COVID-19 Weekly Resources for Anglicans
Archbishop Foley has designated the American Anglican Council and Anglican Compass as the communication hubs for COVID-19 resources for the ACNA. Each week they add updated resources to help guide Anglicans through the ever-changing terrain of the pandemic.
This Week from the American Anglican Council
Canon Phil Ashey addresses the question many clergy are asking: How do we prepare our congregations now for when our church buildings re-open? While parish leaders necessarily wrestle with these technical logistics, Canon Phil asks a subsequent question about our spiritual preparedness: How do we prepare for what the Lord is doing next? He encourages us to identify what God has been teaching us through this period, and to prayerfully consider the future and His direction.
This Week from Anglican Compass
Fr. Daniel Adkinson of St. Thomas, Athens, GA provides a thorough roundup, focusing on the difference between technical and adaptive challenges. He says while our churches have creatively solved technical problems quickly, our new focus is now “to press forward together into the adaptive leadership challenges ahead as we continue in this uncharted territory.”
Topics included in the Anglican Compass roundup:
- Sustainable Church: Re-launching physical services, stewardship, and broader perspectives on the topic.
- Mission: College and student ministries, parenting resources, multi-ethnic ministry, COVID relief work, and pastoral care.
- Fruitful Digital Ministry: Theological analysis and perspectives on the intersection of the gospel and digital media.
- Partner Resources: Fresh Expressions, Alpha Course, and webinars.