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How To Take the Assembly Home: Four Next Steps that Won't Weigh You Down!

The flight home from a conference is always a mixed bag.

A number of years ago, I returned from Plano, Texas, where we held our Anglican 1000 gathering affirming our commitment to new churches. I was full of vision and energy. Scribbling in a notepad on my seat-back tray, I wrote notes of new friends and old, ideas and vision, challenges and goals. Could there be a more exciting time for a minister of the gospel? We were planting churches!

Jenny Noyes
Devoted to the Apostles Teaching So That…

Loyalty is practically a genetic defect in my family. Once we commit to something whether it is a civic organization we’ve joined or a job we’ve taken, we are ‘loyal to a fault’ as we say in the South. I still keep in touch with some people that I went to kindergarten with! My husband Larry often tells me, “You need to let go of some of these people!”  Acts 2:42-47 is one of my favorite...

The Oldest Command in the Books

It’s easy to compare the Old and New Testaments and think of missionary activity – the outward focused spread of faith in the God of the universe – as something new and unprecedented until Jesus’ time. After all, there is little evidence that Israelites traveled very far outside the Promised Land except as prisoners of war. However, a closer look at the Hebrew Bible shows that God had threaded mission as a constant theme throughout his word...

Takeaways from ACNA Assembly 2017: Mission on our Doorstep

I’m sitting on our plane, flying back to North Carolina from Chicago, still reeling and absorbing all that ACNA Assembly 2017:  Mission on our Doorstep was and offered to me.  This was my first time attending an ACNA Assembly, and this one certainly did not disappoint!  It was also my first time to visit Wheaton College, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue.  As a mission-minded person...

I was Once a Foreigner, too

I set off on my bike for the Garifuna village to spend the afternoon with friends, to stroll on the beautiful Tela beach along the Honduran coast. Before I knew it, it was getting late and I knew, as a young single girl living in a foreign land, that I’d better hurry home before it got too dark to be out on my own...

Networking: The Future of Missions

In the launching of our redesigned website, we took care to make sure that the story of our history was preserved and presented with accuracy and honor. As we thought about our 43 years of helping Anglicans live as mission-minded Christians, we began to see three distinct eras of our ministry’s life. The first era was, of course, led by our founders Rev. Walter and Louise Hannum...

A Tribute to Missionary Mamas

We had been in Honduras for a few months when I decided to wander off in the crowded San Pedro Sula market to “look for care bears.” I was three years old, but I still remember my mother’s frantic expression, running through the rows of vendors, with my older sister in tow. “Busca mi nina,” she called over and over in her broken Spanish. She was sweating, half-crazed, and crying when...

God's Global Mission: Do Something

When I was eleven, my dad picked me to go with him to church where a missionary would be sharing about her experiences serving in Africa. I remember being mesmerized by the photos and the stories she shared. After just an hour of being exposed to the world of foreign missions, I said to my dad on the way home, “I want to be a missionary when I grow up...