Could Every Church Plant?

By Ric Thorpe This post was originally published on the AMiA blog in 2014. "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Luke 10:2  In Shadwell, East London, a stone's throw from the ancient City of London walls, the local [...]

June 19th, 2019|Church planting|0 Comments

Summer Reading Recommendations

By Ethan+ Harrison, Associate Priest, Immanuel Anglican, Destin, FL Here's a good list of good reads for your summer reflection. These books will inform you, inspire you and, quite possibly, change you. The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan Up until the Enlightenment, theology was something that was done in and for [...]

June 12th, 2019|Spiritual growth|

From the Lead Bishop: Pentecost and Church Planting

Bishop Philip Jones sets the stage for the observance of Pentecost (the birth of the Church) and shares how AMiA continues the ministry of church planting.

When to Pray, When to Parent and When to Refer Out: Reflections on Family Mental Health

By Morgan Myers, LPC Intern, parishioner at St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in East Dallas As a child I was always highly sensitive and sometimes melancholy. I was shy (terrified of social situations), anxious and a worrier. I had long seasons of sadness when I didn’t care about anything or anyone. I felt trapped. I didn’t [...]

May 23rd, 2019|Church Life|

Resurrection life: Mortification and Vivification

By Ethan+ Harrison, associate priest at Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida When I think of resurrection life, my impulse is to emphasize the joy, peace and abundance of Christ’s resurrection and forget the cruciform life of discipleship. The tension arises in Christian circles quite frequently: Are we cross people or resurrection people? Thankfully, we [...]

May 20th, 2019|Church Calendar|

Mental Health as Mission

When an individual or family faces a mental health crisis, often they turn first to their faith community for help and support. It’s important, therefore, that AMiA churches become informed and be ready to embrace the opportunity to minister. According to psychologist Dr. Matthew Stanford, co-founder of The Grace Alliance, it is the Church that [...]

May 16th, 2019|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|

50 Days of Feasting

By Dustin Freeman, Associate Pastor at St. Andrew’s Church, Little Rock, Arkansas I know a lot of Christians who fast during the 40 days of Lent. I’m not sure that I have ever met anyone who kept an intentional feast throughout the 50 days of Easter. That such a thing was possible occurred to me [...]

May 13th, 2019|Church Calendar|

Mental Illness, Prayer and Extravagant Grace

By Catherine P. Downing This blog was previously posted on sparksofredemptivegrace.com. It is reposted here with permission of the author. I can’t honestly say I am thankful for the mental illness that besets our son. But in full truthfulness I can say I am glad to have been forced to do battle with my theology [...]

May 9th, 2019|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|

From the Lead Bishop: Living the Resurrection & Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this message Bishop Jones explores why congregations, in living out the Resurrection, should become aware of ways to support those with mental health challenges. 

May 2nd, 2019|Church Calendar, From the Lead Bishop|

Living in the Resurrection: Approved

During this Easter season, as we focus on living the resurrection, we rejoice that because Jesus conquered death, once and for all, we can come before God, known as sons and daughters. “Approved” by Bryan+ Patrick captures the joy of being accepted in the sight of the Lord because of Christ’s love, demonstrated through his [...]

April 29th, 2019|Church Calendar|