at the Center
three levels of integration
Individually - through a daily, intimate relationship with Jesus. Corporately - at the local church level. Nationally - as an organization.
The institution, whether mission society or local church is here to serve you; not to bind you. We are adaptable to our context of ministry and practice a living tradition - "Anglican" is the adjective; not the noun.
Mission churches are knit together by visionary, servant leadership that is interdependent - we intentionally walk together, no one is alone. Like-minded churches - inside and outside of the Mission - network together for the building of the Kingdom of God
We are moving from a pastoral to an apostolic emphasis and model as a mission. We seek to live the Great Commandment and Great Commission in ways that reflect the servant heart of God and his concern for the most vulnerable and needy. Not everyone is gifted to plant churches. We encourage, therefore, the making of disciples, pastoring, as well as growth of established churches according to the strength and gifts represented in the leadership there.
A Micro-Macro Strategy
We believe in the "priesthood of all believers," where everyone is actively serving in ministry to the church body and outside of it in our homes, schools, workplaces and broader communities. We practice a "micro-macro" strategy-that is, promoting discipleship and mission at the individual and small group levels that will enable healthy growth of our churches and other apostolic works.
central to change
Spirit-empowerment is not an option; but central to personal and corporate change and growth. The Holy Spirit empowers us so that we can empower others - "for the common good." Empowerment, discipleship and leadership development happen in community where we discover, train, coach and release one another to minister out of our unique gifts, personalities and callings.
A culture of family
With God as Father and Jesus as brother; we participate in shared mission as family.
We value transparency and vulnerability in our relationships and embrace the messiness that accompanies relational culture. Following Jesus is a lifestyle, not a program. It is the life of our mission. Individual churches reflect this.