Register today for the Always Forward Church Planting Conference

Are you discerning a call to plant a church, but not sure where to start? Is your church looking to learn how to grow and multiply in your local community? How can your diocese best raise up and send out church planters? How can you become a better team leader?

Get answers and meet other church planters at the Always Forward Church Planting Conference on Thursday, August 25 - Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Wellspring Anglican Church in Denver, CO. 

Always Forward is the official church planting arm of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). The national conference will provide four tracks of resourcing and discussion for the different lenses of church planting:

Track 1: Current Church Planters - For planters already in the field, content will address the practical work of starting a new church;

Track 2: Potential Church Planters – For those discerning a call to church planting, we will teach on the core character and competencies needed for church planting;

Track 3: Churches That Want To Plant Churches – For churches who want to multiply, this track will discuss models, processes, and best practices for church planting churches; and

Track 4: Church Planting Leaders – Designed to equip diocesan and network leaders to develop the proper convictions, culture, constructs, and collaboration to cultivate an environment for church planting.

To register for the conference, click here. The cost is $150 and includes all conference materials as well as lunch and dinner on Friday. Scholarships are available.

Click here for more information on hotel accommodations. Host homes are also available on a limited basis for active church planters. Contact Dan Alger at for more information.

Always Forward is a collaborative effort of the province, dioceses, local churches and people of the Anglican Church in North America working together for the planting of new Gospel-centered, sacramental, missional churches throughout North America. Click here to learn more.

2016 Anglican Family Symposium to take place at Truro Anglican Church

Building on the discussions from the first symposium, the 2016 conference will continue the conversation with some top-notch plenary speakers and practical workshops. Presenters will include the Rt. Rev. Dr. Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington in the Diocese of London; the Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum, Rector of Truro Anglican Church; and Dr. Joseph Atkinson, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. The 2016 Anglican Family Symposium is intended for clergy, lay leaders, parents, and anyone else interested in joining the conversation. Registration opens on July 12. More details can be found at our site.

“At the 2015 Symposium, The inadequacies of the current curricular-driven, age-segregated, programmatic models of Christian education were acknowledged” remembered Julia-Marie Halderman, one of the Anglican Family Working Group members. “There was a renewed sense of urgency to articulate a hope-filled, counter-cultural, life-giving Biblical theology of marriage, family, and singleness to an increasingly broken, fragmented, and lost society.” Video of the 2015 plenary addresses as well as articles from some of the workshop speakers are available on the AnglicanFamily.com website.

“This year we hope to dig into the scriptures to discover what a biblical theology of the family looks like” commented the Rev. Christopher Klukas, Chairman of the Anglican Family Working Group. “There is only so much formation that can happen on a Sunday morning. For the gospel to take root in a child’s heart, she must see the faith lived out in the everyday rhythms of her family. It is my hope that conference participants will come away with a renewed vision for ministry to children, youth, and families in our congregations.”

Anglican Family, a working group of the Anglican Church of North America Committee on Catechesis, is dedicated to the renewal of families for the flourishing of church and society through the resourcing of clergy, lay leaders, and parents in the work of faith formation.

Anglican Style: ACNA Apparel now available from Lands’ End

All you have to do is go to business.landsend.com to create an account, and order the item that you would like to purchase. Use the logo library to add to your item. The official ACNA logo number when ordering is 1249091. We recommend adding the ACNA logo to the left front chest of shirts over the pocket (if a pocket item).

Look for sales, too. Often Land’s End runs free shipping and free logo sales. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Norris at the Provincial office 724-266-9400 x 100.