Ministry in the local church in our times is hard. Additionally, tasks can take us away from the actual work of the Church, and we start going through the motions. Doing church in our own strength makes us burnt out and tired. We often end up overwhelmed with all that we need for helping the church grow, but being restored in our love for Jesus and replenished in the power of the Holy Spirit can bring the renewal that is foundational to our revitalization.
Having turned around plateaued and declining Anglican churches, we know what it’s like to lead a church in difficult seasons. We care about your church’s survival and growth. Renew conferences encourage and empower you toward a healthy, thriving Anglican church through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The goal of this conference is to bring teaching, exhortation, discussion, and prayer surrounding the person and work of the Holy Spirit in mission to the church community. Growth and revitalization cannot happen without true inner renewal and dependence on the Holy Spirit. In addition to teaching, prayer ministry is offered, with a specific emphasis on receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit for ministry.
Topics vary, but normally we address the purpose of Pentecost, the person and ministry of Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit in the message and ministry of Jesus, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
No. The AAC is an independent nonprofit organization centered primarily on advocacy, education, counsel and advice (legal and otherwise), and education. We do not carry out ordinations or consecrations and are considered a non-ecclesial body that comes alongside dioceses and provinces to aid in strengthening biblical orthodoxy across ecclesial lines.
The American Anglican Council, which began in 1996, played an important role in helping to found the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). The ACNA officially began December 3, 2008, at the culmination of a three-day meeting of the Common Cause Council, a leadership assembly that included three representatives from each of the nine Common Cause Partners Federation members. The council unanimously adopted a provisional constitution and nine initial canons that governed the church until a Provincial Assembly met June 22 – 25, 2009 in Bedford, Texas. That meeting amended and provided final ratification of the constitution and canons and installed the ACNA’s first Archbishop, Bob Duncan of the Pittsburgh diocese. The current Archbishop is the Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach. Several Anglican provinces have recognized the Anglican Church in North America and are in full communion with them. These include:
Lambeth 1.10 was a “resolution on human sexuality” passed by the 1998 Lambeth Conference; it has since been upheld by each of the other three instruments of Anglican unity as the Communion’s mind on human sexuality. The resolution upholds, among other things: