“We are called to create an Apostolic Community of Faith based upon God’s Word and nurtured by His Sacraments.”
"We move forward creating an Apostolic Community of Faith by scripture-based evangelism and discipleship."
16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Luke 4:16-21 (King James Version)
The Fellowship of the Believers
42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Acts 2:42-47 (New International Version)
Welcome to our family! The Anglican Church of the Americas (ACA) is a network of churches, ministries, missions, dioceses, and provinces who are firmly committed to the orthodox doctrines of the historic Christian faith in the context of Convergence worship, spirituality, and theology which emphasizes the Evangelical, Charismatic, and Sacramental teachings of Holy Scripture. We believe that Anglicanism and, indeed, all of the Body of Christ, stand in great need of spiritual renewal in these perilous times that face us; and the only way that this renewal will become a reality is by the unconditional acceptance of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers in Jesus Christ. We believe that Holy Scripture is divinely inspired and contains all that is necessary for the salvation of the soul, and the sacraments are important for the working out of one's salvation through Christ.
If Anglican believers in Christ are going to be truly renewed - and we believe that this is beginning to happen on a global scale - then it must be as a result of being open to the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church, responding obediently to the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28:19-20), evangelizing the world with the Good News of the Lord Jesus, and making strong and mature disciples who love each other and obey Christ's Gospel. Anglican "business as usual" will not bring about this great spiritual awakening. As scripture says, "Not by power, nor by might, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts." (Zechariah 4:6) Also, we read in
II Chronicles 7:14 a very important truth about the renewal for which we are praying:
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
The Anglican Church of the Americas offers an umbrella to all who feel called to join us in this exciting vision that God has given us to impact the world with the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Please keep us in your prayers as we accomplish His will and, like St. Paul, continue to be faithful to the heavenly vision. Our prayer is that you will be truly blessed as you peruse this website, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the ACA.
Archbishop Michael B. Simmons