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30 diocesan consultations later: Church seeks new vision

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39204
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Issue
3
Page
15
Notes
"'Preparing the Way', the strategic planning process that will make recommendations to the next General Synod. consulted with all Canadian dioceses in the first half of this year [1994]. A remarkable degree of consensus around a number of key points emerged: We will be smaller and must focus our resources. - The way we understand leadership is changing ....". "The 'Beginners', the task group that oversees 'Preparing the Way', developed four options to place before the National Executive Council in May [1995]. They were not intended to represent proposals for action, but to outline some clear choices for NEC's discussion. Option 1: Continue to work at the same priorities but with reduced funding ... Option 2: Build on national strengths: world partnerships, social justice, information and financial development services ... Option 3: Address fundamental issues facing the church in Canada, in partnership with dioceses ... Option 4: Reduce to bare essentials ...". "NEC rejected Option 1 as 'status quo' and asked for further development on the other three. Options 2 and 3 present a clear by unpalatable choice between focusing on international mission or domestic mission -- each at the expense of the other. Members tried in various ways to combine the two, but realized this would put us back to the status quo -- as someone observed: 'two plus three equals one'. Option 4 received little enthusiasm, but members felt it should not be eliminated at this point. Dioceses and national committee members are now being asked for further comments. NEC is expected to select a single option (for recommendation to General Synod) when it meets in November [1994]".
Subjects
Preparing the Way
The Beginners
Anglican Church of Canada - Strategic planning
Anglican Church of Canada - Dioceses
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
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Aboriginal Anglicans begin steps toward a self-governing church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39202
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Issue
3
Page
14
Notes
A consultation of 20 Aboriginal Anglican leaders met in Winnipeg, Man., from 23-26 April 1994. "The group, which included members of the church's Council for Native Ministries and Aboriginal members of other national committees, presented a statement to the church's national executive council in May [1994]. The statement invites the Anglican Church 'to covenant with us, the indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey'. 'We were elated by how clearly we all felt led to this unanimous vision', said Donna Bomberry, chair of the Council for Native Ministries. .... 'We feel like new missionaries', said the Rev. Arthur Anderson, an Aboriginal member of the national executive council. 'We are bringing a proposal to our church for a new spiritual relationship between ourselves and non-native Anglicans'". "Aboriginal people are estimated to make up about 4 percent of Canadian Anglicans. There are approximately 210 Aboriginal congregations, 70 Aboriginal clergy, and two suffragan bishops".
The text of "A New Covenant": "We representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 April, 1994, pledge ourselves to this covenant for the sake of our people and in trust of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ: Under the guidance of God's spirit we agree to do all we can to call our people into unity in a new, self-determining community with the Anglican Church of Canada. To this end, we extend the hand of partnership to all those who will help us build a truly Anglican Indigenous Church of Canada. May God bless this new vision and give us grace to accomplish it. Amen".
Subjects
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada. Council for Native Ministries
Bomberry, Donna
Anderson, Arthur (Arthur Merrill), 1937-
A New Covenant
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Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1993 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1993 August
Issue
[1]
Page
16
Notes
List of upcoming program and conference events from September 10-11 [1993] up to and including June 23-26, 1994.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Calendars
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Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Issue
2
Page
12
Notes
List of upcoming program and conference events from February 18-19, 1994 up to and including October 29-30, 1994.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Calendars
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Church needs 'radical transformation'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39177
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Issue
2
Page
11
Notes
"Trend: In the next 10 to 15 years the largest portion of current active membership will be deceased. How does that grab you ? The trend is taken from a demographic analysis of the Anglican Church prepared for a set of diocesan consultations now underway. .... Is all the news that gloomy ? No, but unfortunately much of it is. 'It's clear evidence', says Robert Pynn, 'that God is issuing a call to the church. The ultimate message is not the death of the church, but its rebirth -- a radical transformation.' Pynn, the dean of Calgary, chairs a group which is helping the national executive council with the planning process. Between now and the end of April [1994], every diocese will have a consultation to determine what messages it wants to send to the national church". "These findings and others, along with the demographic analysis, have been collected in a 24-page booklet prepared for the diocesan consultations. ... The results of all the consultations will be brought together at a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in May [1994]. The NEC is responsible for developing a 'short list' of options for the church's future directions".
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Demographics - 20th century
Anglican Church of Canada - Strategic planning
Anglican Church of Canada - Dioceses
Preparing the Way
Pynn, Robert T. (Robert Tilley), 1941-
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
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Family week is October 2-9

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39194
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Issue
3
Page
10
Notes
"A poster, bulletin cover and resource list is available with this mailer (if not included with your package, please contact the Resource Centre). These resources support 1994 as the International Year of the Family. Celebration dates are intentionally left of the materials because different regions celebrate at different time. October 2 to 9 [1994] are the dates suggested for Canada". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
International Year of the Family (1994) - Canada
Family - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Issue
2
Page
2
Notes
A listing of the eight items in the November 1993 Ministry Mailer with a numerical rating of each and a selection of comments. Items included: Resource Centre Catalogue, Ministry Mailer Newsletter, People of God, PWRDF Pew Bulletin Announcements, Partnership News, PWRDF Call to Action, Making It Work poster and Family Week poster.
Subjects
Ministry Mailer
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Information resources - Evaluation
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Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Issue
3
Page
2
Notes
A listing of the six items in the February 1994 Ministry Mailer with a numerical rating of each and a selection of comments. Items included: Ministry Mailer Newsletter, Resource Catalogue Update, PWRDF inserts, Stewardship Reflections, Partnership News and Ten Days material.
Subjects
Ministry Mailer
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Information resources - Evaluation
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Fishing for hope: Churches confront despair over fishing decline

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39161
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1993 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1993 August
Issue
[1]
Page
12
Notes
"An ecumenical coalition is playing a significant part in efforts to secure a future for the devastated Newfoundland fishery. Formed in October 1992, the Newfoundland and Labrador Interchurch Coalition for Fishing Communities includes representatives of all Christian denominations in the province. It works on the twin tasks of seeking the environmental recovery of the fishery, and the spiritual recovery of Newfoundlanders affected by the crisis. The goals of the coalition are to ensure the rebuilding of the fish stocks to sustainable levels, and to be present to the people in their communities during the moratorium on fishing, while calling them to respect the 'integrity of creation'". "The coalition's formation was preceded by months of careful work by many people, including the Anglican Church's national consultant on economic justice and peacemaking. David Pollock responded to an invitation from Archbishop Stewart Payne (Western Newfoundland). His work has included advocacy with government; examining alternative models of economic development; and participation in an inter-church delegation to Europe in 1992, to raise the issue of foreign overfishing with Christians, politicians, and environmental groups there".
Subjects
Fisheries - Newfoundland
Fisheries - Canada
Fisheries - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Interchurch Coalition for Fishing Communities
Pollock, David, 1947-
Economic justice - Canada - Newfoundland
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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A flourishing, $15 million mega-church especially for those who don't like church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39197
Author
Longman, Robert
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Author
Longman, Robert
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Issue
3
Page
12
Notes
"Willow Creek Community Church, on the outskirts of Chicago, is a 'mega-church' that has been extensively written about and copied". "The founders of Willow Creek set out to build a church that would attract people who didn't want to go to church. They began building a mental picture of these people and their needs. They called them 'Unchurched Harry and Unchurched Mary'. Fifteen thousand now attend Sunday services weekly. Lee Strobel, a 'teaching pastor' at Willow Creek, has written a book called 'Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary'. The following comments, by Robert Longman, are taken from a discussion group on Ecunet, the computer network". "Observation #1: Harry/Mary has rejected church, but that doesn't necessarily mean a rejection of God". "Observation #6: Harry/Mary doesn't just ask 'Is Christianity true ?' Often, they're asking. 'Does Christianity work ?'"
Subjects
Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington, Ill.)
Church work with the unaffiliated
Evangelism - 20th century
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