About The EACA
The Evangelical Anglican Church In America is a denomination created within the Anglican/Catholic tradition within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and practices faithful stewardship of our sacramental heritage and traditions in the service of all God’s people. Though not in full communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the titular head of the Anglican Communion, the EACA shares with the Communion similar expressions of polity, doctrine and worship, such as acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion as its doctrinal foundation and the use of the Book of Common Prayer as its liturgical standard. The EACA currently uses the New Zealand prayer book (which is unavailable online), and In all religious expression gives special attention to respecting all gender identities through the use of inclusive language in worship.
A Church that embraces all
We are a church that includes and affirms the identities and experiences of all God's people. We are people of diverse backgrounds, identities and orientations. We are catholic and protestant, female and male. We are a welcome home for those who have been marginalized by the church.
Respect + We affirm respect for all of God's creation and embrace God's Genesis acclamation: "God looked at everything that had been made and found it very good" (Gen 1:31). Christian unity does not grow from agreement but from respect for differences.
Diversity + We affirm that God's creation story expresses and reveals a rich tapestry of differences and beauty. We recognize that by embracing diversity we encounter a fuller expression of God.
Inclusion + We affirm a re-emerging scriptural tradition that teaches us that God's table must be open to all People of God. We practice inclusion of all expressions of God's creation: race, sex, age, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation and faith journey.
Welcome + We affirm a lavish unconditional welcome for all of the People of God and seek to create sacred places for and within the People of God. We celebrate and honor God's love for all of creation.
We are an Evangelical People
We believe in scripture, tradition, and reason
Scripture: We affirm Holy Scripture as an expression of God's unconditional love for us and we recognize that these teachings are spiritual bread for our journeys with God and one another.
Tradition: We affirm a history of relationship with God expressed through sacraments, liturgy, revelation and communal experience.
Reason: We affirm God-given reason and the wisdom that can be expressed when the Holy Spirit allows us to review scripture, tradition and our experiences to find answers and to seek a fuller consciousness.