About St. Paul’s
We are a member church of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
St. Paul’s is a mission church. This means we are a small church plant, seeking to grow in spiritual maturity and in number. Our congregation includes folks from a variety of backgrounds, young and old. We want to give a hearty welcome to all who visit, whether you are passing through town or seeking a new church home.
As a mission, we need members who are committed to work for the church’s long-term stability and maturity. We ask members of our church to (1) study the Scriptures and pray, (2) lead their families in consistent devotion, (3) regularly participate in the services and instruction of the church, (4) give faithful financial support to the church, and (5) help our congregation build meaningful connections with others in our community.
If you live in one of these Indiana counties, you’re just a few minutes’ drive from St. Paul’s: Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, Rush, Shelby.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Reformed Episcopal Church?
The Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) is an Anglican denomination in the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1873 when some churchmen left the mainline Episcopal Church. The REC began with a strong emphasis on working with like-minded Christians in common mission.
The REC is part of a larger group of churches, the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), which unites several Anglican denominations, networks, and organizations in common work in the United States and Canada.
What does it mean to be Anglican?
“Anglican” simply means “English”. When we speak of an Anglican church, we mean one that follows in the tradition of worship of English Christians. We especially refer to worship as inherited from the English Reformation and thereafter, when the church in England underwent a purging of medieval superstition and false teaching to restore the teachings of the early church.
We speak of ourselves as “Reformed”. By this, we mean that we hold to the doctrines taught by Christ and passed on through the ministry of his apostles to Christians throughout the world, and we follow the example of the 16th and 17th Century reformers who rejected the abuses in the churches of the Middle Ages. We recognize that the Church includes people beyond our local congregation, and we revere the primitive faith of the early church.