Archbishop Robert Duncan will welcome nearly 400 church planters, bishops, clergy, and lay leaders to the 3rd Annual Anglican 1000 Church Planting Summit on March 6-8, 2012. The Summit, to be held at Christ Church, Plano, Texas will celebrate the start-up of over 200 churches in the last two and a half years across the U.S. and Canada. The conference also will feature plenary sessions, reports from the mission field, workshops, worship, and networking fellowship to uplift, challenge, inspire, and bless the church planters and the new church plants.
Anglican 1000 is a movement of God to help all North American Anglicans become a church with a church-planting culture. While Anglican 1000 is a key ministry of the Anglican Church, it has been catalyzed and managed by the Rev. Canon David Roseberry, Rector, and the Rev. Daniel Adkinson of Christ Church in Plano, Texas.
The Summit leadership also will announce a transition for Anglican 1000 from a start-up ministry to the central mission work of the Province. “Anglican 1000 has grown to the point where it needs the full support of the staff and leadership of the Anglican Church in North America.” said David Roseberry, Chairman of the movement. “The impact of Anglican 1000 has been wide spread around the Anglican Church in North America and we look forward to its future and expansion.”
In support of this move, Roseberry continued, “Anglican 1000 brings hope and encouragement across the wide spectrum of Anglican churches in the U.S. and Canada. What a joy it has been to have seen over 200 new works get up and running all over North America. That is exciting!
“While the Province was in its early stage of formation, we were happy to take the leadership role,” concluded Roseberry.
In an effort to guide the transition and growth of this vital ministry, the Province will be looking for the next Executive Director to guide the movement through its next phase. Archbishop Duncan will be appointing a task force to oversee the search for the leader who possesses the vision and steadfastness to carry Anglican 1000 through the next decade and beyond.
The Rev. Daniel Adkinson, who has been functioning as Executive Director, said, “I have had a front row seat for all that God has done through Anglican church planting over the last few years. I am committed to seeing Anglican 1000 go from strength to strength as we effect this transition for the next ministry season of this vital movement.”
During his 2009 investiture, Archbishop Duncan made the prophetic call for 1000 new congregations. A few months later, a team gathered in Plano to dream about a cooperative movement to plant churches and answer this call. Since then, Anglican 1000 has become a primary ministry of the Anglican Church in North America to raise up Anglican congregations and communities of faith to reach people with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
“Anglican 1000 is a signature initiative of the Anglican Church in North America. At my investiture, on hearing the call to plant 1000 churches, Canon David Roseberry immediately stepped forward to provide the catalytic leadership necessary to launching our movement. The entire Anglican Church offers our profound gratitude to Fr. David and the extraordinary team he assembled, the team that brought Anglican 1000 from start-up to maturity,” said Archbishop Duncan.
Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for announcements about this new position.
Both clergy and laity are invited to gather at Christ Church in Plano, Texas, on March 6-8 for Anglican 1000’s 2012 Church Planting Summit. The event will seek to answer the question: What type of DNA is needed to plant, grow and multiply new Anglican churches and communities of faith in North America?
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