Forest Lake Parish
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OUR NAME, OUR IDENTITY...
We are Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Forest Lake ("Holy Trinity").
Holy Trinity speaks of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the infinite and intimate relationship they share.


OUR VISION...
(It is our dream and prayer to see ourselves as...)
A church family where we honour and worship God, where he lives and reigns in our lives and together we grow, share, and live the Good News of Jesus Christ.


OUR VISION PRIORITIES...
(A church family where we see...)
[1] Our worship services are inspiring, honouring of God, and with a deep sense of God's presence.
[2] Our church family is one of spiritual substance and strength, and with a heart-felt desire to worship and praise God.
[3] Pastoral care and support is offered to our church family and the wider community.
[4] Where the Good News of Jesus Christ is taken to those who do not yet know him.


OUR MISSION...
(Our Vision becomes a reality by...)
[1] Proclaiming the Good News of God's Kingdom.
[2] Nurturing new disciples and helping Christians grow in faith.
[3] Demonstrating care by serving others.
[4] Advocating for social justice.


OUR THEOLOGY, OUR BELIEFS...
(At the centre of who we are, we understand and uphold that...)
[1] We are a church family created by God, loved by God, and dependent on God.
[2] We are Christ centred and led by the Holy Spirit.
[3] The Holy Scriptures are the true and authoritative Word of God.
[4] Eternal life is only through believing and confessing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
[5] Every believer is empowered by the Holy Spirit and bears the fruits of the Spirit.
[6] The historical creeds of the Anglican Church are a sound expression of our beliefs.


OUR VALUES...
(Our theology and beliefs are expressed and witnessed through our...)
[1] Prayerfulness.
[2] Openness to God (Listening to God).
[3] Caring and compassion for all.
[4] Faith (Stepping out with confidence in the Gospel of Christ)
[5] Encouraging (Developing and encouraging each other's God-given gifts).
[6] Reverence for God and care for his creation.
[7] Fellowship and friendship (building meaningful and lasting relationships).