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 [...]

November 8th, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach|

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 where they feel welcomed. As individuals who struggle daily with severe mental health difficulties and the related challenges of poverty, isolation and other physical illnesses, members of The Well Community are thankful to gather to worship and pray for one another, safe from the starring eyes of stigma. Each week various area church groups, civic clubs and neighbors provide and serve the nutritious meal. This week it is a pastorate (small group) and others from All Saints Dallas. Ryan Flanagan, All Saint’s worship leader joins members of The Well to kick off the time of singing old, familiar hymns with gusto and joy.  […]

May 23rd, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach|

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 [...]

May 17th, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach|

Snack Pak 4 Kids: Consistently Demonstrating the Love of God

It was during a talk by Reggie McNeal during the Anglican Mission in America’s Winter Conference in 2012 that Leslie Kingman first felt God put the burden on her heart. Reggie’s admonition that the church should be a community that shows the love of Jesus, coupled with learning about a program that provided food for [...]

April 5th, 2018|Evangelism and Outreach|

Alpha at All Saints Dallas: Introducing Christian Community

On Tuesday nights at a bar in Dallas, a group of over 100 people from diverse worldviews and backgrounds gathers to share food and discuss matters of faith. During each session of this 10-week Alpha Course, hosted by All Saints Dallas, participants listen to a 30-minute talk [...]

March 8th, 2018|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|

A Heart for the Homeless

It is estimated that more than a half a million Americans are homeless on any given night.* How can the Church respond to such a large need? Desert Mission Anglican Church in Phoenix started by considering how to love well the 5,600 homeless in Maricopa County, Arizona. The church learned that through partnership with I-HELP Sunnyslope they could begin to make a difference. The organization is a collaborative effort facilitated by IMPACT Phoenix and seeks to reduce the number of people in the community living with the challenges of homelessness. We talked to Nathan+ Hale, rector of Desert Mission, about how his congregation has seen God at work through their efforts. […]

January 3rd, 2018|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|

Extraordinary Lives: Loving God in a Big Way

Despite our best efforts to welcome all into our churches, for many families impacted by disabilities, church is an uncomfortable place. In fact, some avoid it altogether. But, at St. Andrew’s in Little Rock, young people with special needs have a place where they belong in a community created just for them. Church member Kay [...]

December 14th, 2017|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|0 Comments

Ministering to Survivors of Sex Trafficking: Cherished Precious Loved

Dawn Strobeck (middle) with members of the CPL team In 2013, Dawn Strobeck found herself being approached with some regularity by women who were survivors of sex trafficking. Strobeck is a licensed mental health counselor and member of New Covenant Anglican Church in Winter Springs, FL. As she began working with various ministries [...]

Stories From The Pew: BLiSS

"It's easy to feel isolated when you're taking care of little ones...(BLiSS) has transformed my days. I feel like ever since I started attending BLiSS I've realized I can walk with Jesus all throughout my day. So when I'm cleaning the dishes I can talk to him and invite him into that space. And He [...]

Serving a Displaced Community

On August 6 The Central Florida Refugee Ministry, directed by Fr. Gabriel Ipasu of the Anglican Mission, held the 2nd Annual Back to School Celebration, during which over fifty backpacks filled with school supplies were donated for the children of the ministry.  Although a beautiful picture of the ministry, handing out backpacks is far from [...]

August 19th, 2016|Evangelism and Outreach|