The Future of the Anglican Church in North America
The Next Generation Leadership Initiative is a key ministry of the Anglican Church in North America, a church that is faithful to the Great Tradition, just in its concern for the needy, and multi-ethnic as the Kingdom is.
The vision of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative is to raise up the next generation of leaders for the next generation of the ACNA.
In the next decade, a significant number of our existing clergy will retire, and we currently do not have a sufficient amount of young, talented leaders to replace them or to start new ministries.
Second, there are significant gaps in the outreach of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), where we do not have an organized presence or unified vision. These areas include…
- Antioch Clergy Initiative
- Anglican Family Ministry
- Anglican Youth Ministry
- Anglican Campus Ministry
- Anglican Clergy and Lay Leadership Development
Finally, the ACNA has demographic challenges. Given the rapidly changing demographics of America, we need ordained and lay leaders that reflect the diversity of North America, we hope to evangelize.
The mission of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative is to discover, develop, and deploy leaders and ministry resources for the Anglican Church in North America.
We exist to assist dioceses and parishes in discovering the next generation of lay and ordaining leaders. We do this by equipping churches and diocese with the tools to help people discern the ministry to which God has called them.
We then come alongside them as they are developing the process to disciple people in this calling, which includes practical tools, spiritual formation, and theological education.
We then support the deployment of people into ministry and the duplication of that process in churches and dioceses so that the stream of leaders is unending.