The purpose of the Mission Board is to provide a forum for missions, empowering, equipping, encouraging, and evangelizing throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Albany for local, regional, national and international missions. Members of the Mission Board are appointed by the Bishop of Albany due to devotion to spreading the Word of God locally and internationally. Board members are empowered by the Holy Spirit, committed to sharing God’s love in Jesus Christ and eager to proclaim His Kingdom with everyone.
- We will seek to establish mission committees in every church in the diocese.
- We will support, educate and facilitate the parishes of the Albany Diocese to organize and participate in local mission activities as well as short term and long term missionary opportunities both near and far. We will produce a Handbook for Missions to assist in this goal.
- We will actively initiate and encourage prayer support for mission operations at home and away.
Activating Your Parish Missions
Jennifer Dean Mission Committee Chair
Church Missionary Society Ireland (CMS-I)
CMSI is a Christian mission organisation that exists to help God’s people engage in God’s mission. We make connections between different parts of God’s global family and we equip churches and individuals as they work together to share God’s transforming love.
Fresh Wind Ministries
FreshWind is a Christian ministry that teaches, models, and imparts responsiveness to the Holy Spirit for life and ministry. The foundation of the ministry rests solidly on Bible-based material.
Sharing of Ministries Abroad
Sharing of Ministries Abroad is an international mission agency called by God to serve the Anglican Communion and the worldwide Church through short-term, cross-cultural missions both locally and abroad, ministering to the clergy and lay leaders alike.
Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders
SAMS exists as a direct response to Christ’s Great Commission and Great Command by helping to send Missionaries.