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|

Easter and the Overthrow of Evil

By Ron McCrary One Astonishing Motion by Our God: The Cross and Resurrection  Our Easter celebration really begins with Good Friday: Jesus' victory on the cross that defeated Satan and the spiritual forces of evil, and his triumphant resurrection on the third day. Easter and the cross are inseparably joined in God’s redeeming work in [...]

April 21st, 2019|Church Calendar|

Silent Saturday

By Carol Dowsett, a Bible study teacher, intercessor and lay leader at All Saints Dallas "Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment." (Luke 23:56 ESV) It is the day slid between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Not much is said in the Scriptures about the time between the filling [...]

April 18th, 2019|Church Calendar|

Coming to Connect at Easter

By Mark Nesbitt, Formation Pastor at Luminous Parish As you are well aware, there are group of people who only show up for church on Christmas and Easter. The pangs of guilt they feel as these two seasons roll around, often prompted by a call or text from a parent, bring them back to the [...]

April 15th, 2019|Church Calendar, Events|