Our FieldYounger adults and those Americans who live in the Western part of the United States are much less likely to believe in God than are those living elsewhere.
The highest number of atheists and agnostics live in the western USA.
One quarter of western U.S. adults claim no religious affiliation.
Gallup and Pew Research, 2008
Our MissionGod authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.
The Great Commission,
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Forward thinking. Backward growth.
It's a bold new initiative.
The Anglican Mission in the Americas has launched Churches for the Sake of Others... or C4SO. We're growing churches from the mission field backward. Which means...we recognize that populations have unique populations and varying contexts. What works organically in Costa Mesa and Boise will be uniquely different than Reno and San Francisco.
A unique faith fingerprint.Each church will have its own individual faith fingerprint based upon it's context and built upon ancient Anglican tradition and spiritual formation. Anglicanism emphasizes spiritual formation and is connected with the historic apostolic heritage.
This rich spiritual formation is expressed in..
Paying attention to context.C4SO sees Jesus Christ as a transformer of culture and holds to an incarnational theology. We uphold the ancient creeds of the church with a strong missional emphasis upon the poor and needy. Missional engagement begins with church planters living within their context and listening to the people in their communities. In turn, the C4SO leadership will be listening to the individual churches that emerge. The overall purpose is to inspire followers of Jesus for the sake of others.
My team is committed to engaging the post-modern, post-Christian culture and drawing the unchurched and dechurched to Christ by going where they are. -Todd Hunter
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