"To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and authorised to say certain things to the world; to say things that will make disciples of all nations." - former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams
Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world are involved in a whole range of work to support evangelism and church growth in parishes, dioceses and provinces.
Bishops at the 2008 Lambeth Conference recognised this and stated the need “to develop a worldwide vision and strategy of church planting, growth and mission”. The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) agreed and in Jamaica, at the 14th meeting of the ACC, members called for an 'Evangelism and Church Growth Initiative' "to promote evangelism and church growth work throughout the Anglican Communion...as well as facilitating the sharing of news, stories, experiences and strategies of various evangelism and church growth initiatives".
Over time, this initiative became Anglican Witness that brought "together Anglicans from across the world who are committed to strengthening evangelism within communities, seeing churches grow spiritually and numerically in capacity to engage the whole of God’s creation with Christ’s love, and seeing God’s name glorified in every day life experience."
This growing group, guided by a cross-Communion Core Group, has launched anglicanwitness.org a one stop shop resource hub for church growth, discipleship, youth and children ministry, and other forms of evangelism.