Category Archives: Synod

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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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Workshop

Victoria Schwartz is certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and as a trainer for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in all three age levels. She is a founding board member of the Atlanta Area CGS Regional Group – offering support and ongoing formation for catechists – and speaks at regional and national conferences […]

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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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Mission Matters Conference: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Mission Matters: Conference and Synod 2017! Mission Matters: ADOTS Conference and Synod 2017 How can local churches be on mission in today’s world? What can we be doing to reach our communities with the Gospel through our local churches and church plants? Join us as we gather to worship, re-connect, […]

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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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ADOTS Conference & Synod 2016 Roundup

“The Harvest is Plentiful…” Archbishop Foley Beach, Synod Worship Message But the workers are few… During evening worship at Synod 2016, Archbishop Foley Beach reminded us of the calling we all have as laity and clergy to be ministering to those around us in need, using Christ’s example in Luke 10 – a theme for […]

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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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Conference Speaker Spotlight: Susan Ridgell

  Susan and her husband Joe Dickey are parishioners at Apostles Anglican Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. She just completed a three-year vestry term, serving one year as Senior Warden and two years as Junior Warden. Susan also serves as Organist for Apostles’ traditional service and assists in choir and worship leadership. Prior to joining Apostles when […]

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