Category Archives: Synod

Singer-Songwriter Rachel Wilhelm to Lead Synod 2018 Music

It’s barely been a month in the South for Rachel Wilhelm – who just moved to Georgia from Minneapolis – and already she’s leading music at an ADOTS church plant and at the Mission Matters Conference & Synod 2018. But this comes as no surprise when one learns that her Anglican roots are a decade […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Work Across the World: Anglican Frontier Missions

With its silver anniversary, Anglican Frontier Missions has published a new book with compelling stories of its work, and is urging the Church that there is still much work to be done. “AFM’s vision remains unchanged from our founding days: to mobilize the church to pray for and send missionaries to the largest and least-evangelized […]

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Liturgy in a New Generation: Winfield Bevins on Mission

Mission Matters is the annual ADOTS Conference & Synod. Our plenary speaker, the Rev. Dr. Winfield Bevins, will address our mission and discuss his experiences with young adults drawn to liturgical faith. His latest book Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation, forthcoming in March 2019, tells these stories and […]

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Synod Business Meeting 2017 Roundup

“As We Go, We Make Disciples” Synod Address from Archbishop Foley Beach & Delegates Meeting November 4, 2017 Archbishop Foley Beach stressed again at this year’s Synod that the Anglican Diocese of the South must stand guard against becoming institutionalized Christianity. “Our most important assets in our congregations are not the buildings and the financial […]

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Mission Matters: Lay Leaders Gathering

Dr. Susan Ridgell is a lay leader at Apostles Anglican in Knoxville, TN, and is facilitating the Lay Leaders Gathering on Friday afternoon of Synod 2017. What do you enjoy most about the lay leaders gathering? Finding that others throughout the diocese have similar experiences and challenges as our church; seeing the dedication to lay […]

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Mission Matters Workshop: Better Building Projects

Rick Thurman is President of The Trinity Group, a project management company serving as an in-house design and construction team for large and small commercial organizations, as well as non-profit groups. In his Synod 2017 workshop, he’ll discuss why only ten percent of church building projects are completed without difficulty, and how churches can overcome […]

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Mission Matters Workshop: Leading Bible Studies

Deacon Diane Pitzl serves as the main service coordinator for Red Bank Chapel in Chattanooga, TN. She has spent 30 years studying and teaching Scripture to others and is hosting our workshop on Leading Bible Studies during Synod 2017. Do you have a favorite story of how God has impacted your life through leading or being […]

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Synod Workshop: Intercessory Prayer

Ty Bragg is Minister of Music at Trinity Anglican Church, Douglasville, GA. A prayer and lay leader, Bragg is currently Coordinator for ADOTS Intercessors, and is leading our workshop on Intercessory Prayer during Synod 2017. Sometimes praying for others is more of a passing thought than an intentional practice. How do you think people and […]

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In His Presence: Spiritual Formation Workshop Simple tools for helping people receive God’s provision

The Rev.Summer Gross serves as a deacon and Director of Soul Care at Holy Cross Cathedral, Loganville, GA. She’ll be leading our workshop on Spiritual Formation during Synod 2017.  “The longest journey in life is the one from the head to the heart.” – Ravi Zacharias How do people move from knowledge to relationship, from […]

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Synod Workshop: Sharing Your Unique Parish

Rachel Moorman is Communications Associate for ADOTS and will be leading our workshop on Church Communications at Synod 2017. “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” – 1 Corinthians […]

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Synod Worship: Organist James Sowell

James Sowell is the organist at Holy Cross Cathedral and will be sharing his musical gifts with us during worship at Synod 2017. What do you love about playing the organ as part of liturgical worship? I love playing the organ and piano for our worship services at Holy Cross because it allows me to […]

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Synod Workshop: Relational, Intentional Youth Ministry

Jessica Greiner is the Youth and Family Ministry Director at All Saints Anglican, Peachtree City, GA. In ministry for ten years – and in the field of education for 20 – Greiner is passionate about relational ministries to children and families and will be hosting our workshop on Youth Ministry at Synod 2017. What does […]

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Synod Workshop: Reaching Out to Immigrants

Christine Jones is Director of Mobilization for the Anglican Relief and Development Fund, and serves on the Immigration Legal Aid Steering Team at Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA where she and her family attend. With her husband Andrew’s long career in International Development, she has lived in Ecuador, Kenya, and Rwanda, and later traveled […]

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Synod Spotlight: Musicians Matthew & Micah Macaulay

Leading musical worship this year during Synod 2017 are Matthew and Micah Macaulay, who serve as worship leaders at Red Bank Chapel, Chattanooga, TN. They became newlyweds earlier this year, but their journey with music together began 14 years ago.  The couple met at college in Australia in 2003 – Matthew being from England and […]

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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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