Lent Reflections: Preparation for Celebration

By Lauren Balfour, parishioner at Grace Northridge Church in San Antonio, Texas Lent is a season to remember what is and is not truly ours through the act of fasting. Time, resources, pleasures, favorite foods or drinks—any of these, the Holy Spirit may nudge us to fast from. For a few years now, my fast has been [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:32-05:00March 11th, 2019|Church Calendar|Comments Off on Lent Reflections: Preparation for Celebration

Experiencing the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit day or weekend retreat has always been a high point in the life of churches where I have served. Although it is part of the Alpha program, all Alpha participants for that season and all of our parishioners are encouraged to come and to bring friends. Because we seem to find so [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:32-05:00March 7th, 2019|alpha|Comments Off on Experiencing the Holy Spirit

Lent Reflections: A Season of Honesty

By Kayla Mendoza, parishioner at Gathering Midtown, San Antonio I feel lead to begin by describing shortly what Lent is. So, what is it, and why do we celebrate it? Lent is the 40 days leading into the Easter season. It is a holy time of self-examination, a true reflection of where we are and [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:32-05:00March 5th, 2019|Church Calendar|Comments Off on Lent Reflections: A Season of Honesty

Seeking our Father this Lent

Lent begins next week, and so we begin a series of a blogs to help us prepare for and experience the season in deeper ways. By Robert+ Cook, Rector, St. Andrew’s Little Rock I stand in awe of how the Lord continues to reveal himself to us. He is a Father who reveals himself most [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:32-05:00February 28th, 2019|Church Calendar, Church Life, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on Seeking our Father this Lent

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

Welcome to the AMiA Theological Vision

By Bishop Philip Jones I had read Tim Keller’s book Center Church before, probably sometime soon after it was published in 2012. But last summer, during my sabbatical, I was drawn to it again, in a deeper and stronger way than the first time. This time, as I started making notes, I had a much different viewpoint. As [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:34-05:00February 6th, 2019|From the Apostolic Vicar, From the Lead Bishop, New Works|Comments Off on Welcome to the AMiA Theological Vision

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:34-05:00January 31st, 2019|Anglicanism, Leadership, Vocation|Comments Off on Keepers of the Vision

Who? What? How?

by Mike Blanchat, AMiA Rector General Who? What? How? Answers to those three one-word questions capture the essence of a person, a community, a group. As I’ve applied them to my own life, I have found it’s helpful to revisit both the questions and the answers periodically to reaffirm things that are foundational to me [...]

2019-07-04T00:58:34-05:00January 24th, 2019|Church Life, Leadership, Three Streams|Comments Off on Who? What? How?

From the Apostolic Vicar: Importance of the Living the Mission Fund

Bishop Philip Jones explains more about how the Living the Mission Fund helps new AMiA works get underway. Related Articles: Living the Mission Fund Living the Mission: Equipped to Equip  

2019-07-04T00:58:34-05:00January 17th, 2019|From the Apostolic Vicar, New Works|Comments Off on From the Apostolic Vicar: Importance of the Living the Mission Fund