As a body we are called to Worship, Ministry, Discipleship, and Mission. We are a body with an evangelical mind and a charismatic heart.
What we believe
- We believe in a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches the new birth, death to self, and a new life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, to be lived in the power of the Holy Spirit in our basic understanding of what it means to be a Christian.
- We believe in the Bible as our primary authority. In it is everything God considers necessary for our relationship with Him and one another.
- We believe in following Acts 2:42 in devotion to the Apostles teaching; to fellowship with other Christians, to worship centered in the Holy Communion, and to a life of prayer. We strongly urge and encourage a personal time of prayer and Bible study every day, presence at worship on Sunday, attendance at a Bible class on a regular basis, and membership in a small group for the purpose of learning, fellowship and sharing.
- We believe tithing is the standard for Christian giving.
- We believe the Bible does not divide the body into “ministers” and “receivers” of ministry. While clergy are especially called to teach, lead, and provide sacraments, the Bible also calls the church “a nation of priests,” implying that every member should have a ministry and that God will supply to each the necessary spiritual gifts to empower that ministry.
- It has been rightly said that All Souls is “glued together with prayer”. We believe strongly in the central role of prayer in the life of the believer and in the church, and so a vibrant ministry of intercessory prayer has always been an important part of All Souls’ make-up.
- Prayer is made available to any who need it by a team of intercessors each Sunday during the time of Eucharist. Prayer teams also do the work of prayer daily throughout the week for special needs of individuals, and a “prayer chain” is used to spread the news of urgent prayer needs. All Souls has seen mighty works of healing and deliverance by God’s hand through the prayer ministry.