The Missionary Journey
Formed as a missionary movement in 2000 that successfully planted over 200 churches, the Anglican Mission transitioned into a Society of Mission and Apostolic Works in 2012. This structure enables us to fundamentally strengthen our original work and mission as a society rooted in the ancient faith lived out through church planting and apostolic works.
By definition, a missionary society is a religious organization dedicated to the support of Christian mission such as evangelism, church planting and other forms of Christian mission. This model has biblical origins that may be traced back to the 13th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles when Paul and Barnabas were identified by the Holy Spirit and sent out by the church in Antioch on what would become St. Paul's first missionary journey. This kind of evangelistic outreach was also notably embodied in the approach to mission modeled by St. Patrick in Ireland in the 5th century and was incorporated in the Celtic tradition in the British Isles and beyond, and throughout the life of the Church.
We retain our original DNA, continuing to celebrate a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit as well as a passionate and unapologetic embrace of the three streams of the church experience that flow together to form one river of Christian life and worship-the Scripture, the Sacramental Life and the Holy Spirit. We are also committed to improving the nature of our coaching and support for new church plants as well as existing congregations who may be experiencing a plateau.
As a missionary society, we focus much of our energy and resources on preparing leaders and planting churches for Kingdom mission and ministry. This model is distinct from those structures found in denominations and the institutional church. Rather, a "mission Society" is organized to further the work and the mission of the Church.