Three Streams, One River


Christ the Redeemer Church and the Anglican Church in North America are part of a growing movement within the universal Church called “convergence worship” which is helping to restore the evangelical, charismatic and sacramental streams of biblical  worship to today’s Church.

The evangelical (or reformed) stream.3-streams

We believe that the Bible is the Holy Word of God.  This stream emphasizes the supreme authority of the Holy Scriptures in faith, salvation and life along with the necessity of both personal conversion and biblical discipleship. We share this stream’s belief that we are saved grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, which is evidenced by repentance from sin, love for God and neighbor, and living a life of increasing obedience to the teachings of Gods Word.

The charismatic (or pentecostal) stream.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in every Christian believer, and that all gifts of the Holy Spirit are manifested in the Church today. This stream encourages an openness to the Holy Spirit and freedom in the exercising of His spiritual gifts which include prophecy, words of knowledge, healings, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues for the building up of the Church and advancement of God’s Kingdom.

The sacramental (or catholic) stream.

We believe that the Christian Sacraments (Holy Mysteries) are a means of grace given by God to His people. These Sacraments include Baptism and Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion, the Lord’s Table, the Lord’s Supper), Confirmation, Absolution (Confession), Ordination (Holy Orders), Marriage and Anointing of the Sick.

Our Sunday Worship Celebrations uniquely blend these “Three Streams” of ancient Christian worship together in a contemporary way which leads to the transformation of lives.   We have other gatherings where only one or two of the streams may be emphasized.  We encourage worshipers to draw near to God not only in the streams that are familiar to them, but also in the other streams so that we can experience the fullness of Christian worship.