Friday, December 16, 2011

Anglican Fever: Youth Flock to New Denomination

Here's an encouraging video and story about young people being drawn to Anglicanism. Some of the news deals with nearby congregations in the upper Midwest.

Read the whole story.

Here are some of the points I took away from this brief video about what these young people are looking for in Church:

  • They love the emphasis on Scripture.

  • They love the Sacraments.

  • They love worship that is grounded in ancient tradition.

  • They love worship that is paticipatory and interactive.

  • They love being part of a movement that is globally connected.

  • They love church leaders taking a stand for the faith.

  • They respect the willingness of these congregations to walk away from property for their beliefs.

  • (In regard to the previous two points: The Episcopal Church's litigation strategy is creating martyrs.)

  • They recognize that the Anglican Church in North America is a movement that is growing (with a strategy to double to 2000 churches in five years).

  • They appreciate being part of a revitalized tradition, in contrast to the decay of many mainline churches.

Did I miss anything?  What are your "take-aways?"

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