The Values of the AMiA (The essential marks that shape our identity and guide
1. Commitment to Jesus Christ: The AMiA believes that salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone Who is the only begotten Son of the Living God. Through Him, all who come to Him by faith and repent of their sins, receive forgiveness through Christ's death on the Cross and live in newness of life through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. This new life of faith is to be marked by a joyful obedience to Jesus Christ, to God's Word and to the leading of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 16:15-16; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:22-25).
2. Authority of Scripture: The AMiA believes that God's Word, as it is contained in the Holy Scriptures, is the standard by which we are to order our lives, express our faith and function as a community (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
3. Evangelism: The AMiA believes that we are to live our lives and to grow our churches in a manner that expresses the loving and longing heart of God for those who are separated from Jesus Christ and His Church (Matthew 9:12-13; Luke 15; I Timothy 4:1-5).
4. Relational Ministry: The AMiA is committed to ministry being accomplished in relationships which express the love, intimacy, and unity of God as revealed in the relationship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The AMiA is committed to holding ourselves accountable before God and to one another within our Anglican polity. (John 13:34; 1 John 4:11-21).
5. Worship: The AMiA is committed to worship in Word and Sacrament, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our worship -- in glorifying God - is to be authentic and relevant to our cultural setting while remaining within the breadth of our Anglican Tradition (John 4:23-24; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 17:22-24).
6. Servant Ministry: The AMiA believes that every Christian is created for ministry, gifted for ministry and needed for ministry. We are, therefore, committed to equip, empower and release the faithful to use their spiritual gifts to glorify God and to build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13).
7. Sacrificial Giving: The AMiA believes that we are to be generous with our time, talents and money as we share with those in need, support the work of God among us, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ (I John 3:17-18; Ezra 2:68-69; Acts 2:44-47).
8. Biblical Leadership: The AMiA is committed to identifying and training emerging leaders who are committed to Christ and to reaching their generation with the Gospel. This will require of those seeking leadership in the AMiA an authentic faith, Godly character, and a servant's heart (Luke 22:27; Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13).
9. Expectant Prayer: The AMiA believes that nothing of significance happens in God's Kingdom in the absence of prayer. Therefore, we seek to make prayer a priority -- inviting God to restore, heal and transform our lives, our churches, our communities and the world (John 14:15-31; Luke 11:1-13).
The Goals of the AMiA (These are the target of our strategies. They may change from time to time, but these goals must always advance our mission and be shaped by our values):
To glorify God and to plant, grow and multiply Anglican churches that - in fellowship with one another -- will live fully for our Lord Jesus Christ, seek those who are separated from Him, mature those who have come to experience His love, and send out the faithful to transform the world through the Good News of Christ.
The Strategies of the AMiA (Our approach -- how we seek to accomplish the goals of the AMiA)
1. Develop an affinity-based network of networks within worldwide Anglicanism that minimizes control and maximizes trust, creativity, and risk-taking at the congregational level for the sake of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
2. Develop churches that will start new churches, network with other churches and build a church-planting movement for the sake of the Gospel by connecting those separated from Jesus Christ with Him and His Church.
3. Develop a leadership culture that identifies, develops and empowers leaders for local churches and the mission of the AMiA.
4. All structures, finding their fundamental expression in the local church, are to serve the values and mission of the AMiA.