Abyssinian Apostolic Church Vision Statement

The vision of the Abyssinian Apostolic Church is comprised of a dedicated and focused concentration of both the spiritual and organic nature of the one, holy, universal (catholic) and apostolic church throughout the world. In order to fully understand the vision, we must first define what the Abyssinian Apostolic Church is…

“The Abyssinian Apostolic Church is a Sacramental + Charismatic (Pentecostal) + Evangelical church promoting the Gospel of Yahusha Meschiach (Jesus Christ), and adhering to and acknowledging the faith and witness of the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church throughout the world.”

The above quote specifies the following:

  1. We are Sacramental: meaning that we observe, administer and celebrate the seven historical Sacraments of the church-universal (Holy Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders)
  2. We are Charismatic (Pentecostal): meaning that we believe in, anticipate, and welcome the power and presence of the Ruach Qo’desh (Holy Spirit) though the demonstration of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12), and by yielding to the same Spirit in all things (including worship).
  3.  We are Evangelical: meaning that we adhere to, practice, preach, teach, stand on and disseminate the message of Yahusha HaMeschiach (Jesus the Christ) our Lord and Savior contained within the four (4) Gospel accounts of the Meschiach’s life, ministry, sacrifice and resurrection.

The above statement echoes the very fabric by which the Abyssinian Apostolic Church exists:

“Our Church is an intricate, inter-woven tapestry of ministry. We believe in, practice and promote the power of prayer, praise, worship and unity within the whole of the Church. We seek to provide a platform of cultural and spiritual relevance and understanding in expressions of praise and worship.”

The above quote identifies the following:

  1. The Abyssinian Apostolic Church is intricate: meaning that it is a multi-faceted, living, breathing, thriving entity that has several interconnected, interrelated elements.
  2. The Abyssinian Apostolic Church is an inter-woven tapestry of ministry: meaning that the image of our Savior is expressed through the dedication and complexity of our love, devotion and commitment to our Meschiach and His Church, which is exhibited through unity of faith and adherence to that which brings and fosters the same within the body known as the Church, which are the sacraments thereof.
  3. The Abyssinian Apostolic Church believes in, practices and promotes the very supernatural, spiritual power exhibited in prayer, praise and worship of Yahusha HaMeschiach our Lord.
  4. The Abyssinian Apostolic Church seeks to provide a platform (standard) of cultural and spiritual relevance, in an effort to worship the Lord in a manner that does not diminish our cultural identity, but rather unites it with all that truly believe.

Therefore, the vision of the
Abyssinian Apostolic Church is as follows;

  1. To maintain the faith that was once delivered and received by all.
  2. To celebrate the uniqueness of our culture through prayer, praise and worship of Yahusha HaMeschiach our Lord.
  3. To promote and proclaim the truth of the Gospel throughout the world.
  4. To generate local and regional organic groups (congregations) of believers for the purpose of maintaining and sustaining the Church.
  5. To identify the very people of Yahuah Elohim (The Lord our God) who have been removed from the historical truth and identity of their forefathers.
  6. To provide a platform of spiritual and cultural empowerment for those who are uniquely identified throughout the Holy Scriptures, and who have been persecuted, subjugated, and oppressed.
  7. To gather the remnant of the “Household of Faith” those who have been scattered abroad throughout the world.