AWOC Founding Vision
Our founding vision is to form an organically American communion of Ancient Faith, Catholic and Apostolic Churches, which minister to the diverse cultures and communities that embody this nation. Additionally, our goal and purpose is to be a missional church, making manifest the Kingdom of God to the nations of the world and to express the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With Sacred Scripture and the traditions of the Church as our guide, we seek to experience the full nature of the living historic Catholic Church in its sacramental communion with a personal God, its charismatic joy in the Spirit, and its evangelistic zeal to share our blessed hope with all people. To those who seek a deeper experience of God in the sacraments, a more profound communion with His Spirit, spiritual growth, community with fellow believers, and service to a broken world, we the Bishops and Priests of the Apostolic Western Orthodox Church (here after referred to as the AWOC do hereby present these Articles as a guide for our church. These Articles speak to the particular needs of our present ecclesiastical life and are to be observed under the loving care of our Bishops.
The distinctive mission of AWOC is threefold: