WORLD MISSION SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 19TH!

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Call to Mission: A Pastoral Letter from the Archbishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In Isaiah 12:4 we read, “In that day you will say: ‘Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.’” I know that in our churches we are giving praise to God and proclaiming his name, but are we making known among the nations what he has done, so that all peoples can proclaim, with us, that his name is exalted?

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is February 19th in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

This is a special day designated each year for us to publicly and corporately renew our commitment to the worldwide missionary movement. God’s heart is for every people group to worship Him and to know Christ’s saving and redeeming love by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are God’s "Plan A” for accomplishing this mission to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, and as you’ll learn in our featured video below, there is no "Plan B!” God wants to use each of us to reach out to others, both locally and around the globe!

We hope you will plan for, promote, and then celebrate World Mission Sunday this year, using some of the excellent resources we offer below!

Resources
 

The ACNA and Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP) have teamed up to provide you with helpful resources to help you highlight global missions.

 
We’ve edited one of the best New Wineskins conference talks ever given into a 26 minute video resource. It’s excellent and features Gary Haugen, Founder & CEO of International Justice Mission. This video will not only inspire, but will also challenge your parish to become more active and effective in God’s Global Mission.
 

"God's Passion for the World" Video

 
 
Worship Resources, Downloads & Discounts

 

GETTY MUSIC is partnering with us to provide free worship resources for World Mission Sunday and beyond. Simply go to www.gettymusic.com/newwineskins for:
  • Free sheet music and recording downloads of three newly released missional hymns:
    • Facing a Task Unfinished (our theme song at the last New Wineskins conference!)
    • For the Cause
    • May the Peoples Praise You
  • A 25% discount on their new album Facing A Task Unfinished; use the code newwineskins at checkout
  • A special registration rate for the Sing! conference in Nashville, Sept. 18-20; use code NewWineskins. There will be an Anglican worship track!

A huge THANK YOU to our friends at Getty Music for providing these worship resources to focus our hearts on God’s Passion for the World. Go to www.gettymusic.com to sign up for their e-news and free downloads.

Suggested Ways to Celebrate World Mission Sunday
 
  • Plan a mission training day for your parish.
  • Host a special lunch or dinner event with missionary testimonies.
  • Invite a guest speaker from an AGMP partner to preach or teach.
  • Host a special Sunday School class to show & discuss the “God’s Passion for the World” video.
  • Highlight mission projects and partners that your congregation supports.
  • Take up a special offering for missionary work.
Invite a Missions Speaker
 
Anglican Global Mission Partners are here to serve you! Mission agency leaders, missionaries serving in the U.S., and foreign missionaries home on furlough would love to come and share their stories and their hearts with your church! Click on a Partner below and connect directly to their website, or call the New Wineskins office at 336-684-4330 and let us help you.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Pray for World Missions

CHINA

  • Paul & Dorothy, AFM, AFM, give thanks for new workers being called to come, testing the Jesus film script, business to thrive, for more supporters, health, strength, protection for all.
  • G & A (O), outreach to young Chinese professionals in his high stress workplace, good community for the whole family, friends for their boys.

JAPAN

  • Ralph & Miho Clatworthy, OMF, Chapel of the Ador­a­tion staff, search for senior pastor, 2019 Rugby World Cup, 2020 Olym­pics outreach plans, new sports ministry manual to help many churches reach out to the 70% of Japanese involved in sports, his healing from 12/26 hernia surgery.
  • Seita & Emma Sakaguchi, (O) pastoring at Grace Harbor Church thru March, the kids & Emma as they learn Japanese, their lives to honor the Lord.

INDONESIA

  • Dana & Karen (O), arriving January, training church planters for cross-cultural discipleship as ten of thousands in a major ethnic group are coming to Christ, many small group discovery Bible studies, housing, her adjustment to a new culture, learning language.
  • The Rev. Matt & Sora Colvin, SAMS/REC, visa, family’s adjustment, learning language, pastoring a new English-language congregation, ministry at the Anglican seminary, she trains midwives.
  • The Rev. Bill & Diane Jerdan, REC Bd. of Foreign Mis­sions, visiting the Colvins in early January.

 

New Wineskins Missionary Network

Helps Anglicans in the U.S. and Canada be more knowledgeable, active, and effective in fulfilling our Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations by
• raising mission vision and awareness
• focusing attention on unreached people groups, holistic mission, and partnership
• encouraging prayer and care for Anglican missionaries
• sponsoring the New Wineskins for Global Mission conferences every three years

January/February Prayer Calendar is out!

Pray daily with us for our faithful missionaries around the world! If you didn’t receive this month’s prayer calendar by email, sign up using the form below. Each day’s prayers are featured on our homepage below. Download or print out the prayer calendar HERE!

New Wineskins Missionary Network

Unreached Peoples

2016 CONFERENCE DOWNLOADS

Click HERE to download materials from the 2016 New Wineskins for Global Missions Conference.