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Local and Global

Locally Focused

On the one hand, “the church in your neighborhood has always been the primary location for getting the way and truth and life of Jesus believed and embodied in the places and among the people with whom we most have to do day in and day out” (Eugene Peterson). On the other hand, our church is only part of God’s work in Harrisonburg. We are actively building partnerships with other local churches and ministries that proclaim Jesus as Lord. We see ourselves as part of the larger community of Christ followers in Harrisonburg and the Valley. We are strongly committed to a local expression of the unity of the body of Christ across ethnic, economic, and denominational lines.

Globally Connected

We are a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. This network of churches grew out of the missionary expansion of the Church of England over the past 500 years. It now consists of 38 self-governing provinces around the world in 164 countries with tens of millions of members. In many places, particularly throughout the Global South, the churches of the Anglican Communion are known for their vibrant faith in God and transformational presence within their communities. We are a member of the Anglican Church in North America and the Diocese of Christ Our Hope.