About All Saints
An Anglican church in the heart of Dallas
Welcome! If you’re new to Christianity, or even the Anglican expression of Christianity, we recognize that throughout this site there may be words, phrases, or ideas that feel unfamiliar. If so, your curiosities are welcome here! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or interests you may have about our community. We'd also love to meet you in person on a Sunday morning. Come and see.
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Scripture, Sacrament, Spirit
“A gospel-centered, liturgical, Spirit-filled community of believers...”
Founded upon the “three streams” of historic Christian worship, All Saints Dallas is a gospel-centered, liturgical, Spirit-filled community of believers.
The former Bishop of South India, Lesslie Newbigin, grieved that the church was broken up into what he saw as three tributaries—those Christians who focus on bible teaching (Evangelicals), those who prioritize liturgical and sacramental formation (Catholics), and those who emphasize the ministry of the Holy Spirit (Charismatics). Along with Newbigin, we believe these “streams” come from the same fount, and the church is at its healthiest when all three of these emphases are present. To that end, we seek to be a community shaped by:
We believe the bible is the authoritative guide for God’s people, telling the true story of the whole world.
We believe God has chosen to work through physical objects—water, wine, bread, oil—to commune with and strengthen His people.
We believe the Holy Spirit is presently at work in the world, supernaturally filling, empowering, and gifting all those who confess Jesus as Lord.
As an Anglican church, our theology is rooted in Scripture and encapsulated in The Book of Common Prayer and the 39 Articles of Religion. A helpful summary of our beliefs can be found in the Jerusalem Declaration.
The Book of Common Prayer
Both in the Old and New Testaments we see God's people sanctifying time by setting aside certain hours throughout the day to pray. In this tradition, the Book of Common Prayer invites Christians to commonly order their day, week, and year around prayer. In the Prayer Book you will find ancient liturgies intended to be used by individuals, families, and churches.
The 39 Articles of Religion
During the Protestant Reformation, The Church of England laid out the basic tenets of her faith in what came to be known as The 39 Articles of Religion. To this day, The 39 Articles remain a paragon of doctrine for Reformed Catholics in the Anglican tradition.
A Saturday morning class answering questions like:
What are the "Three Streams?"
Why do we follow a set liturgy each week?
How does the Holy Spirit work today?
How can I get more involved at All Saints?
The liturgical calendar is a yearly cycle that both tells of and invites one into the life of Jesus and the Church. It is a re-orienting of time around God’s mission in the world through his Son and his people.
It begins in Advent, crescendos in Holy Week and Easter, and ends in Ordinary Time. Through the liturgical calendar, our churches and families become a re-storied people as we embody the one true, good and beautiful story of God redeeming all of creation.
Waiting for Jesus to make all things new.
Welcoming the arrival and birth of Jesus.
Revealing Jesus as the light of the world in his life and ministry.
Following Jesus in the wilderness for 40 days.
Journeying with Jesus from Palm Sunday to the tomb.
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
Experiencing the person and power of the Holy Spirit poured out for all people.
Walking with Jesus in the ongoing, regular and daily life of the Church.