What is MA:
Mission Anabaino is mission “I am ascending” (Greek anabaino, cf. Jn. 20:17). As both a church planting network and theological collaborative, we exist in pursuit of the “greater things” that Christ envisioned for his ascension ministry wherein Christ's saving presence is mediated through the church in every place at the same time where a Total Christ church exists.
You may check Out The Fall 2019 Issue of Multiply, the Presbyterian Church in America's Mission to North America newsletter, that features Mission Anabaino. It can be found here!
We Are a Church Planting Network:
As a community of church planters, we are committed to strategically targeting sites representing post-Christian “frontiers” in need of a church planting movement informed by our "Total Christ," or "Five Mark," understanding of the church. MA is actively involved in defining and executing church planting strategy wherein by recruiting, assessing, funding, developing, encouraging, coaching and supporting church planters and interns, a church planting culture is cultivated and financial and other resources are allocated toward church planting. For more information about church planting with MA click here.
We Are a Collaborative in Mission Ecclesiology:
MA extends beyond any local church or particular denomination in the formation of an ecumenical collaborative in missional ecclesiology. MA hosts monthly local and global collaboratives and an annual global collaborative conference geared to a Total Christ vision, while building collegial relationships among church planters with outside entities, networks, and partners. For more information about our Collaborations click here.
We are a partnership with other Member and Anchor Churches:
MA is administratively hosted by Christ Presbyterian Church, New Haven, but we operate as a partnership of like-minded Member and Anchor churches committed to a Total Christ, Five Mark Vision for church renewal and planting. Together, member churches share human and fiscal resources in the execution and government of MA's ministry and mission. Anchor Churches share human and fiscal recourses in the execution of MA's ministry and mission For more information about becoming a full partner anchor church in MA click here.
MA began with the seed gift of a $3.5 million venture capital fund by anchor church, Christ Presbyterian Church, New Haven. This original seed gift is combined with the financial backing of other anchor churches and individuals making donations to MA generally and/or designations to local church plants affiliated with MA. MA is currently seeking other anchor churches with a shared theological vision and strategy who can join CPC in planting churches that are local to each anchor church as well as around the globe.
These Are Exciting Times!
Whether you choose to participate in MA with prayer and financial support, recommend a site for church planting, help gather or join a church planting launch team, become a Mission Anabaino Anchor Church, or become a Mission Anabaino church planter, we welcome your participation with us in helping to plant the mediatorial presence of Christ throughout the world! Join us!
Several short films capturing the work of Mission Anabaino may be found here.
A short article about us in the Presbyterian Church in America's byFaith magazine may be found here.
The Fall 2019 Issue of Multiply, the Presbyterian Church in America's Mission to North America newsletter, features Mission Anabaino, and may be found here.