Three Streams: A Template for Identity and Worship

Scripture, Spirit and Sacrament form identity for worship. By Aaron Allison, Lead Pastor of The Church at Indian Lake, Hendersonville, Tennessee The Church at Indian Lake (CIL) is in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a growing suburb of Nashville. Our church is ten years old, and has Assemblies of God and Southern Baptist roots.  We have been including liturgical elements in our worship since our inception. Through our friendship with the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) members in recent years, we have gained needed insight and encouragement to advocate for the three stream ministry model. […]

September 20th, 2018|Anglicanism, Church Life, Church planting, Three Streams|

Connecting at the Table: Luminous Parish

By the Reverend Chad E. Jarnagin, founding Rector of Luminous Parish in Franklin, TN, an AMiA Church. Today more than ever, we are in need of The Table. Not just any table. A great big table with plenty of room for everyone. Our society seems to be disoriented, fatigued and misunderstood. What better space than [...]

September 13th, 2018|Anglicanism, Church Life, Church planting|

From the Apostolic Vicar: What do we mean by “three streams”?

How do the Scriptures, Sacraments and Spirit come together as a great river of worship? Apostolic Vicar Philip Jones shares practical ways the “three streams” are evident within Anglican Mission in America churches. […]

The Role of Music in Liturgical Worship: An Interview with Ryan Flanigan

What is the role of music in liturgical worship? We talked with Ryan Flanigan, Worship Director at All Saints Church Dallas, to gain insight and explore how music in the Anglican tradition enhances our corporate experiences with God. What is your church background and musical training? I was born Catholic, raised Pentecostal and educated Evangelical. [...]

August 24th, 2018|Anglicanism|

The Book of Common Prayer: A Unifying Resource

After growing up Catholic and working in Baptist and non-denominational churches for several years, Mark+ Walz was introduced to Anglicanism through his wife, Cate’s, family. He serves as a Church Planter in Residence at All Saints Dallas. In this blog, Mark+ shares how The Book of Common Prayer has added a meaningful dimension to his personal faith, family life and clerical ministry. I am a relatively new Anglican, but not as new to The Book of Common Prayer (BCP). There was a time in my ministry, when I was in a different denomination, when I found myself searching for material to perform formal ministerial functions for which my own extemporaneous prayers and thoughts seemed limiting and too personal. A graveside service? Where do I go to find how to do that? Someone told me to check out the BCP. […]

August 16th, 2018|Anglicanism|

What is an Anglican?

Ryan+ Owsley serves the AMiA as the Director of Ecclesiastical Affairs and is the Associate Pastor of St. Andrew's Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated magna cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in philosophy and ethics. He graduated with honors from the UALR Bowen School of Law, and served for 10 [...]

August 9th, 2018|Anglicanism|

From the Apostolic Vicar: Return from Sabbatical

I want to thank everyone for their prayers during the past 10 weeks of sabbatical. It has truly been renewing, restoring, reinvigorating and refreshing. Almost any word that begins with "re" aptly describes the sabbatical experience. Claudia and I so appreciate those of you who recommended and encouraged me to take this time away. Return [...]

August 2nd, 2018|Anglicanism, Spiritual growth|

Coffee With a Friend: Jay+ Wright, Part 2

On July 1, All Saints Dallas East became St. Bartholomew’s. We followed up with Jay+ Wright, rector of this newly independent church, to hear how God has been working at St. Bartholomew’s as they take this significant step, and what Jay+ sees in the years to come. Congratulations! What was that first Sunday of worship [...]

July 26th, 2018|Church planting|

Stories From the Pew: St. Bartholomew’s – Called Forth Into Being

Craig Denison, with his wife, Rachel, and baby son, has been attending St. Bartholomew’s for about a year and a half. He helps with worship and has assisted the church in its transition from All Saints East Dallas to St. Bartholomew’s. He shares his thoughts about the naming of this newly independent fellowship. Growing up I [...]

July 19th, 2018|Church planting|

Coffee With a Friend: Jay+ Wright, Part 1

When Jay+ Wright began serving at All Saints Dallas (Texas) he had church planting in mind. Over the past few years, he and his wife, Amy, and a group of laypeople have been cultivating community in East Dallas, leading to the establishment of All Saints East Dallas. In July this church plant will become an [...]

June 21st, 2018|Church planting|