Alpha: A tool for transformation

By David+ Larlee, Vicar of All Saints Dallas From the inner city of Detroit to the Colorado Rockies, to trailer parks in North Texas to the frozen plains of the Midwest, 1,100 church leaders recently gathered together at the 2019 Alpha Conference to seek the Lord and his Kingdom. These leaders were as diverse as possible in terms of their ethnic, economic and denominational backgrounds. We met to worship, learn from one another and pray for each other. Catholics, Anglicans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals and many others—we were all together praying for the renewal and transformation of our society. […]

February 21st, 2019|alpha, Evangelism and Outreach|

Welcome to the AMiA Theological Vision

By Bishop Philip Jones I had read Tim Keller’s book Center Church before, probably sometime soon after it was published in 2012. But last summer, during my sabbatical, I was drawn to it again, in a deeper and stronger way than the first time. This time, as I started making notes, I had a much different viewpoint. As most of you know, the eight-year-old church plant here, All Saints, is moving to a new building in downtown Dallas. We purchased the property after looking at many, many possible locations all over the greater Dallas area. We weren’t out to make a statement or be trendy. The property just fit us, our budget and our congregation. By God’s grace and leading, our people faithfully came forward with everything we needed, and we bought it: an old, early 1900s car dealership warehouse on a lonely little property surrounded by empty parking lots. Then things started happening. I knew God’s Spirit was moving among our people. He was bringing about so many circumstances. But it really did not strike me what He was doing until someone said, with a note of irony in their voice, “You are moving your church downtown?” It’s the same kind of voice I hear sometimes from those who don’t quite get the Anglican Mission. […]

Keepers of the Vision

By Stu+ Boehmig, rector of The Abbey at Pawleys Island I recently took a rough count of how many vestry meetings I have attended or led over the years. I came up with something around 400. By anyone’s standard, that’s a lot of leadership meetings. Whew! One thing I’ve learned in those meetings is that vestry leaders want to know, “Where are we headed?” and so does the rest of the church. If you lack clarity, there’s trouble ahead. It’s been said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll get there real fast.” And even though we constantly remind our leaders of the answer to the vision question, it often feels like we lose vision and direction far too quickly and get lost in the weeds. Being keepers of the vision is one of the most important things we do as leaders. […]

January 31st, 2019|Anglicanism, Leadership, Vocation|

Who? What? How?

by Mike Blanchat, AMiA Rector General Who? What? How? Answers to those three one-word questions capture the essence of a person, a community, a group. As I’ve applied them to my own life, I have found it’s helpful to revisit both the questions and the answers periodically to reaffirm things that are foundational to me [...]

January 24th, 2019|Church Life, Leadership, Three Streams|

From the Apostolic Vicar: Importance of the Living the Mission Fund

Bishop Philip Jones explains more about how the Living the Mission Fund helps new AMiA works get underway. Related Articles: Living the Mission Fund Living the Mission: Equipped to Equip  

January 17th, 2019|From the Apostolic Vicar, New Works|

Blessings at Christmas

+Philip and the AMiA Team pray God’s blessings on you and yours for a joyous Christmastide. […]

December 24th, 2018|Events, From the Apostolic Vicar|

Living the Mission: Equipped to Equip

Caleb+ Miller and Ethan+ Harrison of Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida When Caleb+ Miller became rector of Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida in 2015, +Sandy Green had some words of advice. “He told me that one of the things any church has to do is to figure out where it's been [...]

December 20th, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach, New Works|

Living the Mission Fund

By Mike Blanchat, Rector General for the Anglican Mission in America Friends of the Anglican Mission, Advent greetings in the season of hope, peace, faith, joy and expectation! As we prepare for the coming of our King with anticipation and look forward to Christmas and the new calendar year, I have been much involved these [...]

December 13th, 2018|Church Life|

From the Apostolic Vicar: Under God’s Hand

Bishop Philip Jones reflects on the upheavals in our world through the lens of St. John's Revelation, assuring us that even though the world can seem out of control, it's not. Christ is King, and all is under God's hand of love. See also recent blogs about AMiA churches surviving and serving amid storms and [...]

November 29th, 2018|From the Apostolic Vicar|

Clarity, Purity and Unity Through Adversity

The floodwaters rise around The Abbey at Pawleys Island Hurricane Michael didn’t just pass over Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. It stopped over it, dumping a massive amount of rain on it and the surrounding region. When the storm finally moved on, the danger wasn’t over, however. The Abbey at Pawley’s Island, located on [...]

November 15th, 2018|Church Life|