We Are Apostolic & Biblical
Saint Paul’s holds a high view of Holy Scripture, knowing that the Church of Jesus Christ is “built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the Chief Cornerstone.” The Chief source of prophetic and apostolic teaching is the Holy Scriptures. For that reason we are very careful to hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them.”
Our worship service is taken directly from Holy Scripture, and we give place for the public readings of Scripture in all our services. It is an essential component to make us know the God who is.
We Are Ancient
Although Saint Paul’s was founded in 1967, it stands in a tradition that goes back to the Christian church’s earliest times. That appreciation is seen in our use of the ancient Creeds of the Church: the Apostles’ and Nicene. There is also a deep concern to learn from the ancients, to glean the lessons they learned from the early heresies, controversies, and tests they faced.
We Are Reformed
We are a Church of the English Reformation. We are a church in the Reformed tradition, a matter borne out in our use of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion as the Doctrine expression of our church. We also that in our liturgy, which was set by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer during the earliest part of that Reformation.
It was a return to, and rescue of, the rich heritage of the ancient English church. It was not rebellion, nor was it the creation of something completely new. It was restoring to the Church those things rightly her’s
We Are Evangelical
To be evangelical is to have a sense of God’s good news, and a desire to proclaim it. The good news is our peace with God through Jesus Christ, and we note that Christian from the earliest times boldly made that known. A further part of being evangelical in is to train those who are evangelized in the faith. This process of instruction is also important in advancing the good news, and seeing it kept true for coming generations.
Anglican leaders like JI Packer represent the Evangelical tradition that our church embraces.