The mission of Saint Patrick's Anglican Church is discipleship - nothing more, nothing less. We exist to glorify God by being disciples of Jesus and helping others become disciples of Jesus. We believe this is the mission that Jesus left for the church when he gave the Great Commission.
A rule of life is a simple plan for fostering a life with Christ. We call Saint Patrick’s rule of life The 4 Practices: Worship, Community, Formation and Mission. We believe these practices are the basic building blocks of a faithful and sustainable life as a disciple of Jesus. We invite every parishioner at St. Patrick’s to build The 4 Practices into their life. We also build everything we do in our parish around The 4 Practices aiming to equip everyone to become fully mature disciples of Jesus.
Formation is a work of the Holy Spirit. To cooperate with the Holy Spirit, we build rhythms of spiritual practice in our lives using a Rule of Life.
The Anglican Church is a global, vibrant and Christ-centered expression of the Christian Church with a rich history that still shapes our beliefs, lives and worship today. We hold much in common with other orthodox and evangelical Christian traditions and are committed to humbly following Christ and the mission of his Church.
First and foremost, we are disciples of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We uphold the Bible as the inspired Word of God and the authority for our lives, and we profess our faith in the words of the three ancient creeds of the Christian Church: The Apostles' Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Athanasian Creed.
The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes (ADGL) is a diocese in the Anglican Church of North America and was established in June 2010. It has 54 congregations and two diocesan religious orders in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and one in the Canadian province of Ontario.
The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) unites 132,000 Anglicans in 1,004 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. On April 16, 2009, it was recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Church.
The Anglican Communion is the worldwide fellowship of churches owing their origins to the Church of England; it is the third largest church in the world behind the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. It is a fellowship within the one, holy, catholic (universal) and apostolic church. It is organized into 41 provinces and five extra-provincial areas. Our province is the Anglican Church in North America.
We are a part of the Global Anglican Future Conference, a global family of Anglicans standing together to retain and restore the Bible to the heart of the Anglican Communion. Its mission is to guard the unchanging, transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ and to proclaim Him to the world. It is founded on the Bible, bound together by the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration of 2008, and led by a Primates Council, which represents the majority of the world’s Anglicans.
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