We are part of a church-planting movement. The Anglican Mission was founded to reach the unchurched people of North America through planting vibrant communities of faith that give an authentic and compelling witness to the power of the gospel.
Bishop Philip Jones, who oversees our network of Anglican churches, announced last week that he and his family are moving to Dallas, Texas to plant a church. For the past five years he has been the pastor of St. Andrew’s Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, a thriving, healthy and large congregation. I admire the fact that our bishop, in a season of life when many people settle down and coast, is stepping out in faith with a brand new work. Please hold up Philip and Claudia Jones in prayer as they embark on this adventure with Christ. And if you know anyone from Dallas that might like to launch an Anglican church with them, send me an email and I’ll forward it to him.
Last Sunday we ended the summer series on the Holy Spirit with a sermon in the morning on the manifest presence of God and a healing service in the evening. I know God met many of you at the healing service. Though the summer is coming to an end, our cry “Come, Holy Spirit!” does not. Let’s continue to seek God’s face, to know His presence and to enjoy His company. May we be a passionate people, who embody these words I paraphrased in my sermon: “The Holy Spirit is searching for a people abandoned in loving obedience to Jesus as their supreme delight and pursuit–their one ‘one thing.'”
Joined with you in pursuit of one thing,