Category Archives: Updates

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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New ‘Equipped to Heal’ Conferences for 2017-2018

Tallahassee to host healing prayer training, dates to be decided If you were unable to make it to the Provincial Assembly this year, one of its most well-attended subconferences will now be taking its training around the country. ‘Equipped to Heal’ was attended by over 400 people at Assembly 2017, sharing the tools to help […]

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Sitting with Grief

By Emily King, Marriage and Family Therapist and member of Apostles, Knoxville, TN. As a marriage and family therapist, I routinely talk about grieving with my clients. However, they may not know they are talking about grief. They expect their symptoms are depression, anxiety, or a relational issue. Yes, their symptom is what is happening […]

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Parish Nurses: Where Medicine and Ministry Meet

While she was in the middle of her 25-year career as a surgical nurse in the Atlanta area, Susan Boyette already had an idea of how she might serve others in her retirement. Fourteen years ago, one of her good friends – also a surgical nurse – left her career to serve as a parish […]

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Sharing Christian Hospitality

By Bishop David C. Bryan. The Right Rev’d David C. Bryan serves as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas and Assisting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South and the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.10 As each […]

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When a Tiny Church Decides to Give Big

“It is a blessing for our ‘tiny little church with a great big God’ to be able to provide fresh water to small villages in India. The greatest blessing is to know people have been brought to Christ through our gifts.” – St. Stephen’s parishioner In the last three and a half years, St. Stephen’s Anglican […]

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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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