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From The Lead Bishop: Spiritual Formation

What is spiritual formation and what does it really mean? Spiritual formation is growing to be like Jesus and it is something you do intentionally. It does not just happen. You have to want it. In this time, a kind of imposed Lent, it might be a simpler time to encourage yourself and others to [...]

2020-07-03T00:31:44-05:00July 2nd, 2020|From the Lead Bishop, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on From The Lead Bishop: Spiritual Formation

Staying Connected and Leaning In: Singles in Church Community

Taki Constantine, member of Gathering Midtown Singles make up a huge proportion of the American population. A 2017 Pew Research study found that 42% of adults in the U.S. live without a spouse or partner. And, among those under 35, singles are the majority, comprising 61% of young adults. However, church congregations often [...]

2020-06-25T00:15:49-05:00June 25th, 2020|Church Life, Church planting, Evangelism and Outreach, Personal Story|Comments Off on Staying Connected and Leaning In: Singles in Church Community

Disciple-Making as Culture-Building

By Dustin Messer, Curate at All Saints Dallas When describing the ministry of All Saints Dallas, our rector, +Philip Jones, is fond of saying: “We’re building a culture of radical inclusivity and profound transformation.” You see, individuals are no doubt transformed by God; but the Spirit uses embodied things like institutions and cultures to shape [...]

2020-06-18T02:39:02-05:00June 18th, 2020|Church planting|Comments Off on Disciple-Making as Culture-Building

From the Lead Bishop: Becoming a Voice of Hope

Lead Bishop of AMiA, Philip Jones, discusses the need for each church to have a conversation about racism. To see +Philip's conversation with Dr. David Woody, Executive Director of The Bridge, a homeless ministry in Dallas, click here.

2020-06-09T14:47:14-05:00June 4th, 2020|Church Life, From the Lead Bishop|Comments Off on From the Lead Bishop: Becoming a Voice of Hope

The God of Peace Who Gives the Peace of God: A Meditation on Philippians 4:5-7

By Ethan+ Harrison, associate priest at Immanuel Anglican Church The COVID-19 crisis has unveiled the underlying anxiety of our culture. When we are anxious, it is tempting to turn our hearts and minds to our fears and lack of control. However, to properly orient our desires and thoughts, we need to turn our minds away [...]

2020-06-10T14:07:32-05:00May 28th, 2020|Spiritual growth|Comments Off on The God of Peace Who Gives the Peace of God: A Meditation on Philippians 4:5-7

Fighting Anxiety With Humility

By Chas+ Williams, Pastor of Grace Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi and Hospice Chaplain “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 I was wrapping up our church’s study of [...]

2020-05-21T23:00:27-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Fighting Anxiety With Humility

Grace and Peace in the Time of COVID-19

  By Mike+ Smith  Few things have brought forth more differing opinions than COVID-19, and within the church we see no exception. As we have gone into sheltering mode, our creativity and resources have been challenged as we have sought to worship, study and minister together in ways many of us had not imagined before. [...]

2020-06-09T14:49:44-05:00May 14th, 2020|Church Life|Comments Off on Grace and Peace in the Time of COVID-19

Serving Together to Serve Your Marriage

No doubt you have noticed that the Anglican Mission has been writing a lot about marriage recently—and you get why. Marriage is such a cornerstone of our society, of our culture and of the long history of the Church. But I am writing from a different perspective: not what the Church teaches about marriage but [...]

2020-05-13T21:00:37-05:00May 14th, 2020|Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Serving Together to Serve Your Marriage

Hope in Deep Waters: Resources for a Pandemic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, in the midst of COVID-19, social distancing and shelter-at-home requirements, many of us may already be more aware of our own mental health needs than before. We begin a special weekly series on mental health by providing access to online resources. However, as always, consider reaching out [...]

2020-05-07T11:21:34-05:00May 7th, 2020|Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Hope in Deep Waters: Resources for a Pandemic