Mission & Vision


The Mission of Emmanuel Anglican Church (EAC) describes our reason for existence. Our Vision describes what EAC will look like as we fulfil our mission.


  • The Mission of EAC, following the command of Jesus Christ, is to make disciples of all people, baptizing them in the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and to teach them the historic Christian faith until Jesus returns.

  • The Vision of EAC is to be a community of Christian disciples that is known for their: faithful worship of God, generosity, and hospitality.

What We Have In Common As Members of EAC

  • Common Experience: We all have experienced the love of God, through Jesus Christ, as forgiven sinners. 

  • Common Interest: We all desire to increase our knowledge of Jesus Christ as individuals and as a community of believers.

  • Common Obedience: We all have recognized and confessed Jesus Christ as our master and lord above all others. 

  • Common Goal: We all are committed to bringing all people to the knowledge and love of God through Jesus Christ.


Our Commitments As Members Of The Church (Duties of the Laity)


  • ​To worship God, the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, every Lord’s Day in a Church unless reasonably prevented;

  • To engage regularly in the reading and study of Holy Scripture and the Doctrine of the Church 

  • To observe our baptismal vows, to lead an upright and sober life, and not give scandal to the Church;

  • To present our children and those we have led to the Lord for baptism and confirmation;

  • To give regular financial support to the Church, with the biblical tithe as the minimum standard of giving;

  • To practice forgiveness daily according to our Lord’s teaching;

  • To receive worthily the Sacrament of Holy Communion as often as reasonable;

  • To observe the feasts and fasts of the Church set forth in the Anglican formularies;

  • To continue our instruction in the Faith so as to remain an effective minister for the Lord Jesus Christ;

  • To devote ourselves to the ministry of Christ among those who do not know Him, utilizing the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given us, for the effective extension of Christ’s Kingdom. 


What Do Anglicans Believe?

Anglicans are Christians. Anglicans are Catholic but not Roman Catholic. Anglicans are reformed but not Protestant. The Anglican Church is the State Church in some countries. The Anglican Church is a small Christian minority in countries. So what do Anglicans believe? We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him. Therefore, the Anglican Church in North America identifies the following seven elements as characteristic of the Anglican Way, and essential for membership:

  • We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life.

  • We confess Baptism and the Supper of the Lord to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus to be ministered with unfailing use of His words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him.

  • We confess the godly historic Episcopate as an inherent part of the apostolic faith and practice, and therefore as integral to the fullness and unity of the Body of Christ.

  • We confess as proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture the historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the three Catholic Creeds: the Apostles', the Nicene, and the Athanasian.

  • Concerning the seven Councils of the undivided Church, we affirm the teaching of the first four Councils and the Christological clarifications of the fifth, sixth and seventh Councils, in so far as they are agreeable to the Holy Scriptures.

  • We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline, and, with the Books which preceded it, as the standard for the Anglican tradition of worship.

  • We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.

In all these things, the Anglican Church in North America is determined by the help of God to hold and maintain as the Anglican Way has received them the doctrine, discipline and worship of Christ.


"The Anglican Communion," Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher wrote, "has no peculiar thought, practice, creed or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ's Church from the beginning." It may licitly teach as necessary for salvation nothing but what is read in the Holy Scriptures as God's Word written or may be proved thereby. It therefore embraces and affirms such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the Scriptures, and thus to be counted apostolic. The Church has no authority to innovate: it is obliged continually, and particularly in times of renewal or reformation, to return to "the faith once delivered to the saints."


To be an Anglican, then, is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a "Mere Christian," at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.

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