Seven Good Reads on Sabbath Rest

Setting aside time to rest in God is a challenge, especially in a world that idolizes doing and accomplishing. Summer is a great time to take vacations, slow down and detach from the busyness of the rest of the year. This month our blogs and social media posts will provide resources and ideas related to [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00July 3rd, 2019|Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Seven Good Reads on Sabbath Rest

Could Every Church Plant?

By Ric Thorpe This post was originally published on the AMiA blog in 2014. "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Luke 10:2  In Shadwell, East London, a stone's throw from the ancient City of London walls, the local [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00June 19th, 2019|Church planting|0 Comments

Summer Reading Recommendations

By Ethan+ Harrison, Associate Priest, Immanuel Anglican, Destin, FL Here's a good list of good reads for your summer reflection. These books will inform you, inspire you and, quite possibly, change you. The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan Up until the Enlightenment, theology was something that was done in and for [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00June 12th, 2019|Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Summer Reading Recommendations

From the Lead Bishop: Pentecost and Church Planting

Bishop Philip Jones sets the stage for the observance of Pentecost (the birth of the Church) and shares how AMiA continues the ministry of church planting.

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00June 6th, 2019|Church Calendar, Church planting, From the Lead Bishop|Comments Off on From the Lead Bishop: Pentecost and Church Planting

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00May 23rd, 2019|Church Life|Comments Off on When to Pray, When to Parent and When to Refer Out: Reflections on Family Mental Health

Resurrection life: Mortification and Vivification

By Ethan+ Harrison, associate priest at Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida When I think of resurrection life, my impulse is to emphasize the joy, peace and abundance of Christ’s resurrection and forget the cruciform life of discipleship. The tension arises in Christian circles quite frequently: Are we cross people or resurrection people? Thankfully, we [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00May 20th, 2019|Church Calendar|Comments Off on Resurrection life: Mortification and Vivification

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00May 16th, 2019|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Mental Health as Mission

50 Days of Feasting

By Dustin Freeman, Associate Pastor at St. Andrew’s Church, Little Rock, Arkansas I know a lot of Christians who fast during the 40 days of Lent. I’m not sure that I have ever met anyone who kept an intentional feast throughout the 50 days of Easter. That such a thing was possible occurred to me [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00May 13th, 2019|Church Calendar|Comments Off on 50 Days of Feasting

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:29-06:00May 9th, 2019|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|Comments Off on Mental Illness, Prayer and Extravagant Grace

From the Lead Bishop: Living the Resurrection & Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this message Bishop Jones explores why congregations, in living out the Resurrection, should become aware of ways to support those with mental health challenges. 

2019-07-04T00:58:31-06:00May 2nd, 2019|Church Calendar, From the Lead Bishop|Comments Off on From the Lead Bishop: Living the Resurrection & Mental Health