An Anglican Missionary Order of Church Planters
Juan and Maida are a Chilean/Uruguayan couple who were part of the NAMS base in Temuco, Chile. This month (February 2021), they moved to Lima, Peru to help grow and establish disciple-making and church-planting opportunities with our new NAMS base there. But Juan and Maida are also sensing a call further afield – to Japan! In God’s providence, Peru has the largest diaspora of Japanese peoples outside Japan, forming a perfect platform to ready them for their move one day soon to Japan.
Their call to make disciples and plant churches among the nations is typical of the work of NAMS in many places around the world.
An Anglican Missionary Order of Church-Planters
‘There needs to be an Anglican order of church-planters.’ In 1973, God spoke these words into Jon Shuler’s heart in Durham, England. Jon, an American, was then a newly ordained priest fresh from seminary. It took another 21 years before NAMS – the New Anglican Missionary Society – was born.
Today, NAMS is a specialized community of men and women, ordained and lay, who are trained and equipped to serve the church of Christ Jesus in planting new congregations of faith throughout the world.
Founded in 1994 by three Anglican bishops, our members (called Companions) serve on five continents, and in over fifteen nations. Devoted to “the apostle’s teaching and fellowship,” and seeking “first the kingdom of God,” we partner with the Anglican Family wherever and whenever the Lord opens the door. Serving under a common Rule, and aided by an International Council of Directors and a global group of Bishop Guardians, we pray daily for “the Lord of the Harvest to raise up more laborers” to join us in this global ministry.
We offer training, support and partnership with NAMS bases in 8 global regions (currently) with a focused emphasis on disciple-making, leadership development and church-planting.
We run a 1-2 year Global Apprenticeship Program for young adults who serve in one of our bases – learning to be disciple-making leaders on mission with us (see ‘facebook.com/NAMSGAP’).
Also, find plenty of mission and church-planting resources for download at www.namsnetwork.com/resources – including both participants and leader’s booklets to run PRAXIS, our 4-week small group disciple-making course, and JESUS-SHAPED LEADERSHIP, an 7/8 week leadership development course.
Is God calling you to go to the ends of the earth to make disciples and plant churches with us? We would love explore partnering with Dioceses, churches and individuals as well, in the work and mission of God?
Servant General: The Revd Canon Dr Jon C. Shuler, PhD
Global Executive: The Revd Manik George Corea