Faith and Values

These values shape our identity and guide our faith – our words, our actions and our worship:


The Essentials of the Christian Faith

The Anglican Church in North America celebrates unity in the essential elements of Christian faith, worship, life and ministry. Like trees planted at the waters edge, our Anglican roots are nourished by three streams: the Scripture, the Sacred and the Spirit.

    • We hold that Scripture guides our lives and is authoritative for us individually and for the Church at large.
    • We believe the Sacred is embodied in the practices and teachings Christians have held throughout the centuries as expressed in the historic Creeds and 39 Articles of Religion. Our faith has many forms of worship including the sacraments instituted by Jesus.
    • We trust God’s Spirit is at work in the Church and the world, manifesting His power and preparing us for ministry.

These three streams flow from one source—the truth of our Christian witness as taught by Jesus and His apostles, and together, the Scripture, the Sacred and the Spirit form a river that defines our core values, shapes our identity, and guides our words, actions and worship.

We also believe God has a specific mission for everyone – including you! We believe serving others puts our faith into action creating a tangible expression of God’s love and transforming power to change our communities in which we live and work.

The Values of Trinity Anglican Church and its Members

Commitment to Jesus Christ

We believe that salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone. He is the only begotten Son of the living God. Through Him, all who come to Him by faith and repent of their sins receive forgiveness through Christ’s death on the Cross and Resurrection and live in newness of life through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. This new life of faith is to be marked by a joyful obedience to Jesus Christ} to God’s Word and to the leading of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 16:15-16; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:22-25).

Authority of Scripture

We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety is God’s Word, and is the standard by which we are to order our lives, express our faith and function as a community (2 Timothy 3:16-17).


We believe that we are to live our lives, to make disciples and to grow our churches in a manner that expresses the loving and longing heart of God for those who are separated from Jesus Christ and His Church (Matthew 9:12-13; Luke 15; 1Timothy 4:1-5).

Relational Ministry

We are committed to one another in a fellowship which expresses the love, forgiveness, and unity of God as revealed in the relationship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We are therefore committed to holding ourselves accountable before God and to one another (John 13:34; 1 John 4:11-21).


We are committed to worship in Word and Sacrament, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our worshiping glorifying God is to be authentic and relevant to our cultural setting while remaining within the breadth of our Anglican Tradition (John 4:23-24; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 17:22-24).

Servant Ministry

We believe that every Christian is created for ministry, gifted for ministry and needed for ministry. We are, therefore, committed to equip, empower and release the faithful to use their spiritual gifts to glorify God and to build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12-13).

Sacrificial Giving

We believe that we are to be generous with our time, talents and money as we share with those in need, support the work of God among us, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In particular, we commit to strive toward Biblical financial stewardship (the Biblical standard of giving is the tithe or 10%) (1John 3:17-18; Ezra 2:68-69; Acts 2:44-47).

Biblical Leadership

We are committed to identifying and training emerging leaders who are committed to Christ and to reaching their generation with the Gospel. This will require of those seeking leadership at Trinity an authentic faith, Godly character, and a servant’s heart (Luke 22:27; Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13).

Expectant Prayer

We believe that nothing of significance happens in God’s Kingdom in the absence of prayer. Therefore, we seek to make prayer a priority· inviting God to lead, restore, heal and transform our lives, our churches, our communities and the world (John 14:15-31; Luke 11:1-13).