Traditionally, to have a parish meant to take spiritual responsibility for a designated geographic area. We believe in the importance of commitment to local community and planting roots to form deep and meaningful relationships in our neighborhoods that can help bring about real change as part of a greater movement of renewal. We desire to cooperate with God in the transformation of our souls.
The greater Nashville area has over 2 million people. Over the next 8-10 years, there will be approximately 3 million. Studies show that between 18-29 yrs old, almost 60% of people are walking away from the Church. There are many indigenous components to the culture that make Nashville ripe and ready for a new vibrant parish rooted in the Anglican way. Our society is thirsty for spiritual nutrition, belonging, and genuine reverent worship.
As Followers of Christ, we believe that we are nourished by living an integrated life of three streams: scripture, spirit and sacrament.
- Scripture – highlights our adherence to the stream which upholds the Bible as God’s inspired word that contains all things necessary for salvation and serves as our authoritative guide for faith and life.
- Spirit – we believe the Holy Spirit operates today as he has done throughout history, conducting the fullness of God in and through the Church today.
- Sacrament – living a sacramental life underscores our belief in the ongoing importance of the one, true, holy, historic and world-wide Christian faith by incorporating the liturgical rhythms of our worship into our everyday lives.
(Nicene, Apostles, and Athanasian)