What We Believe

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation. Our heritage is the faith of the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and those of every generation who have looked to God in hope. We accept the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed as statements of our basic beliefs.

 

Our Background

Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Marion, IN is an affiliate of the Cross of Nails Community based in Coventry Cathedral, UK. Following the horrific destruction of much of the cathedral by bombs in the 1940 air raids, clergy and members of the cathedral established what has become a worldwide movement seeking to reconcile and heal conflict on a local, national, and international level.

For the last several years, the clergy and members of Gethsemane Episcopal have committed to the work of reconciliation and healing. To do this, we have led annual discussions on race, sexuality, and women’s issues.

Gethsemane Parish is pleased to be accepted as an affiliate of the Cross of Nails Community and to continue the work of reconciliation.

 

Our Core Values

Healing the wounds of history. We approach this through Christ-centered discussion and debate.

Living with difference and celebrating diversity. We are committed to showing by example a way to a just and inclusive society.

Building a culture of peace. We follow the example of Jesus and strive for an end to violence on a personal and societal level. We strive to be a symbol of hope and work as advocates of peace.

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Our Rector

The Rev. Dr. Jim Warnock has been our rector since December, 2002. He has a master's degree from Regent College in Vancouver, BC, and a doctorate in American history from the University of Washington. He is married to Kresha who recently retired from Ball State University. They have two grown children.