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Anglican Mission Bishop Charles Murphy discusses the new “Mission Society”

August 1, 2012

NOTE: The following paper is also available in pdf format at amia-apologia-paper-for-society-of-mission-nick-revise-2.

The Anglican Mission
A Society of Mission and Apostolic Works
[An “Apologia”]
The Rt. Rev. Charles H. Murphy, III

Endorsements

The Living Church Annual reported 7858 congregations in 1985 and 7378 in 2009. In these 24 years of rapidly increasing population and growing secular departure from Christianity we lost 480 congregations. We urgently need the vision of Bishop
“Chuck” Murphy and others of a missionary society unencumbered by the necessary baggage of a merely ecclesial mode for  the church. Examples of our Celtic heritage and the great missionary societies of our history cry out for a similar mission oriented church planting society. 
This vision is no longer a mere vision but an actuality. The Anglican Mission in America has planted 265 congregations in its short history incarnating an urgently needed complementary arm of the church.
The Rt. Rev. C. FitzSimons Allison

I am honored by Bishop Murphy to be asked to write a paragraph of commendation for the vision that is expressed in his  “Apologia”. Surely there is room among us for the more traditional structures, suitably amended and transformed by a passion to evangelize and reach the lost as they are in ACNA, and the older Celtic pattern embraced by AMIA, which proved so effective and blessed by the Lord in the past and is proving effective in a number of places in the world today. Why not embrace one another, learn from one another, encourage one another and work together. Being so united will surely please
the Lord and prove effective in the mission to which He has called us all.
The Rt. Rev. John Rodgers

The Anglican Mission
A Society of Mission and Apostolic Works
[An “Apologia”]
The Rt. Rev. Charles H. Murphy, III

As we approach our Inaugural Assembly in Atlanta [August 1, 2012], and the formal establishment of the Anglican Mission as “A Society of Mission and Apostolic Works,” Bishop John Rodgers suggested that I write a short paper to the clergy explaining our decision to now officially order and structure our life together as a missionary society.
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