Keepers of the Vision

By Stu+ Boehmig, rector of The Abbey at Pawleys Island I recently took a rough count of how many vestry meetings I have attended or led over the years. I came up with something around 400. By anyone’s standard, that’s a lot of leadership meetings. Whew! One thing I’ve learned in those meetings is that vestry leaders want to know, “Where are we headed?” and so does the rest of the church. If you lack clarity, there’s trouble ahead. It’s…

Stories From The Pew: Ryan’s Story

“In all candor, I thought I had messed up my life. I thought I had abandoned God’s call on my life…I was operating on God’s plan B for me.” Ryan, one of the Associate Pastor’s of St Andrew’s Church in Little Rock, AR shares his story from the pew about the path from “plan b” to living into the calling the Lord place on his life. “Our calling is to be obedient in the next step” Watch the full video…

Coffee with a Friend: Caleb Miller

Father Caleb Miller delivers a mini-talk on Liturgy at Winter Conference 2017. To view his talk, visit our YouTube page.   The first time Caleb Miller and his wife visited an Anglican church together, Caleb told her: ” the people will be nice, we’ll get to take communion, and the sermon will probably be terrible.” Thankfully, he recounts, he was right about the people and communion, and wrong about the sermon. Caleb went on to be ordained to the priesthood…

Coffee with a Friend: Mark Lauer

This month, we sit down for coffee and a chat with Father Mark Lauer, Senior Pastor of Christ the King Anglican Church in San Jose, California, and one of AMIA’s Regional Vicars. Before going into full-time ministry, Fr. Lauer was a bi-vocational church planter who worked in the High Tech Industry for 14 years. He has been married to his wife, Shawnie, for 25 years and is father to Morgan.  Pull up a chair and join us in learning about…