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The Life of God for the Good of the World


An Anglican Church in and for Northeast Austin

Sundays at 10:00 A.M. Directions

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The Life of God for the Good of the World


An Anglican Church in and for Northeast Austin

Sundays at 10:00 A.M. Directions

We love & value the kids OF COTC

We are committed to seeing our children grow in their walks with God. Each Sunday, your child will learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way. The lessons are fun and approachable and taught by committed volunteers and teachers who serve Jesus by serving you and your kids. On a Sunday morning simply follow the signage to kids' check in table to get all the info you need. 

We are committed to offering a safe and secure environment for your children. All of our volunteers have gone through background checks and an training. If you have any concerns about a volunteer, do not hesitate to contact us at info@cotcaustin.org


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Our Values


Our Values


the values that shape church of the cross

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CELEBRATION
OF GOD's goodness

We live in light of the astounding gift of God himself in Jesus Christ. We rejoice in this fact as we gather for corporate worship. The center of our celebration are Word and Sacrament through which, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we revel in the grace of God toward us and His creation. Celebration lives beyond Sundays as we enjoy the goodness of God in the midst of our vocations, neighborhoods, and city. We live out this value through Eucharistic worship, in embracing the good, true and beautiful in our culture, throwing parties, and in the practice of giving thanks.

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Consolation
for a broken world

The Gospel is good news for the broken-hearted and the suffering. As a community of broken people, we desire to be rooted in the healing and unconditional love of God and to make it known among us. Following a Lord and Savior acquainted with grief, we practice hospitality and solidarity in mourning with those who mourn.  We live out this value by praying for one another and the needs of the world, by being generously present to one another, and by announcing the good news of God’s reign. 

 

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TRANSFORMATION
IN THE WHOLE OF LIFE

By God’s grace we are being transformed into the image of Christ. We trust the power of the Gospel to change lives, bring healing to wounded hearts, and reconcile relationships.  We accept the cost of following Jesus in His way and are committed to growing in Christ-likeness in the whole of our lives, with Holy Scripture as our guide.  We live out this value by gathering together regularly for support, study and prayer, and submitting our lives to his way of intimacy with God, humility, and service. 

 

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PARTICIPATION
IN THE RENEWAL
OF ALL THINGS

In the power of the Holy Spirit we share in the life of Christ. By God’s grace we can know Him in an immediate and intimate way, as we follow Jesus on the way of the cross. By God’s grace we participate in Jesus’ mission to embody, announce, and demonstrate the kingdom of God in Austin and throughout the world. We live this value out through service to one another and our neighbors, in mission in both word and deed, and by being equipped to join God in the renewal of all things.

 

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Our Vision


We are a new Anglican church in and for Northeast Austin; a community of faith, hope and love, rooted in Scripture, guided by ancient practices, and enlivened by the Holy Spirit.  

Our Vision


We are a new Anglican church in and for Northeast Austin; a community of faith, hope and love, rooted in Scripture, guided by ancient practices, and enlivened by the Holy Spirit.  

As a community of the Gospel, we are marked by two mutually enriching desires. First, through Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we desire to enter more fully into the life of God; to rest in His goodness and power, to share in His life, and be made in the likeness of His Son. Second, in light of God’s gracious and glorious intention to renew all things we seek to join Him in blessing our neighbors, our city, and the world. 

THE context

Northeast Austin, roughly defined as those communities north of Airport Boulevard and East of I 35, is a rapidly growing area of Austin, itself a rapidly growing city. With the continuing development at Mueller, and other planned developments, including Colony Park, this area of Austin will continue to see a rapid influx of young families and professionals, as well as new businesses and cultural elements. This growth is exciting, yet also creates challenges and stresses for existing residents and neighborhoods in this area. As a local expression of the body of Christ, we want to invite the families and professionals, students and singles, new and established residents of this area to celebrate, be transformed and consoled by, and to participate in the life of God.

THE Call

An Anglican church situated in Austin is uniquely equipped to be a sign and instrument of God’s kingdom. Through rhythms rooted in the faith’s ancient traditions, through practices that are beautiful and accessible, through exposition of Scripture that is culturally resonant and accessible, and through service to our neighbors and communities we will commend Jesus’ life-giving way to others.

Our desire is that Church of the Cross would be an Anglican church in which the Gospel is proclaimed and embodied in faithful, joyful, relational, thoughtful, beautiful, and hospitable ways for years and decades to come.

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Leadership


Leadership


peter coelho, Rector

Peter moved to Austin in the fall of 2011 with his wife Shannon and daughter Lucy to serve at Christ Church, another Anglican church in Austin. Originally from Vancouver, Peter completed theological studies at Regent College and communication studies at Simon Fraser University. Peter and Shannon were married in 2004 and spent their first two years of marriage living in Hiroshima, Japan, and they are excited to be continuing the adventure in Austin. Lucy was born early in 2011 and the newest addition to the Coelho family, Emmett, was born in 2013.  After serving for three and half years at Christ Church Austin, Peter and his wife, Shannon, discerned a call to plant a new Anglican church in Northeast Austin.