ACNA to plant 1,000 new churches

ACNA to plant 1,000 new churches

There are 8 comments on the Living Church story from Mar 12, 2013, titled ACNA to plant 1,000 new churches. In it, Living Church reports that:

At his investiture in June 2009, Archbishop Robert M. Duncan called the newly formed Anglican Church in North America to plant 1,000 new churches within the next five years ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Mar 12, 2013
from Living Church:

"In the first three years of its existence, the ACNA planted 230 new congregations and created Anglican 1000 to equip, encourage, and catalyze church planters. It hopes to fulfill Duncanís call by June 2014.

"The first three Anglican 1000 Summits met at Christ Church in Plano, Texas, which had left the Episcopal Church in 2006 with property and resources intact ..."

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#2 Mar 13, 2013
The Apostasy of the Anglican Church in North America

How will bringing into the ACNA charismatic Convergentists who are also Roman Catholic, except in name, in their doctrines and practices help the ACNA to uphold historic Anglicanism? They also preach a gospel of sacraments and good works. As in the case of their independent Catholic brethren with whom they share the same orders, the Articles, the Prayer Book, and the Ordinal mean nothing to them. Like their independent Catholic brethren, the historic Anglican formularies are not for them authoritative standards of faith and worship. The Prayer Book has never been a part of their identity either.

Both groups never have been and never will be Anglican Christians. The ACNA leadership may spin this development however they please but they cannot change the facts. What we are witnessing is leaders whose own connection to historic Anglicanism is tenuous at best welcoming into the ACNA bishops, clergy, and congregations who have no connection to historic Anglicanism whatsoever. These same leaders who wish to rip the Anglican mantle from The Episcopal Church and to don it themselves are no more authentically Anglican than the leaders of TEC. One church is moving in a conservative charismatic Catholic direction and the other in a liberal affirming Catholic direction but neither is moving in an Anglican direction. They have both abandoned the evangelical Protestant faith of the reformed Church of England and her historic formularies and in that sense they are as equally as apostate.

http://anglicansablaze.blogspot.com/2010/09/a...

Next.....
George

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Mar 13, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
The Apostasy of the Anglican Church in North America
How will bringing into the ACNA charismatic Convergentists who are also Roman Catholic, except in name, in their doctrines and practices help the ACNA to uphold historic Anglicanism? They also preach a gospel of sacraments and good works. As in the case of their independent Catholic brethren with whom they share the same orders, the Articles, the Prayer Book, and the Ordinal mean nothing to them. Like their independent Catholic brethren, the historic Anglican formularies are not for them authoritative standards of faith and worship. The Prayer Book has never been a part of their identity either.
Both groups never have been and never will be Anglican Christians. The ACNA leadership may spin this development however they please but they cannot change the facts. What we are witnessing is leaders whose own connection to historic Anglicanism is tenuous at best welcoming into the ACNA bishops, clergy, and congregations who have no connection to historic Anglicanism whatsoever. These same leaders who wish to rip the Anglican mantle from The Episcopal Church and to don it themselves are no more authentically Anglican than the leaders of TEC. One church is moving in a conservative charismatic Catholic direction and the other in a liberal affirming Catholic direction but neither is moving in an Anglican direction. They have both abandoned the evangelical Protestant faith of the reformed Church of England and her historic formularies and in that sense they are as equally as apostate.
http://anglicansablaze.blogspot.com/2010/09/a...
Next.....
So the source to whom you go to support the claim that ACNA is apostate is (A) an untrained lay person; (B) currently a member of a Baptist group; and,(c) unhappy with ACNA reaching out to Anglo-catholics whose practices are arguably at odds with the Anglican Church's Reformed and Protestant origins (i.e. the earliest prayer book, the 39 Articles, etc.) You are really clutching at straws in an effort to try to discredit the Anglican identity of a group recognized as such by most of the world's Anglicans. You need to get a grip.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#4 Mar 13, 2013
George wrote:
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So the source to whom you go to support the claim that ACNA is apostate is (A) an untrained lay person; (B) currently a member of a Baptist group; and,(c) unhappy with ACNA reaching out to Anglo-catholics whose practices are arguably at odds with the Anglican Church's Reformed and Protestant origins (i.e. the earliest prayer book, the 39 Articles, etc.) You are really clutching at straws in an effort to try to discredit the Anglican identity of a group recognized as such by most of the world's Anglicans. You need to get a grip.
I see what you are saying, George.

But, I also see what MiddleWay is saying.

I read over the Blogsite MW gave. The man, Robin Grant Jordan, is really very well educated and clearly a Disciple of Christ Jesus. I find nothing wrong with his views, except that he personally disagrees with the directions that The Episcopal Church has taken.

But, these are his opinions, just like you and I and Middleway have our own opinions. If there were no differences between us and we were all carbon copies of each other in our understanding, comprehension and experience, there would be no value in conversation. But, fortunately, we ARE all different.

I don't consider you incapable of understanding any of this, George. In fact, I am quite sure that you actually do understand most of this. Moreover, in respect for your experience and understanding, I have, several times, sincerely asked for your opinions. Usually, these requests are met with replies containing obvious distrust and insults. So, my ability to communicate with you is clearly hampered by our judgments of each other.

But, nevertheless, you are an intelligent man and capable of presenting a cogent point of view. So, I do read your posts.

The Lord said, "In my Father's house there are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you." He spoke of this to the group of His disciples. Clearly, in His view, all who were there were expected to show up in that prepared place.

Yet, His own disciples could not tell you where or what that place could be. Neither can I. And, unless you are someone different than you have shown yourself to be, neither can you. All we know is that we, you and me and Middleway and Robin Jordan are all disciples of Jesus Christ.

Even though we do have serious doctrinal disagreements, we have this one thing in common; this commitment to discipleship. If we are willing to recognize this, we stand to learn from each other.

We each can make an occasional internal point to ourselves to allow this common discipleship to be our guide.

Rev. Ken
LAC

Ewa Beach, HI

#5 Apr 25, 2013
More ACNA Parishes? That is the last thing Christianity needs... More Right-Wing Churches! Why must the ACNA call themselves "Anglican", why can't they be called the "Liturgical Baptist"? They are as closed-minded as most Baptist Churches!

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#6 Apr 26, 2013
LAC wrote:
More ACNA Parishes? That is the last thing Christianity needs... More Right-Wing Churches! Why must the ACNA call themselves "Anglican", why can't they be called the "Liturgical Baptist"? They are as closed-minded as most Baptist Churches!
They might have to remove Anglican from their name as they aren't recognized by Canterbury.

But they have their own special xenophobic group.

They're lonerss.....
Listen to the Word

Bullhead City, AZ

#7 Apr 27, 2013
Using old math (not new math), that would mean they would have opened 800 of the 1,000 by the end of June, this year.

In response to above. Christianity needs neither right wing churches or left wing churches. It needs churches will follow the Bible.
Listen to the Word

Bullhead City, AZ

#8 Apr 27, 2013
Additional thought on right wing and left wing churches. The only thing worse than a Bible-thumping church is a church with no Bible thump. That is why we need churches which simply follow the clear and plain teachings of the Bible.

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