Category Archives: Updates

Spanish Language Ministries: Bishop Mike Chapman

Meet Bishop Michael Chapman and ADOTS Spanish-Language Ministry “What do you know about Peru?” After 20 years of ministry – much of it in Hispanic and international communities – Bishop Mike Chapman and his wife Linda were seeking their next steps in prayer. Linda received a word: “Peru.” Bishop Mike replied, “I know the Anglican […]

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The Importance of Rest

A year ago, I was given the opportunity to take a six-month sabbatical. I was excited and terrified about the time. How would I use it? Could I separate myself from work for that long? Who am I when I’m not working? It took me two months to quit checking email. It took me another […]

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Engaging the World Through Rwanda Ministry Partners

Talking with Regina Hopewell about Rwanda is like standing at the beach, taking in wave upon wave of an endless ocean. The ideas and possibilities pour continually, but each one comes with steadiness and passion, ready and waiting for those willing to take hold of the opportunities and rewards of partnering with our brothers and […]

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Deacons Weekend 2017

This past weekend the deacons of the diocese gathered for our second annual Deacon’s Weekend, this year held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Deacons are called to sacramental, liturgical, and pastoral care ministries. Specifically, the Deacon assists the Priest in worship and administration of the sacraments, cares for the poor, the sick, and the outcast, and assists […]

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Church Planting Story: The Long Road to Anglicanism in Clarksville, Tennessee

St. Brigid’s in Clarksville, TN just held its first Eucharistic service this past January, as a church plant out of St. Patrick’s in Murfreesboro, TN. The lay leaders for St. Brigid’s, Wesley and Shari Brown, have had a long journey to Anglicanism – beginning for Wesley while he worked at a Baptist bookstore as a […]

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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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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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Sub-Conferences: Gathering Together at Assembly 2017

Assembly 2017 will of course be filled with those times where – as one large body – we worship, receive Holy Eucharist, and learn together from the experiences of plenary speakers. But all who plan to attend Assembly are also invited to attend smaller sub-conferences and workshops – called Gatherings – that most appeal to […]

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Church Plant Story: Cleveland, Tennessee

The Mission Chattanooga is planting its sixth chapel in seven years – Cleveland Chapel – by taking the next steps with a core group of 60 people in Cleveland, TN, about 30 miles northeast of Chattanooga. For years, anywhere from 50 to 100 people have been making the 45-minute drive from Cleveland down to one […]

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North American ACNA Youth Gathering

In addition to participating in the adult conference, Anglican youth from around North America are invited to Assembly 2017 for their own full youth experience – a 3-day event with its own breakout sessions, prominent speakers and workshops, games and activities, worship, and an optional mission trip in the heart of Chicago. It’s the Provincial Youth […]

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