Our Journey

Our Journey

Our journey is to help connect people to faith

Resurrection Episcopal Church is one of the newest faith groups in Gilbert. We started as a small assembly of people who had a vision of establishing a new Episcopal church community in Gilbert to reach people with the good news of God’s  promise of unconditional love and acceptance.. We currently share space with Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church and worship there at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

The energy and focus of Resurrection Episcopal Church is missional. We are striving to be a church that takes seriously The Great Commandment of Jesus to love God and our neighbors, and to live out The Great Commission to reach people everywhere with the Good News of God’s unconditional love and favor. We provide a safe, non-judgmental place to question and explore your faith. We engage in our local community by conducting worship services in public places, we help our neighbors in need in partnership with other area Christian organizations, and we regularly participate in Gilbert civic events and festivals.

We invite all our congregants to become actively engaged in serving others for Christ and building-up the kingdom of God in Gilbert.

Our Mission

At Resurrection Episcopal Church, we are dedicated to proclaiming the good news of God’s love and acceptance of all people and teaching them to follow in his ways. We are a community that welcomes and nurtures those who are seeking God and want to discover God’s plan for their lives. We invite you to come and see that for yourself.

We are part of the Jesus Movement:
Resurrection Episcopal Church is a part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, seeking every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mat. 22:36-40). The Jesus Movement is following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth. We join the movement by following Jesus and mapping a strategy that inspires and equips all of us to join God and make a difference for good in the lives of people.

Hear what the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has to say about this.

We make promises to love and serve:
It is the mission of the Church, to bear witness to Christ in the world and bring people and God together, which forms the basis of the promises we make in our Baptismal Covenant. The Baptismal Covenant contains five promises that we Episcopalians make to accomplish the Church’s mission. They are:

  1. Become a follower of Jesus by gathering with other Christians to share our lives, to offer ourselves to God through worship, and to learn God’s purpose for us through study and prayer.
  2. Return to God when we sin and turn away from Him.
  3. Spread the Good News of Christ by telling others and living Christian lives.
  4. Love and help our neighbor.
  5. Work for justice and peace that restores value and respect to all people.