Authored by a layman for the laity of the Anglican Church, this for those who are curious, who want to learn, or who need to brush up basic knowledge. The work is divided into simple chapters that are particularly useful in describing the way that historic and global Anglicanism has been recovered and renewed in the Anglican Church in North America; and it helps one to understand the emergence of the Anglican Church in North America as a principal fruit of a worldwide Reformation of Anglicanism, because of the Global Anglican Future Conference of 2008 (GAFCON) having called for the founding of the Anglican Church in North America as a part of the re-centering of global Anglicanism on the “Faith once for all delivered to the saints.” At the second Global Anglican Future Conference in 2013 the North American Province took its place as part of the great missionary movement that is 21st century orthodox Anglicanism.
This book presents Anglicanism as a very reliable way to invite, form, disciple, and deploy committed Christians in today’s confused world.
Celebrate Anglicanism is for to those who are looking for a new life in Christ and also for those who are charged with preparing souls for such a life in the Anglican Way. It is arranged in chapters that encourage group or class discussion, where together inquirers can discover the treasure that is the Christian Faith in the Anglican Way.
There are many questions to connect what is being learned both to personal reflection or group discussion. The appendices offer everything from the classic creeds, to a Church Constitution, to contemporary statements from global Anglican gatherings.
Here is a possible schedule for a small group or larger class:
SESSION ONE Get acquainted. Hand out the Course of Study. Assign Chapters I, II and III in preparation for next week.
SESSION TWO Chapter III. What is Anglicanism? Complete the Questions for Thought and Discussion in small groups.
SESSION THREE Chapter IV. Anglican Doctrine, Belief and Traditions. Complete Questions for Thought and Discussion.
SESSION FOUR Chapter V. Catechesis. The Basics of the Faith. Complete Questions for Thought and Discussion.
SESSION FIVE Chapter VI Our Liturgy and More. Complete Questions for Thought and Discussion
SESSION SIX Chapter VII. The Role of the Laity. Complete Questions for Thought and Discussion.
SESSION SEVEN Chapter VIII. The Anglican Communion. Complete Questions for Thought and Discussion.
SESSION EIGHT Chapter IX. Celebrate Anglicanism. Complete Preparation Questions.
SESSION NINE Chapter X. Invite a Friend Sunday.