Category Archives: Mission

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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On Mission at New Wineskins

ADOTS members attend the New Wineskins Conference. More than a dozen ADOTS clergy and lay members attended the New Wineskins Mission Conference in April. Anglican missionaries and speakers from around the world come  to New Wineskins every three years to inspire and equip churches and individuals to fulfill our Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples […]

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School Outreach

by Cameron Scalera In the wake of the Sure Foundations Conference sponsored by the American Anglican Council, we at Faith Anglican Church asked ourselves, “If our church disappeared tomorrow would anyone care?” Given that our Lord Jesus calls us to be salt and light in this world, the prospect of not being missed was greatly […]

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Farming for Transformation

CONNECTIONS had a few questions for Brenna Wright, founder of Abbey Fields, Knoxville, an urban farm project. She is a member of Old North Abbey, and her husband deacon Aaron is the pastoral leader there.  Brenna, thanks for taking the time to share the story of your farm with CONNECTIONS. Please tell us about one […]

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