Category Archives: Updates

Anglicans and Community Collaboration at a Middle School in Chattanooga

Who doesn’t love a great before and after? Especially when the ‘after’ represents a partnership between churches, businesses, and community non-profits. “This is the first time that I’m aware of that we’ve worked on a practical project together,” says Deacon Lauri Moyle of the collaboration between Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Chattanooga – where […]

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Chattanooga Students Serve in Hurricane Irma Relief

“As I reflect on fall break, I am overwhelmed with so much joy. Through serving others in St. Augustine, Florida, I’ve found a home in The House and the incredible individuals within it.” – Ally Collins, UTC student Forty-two college students and campus ministry leaders from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga spent their four-day October […]

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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: Understanding and Taking Control of Your Church’s Digital Presence

The Rev. Allen Willis has been a priest in the Anglican Diocese of the South for 5 years. He currently serves as rector for Saint Michael’s Anglican Church in Gallatin, TN. In addition to his ministry at the church, Fr. Allen is the Director of Digital Marketing Services for Atiba Software in Nashville, Tennessee and […]

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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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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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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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ADOTS Women Invited to Register Now for Peace Retreat

Do you crave peace? Do you yearn to overcome anxiety, worry, or insecurity? Holy Trinity Anglican in Madison, MS is inviting all women in the diocese to its Women’s Weekend retreat on the topic of Peace – being held in Oxford, MS. Featured guest speaker will be Teresa Glenn, author of Becoming a Peaceful Mom […]

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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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