Christ the Foundation is a congregation in the Diocese of the Rocky Mountains (DRM), a diocese under the oversight of Bishop Ken Ross and a part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). As part of this family, we believe whole-heartedly in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds and, additionally, our faith and practice conforms to the 2008 Jerusalem Declaration.
There is a longing inside of every person to know the living God as He is revealed in Jesus Christ. To be a Christian is to be brought into the family of God, to know Him, to worship Him. As we do that, we become participants in God’s great Story.
We seek to live God’s Story every day, every week, each year.
A large part of living in God’s Story is recognizing and celebrating what God has done in History. We stand on the shoulders of the early Church, rejoice in the great missionary movements of men like Saint Patrick and Henry Martyn. We deeply value our history, because we recognize it as the testimony of what God has done in time and space.
This special view of history enables us to make sense of and live out our faith with a deep sense of being connected to a larger, historical, body of believers throughout the ages.
It is often the case today as it was during the Reformation, that believers feel that they have to choose between “solid good teaching” or the beauty and history of tradition. The Anglican way was born in the belief that such a compromising decision is not a necessary one.
But the choice between the beauty of tradition or godly biblical teaching is just one of many unnecessary decisions Christians do not have to make. We don’t have to decide whether liturgy or authentic worship is more important, God has given us both. Nor do we believe that the personal life of faith can be removed from the corporate expression of Church worship.
As Anglicans, we are passionate to love God with all our heart, mind and strength and our tradition presents us with a great way of sustaining and developing our devotional life. In this way, we are able to join with the approximately 80 million Anglicans across the globe daily in prayer, and weekly on the Lord’s Day in the ministry of Word and Sacrament.
Notable Anglicans like C.S. Lewis, N.T. Wright, Madeline L’Engle, and J.I. Packer provide a rich heritage in recent and modern times with whom we stand as recipients and keepers of the Faith in Christ Jesus. In Hawaii too, we are proud to be a part of the Anglican tradition that birthed the national Church of the Kingdom of Hawaii, which flourished under the reign of monarchs like David Kalakaua and Lydia Lili’uokalani.