Go and make disciples of all the world. Matthew 28:19
Welcome to the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes. We hope the information provided in this website will be helpful to you. If you like what you see, come visit one of the churches in our diocese to worship and to learn more about us and our mission: To Bless. To Heal. To Serve.
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ADGL Deacon Brian Walthuis Leads God's Work
By ANDREA GOODELL
Holland, MI. The house at 448 College Ave. has been vacant or condemned for almost three years. It floods in the rain and is a bit of a neighborhood eyesore.
Now, a neighbor-led nonprofit is using an Indiegogo crowd fundraising campaign to turn it into an intern house.
"One of our values of life and work … is the lived community, the kind of transformative things that happen when you spend time with people," said 3Sixty Executive Director Brian Wolthuis. "Interns will learn about living well together; they would read together, they would pray together."…more
May Update from Deacon Brian:
We have been working dawn-dusk most days and it shows. The house is looking great, and we will be ready, but just :) for the intern move-in on the 18th. My board (and spouses :) have been amazing in their help. Right now, we are installing final trim & paint, bathroom finishing, countertops & beginning flooring. I am amazed to see how God continues to prompt people to come and help...there is no way we could do this without our army of volunteers. After our last update...We even had a generous donation of a custom made picnic table-built and delivered!! To set up the house, gratefully, so much of our list has been donated!! We are good on most furniture and kitchen stuff...Good on except a couple of beds (& mattresses) and a regular refrigerator.
SO, the remaining needs:
--Good mattresses & mattress pads
--Fans (box/floor fans)
--Pots & pans
As always, there are volunteering & $ donation opportunities...let us know.
We'll try to post some pics. soon of the progress.
Thanks and peace--brian
To sign up for the missional retreat in Holland, MI, click here.
Be the Change You Seek in the World:
Priests, deacons, lay persons, and guests of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes came from two countries and five states for our annual meeting, or synod, April 25 - 27, 2013. Together, we worshiped, seated new congregations, refined our business structure, ordained new priests and deacons. Together, we shared meals, conversation, laughter, prayer, and songs of praise. Together, because of this convocation, we are stronger in our work for God's Kingdom on earth. To see photos of the April 27th ordination, on the following two links: Anglican2013 and Great Lakes Anglican Diocese.
We are the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes:
A sacramental church.
Our common life is centered around the sacraments of Eucharist and Baptism. We come together on the Lord’s Day to be nourished on the Word of God, and in the Sacrament of Holy Communion to give thanks to our Lord for the great gift he has given us in Jesus. And through the waters of Baptism we are adopted into God's own family.
A charismatic church.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit we are equipped to join in God’s work of reconciliation, as He seeks to draw the whole world to himself. The Holy Spirit working in us and through us unleashes the unique gifts God has given each of us, that we might use them to bring health and wellness to the sick, wholeness to the broken, to the downtrodden, and bring glory to His name.
An evangelical church.
We are obedient to our Lord’s command to “Go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded.” Our mission is to extend the Kingdom of God to people everywhere by so presenting Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit that all will come to put their trust in God through Christ, know Him as Savior and serve Him as Lord.