Focusing on Christ’s Victory During Lent: Helpful Tools

In his recent AMiA blog, “Relying on Christ’s Victory in Lent,” Jason+ Radcliff explained how Lent provides us with an opportunity to allow the victory of Christ to permeate our lives more deeply. Below, he suggests practical tools that can help us focus during this Lenten season.   […]

2021-02-22T15:18:59-06:00February 23rd, 2021|Church Calendar, Resources, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Focusing on Christ’s Victory During Lent: Helpful Tools

Relying on Christ’s Victory in Lent

by Jason+ Radcliff In his classic introduction to the “ascetic” or spiritually disciplined life in his book Way of the Ascetics, Tito Colliander says: “The holy Fathers [and Mothers] say with one voice: The first thing to keep in mind is never in any respect to rely on yourself. The warfare that now lies before [...]

2021-02-23T11:41:42-06:00February 18th, 2021|Church Calendar, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Relying on Christ’s Victory in Lent

The Season of Lent and the Practice of Fasting

Some thoughts from Dustin+ Messer of All Saints Dallas on fasting during Lent.   Dustin + Messer is Associate Pastor for Faith Formation at All Saints Dallas where he oversees the catechetical ministry of the church: from children's ministry to adult education. Before starting his doctoral work at La Salle University, he graduated from Boyce [...]

2021-02-16T13:18:59-06:00February 16th, 2021|Church Calendar, Church Life|Comments Off on The Season of Lent and the Practice of Fasting

Lent Fasting for a Changed Heart

by Ron+ McCrary, All Saints Dallas Lent can be the most spiritually transformative season in the Christian year because of its tight focus on employing powerful spiritual disciplines. Confession, solitude and silence, as well as added devotional practices, are just a few. Fasting has had dramatic effects on my journey of transformation of character into [...]

2021-02-25T15:34:07-06:00February 11th, 2021|Church Calendar, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Lent Fasting for a Changed Heart

Ministry in Myanmar and DRC

As a mission society, the AMiA primarily focuses on growing healthy clergy to support healthy churches and the planting of new faith communities in the U.S. However, we also provide help for outreach missions among our Global Partners. Our AMiA churches and many of our clergy who are in vocational or military clergy roles send [...]

2021-01-26T14:59:50-06:00January 26th, 2021|Ministry Partners|Comments Off on Ministry in Myanmar and DRC

For You This Christmas

By Mark+ Browne, Rector of Christ Church in Midlothian, Virginia I would like you to think of the person here on earth who is the most precious to you. For me it is my wife, Yolie. Now, if you are an animal lover or pet owner, think of the most precious pet you ever had. I [...]

2020-12-16T10:08:47-06:00December 17th, 2020|Church Calendar, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on For You This Christmas

Advent Reflections 2020

By Nowell+ Copley, Rector of All Saints Church, Spartanburg I love a good story—a tale that draws me in from the very beginning, drops me into the lives of the characters and delivers me to surprising and unexpected ends. A story that inextricably links me to its plot and carries me along as if I [...]

2020-12-07T12:02:25-06:00December 8th, 2020|Church Calendar|Comments Off on Advent Reflections 2020

Advent: Building Anticipation

By Shuler+ Griffin, interim minister at Fountain Anglican Even though my family was Anglican, I did not get to attend an Anglican church until I was 8 years old, when we moved into a city. I became an acolyte and always enjoyed the seasons of the Church, but Advent has been my favorite. […]

2020-12-02T15:43:31-06:00December 3rd, 2020|Church Life|Comments Off on Advent: Building Anticipation
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