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

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

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

Managing Growth in Children’s Ministry

With growth in ministry comes a need to be proactive in ensuring a solid foundation that supports increased numbers. This week, Christia Caudle, the Coordinator for the Children's Ministry at All Saints Dallas, shares several principles for navigating growth and building a successful children's ministry program.   Managing Growth in Children’s Ministry By Christia Caudle [...]

2020-02-13T00:33:33-06:00February 13th, 2020|Church Life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Managing Growth in Children’s Ministry

Living Classroom: Joyous Fellowship

            WHAT WE LEARNED FROM LIVING CLASSROOM   In October AMiA sponsored Living Classroom, a three-day teaching event to equip clergy and lay leaders for the front lines. Living Classroom offered workshops and classes to give participants tools to address questions like "What are other churches doing to grow and [...]

2019-11-06T16:44:20-06:00November 6th, 2019|Church Life, Living Classroom|Comments Off on Living Classroom: Joyous Fellowship

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Church Life|Comments Off on When to Pray, When to Parent and When to Refer Out: Reflections on Family Mental Health

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-05:00May 16th, 2019|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Mental Health as Mission

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-05:00May 9th, 2019|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Mental Illness, Prayer and Extravagant Grace

Seeking our Father this Lent

Lent begins next week, and so we begin a series of a blogs to help us prepare for and experience the season in deeper ways. By Robert+ Cook, Rector, St. Andrew’s Little Rock I stand in awe of how the Lord continues to reveal himself to us. He is a Father who reveals himself most [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:32-05:00February 28th, 2019|Church Calendar, Church Life, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Seeking our Father this Lent

Who? What? How?

by Mike Blanchat, AMiA Rector General Who? What? How? Answers to those three one-word questions capture the essence of a person, a community, a group. As I’ve applied them to my own life, I have found it’s helpful to revisit both the questions and the answers periodically to reaffirm things that are foundational to me [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:34-05:00January 24th, 2019|Church Life, Leadership, Three Streams|Comments Off on Who? What? How?
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