Church Planting in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic
Who are we?
The Anglican Church in North America unites 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. On April 16, 2009, it was recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion, by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Church.
Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity—the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.” As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies—the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles—which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We wholeheartedly embrace the The Jerusalem Declaration [PDF], the founding declaration of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans.
In 2009, at the investiture of Bob Duncan as the first Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Duncan challenged our newly forming province to aggressively pursue the work of church planting by starting 1,000 churches in the first five years of our existence.
From this call Anglican 1000, the first provincial church planting initiative, was born to teach the value and importance of church planting and keep it at the forefront of conversation during our seminal years. Through the work of Anglican 1000 and our faithful dioceses, almost 500 new churches were planted in our first half-decade.
In 2014, Foley Beach was elected as our second Archbishop to carry the torch of leadership in our Province. At his investiture, Archbishop Beach very clearly called us to press onward with the mission of the church and the call of planting new congregations. His clarion call was, “Forward. Always Forward. Everywhere Forward.” Archbishop Duncan’s challenge was for the starting of something new and unknown, Archbishop Beach’s call is for the carrying on of what was started to continued maturity, effectiveness and fruit.
Anglican 1000 has grown into our new church planting initiative, Always Forward. What began as an initiative focused on inspiration, education and conviction regarding church planting has grown to also include practical strategies, resources and collaborative work in support of a long-term church planting effort.
The Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic is regional diocese of the Anglican Church in North America dedicated to reaching North America with the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Equipping church planters is essential to the mission of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. The diocese recruit, assess, train, resource, deploy, coach, network, oversee, and mobilize prayer for church planters. The diocese supports church planting churches and rectors with internships, residencies, training, coaching, and resources.
What is L10-2?L10-2 is the Church Planting Team of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, and is part of the work of the Diocese’s Great Commission Committee. We work to stimulate, coordinate, and support the planting of new worshiping communities in our region.
Our churches are currently in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, and northeastern North Carolina. We are 40 Congregations and Missions, and Mission Fellowships. Several more are in formation as Church Plants. We support the planting of churches throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
For locations of current churches, missions and church plants in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, click here. For target locations for new plants, click here.
Equipping church planters is our main focus. We recruit, assess, train, resource, deploy, coach, network, oversee, and mobilize prayer for Planters. For more info, click here. We support church planting churches and rectors with internships, residencies, training, coaching, and resources. For more on how we support planters and churches, click here.
We also discern strategic areas to plant. Click here to learn more.
If you are passionate for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and and want to learn more about helping to plant a church in the Mid-Atlantic, contact:
• The Rev. Dr. Tom Herrick
• The Rev. Rick Wright
• The Rev. Tim Howe
L10-2 seeks both lay and ordained pioneers. We’re praying that God will send both planters and those who come alongside them—people like you. We’ll have an initial phone interview, and suggest next steps. To apply to be a planter with us, click click here.
Click here for more information on Church Planting Resources.
Contact The Rev. Dr. Tom Herrick, Canon for Church Planting for the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(includes L10-2 Church Planting Team)
*The Rev. Dr. Tom Herrick, Chair
*The Rev. Rick Wright, Vice Chair
The Rev. Joe Acanfora
The Rev. Jay Baylor
The Rev. Alex Leighton
The Rev. Pamela Meeks
The Rev. Tim Howe, Executive Assistant
*GCC Executive Committee