SUPPORT THE CHURCH
In his First Epistle to the Corinthians, St. Paul wrote, "now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone." Just as the Church's members are given many gifts, so too are there many ways to support the Church. Whether you feel called to ministry, want to give financially, are interested in planting a parish, or have your own unique gift, the Church needs your help to take the Good News of Christ out into the world.
There are a number of ways to serve in the ACC. From taking up a vocation, to planting a parish, we welcome your help. Basic information on a few of these options may be accessed below, but if you have a question, please contact us through the form at the bottom of the page.
Interested in becoming a deacon or a priest? Testing your vocation is one way ahead, but we also welcome those who are already ordained and interested in being received and incardinated. To find out more, click the button below.
Prayer is a powerful tool for growing the Church, and a principal duty of the religious is to pray. There are three main religious orders in the ACC. All have both regular clergy and lay associates. For information on how to join, click the link below.
The ACC has a long tradition of ministering to the armed forces. In the United States, ACC chaplains serve members of all four branches of the military, plus the Coast Guard. Options are available for both active duty and the reserves.
Planting a parish is a significant undertaking, but is essential to the continued growth of the Church. For a plant to succeed, we believe it must arise from an environment of prayer. To find our more about our approach, and who to contact, click below.
God provides for the ministry of the Church through tithes and offerings. God’s Word calls us to “tithe” (give 10%) of what he gives us, to do his work. Offerings given to God are gifts above and beyond our tithes. Tithes and offerings are vital to the health of Our Church and provide for all the areas of ministry and outreach.
Most tithes are given within the parish church. These, in turn, tithe to the Diocese, and the Diocese to the Province. The Provincial budget, therefore, functions off of a tenth of a tenth. While keeping donations closest to the people who give is intentional, the Province does need funding to carry out its work. Most funds disbursed by the Province go towards missions, but money is needed for things like religious publications, clergy education, fostering ecumenical relations, and church planting. While ACC members should think of their parish church first, offerings to the Province help keep the ACC functioning at its top level.
In Second Corinthians 9:7-8 we read, "each of you should give what you have decided in your heart what to give, not reluctantly of under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” We pray that this will be true for you.
One of the most important ways you can support the church is through prayer. There are many online resources for this. A few of our favorites are below.
The Morning and Evening Prayer according to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Every reading of the Daily Office contains prayers for the Church. Services are available online and for download via iTunes and Google Play.
The Litany for the Church and Evangelism
An adaptation of the Great Litany asking for God's in growing the Church. Available from the ACC's Diocese of the Holy Trinity.
The ACC and its ecumenical partners (the Anglican Church in America, the Anglican Province of America, and the Diocese of the Holy Cross) have established a Sunday prayer cycle for each parish and priest in the four jurisdictions.
The Church can't function without members. The most important way you can support the Church is by joining it.
The best place to start is checking our locations page to find a parish near you. From there, you should be able access the parish website and call or email a priest.
If you don't find a parish near you, be sure to check the G-4 parish location map. This lists all ACC parishes as well as those of our continuing Anglican Partners. Alternatively, you can fill out the form and let us help you find a location near you.
Occasionally, there won't be a parish in your vicinity. If you're interested in starting one, click the Church Planting link at the top of the page.
We would love to hear from you. Click the button to the right to contact us.