Category Archives: Updates

Share ACNA Assembly 2017 in Your Congregation! 

Assembly 2017 will be the largest Anglican event in North America this year, and with a dynamic lineup of speakers and ministry-specific workshops there is something for everyone. Speakers include: Ed Stetzer, Ben Kwashi, Louie Giglio, Lisa Espineli Chinn, Michael Nazir-Ali, Dave Ferguson, Tito Zavala, Daniel Carroll Rodas, and Miguel Uchoa. Tracks for youth, Latino […]

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Why Does the Pastor Need a Sabbatical?

And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”  Mark 2:27 As we come now to the end of Lent and enter Holy Week, with the busy seasons of Advent and Christmas none too far behind us, it’s been a probably-exhausting four or five months for clergy. And while shepherding their […]

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Prayer and Scripture Readings for Holy Week

We now have resources for families and individuals to prepare for and observe Holy Week. Prepared by Rachel Moorman, ADOTS Communications Associate, this guide will help you pray that week’s collect, and then follow a Gospel reading guide in preparation for the day. It also includes the daily collect from Morning Prayer for each day. […]

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Who Goes to the ACNA Assembly?

Assembly 2017 is a time for all Anglicans in North America to worship, connect, and be inspired for the coming years as a body. In our previous post highlighting Archbishop Foley’s invitation to attend Assembly 2017, we mentioned that the assemblies are not just a meeting of delegates and clergy, all conferring for some decision-making. […]

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Planting Story: St. Brendan’s Sets Sail in Maryville, TN

Members of Apostles Anglican and Old North Abbey in Knoxville, TN are joining together to plant St. Brendan’s Anglican in Maryville, which is just south of Knoxville. The church has been meeting as a small group since spring of last year, holding their first liturgical service January 8, 2017. Fr. Jack King, Rector at Apostles, […]

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Join us! Archbishop Foley Invites ADOTS Churches to Assembly 2017

“We have been given God’s message for all humanity in the Good News of Jesus Christ, and North America is in need of His Word.” – Archbishop Foley Beach The single most important national conference for Anglicans will be hosted at Wheaton College in Chicago this summer, June 27-30. Assembly 2017 will draw over 1,000 leaders from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and Archbishop Foley – also Bishop for […]

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Youth Retreat! West Georgia Youth Gather

“It was a glorious time… It was filled with the Holy Spirit the whole weekend and it was just incredible.” – The Very Rev. Don Hutchens Every January, the youth from All Saints Anglican in Peachtree City, GA gather after the busyness of the holidays to refocus on Christ for the new year. This year […]

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The Hope of Jesus in Honduras: St. Patrick’s Anglican and Short-Term Missions

A team of 12 from St. Patrick’s in Murfreesboro, TN just recently returned from a short-term working trip in Honduras, and is encouraging other small- to mid-sized congregations in the diocese to consider a short-term trip of their own. The team spent the last week of January at the Hope of Jesus Children’s Home outside […]

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Beeson Offering Post-M.Div. Anglican Studies

Already completed your Master of Divinity, but not studied Anglicanism? Starting this fall, Beeson Divinity is offering a new “Anglican Intensives” program, designed for those who have completed an M.Div. in a non-Anglican denomination and now wish to study Anglican theology. Dr. Gerald McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson and director of its Anglican […]

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Lent Readings and Prayers for Individuals and Families

Lent is approaching!  Check out our resource for families and individuals to prepare for and observe Ash Wednesday and each Sunday in Lent. Prepared by Rachel Moorman, ADOTS Communications Associate, this guide will help you pray that week’s collect, and then follow a Gospel reading guide in preparation for the upcoming Sunday. It also includes […]

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