Magazine article Anglican Journal

Embrace the Call to Mission, Urges Archdeacon

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Embrace the Call to Mission, Urges Archdeacon

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ARCHDEACON Paul Feheley, principal secretary to the primate, greeted delegates on behalf of Archbishop Fred Hiltz and the Anglican Church of Canada at the opening of the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. He harked hack to a Fresh Expressions video of a few years ago, which made the point that not only do we not have children in our churches but we also do not have their parents and grandparents. That third missing generation "goes back to the time when church ceased to be a dominant force in people's lives," Feheley said. "But the church is finally beginning to wake up to this fact, and across parishes, communities and dioceses, we see it responding."

Part of that response is the Anglican Church of Canada's new national strategy, Vision 2019, which invites the Holy Spirit to take the life of the church more and more deeply into the paths of service and mission. "It challenges Canadian Anglicans to go beyond the institutional framework and embrace the call to mission that is at the heart of Christian discipleship," Feheley said. …

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