In February of 2016, participants from the Anglican Church in North America will gather to consider our unique contributions to the kingdom of God in our North American context. We will dream together, pray together, learn together, and discern together how the Lord might be leading our denomination to contend for shalom amidst the brokenness’ of our communities.
Archbishop Foley Beach and the Canon for Mission, David Roseberry, have launched an effort to support and encourage ministry among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced. The Matthew 25 Gathering is a next step from the grass-roots towards strengthening our Anglican ministries among those so close to the heart of Jesus and who reveal the kingdom of God.
Steering Committee Members
David Hanke, Restoration Anglican, Arlington, VA
Sami DiPasquale, St. Clements, El Paso, TX
Bill Haley, The Falls Church, VA
Clifton Warner, Christ Church, Austin, TX
6 “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 10 if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
11 And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12 And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.