What Developing Faithful Leaders Looks Like

05/25/2018By Mark Eldredge

The American Anglican Council’s (AAC) mission is, “to build up and defend Great Commission Anglican churches in North America and worldwide through advocacy and counsel, leadership development and equipping the local church.”  We can count this week as another one where we lived in to that mission. Nine rectors from South Carolina and one from … Read More

Balancing Being & Doing in Ministry 

03/01/2018By Mark Eldredge

For all the boasting in Anglicanism about being good at seeing the “Both/And” on many matters, it has seemed strange to me how often I have run into Anglicans who are “Either/Or” when it comes to which is more important in ministry: Being in Christ or Doing for Christ. The story in Luke 10 where … Read More

Helping Members Find Their Ministry

02/23/2018By Mark Eldredge

When I was a new rector I came into the position all excited with ideas for helping people find their ministry. Quickly I heard old-timers saying things like, “I hope you’re not planning on having us do another Spiritual Gift Inventory,” or “We’ve all taken spiritual gift inventories before and nothing ever happened, it’s a … Read More

Finding Fulfillment & Fruitfulness in Ministry

02/16/2018By Mark Eldredge

One of the biggest, ongoing challenges to having a healthy, revitalized church is having enough volunteers to do everything that needs to be done. Maybe that’s a struggle in your congregation. It’s the old 80/20 rule that is commonly talked about. You know, the one that says 80% of the ministry gets done by just … Read More