Category Archives: Mission

For the Good of Our Communities: Gleaning in the 21st Century

By Deacon Lauri Moyle, Community Chaplain with Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Chattanooga, TN and founder of Thankful Gleaner, a social enterprise helping businesses connect with those in need. As a Community Chaplain, Deacon Lauri seeks the welfare of both the congregation and the city – participating in public arenas, offering counsel to the community, […]

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Workshop: Answering the Call to Short-Term Missions

The Rev. Chris Findley is Associate Rector of St. Patrick’s Anglican, Murfreesboro, TN, and is leading his workshop “Answering the Call: Small Churches & Short-Term Missions” during Synod 2017. How have you seen your parish benefit spiritually from the various short-term trips in which St. Patrick’s has been involved? It’s really opened up our eyes […]

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Reaching the Next Generation: Engaging, Teaching, Discipling Millennials

The Rev. Al Allison and his wife Heather planted Red Bank Chapel – a chapel of The Mission Chattanooga – in 2013, opening a coffee shop and parents’ day out program. Fr. Al has been pastoring the millennial generation since 2001 and is leading his workshop “Reaching the Next Generation: Engaging, Teaching, Discipling Millennials” during […]

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Youth Summer Service Missions

Summer may be a break from school, but it’s not necessarily a break from learning. Many students around the diocese will be heading back to school knowing more about God, themselves, and the needs in their cities – thanks to service retreats supported by churches around ADOTS. Fr. Collin Setterberg and Student Ministry Assistant Tracie […]

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When a Tiny Church Decides to Give Big

“It is a blessing for our ‘tiny little church with a great big God’ to be able to provide fresh water to small villages in India. The greatest blessing is to know people have been brought to Christ through our gifts.” – St. Stephen’s parishioner In the last three and a half years, St. Stephen’s Anglican […]

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Growing Hope in Rwanda

“I think this generation is going to be the one to see poverty end on the continent, if not in Rwanda.” – Joram Kimenyi, Tools for Hope In just a few short years, Joram Kimenyi and Richard Trevillian have turned a possibly unlikely friendship that began in Knoxville, TN, into a partnership that is dramatically […]

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The Hope of Jesus in Honduras: St. Patrick’s Anglican and Short-Term Missions

A team of 12 from St. Patrick’s in Murfreesboro, TN just recently returned from a short-term working trip in Honduras, and is encouraging other small- to mid-sized congregations in the diocese to consider a short-term trip of their own. The team spent the last week of January at the Hope of Jesus Children’s Home outside […]

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The Long Peace  

Because Christ Church of Atlanta is unable to use the space they rent for other fellowship time, their Peace time lasts anywhere from five to ten minutes and gives an extended opportunity for parishioners to connect with one another. To those who are accustomed to a typical passing of the Peace during Sunday liturgy: get […]

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Register Now for ARDF’s Pilgrimage to Nepal

Now is the time to register for ARDF’s first-ever “Mission Pilgrimage” to Nepal in 2017! The trip will take place February 23 – March 5, and requires a $500 deposit by January 13. Pilgrims will journey through Kathmandu and earthquake-ravaged areas of the mountains – where the Anglican church is slowly rebuilding – with time […]

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Kingdom Investment Needed! Will You Support a Chaplaincy at Oglethorpe University?

  Three years ago, Oglethorpe had no Christian presence on campus. Now, as a result of Fr. John Richardson’s outreach, there are four Christian organizations, Fr. John serving as a faculty advisor for three of them. He says students have moved from the shadows to now being able to express their faith publicly. “In the […]

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Take a Walk This Christmas Season

I feel more than a little strange when venturing into stores this time of year. It’s an other-worldly feeling that’s grown as our family Christmas traditions and values have changed and solidified over the past nine years. For the Moorman family (my immediate family and in-laws), our alternative approach to Christmas gifts started in 2007 […]

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Giving Tuesday: Transform Lives with ARDF

The Giving Tuesday movement is swiveling the spotlight from materialism to charitable giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving for the fifth year in a row. Online donors – over 700,000 in more than 70 countries – gave an estimated $116 million last year to charitable organizations. For Anglicans ready to give this Tuesday, Nov. 29, […]

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Meet a Key Partner: The Anglican Relief and Development Fund

Agricultural training in South Sudan. A rural health clinic in Tikobo, Ghana. An educational hub in Gambella, Ethiopia. Unbeknownst to many Anglicans, the ACNA has an official and already well-established “arm” for relief and development across the world: The Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF). Because so many church members remain completely unaware of ARDF, the Bishops […]

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“Learn About These Riches”: Anglican Studies Thriving at Beeson Divinity

“No person shall be admitted into Holy Orders who has not been properly trained in Holy Scripture, and the Doctrine, Discipline and Worship of this Church.” ADOTS Constitution and Canons In order to train clergy for worship in the Anglican tradition, and in addition to well-established Anglican seminaries in the northern United States, the ACNA is […]

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Dive Deeper: Encouraging Volunteerism

“I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean…” J.R.R. Tolkien’s line from The Fellowship of the Ring undoubtedly resonates with church leaders looking to staff ministries and keep volunteers – and volunteers may feel the same. In a society spread too thin, Sam Garrison recommends churches dive deep. Garrison, an […]

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