewal of the city through individuals transformed by the good news of Jesus, for the glory of God and the joy of all people.”
The Glory of God
While all of creation declares the majesty of God, the church is the means God uses to proclaim his particular glory, specially made known in the birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension and soon return of Jesus. 1
St. George’s is a Christian church. Christian churches believe and trust in Jesus as Lord and Saviour, looking to the bible as the final authority on matters of faith in God, as containing everything necessary for humanity to be restored to right relationship with their creator and as the clear guide on all matters of life, morals and ethics. 2
St. George’s is an Anglican Church. Anglican churches are the offspring of the English Reformation. The beating heart of the English Reformation sought to bring the good news of God’s saving work to all people in a language and form they could understand. 3 This still applies today. Anglican churches hold the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion as a reliable way of expressing Christian faith.
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 3:1
1Ephesians 3:10-11, 22 Timothy 3:16; Article VI, 3Article XXXIV; Article XXIV
Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology.
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 4
Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship.
“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 5
Believing firmly in the power of prayer.
“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” 6
Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness.
“And also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” 7
Rejoicing in loving relationships with authentic community.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 8
42 Timothy 4:2, 5John 4:24, 6Ephesians 6:8, 7Ephesians 6:19-20, 8John 13:34-35
Make disciples of all people. Teaching them to obey all that Jesus has commanded.9
Seeking the spiritual, cultural and social renewal of the city through individuals transformed by the good news of Jesus, for the glory of God and the joy of all people.
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. ~ Luke 2:10