Stewards of Grace
Service to others is a living expression of the Christian faith and is central to the mission of the Anglican Catholic Church. All of us have God given talents and all of us are called to share those for the physical and spiritual benefit of our fellow man. As we are reminded in 1st Peter 4:10, as every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
While most ministry in the ACC takes place at the parish level, there are groups and organizations whose work extends through the whole Church. Central among these are the Anglican religious orders–the Order of St. Benedict (O.S.B.), the Franciscan Order of the Divine Compassion (F.O.D.C.), and the Orden de los Frailes Misioneros Bonpastorianos (The Order of the Good Shepherd). Members of these orders live under discipline so they can bring the message of Christ’s love to the world around them.
Our military chaplains live under a differend sort of discipline, but are no less dedicated toward ministering to the needs of those with whose care they are charged. The ACC has chaplains in every branch of the Armed Services of the United States, as well as in countries such as South Africa and Australia.
For those who cannot take the vows of the religious or serve in the military, the Anglican Work Camps provide the opportunity to serve the physical needs of the poor, while at the same time advancing the knowledge and love of Christ within the world. Additional ministries are exercised through ACC Missions, which can be accessed through the links at the right.
For further information or questions about ministries within the ACC, please contact the Episcopal Chairman for the Department on Ministry, the Right Reverend Damien Mead.