November 7-9, 2018
Saint Matthew's Anglican Church
Abbottsford, British Columbia
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
– Jesus (Matt. 9:37-38)
Exciting times, exciting vision, exciting work.
"let's engage in mission with the Lord like never before."
The theme for Synod 2018 is taken from Matthew 9:35-38, 'For the Harvest' and as we gather this November we want to be about jus that. We are a diocese seeking to be and build Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing, Anglican churches and last fall Bishop Charlie exhorted us to intentionally engage the next ten years as a Decade of Evangelism.
And so, friends, we want to gather at Synod 2018 to have our excitement and determination renewed by the Spirit for that vision, to be further equipped as labourers for the gospel in the world, to resolutely strengthen our bonds of fellowship and to abide in our unity in Christ Jesus for his glory and the good of the world.
So come. Send your people. Send your elders and your young people. Ask for sponsorships. Save your money. Book your flights. Prepare your hearts. Let's gather, encourage and equip one another. And let's engage in mission with the Lord like never before!
Let's trust in the goodness and greatness of Christ, the unending love of God, the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, and let's labour together in Jesus' name for the harvest.
WORKSHOPS & SPEAKERS
Bishop Andy Lines
Bishop Andy will be flying from England to join us. He was consecrated on June 30, 2017 in the Anglican Church in North America and commissioned as Missionary Bishop to Europe.
More about him
Since 2000, he has been Mission Director and CEO of Crosslinks. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), the missionary arm of GAFCON in England.
Lines was a captain in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment before being ordained for the South American Mission Society (SAMS) as a deacon in 1997 and as a priest in 1998. From 1991 to 1999, he was a missionary in Paraguay. He was made an honorary canon of the Diocese of Paraguay in 2000.
Bishop Andy has a unique perspective on the Anglican Communion in the UK and world-wide, and a heart which longs to see lives transformed by the gospel.
He lives in England with his wife, Mandy. They have three children.
Bishop Todd Atkinson
Bishop Todd Atkinson is bishop in the Via Apostolica movement of churches and based in Lethbridge, Alberta.
More about him
He was raised in the Canadian prairies. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager and moved to the United Kingdom at age 18 to train with a British evangelist. There, he quickly gained an interest in the connection between revivalism and evangelism, as well as the imperative of training the next generation of leaders. At 25 he began studies in theology and philosophy at Oxford University. Upon completing these he became the president of a small theological college in Canada, which he led until the Lord called him and his wife, Cheri, to serve as missionaries to Scotland.
In 2003 +Todd and Cheri returned to Canada and began pastoral ministry in Lethbridge.
Bishop Todd was consecrated into the historic episcopate on the Eve of the Ascension, 2012. His chief consecrator was an American bishop in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. There are a number of things Todd has worked towards seeing - the clear and confident proclamation of the Gospel, to see Jesus’ Church become everything he envisioned, and to see that the call of God on people’s lives are well served. Todd lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, together with his wife, Cheri, and their three children – Cecilia, Callum, and Aidan.
Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites
Address: 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C7
Superior King room/Sofa Bed $99.00 plus tax
Comfort double queen room $99.00 plus tax
(Prices include a continental breakfast each morning.)
Please mention “Anglican Network” to receive this rate.
Some billeting in homes will also be available. Please contact the ANiC office for details.