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The Blueprint for the New Church Conference is a regional gathering sponsored by the AAC designed to equip churches within the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) with practical teaching and tools to fulfill the Great Commission.
The goal of this conference is to develop healthy, missional Anglican churches in the ACNA, raise up new ministry leaders in each church, build stronger relationships among churches within each region, and missional partnerships that wil enable us to bring unchurched people into the Kingdom of God.
DVD recordings of the various speakers and workshops at the Blueprint for the New Church Conference are available from the AAC. Descriptions of each DVD are below. Should you like to order a DVD, the AAC is asking for a suggested $7.00 donation per DVD ordered. You can order a DVD by filling out the order form and then making a donation to the AAC via our donation page. Please be sure to designate your donation as "Blueprint for the New Church Conference DVD."
STICKY CHURCH: Growing by Closing the Back Door: Learn how to be more effective in building authentic relationships wit
h your visitors and attendees, how to deepen these important connections so no one wants to leave.
Presented by: Pastor Chris Mavity, North Coast Church, San Diego, CA
TURNING CONFLICT INTO KINGDOM GROWTH: Conflict is a central feature of a minister's calling. It is a misunderstood force as they struggle to lead their community. Find out how to survive and thrive in the places to which God has called you to minister.
Presented by: Jim Osterhaus, Senior Partner, TAG Counseling
FUNDAMENTAL OF CHURCH PLANTING: Learn to develop values, vision and mission for a new church, how to recruit a leadership team, and capitalize your church plant. Other subjects covered are how to publicly launch your church, stages of transition and how to manage change.
Presented by: The Rev. Clancy Nixon, Rector, Church of the Holy Spirit (Anglican) Ashbur, VA
PLENARY I: "New Identity in Christ" The Rev. Philip Ashey, AAC
"It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.... ". Ephesians 1:11-13 The Message
PLENARY II: "New Mission: Raising the Dead" The Rev. Philip Ashey, AAC
" As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.... But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus... " Ephesians 2:1-10 NIV
PLENARY III - "New Culture: Peacemaking - Breaking Down Dividing Walls" - The Rev. Philip Ashey, AAC
"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility...His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. " Ephesians 2:13-16 NIV
PLENARY IV - "New Power: Through Persevering Prayer" The Rt. Rev. John Guernsey
"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God... " Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV
PLENARY V - "New Unity: In What We Confess and Practice" The Rt. Rev. John Guernsey
"...I don't want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline-not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences. You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness. But that doesn't mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift... " Ephesians 4:1-7 The Message
Why Ephesians as the plenary framework?
Paul wrote Ephesians to answer the question, "What is the Church supposed to be?" Ephesians presents the Church as God's new creation and new community-a vision which speaks both to our exodus from TEC, and our challenge of engaging a culture in decline. Ephesians speaks truth to all our Common Cause partners as we come together into a new church and province in formation.