Why are we part of the Anglican Church?
THERE ARE THREE MAIN REASONS WHY Riso Church IS A PART OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH
GROUNDED IN GOD’S WORD
We believe that the practices of the church ought to be grounded in the teachings of God’s Holy Word. We do not believe that we have the definitive worship form, or that other churches do not worship God fully. However, we do believe that there are specific practices found throughout Scripture that should be included within worship for the holistic formation of a disciple.
Some of these elements include:
A call to worship where we bless God’s name (Ps. 100:4)
Prayer for God to open our lips to praise him (Ps. 51:15)
Worshiping God in Song (Col. 3:16)
The reading and proclaiming of God’s Word (Acts 2:42)
Public Prayer and Confession ( Acts 2:42)
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:26)
The sending forth of the people (Mtt. 28:19)
GROUNDED IN THE WISDOM OF THE CHURCH
We do not believe that the church is without error; however, we also believe that the saints who have come before us have many things to teach us. Therefore, we look to our past to more fully engage our present. There are four primary historical sources that ground our worship:
The Apostle’s Creed
The Nicene Creed
The Book of Common Prayer
The 39 Articles.
GROUNDED IN THE GLOBAL CHURCH
Anglicanism is truly a Global Church. With 80 million Anglicans worshipping around the world, when you proclaim the liturgy at RiSo Church, you are joining 80 million of your brothers and sisters around the world. Not only this, but Anglicanism is truly a cross-cultural movement. The majority of Anglicans around the world are centered in communities in the Southern Hemisphere. Your prayers are being joined with Anglicans from every tribe and tongue and nation. Our primary global connection is with the Church of Rwanda.