Our Church, Our Diocese
The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) 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.
Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream of Christianity, both globally and historically -- 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 Jerusalem Declaration, the founding declaration of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, and the Theological Statement of the Common Cause Partnership -- the precursor to the Anglican Church in North America.
The Missionary Diocese of All Saints (The MDAS) was established to help fulfill the Great Commission and Great Commandment of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit and in steadfast commitment to the "faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints."
As Anglicans we are raising up disciples who are committed to evangelical and catholic truth, apostolic order and godliness. In obedience to Christ's mission, we are planting churches where the Word is truly preached and truly heard and the Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received.
As members of Forward in Faith North America, "Our fellowship works, prays, and witnesses for reform and renewal of the Church with no compromise of truth and no limitation of love."
As missionaries sent to advance God's Kingdom, The MDAS seeks the transformation of individual lives and communities, and the formation of new churches in North America and beyond, through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.