|What Exactly is King of Peace?
of Peace is an Episcopal Church and a part of the Episcopal Diocese of
Georgia and The Episcopal Church nationwide. s
Episcopal comes from the Greek word Episkopos meaning bishop. We are a Christian
church guided by our bishops, served by our priests and deacons (as ordained ministers)
supporting the work and witness of the majority of our ministers, the baptized members of
As a part of the Episcopal Church, King of Peace is also part of the worldwide
Anglican Communion, which has 70 million members in countries circling the globe. The
Anglican Communion began with the Church of England, but has spread well beyond its
English roots. The typical Anglican today is African or South American rather than an
Anglo-Saxon as the name Anglican implies. Our pastor, Frank, served as an intern in an
Anglican Church in Tanzania in the summer of 1998 and has experienced first hand the
vibrancy of the church in Africa.
To see what it is like to be a part of King of Peace, you can check out our online scrapbook.
What do we believe?
We believe first and foremost that we can best come to know God, our creator, through
a relationship with his son, Jesus Christ. And, along with Anglicans around the globe, we
at King of Peace therefore hold the traditional faith of Christians through the ages. The
clearest statements of what we believe is to be found in The
Apostle's Creed and The Nicene Creed. These
two-thousand-year-old creeds (or short statements of faith) are held to be true by
billions of people around the world today.
As a church, we emphasize the mystery of encountering God in worship. We believe
all people are called to be ministers and to serve God, his Church and the community in
which they live. You can find a fuller statement of what we
believe here online.
Answers to some common questions
Are you a Protestant Church?
Yes. The word protestant began as a derogatory term used for those who
were protesting abuses in the church of that day. The word also means
"to witness for" and reminds us that our church witnesses for Jesus in the world
As a Protestant Church we are not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, though
we wish to work for greater unity among all Christians and churches.
We believe that through a relationship with Jesus as our forgiver and leader that we
come to salvation. We also believe in the divine revelation of the Bible.
you a Catholic Church?
Yes. The word catholic was described hundreds of years ago as "that
which has been believed in all places, at all times, by all people." The
word catholic means what has always been believed as the essentials of Christian faith and
We are not a part of the Roman Catholic Church, but we do strive to welcome
their members into full communion with us.
More importantly, as a catholic church we believe there is a great value to the
long-standing traditions and practices of Christians throughout time. Among the
central practices of a catholic church are the Sacraments.
Are you a Sacramental Church?
Yes. A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of the inward and spiritual gifts God
offers us. We accept as most important the sacraments of Baptism and the Holy
Eucharist (also called Communion or The Lord's Supper).
In Baptism we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and are adopted into God's family
called the Church. In Eucharist, we receive the bread and wine of communion which we
believe is the body and blood of Jesus -- a way of knowing by faith that Jesus is truly
with us and in union (communion) with us at that point in time.
you a Bible Church?
Yes. The Bible is a book that allows us to hear God's words to his people
and their response to him. We believe that all things you need for faith and
salvation are in the Bible. There's no secret knowledge you need outside of the
Bible, and no additional truth that came later that is of the same value as the words of
We also believe God has given us a mind, and wants us to use it, as we
struggle to interpret, understand and apply the stories and teachings in the Bible.