+Philip Jones shares a bit about his upcoming sabbatical, which starts in mid-May and wraps up in late July.
Sabbatical provides a unique opportunity for clergy to reflect on deep questions in a way that often isn’t possible while serving in full-ministry. As Allen+ Hughes, Counselor General for Leadership Advancement and Mission Stewardship, shares, it’s a time when coaching can serve as a catalyst for breakthrough. As Allen+ looks ahead to taking a sabbatical [...]
It was during a talk by Reggie McNeal during the Anglican Mission in America’s Winter Conference in 2012 that Leslie Kingman first felt God put the burden on her heart. Reggie’s admonition that the church should be a community that shows the love of Jesus, coupled with learning about a program that provided food for [...]
By Robert+ Cook, Rector of St. Andrews Church, Little Rock, AR When I think of Good Friday, the word that most clearly comes to mind is surrender. I hear the echo of Jesus’ words as He prayed this most intimate prayer to His Father: “Abba, Father! All things are possible to you; take this cup away from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.” (Mark 14:36) Every time I read this prayer, I cannot help but feel the tension of the call to surrender my will to God’s will. […]
Apostolic Vicar Philip Jones shares about the Holiest Days of Holy Week.
Nearly 200 clergy and lay members from AMiA churches joined their guests and others interested in learning more about building three stream Anglican churches and new worshiping communities for Winter Conference 2018. Focused on the theme “Come & See, Go & Tell”, we were encouraged to “Come & See” with fresh eyes, looking at God, [...]
On Tuesday nights at a bar in Dallas, a group of over 100 people from diverse worldviews and backgrounds gathers to share food and discuss matters of faith. During each session of this 10-week Alpha Course, hosted by All Saints Dallas, participants listen to a 30-minute talk [...]
+Philip Jones Greetings to the Anglican Mission in America and our Friends, It is one month since we were together in Dallas for Winter Conference 2018 (and Clergy Retreat!), and I am so very encouraged by the feedback I have received so far. In these past weeks I have seen the impact of [...]
Jay+ Clark’s commissioning at Winter Conference 2018 Since he was a teenager at Christ Church Nashville, Jay+ Clark has sensed a called to ministry. In recent years, God has shaped that call, leading him to pursue service as an Air Force chaplain. As he prepares to begin this new role, Jay+ shared how the Lord has given him a heart for helping military members and their families pursue reconciliation with themselves, their communities and God. Jay+ has been part of a church for as long as he can remember. “We were the family that if the church doors were open, we would find a reason to go; if they were closed we were still going to try to find a reason to go,” he recalls. As a young person at Christ Church Nashville, Jay+ felt lead to ministry, and thought he would serve as a pediatrician. He found a mentor in +Dan Scott, who was associate pastor at the time. “I’m convinced he saw something I never quite saw in myself,” Jay+ shares, remembering the encouragement he received as he sought God’s guidance. […]
As we enter Lent, we consider what it means to put earthly things to death. This week, Chris+ Myers, Associate Pastor of All Saints East Dallas, suggests questions we should ask ourselves in this season. “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. … Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another, and if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so also must you forgive.” Colossians 3:3;12-13 There is a steely-eyed realism to Lent, beginning as it does on Ash Wednesday with that solemn remembrance of our mortality: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” To be marked with ashes in this way, to take heed that we are in fact mortal, is our individual and communal acknowledgement that death is the consequence not ultimately of natural causes but of sin. The ashes speak to our mortality and to our estrangement from God without Christ. […]