WELCOME TO EVERGREEN!
Greetings from Archbiship Foley
I am very excited to tell you about The Evergreen Newsletter that our Development Office will be sending you every quarter. We have partnered with David Roseberry at LeaderWorks to create truly great resources and ideas for every clergyperson in the ACNA. This Quaterly Newsletter is just the beginning. Check it out! It is teeming with great content and ideas that, by God’s grace, will help you grow deep roots of ministry and see great fruit from your work. My hope is that every deacon, priest, and bishop would lead ‘evergreen’ ministries; ministries that will grow and thrive and reach out to North American with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
A WORD FROM THE PROVINCE
I wish you warmest greetings and sincerest blessings to you and your ministry in this new year. As the Chief Operating Officer of the Anglican Church in North America, I want to encourage our growing province by supporting our mission and providing resources to help parishes make disciples and spread the gospel.
In this season, I hope you and your leadership will take a few moments to consider how you will nurture generosity in the coming year. Giving is at the very heart of the Christian life; it is at the very heart of the life of Jesus. His self-sacrifi cing love has not only redeemed us, but set for us an example for loving God and others (1 John 4:10-11).
In this newsletter, we’ve previewed just some of the resources that the province has developed to support you in this work. It is our desire to come alongside you pastorally as you consider how best to call those in your charge into the generous way of Jesus.
I hope this is the beginning of a fruitful and gracious conversation about how and why we give to the Lord. I cannot wait to see and hear what God has in store for your church this year!
THE REV. CANON ALAN HAWKINS
Chief Operating Officer
Anglican Church in North America