Located in Jonesboro, GA, St. Francis is a traditional Anglican parish dedicated to the Apostles' teaching, the Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, and the Prayers.
As an Anglican Church we seek to remain faithful to the historic Catholic and Apostolic Faith as expressed through our rich tradition and the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
We exist not just for Christians, but also for anyone who wants to find and know God. We truly believe the old saying that the Church is meant to be a "hospital for sinners, not a museum of saints." We understand that "there is no health in us" either in the church-goer or non-church goer, and we are all in need of the Great Physician. We seek to be a safe place where wounds can heal, the broken can mend, and those who have lost their way can get their bearings.
199 N. Main St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
As Disciples of Jesus We Strive to Practice the Religion of Jesus
Jesus taught us that He is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (Jhn.14:8). He is our way to the Father right now (v.7), and everything He taught us and did for us was to make that reconciliation possible in the here and now. It is amazing that St. John, when given the chance to define "eternal life," did not speak about our future in heaven, but rather our present experience of coming to an intimate, working knowledge of "the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He sent" (17:3). Nowhere in the Bible do we find a prayer to go to heaven; on the contrary, Jesus teaches us to pray for Heaven to come to us now (Matt.6:9-10) and then shows us the lifestyle that enables constant union with the Father by His Spirit. His religious lifestyle is the backbone of Anglicanism and why we make a commitment to follow His example and abide in Him through:
"If anyone loves me, he will keep My word, and my Father will love him, and we will come and make our home with him" (John14:23).
"Whoever feeds on My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me, and I in him" (John 6:54).
"By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35).
"No one who abides in Him makes a practice of sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen Him or known Him" (1John 3:6).
"Whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked" (1John 2:6).
"Go therefore and make disciples... And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:19-20).