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 been said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll get there real fast.” And even though we constantly remind our leaders of the answer to the vision question, it often feels like we lose vision and direction far too quickly and get lost in the weeds. Being keepers of the vision is one of the most important things we do as leaders. […]

January 31st, 2019|Anglicanism, Leadership, Vocation|

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" [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Personal Story, Vocation|

Waiting on the Lord: My Ordination Experience

"We reviewed your application, and you're worthless." It was 2010 and Jim Bridgham was on the phone with a recruiter for an Active Duty Air Force Chaplaincy position, his dream job. "You're worthless," the recruiter repeated. This was the second year the Bridgham had applied for the position. A few years later, he applied one [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Ordination, Personal Story, Vocation|0 Comments

From the Apostolic Vicar: +Kevin Donlon Consecration

Dear friends of the Mission, The Anglican Missions in America and in Canada are contacted frequently by people, both locally and globally, who are excited and curious about our structure, a Society of Mission and Apostolic Works, and want to learn more about our vision, to raise, release and support leaders and communities of faith [...]

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 [...]

March 30th, 2017|Personal Story, Vocation|

Sitting with Job: An Interview with Chaplain Chris Little

For Deacon Chris Little, being a chaplain is more than a job, it’s an answer to prayer. Deacon Little serves at People of God Anglican Church in Lakewood, CO and is a part-time chaplain for Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. We recently sat down with him to learn more about his ministry as [...]

November 27th, 2015|Chaplaincy, Personal Story, Vocation|0 Comments

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 [...]

October 19th, 2015|Vocation|0 Comments

Understanding Your Calling

A correct approach to our vocation is at the heart of Anglican theology, says The Rev. Canon Dr. Ashley Null.  Did you know that God doesn’t “need” us to do anything? The Bible says the stones will cry out if we don’t. God gives us tasks, and the tasks have meaning and purpose. But if it [...]

October 16th, 2014|Vocation|0 Comments

A Must-Read for Every Aspiring Pastor

 In a review of  The Christian Priest Today, Nathan Hale of Desert Mission Anglican Church reveals why this classic tome has remained pertinent for decades—and why you should pick it up today.  Shortly after I began speaking with my pastor about the possibility of pursuing ordination with The Anglican Mission, he passed a copy of Michael Ramsey’s classic The [...]

August 12th, 2014|Vocation|0 Comments