THREE STREAMS ANGLICANISM

 

AMI as a Society seeks to develop its ministry within the Anglican Communion and wider church with an emphasis on the cultivation of the depth and breadth of three-stream spirituality and ministry and the Anglican Way, thus enabling and empowering the church locally and globally to fulfill the Great Commission and the founding principles of April 2012 of the Society for Mission and Apostolic Works.


These three streams flow from one source—the truth of our Christian witness as taught by Jesus and His apostles, and together, the Scripture, the Sacramental and the Holy Spirit form a river that defines the core values and distinctive that shape our identity and guide our words, actions and worship.


     1. We hold that Scripture guides our lives and is authoritative for us individually            and for the Church at large (known as the evangelical tradition).


     2. We believe the Sacramental life is embodied in the practices and teachings            Christians have held throughout the centuries as expressed in the historic            Creeds and 39 Articles of Religion. Our faith tradition has a variety of worship
          expressions including the sacraments instituted by Jesus (known as the           catholic tradition). 


     3. We trust God's Spirit is at work in the Church and the world, manifesting His           power and preparing us for ministry (known as the charismatic tradition).


Anglican Mission International is a relational expression of these three streams for mission. This legacy can be found throughout the story of the Church. Anglican Mission International, as a religious association, is modeled on the Missionary Movements of the New Testament, the Patristic Church and the Missionary Societies of the 19th and 20th Centuries.