Category Archives: Church Planting

Canon Dan Alger Steps Into a New Assignment

The Rev. Canon Dan Alger has served faithfully and fruitfully as our Canon for Church Planting for the past five years, but is now having to step away from that role in order to answer a call to full time service in the ACNA as Provincial Canon for Church Planting. Dan will continue as Rector […]

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Go. Be Fruitful. Multiply: Canon Dan Alger’s Powerful Call to a Church-Planting Culture in ADOTS

“Oh, you’re that church planting guy.” Canon Dan Alger concedes that this is often how he’s known around the diocese and the province – and he seems okay with that. As the Canon for Church Planting, he recognizes that the topic is often polarizing, with people skewing either enthusiastic or antagonistic. But what he’s not […]

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Church Planting Story: The Long Road to Anglicanism in Clarksville, Tennessee

St. Brigid’s in Clarksville, TN just held its first Eucharistic service this past January, as a church plant out of St. Patrick’s in Murfreesboro, TN. The lay leaders for St. Brigid’s, Wesley and Shari Brown, have had a long journey to Anglicanism – beginning for Wesley while he worked at a Baptist bookstore as a […]

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Canon Dan Alger to Speak at ADOTS Conference & Synod

Canon Dan Alger, the Director of Always Forward and the ACNA Provincial Canon for Church Planting will be our plenary speaker for the 2017 “Mission Matters” Conference and Synod of the Anglican Diocese of the South. Canon Dan also serves as the ADOTS Canon for Church Planting. The Conference will be held November 3-4, 2017 […]

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Church Plant Story: Cleveland, Tennessee

The Mission Chattanooga is planting its sixth chapel in seven years – Cleveland Chapel – by taking the next steps with a core group of 60 people in Cleveland, TN, about 30 miles northeast of Chattanooga. For years, anywhere from 50 to 100 people have been making the 45-minute drive from Cleveland down to one […]

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Planting Story: St. Brendan’s Sets Sail in Maryville, TN

Members of Apostles Anglican and Old North Abbey in Knoxville, TN are joining together to plant St. Brendan’s Anglican in Maryville, which is just south of Knoxville. The church has been meeting as a small group since spring of last year, holding their first liturgical service January 8, 2017. Fr. Jack King, Rector at Apostles, […]

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Church Planting in Athens: Restoration and Healing for Skeptical Insiders

When Fr. Daniel and Holly Adkinson returned to their roots in Athens, GA, to plant a church – St. Thomas Anglican – it initially felt more like starting from scratch than coming home. “We moved here by ourselves, but the Lord had partners in mind for St. Thomas,” says Fr. Daniel. The connection to Athens […]

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