Building Marriages to Strengthen Communities

David+ and Rachel Larlee Although COVID-19 has presented many challenges for all of us, it has also opened up some new possibilities. All Saints Dallas (ASD) Vicar David+ Larlee, with his wife, Rachel, recently seized just such an opportunity. They hosted an online Alpha Marriage Course. Sixty couples participated, including 30 from ASD, [...]

2020-08-20T15:05:28-05:00August 20th, 2020|alpha, Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Building Marriages to Strengthen Communities

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

Engaging the Next Generation: Recommended Resources for Children’s Ministry

By Lyn Baker, Director of Family Ministry at All Saints Dallas Effectively working with children and families requires an understanding of the stages of child development and family dynamics, as well as of the essentials of the faith. The following resources may provide some helpful ideas for where to begin or how to move this [...]

2020-02-27T09:37:17-06:00February 27th, 2020|Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Engaging the Next Generation: Recommended Resources for Children’s Ministry

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

Alpha: A Tool for Transformation

By David+ Larlee, Vicar of All Saints Dallas From the inner city of Detroit to the Colorado Rockies, to trailer parks in North Texas to the frozen plains of the Midwest, 1,100 church leaders recently gathered together at the 2019 Alpha Conference to seek the Lord and his Kingdom. These leaders were as diverse as [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:32-05:00February 21st, 2019|alpha, Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Alpha: A Tool for Transformation

Living the Mission: Equipped to Equip

Caleb+ Miller and Ethan+ Harrison of Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida When Caleb+ Miller became rector of Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida in 2015, +Sandy Green had some words of advice. “He told me that one of the things any church has to do is to figure out where it's been [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:34-05:00December 20th, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach, New Works|Comments Off on Living the Mission: Equipped to Equip

Redemption in the Wake of a Hurricane

Members of All Saints and members of the Anglican Disaster Preparedness and Relief Team partnered to help many members of the church and their neighbors. Dave+ Linka, rector of All Saints Anglican Church in Newport, North Carolina, calls the night Hurricane Florence hit at full force “without doubt the scariest evening in my [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:35-05:00November 8th, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Redemption in the Wake of a Hurricane

Where Jesus Is

It’s a Thursday evening in Oak Cliff, an area in southwest Dallas. Members of The Well Community are gathering for their weekly worship service and fellowship dinner. For many, this will be their only hot meal of the week. For most, it is the only church service they feel they can attend, the only one [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:37-05:00May 23rd, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Where Jesus Is

Mental Health and the Church

May is “Mental Health Awareness Month” and to help you and your congregation to learn more, we asked Carol Dowsett, the AMiA Communications Coordinator and an author and advocate for families dealing with mental illnesses, to share some thoughts. Carol also taught a breakout session on the Ministry of Mental Health at the 2018 Winter [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:37-05:00May 17th, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Mental Health and the Church
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