"Edited by Gerald H. Anderson, James M. Phillips, Robert T. Coote".
"This edition first published 1991 jointly by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. ... and Overseas Ministries Study Center". -- p. 2.
"At the 'International Bulletin of Missionary Research' we have taken this occasion to focus attention on the current status and strategy of the Christian world mission, and to assess contemporary trends and issues, in a series of essays on 'Mission in the 1990's' that first appeared in our journal during 1989 and 1990. These articles attracted such interest and attention that we have decided to make them available to a wider public. They are published here in the order in which they first appeared in the 'Bulletin'." -- Foreword.
Collection of seventeen essays by international mission leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Foreword printed on inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Foreword / Gerald H. Anderson -- The Evangelicals: Unwavering Commitment, Troublesome Divisions / Arthur F. Glasser -- The Church as Servant of the Coming Kingdom / Michael Amaladoss -- Challenges and Hindrances to the Unfinished Task / Johannes Verkuyl -- Mission Tomorrow: Nothing Will Be Easy / Anna Marie Aagaard -- The Christian Message Versus "Modern" Culture / Lesslie Newbigin -- Mission in Service of God's Reign / Barbara Hendricks -- Toward the Globalization and Integrity of Mission / C. Rene Padilla -- The Role of the People of God in the Divine Enterprise / Desmond M. Tutu -- Rediscovering the Biblical Worldview for Effective Mission / Neuza Itioka -- The Pillars of Mission in Asia / C.G. Arevalo -- Holistic Mission, from an Orthodox Perspective / Bishop Anastasios -- Fifteen Changes for Tomorrow's Mission / Ralph D. Winter -- The Poor: Starting Point for Mission / Mary Motte -- The "Old, Old Story" and Contemporary Crises / Emilio Castro -- Toward a New Paradigm of Mission / David J. Bosch -- The Pentecostal/Charismatic Contribution to World Evangelization / L. Grant McClung, Jr. -- The Status of the Christian World Mission in the 1990s / David B. Barrett -- Christian Mission and Religious Pluralism: A Selected Bibliography of 175 Books in English, 1970-1990 / Gerald H. Anderson -- 150 Outstanding Books for Mission Studies / Editors, International Bulletin of Missionary Research.
A history of relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Christians with emphasis on the Anglican Church of Canada and the history and development of the first and second Native Convocations (1988 and 1995) and the change in name to Anglican Indigenous Circle for the third gathering in Lethbridge, Alberta, in July 1997.
"The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has opted for a new model of shared leadership that honours its three-Tikanga structure. The Primacy of the church will be amended constitutionally to comprise the three senior bishops, each carrying the title of Archbishop and Co-presiding Bishop. General Synod/te Hinota Whanio, meeting in Christchurch, named Bishop Brown Turei (Te Pihopa o Aotearoa), Bishop Jabez Bryce (Pasefika) and Bishop David Moxon (Pakeha) to form the new-model Primacy, with the expectation that they would share the joint role fully and publicly. Until the necessary legislative changes have been made, Bishop Brown will receive the formal title of Primate, described as 'holding the taonga of leadership'. The new Archbishops will each retain their present episcopal roles, but will be supported in their primatial duties by the other bishops and the General Synod Standing Committee".
The author is working his way through an acrostic, based on the word "GROW" as it relates to making disciples and Christian life. In the previous column he discussed the letter"G" which stands for "getting closer to God". In this column he deals with "R" which stands for "renovation of the heart". "This part of discipleship has to do with matters of character and the inner life. It has to do with the type of person we are becoming as we seek to follow Jesus more intentionally and more faithfully." "An important part of the good news of the gospel is that God loves us so much he accepts us just as we are. .... An equally important part of the good news is that God loves us so much he has no intention of leaving us as he found us. The Christian life is about change, and a large part of this change is personal transformation -- `renovation of the heart'." "The goal here is not perfection; it is growth. We want to become, and to help others become, more and more like Jesus in thought, character, attitude, behavior and purpose. It is this ongoing transformation -- this renovation of the heart -- that is proof of God's presence and work in our lives. Congregations that help their people to grow in this way truly bring glory to God. They are magnetic; these are the types of congregations that people want to be part of".
Issue of IAFN Newsletter included as part of the Anglican World for New Year 2003/2004. An editorial and series of short reports from different agencies and countries about "Abandoned Children." "[C]hildren fending for themselves in the face of disease and danger; not only without adequate material necessities, but also without the love and emotional support that all human beings need to thrive". "The provision of refuges for children who have been living on the streets, including health care and education demonstrate the practical power of Christian love."
The author is working his way through an acronym, based on the word "GROW" as it relates to making disciples and Christian life. In previous columns he discussed the letter"G" which stands for "getting closer to God" and "R" which stands for "renovation of the heart". In this column he discusses "O" which "stands for `overview of the faith', which has to do with understanding the content of our faith. This is the story that is told in the Bible, and from the Bible in our creeds and eucharistic prayers." "We immediately have a problem here, because one of the realities of our situation, and one that we really don't like to talk about too much is the undeniable fact that the majority of people in our churches are functionally biblically illiterate". "The need here is to be proactive and creative in finding ways to give people an overview of the Bible, with some understanding of where it came from, how it is arranged, and the social and historical contexts in which the various books were composed. .... In all of this we want to be able to give them meaningful help in how to read the Bible for understanding, guidance, nourishment, and spiritual growth".
A history and description of the two residences of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Lambeth Palace, in London, is the Archbishop of Canterbury's official residence. The house, now known as the Old Palace, was repaired and re-opened in 1901. "Since then the house has been known as the Old Palace. It has been used by all subsequent archbishops when in Canterbury and still keeps its ancient function as a place of hospitality".
"Perhaps one of the most significant contributions of the Decade has been that it has pulled evangelism out of the shadows and forced us to talk and think about it." "There has also been a greater acceptance that evangelism is a ministry in its ownright. No longer does the word evoke the automatic response: `Everything we do is evangelism.' There is awareness, to be sure, that other ministries of the church will do much to affect the integrity and effectiveness of our evangelistic efforts, but the ministry itself -- getting the story out and inviting outsiders in -- is not so frequently confused with or identified with these other ministries". "We speak of `post-Christendom' and `post-modernity', understanding that culture no longer leads people into our churches. The Judeo-Christian narrative no longer has a monopoly on the spiritual and ethical formation of Canadians". "One of the major challenges for the immediate future remains that of continuing to develop a distinctly Anglican style of evangelism that will not only respect the dignity of those we seek to reach, but also engage them with an informed and articulate explanation of the Gospel and a sensitive invitation to join up with the people of God and learn to follow Christ".
"In the last few columns I worked through an acrostic on the word "VITAL", indicating what I believe to be five of the keys issues we need to focus on as we lead our congregations to new levels of vitality and health. In those columns I suggested that the letter "T" stands for "training in discipleship". I am more and more convinced that this is the key to everything else that we do in congregational life. In the next few columns I want to offer you another acrostic, this time on the word "GROW", that will highlight some of the important elements involved in helping the people in our care to move past church membership and attendance to committed discipleship." "`G' stands for `getting closer to God'." "`R' stands for `renovation of the heart'." "`O' stands for `overview of the faith'." "`W' stands for `working it out in the details of life'." "Churches that understand that they are in the business of making disciples; churches whose bottom line is changed lives, are exciting places to be. People are attracted to them because they minister to them in the very depths of their souls. We will look at these elements in more detail in the next few columns".
"Canadian Anglicans in recent years have been making a significant contribution to International Conferences of Rural Church Life, and the year 1956 was no exception in this respect. The only Canadian members of the International Travel Seminar and Conference at Bossey were Anglicans. Canadian participation was made possible by the generous co-operation and support of the Town and Country Church Division of the Episcopal Church, which together with the Council for Social Service, made it possible for two delegates, the Reverend Dr. S.H. Prince, of Halifax, and the Reverend H.B. Barrett, of the Anglican Theological College of British Columbia, to attend. .... Similarly, the Anglican group from Canada were the only substantial representation from outside the United States at the St. Louis Rural Church Conference held in October last year. The reports of the two Canadian delegates to Bossey constitute the main body of material in this Bulletin. We are grateful for these reports. They provide helpful insights concerning rural life overseas and many useful suggestions for our Canadian Church and its Rural Church Programme." -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Leonard F. Hatfield -- The Church and Rural Life I : An account of the 1956 International Conference at the Ecumenical Institute, Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland, with some findings of a preliminary survey of Rural Europe / Samuel Henry Prince -- The Church and Rural Life II : A personal report of the Study Tour in Europe August 1-27; Conference at Bossey August 29-September 4, 1956 / H.B. Barrett -- The Rural Church in the News / Leonard F. Hatfield -- Recent Additions to the Council's Library.
"Our hope as church, society and Aboriginal peoples rests in establishing new relationships of trust and promise and working together for a better future. Jubilee with its three themes -- release from bondage, redistribution of wealth, and renewal of earth -- is a vision that speaks with potential and hope to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike. It is a vision that we have been living in the church for some time." Includes highlights of the new relationship between the Anglican Church and Aboriginal peoples, since 1969, such as the Hendry Report, Native Convocations, Council of Native Ministries and Aboriginal Covenant.
"This article is adapted from a presentation Ms. Morrison made to the synod of the diocese of Cariboo."
N.B. The story mistakenly says that "Then in 1995 the church agreed to support a National Native Convocation" (p. 11). This should say "in 1985 the church agreed". The first Native Convocation took place in Fort Qu'Appelle in Saskatchewan in 1988.
This article was also reprinted `Open' vol. 47 no. 2, Summer 2001, pp. 9-10.
Text of the apology offered by the Primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, to the National Native Convocation, Minaki, Ont., Friday, August 6, 1993. Also includes text of the Response to the Primate at the National Native Convocation delivered by Vi Smith, on behalf of the elders and participants, Minaki, Ont., Saturday, August 7, 1993.
This material was also reprinted as "A message from the Primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, to the National Native Convocation" in `Open' vol. 47 no. 2, Summer 2001, p. 11.
"About 180 native people, some from the most isolated communities in the country, gathered here last month [28 September - 5 October 1988] for the first native convocation in Anglican Church history. In attendance were nearly all of the native Indian priests and deacons in the church and a lay member from each native congregation. Only nine of the Canadian church's 30 dioceses were not represented". "Although it was suggested they might wish to seek an official apology from General Synod for the past actions of the church (as native people sought and received from the General Council of the United Church), this did not form part of their final message to the church. Neither was there a request for a native bishop which had been suggested as a way in which all aboriginal people could be represented and recognized. They did decide to hold another convocation to be held in three years, probably in Keewatin diocese. The Inuit of Arctic diocese chose not to participate at this convocation, because they saw it as an `Indian' event. But Rev. Joshua Arreak of Salluit, NWT, an observer, said he would return to his diocese with the recommendation that the Inuit participate in the next convocation." Includes photos. One photo has caption "About 90 Indian clergy and deacons were among those gathered at Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask."
Announcement that Anglican Church of Canada would launch its first production on Vision TV with a showing of "Share the Dream", the video from the first Native Convocation held 28 September to 5 October 1988 in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.
Archdeacon Michael Pollesel presented his report. Members had been asked to vote by electronic ballot on two subjects since the November 2008 Council meeting.
Motions regarding the Anglican Consultative Council
Archdeacon Pollesel read into the minutes the results of the electronic balloting which ended on March 31, 2009.
- 1. That the Council of the General Synod concurs in/ratifies the proposed Incorporation of the Anglican Consultative Council as outlined in the letter of 10 December 2008 from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion to the General Secretary of the General Synod.
- Results of the electronic ballot: Resolution 1: 4 yes, 24 no DEFEATED
2. That the Council of the General Synod concurs in/ratifies the proposed Incorporation of the Anglican Consultative Council as outlined in the letter of 10 December 2008 from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion to the General Secretary of the General Synod provided that Article 2.2 of the Articles of Association is amended by substituting the word “Council” for the words “Standing Committee.’
Results of the electronic ballot: Resolution 2: 24 yes, 4 no
3. That the Council of the General Synod concurs in/ratifies the proposal to include five members of the Primates' Standing Committee in the membership of both the Anglican Consultative Council and its Standing Committee.
Results of the electronic ballot: Resolution 3: 6 yes, 22 no. DEFEATED
Dean Peter Wall presented the report and spoke to the proposed theme for General Synod. He said that the committee had received replies on the proposed theme from the Standing Committees, Councils and Boards. As a result the original theme "Draw the Circle Wide" has been expanded to "Draw the Circle Wide ... Draw it Wider Still". Dean Wall said that the Planning Committee believes that the theme speaks of the inclusivity of our church -- inclusive of all people and all perspective and points of view. The open circle, envisioned in graphics, supports the idea that all is not yet revealed; that all are not yet part of our circle; and that we are opening and welcoming.
General Synod will meet from June 19-25, 2007 in Winnipeg, MB. The committee is in final negotiations with two downtown hotels, as the University of Manitoba, could no longer guarantee the required number of bedrooms.
That the Council of General Synod approve 'Draw the Circle Wide ... Draw It Wider Still' as the theme for General Synod 2007. CARRIED #19-11-05
Dean Peter Wall and Ms. Judy Steers gave a presentation on Youth Initiatives. Dean Wall presented a history, noting that while it was mandated in the 1995 strategic plan that dioceses were in the best position to do youth ministry, only five currently have full time youth ministry staff. In 2004, the 'Framework' identified youth work as a priority. A brief summary was given of youth initiatives undertaken since then: the 'Ask & Imagine' Program; Justice Camps; the youth website 'generation.anglican.ca'; plans for the first youth ministry forum to take place in London in June 2008; and the PWRDF Youth Initiative 'just.generation.ca'. Dean Wall and Ms. Steers responded to Council’s questions.
As an alternate to referred General Synod Resolution C005, it was proposed:
That this Council establish a Youth Initiatives Reference Group to draft a policy base, strategic objectives and a budget proposal for work in youth ministries at the national level,
That the Youth Initiatives Reference Group participate in the Generation 2008 conference in order to assist them in their work,
That the Youth Initiatives Reference Group be named by the nominating committee and include the members of Council named to the Board of Ask and Imagine, at least one youth member of Council, a member of the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, and persons involved with other aspects of youth ministry/initiatives (eg justice camps, PWRDF youth initiatives, diocesan youth leadership …)
That the Youth Initiatives Reference Group report to the Council in November, 2008 with concrete proposals, including budgetary recommendations for the 2009 budget.
After considerable discussion, the proposal was amended to read:
That this Council establish a Youth Initiatives Taskforce to review present work in youth initiatives and draft a policy base, strategic objectives and a budget proposal for work in youth ministries at the national level,
That the Youth Initiatives Taskforce participate in the Generation 2008 conference in order to assist them in their work,
That the Youth Initiatives Taskforce be appointed by the nominating committee of the Council of General Synod and include the members of Council named to the Board of Ask and Imagine, at least one youth member of Council, a member of the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, and persons involved with other aspects of youth ministry/initiatives (eg justice camps, PWRDF youth initiatives, diocesan youth leadership …)
That the Youth Initiatives Taskforce report to the Council in November, 2008 with concrete proposals, including budgetary recommendations for the 2009 budget. CARRIED BY CONSENSUS #11-11-07
There was further discussion on policy with regard to the opening of our records to researchers.
"That the President of the Church Historical Society be requested to confer with Dr. Millman on guidelines for granting use of the Minutes of the House of Bishops and suggestions as to necessary elapsed time advisable before confidential material should be made available to historical researchers."