We belong to the Anglican Church in North America, under the leadership of Archbishop Foley Beach. Likewise, we are members of the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest under Bishop Stewart Ruch. Click here to learn more about the Anglican Church in North America.
The Anglican church is rich in history and globally dynamic, reaching into over 160 countries and accounting for approximately 78 million people worldwide. Anglicanism professes the historic Christian faith, namely…
- The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as containing all things necessary to salvation and being the rule and ultimate standard of faith
- The Apostles’ Creed as the baptismal symbol and the Nicene Creed as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith
- The two sacraments ordained by Christ himself—Baptism and the Supper of the Lord—ministered with unfailing use of Christ’s words of institution, and of the elements ordained by him
- The historic episcopate (the office of bishop–originating with the apostles), locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of His Church
Additionally, Anglicanism is defined by The Book of Common Prayer (1662) and the 39 Articles of Religion. While the 1662 version of the Book of Common Prayer is normative in Anglicanism, most Anglicans in America use the 1979 version in their worship.
At Church of the Redeemer, we desire to live out the faith that has been received and carried on by the historic Christian church throughout the centuries. This includes a commitment to the Bible as the Word of God. We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the truth by which we order our lives. We also hold to the central place of Jesus Christ as the unique Son of God.
We believe that salvation is found in his sacrificial death and resurrection alone. Our beliefs are summed up in our Vision and Values statement, as well as the historic creeds of the Church (Apostles’ & Nicene Creeds) and in the 39 Articles of the Anglican Church.