The Education, Training, and Formation (ETF) division of the Jurisdiction offers premier distance education, a residential tutorial, publishes a twice yearly professional journal, and is the home of the Classic Anglican Podcast and Blog. The ETF Division is the hub of learning for the Jurisdiction and where Anglican Chaplains are prepared for the incredible ministry to which we've been called. Whether you're exploring a vocational call or simply wish to learn more, our ETF site is a tremendous place to begin.
JAFC Women are the: wives, deacons, religious sisters, lay chaplains, and friends of Anglican Chaplains. Because our Jurisdiction is spread around the world, and our chaplains work in fields as varied as the military, healthcare, community, and corporations, we felt the Holy Spirit calling us to care for the women of the JAFC in a way that would allow us to connect, equip, and encourage women in Christ through the Anglican Tradition.
The Centurion Project
In recent years, Americans have become more aware of the sacrifices of our Armed Forces, Missionaries, First Responders, and their families. Anglican Chaplains realize the heavy burdens these brave men and women carry as a result of their service, so we have created The Centurion Project. This intense four-day retreat is designed to build community and to bring spiritual, physical, mental and emotional renewal and vitality to those who suffer from PTS, PTSD, Combat Operational Stress, Trauma, and moral injury through times of fellowship and solitude, under Holy Spirit guided prayer and worship. Retreats will be offered two to three times a year and thanks to the kindness of generous donors like you, the program is offered at no cost. *The Centurion Project is a chaplain-led ministry of the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). For more information please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hats from the Heart
Hats from the Heart is an outreach ministry created by the JAFC Canon of Missions Dr. Julie Russell-Crunk after serving in the most impoverished areas of Guatemalla. "In some areas citizens are so poor, they actually live in the dump. We have a chaplain-led church in their midst to deliver the hope of the Gospel and we do our best to supply their needs." Children tend to suffer most under these adverse conditions so the basics of food and clothing are priorities. Our chaplains noticed a particular need to provide newborn babies with a head covering as protection from weather and unsanitary conditions. Voila- Hats from the Heart! Hats from the Heart is an ongoing ministry of the chaplaincy and baby hats are needed on a continual basis. Calling all knitters, crocheters and sewers! Or, anyone wanting to contribute can purchase hats for a nominal price at most discount retailers. Send to Canon Julie Russell-Crunk 1292 Heritage Landing Drive Chattanooga, TN 37405 Julie.Russell-Crunk@Anglicanchaplains.org Psalm 139:13-14 For you have formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Visions of Grace
Visions of Grace, Bringing the Gospel into full view Visions of Grace, an eye care ministry, is a chaplain-led missionary outreach, answering God's call into Third World countries. The most recent trip was to remote Mayan Indian villages in the mountainous areas of Guatemala. Missionaries have been traveling yearly to these isolated regions to share the Gospel and provide essential medical treatment. Most of the inhabitants of this remote area travel miles on foot to receive medical treatment. Both children and adults numbering 60-120 per day receive eye care. In cooperation with other mission teams, general medical care is provided by three team doctors with a pharmacist on hand to dispense medications, and the Visions of Grace eye care team provides vision screening, eye drops and glasses. Drs. Bill and Julie Crunk have witnessed some visions of grace of their own. According to Julie, "After receiving eyeglasses enabling him to read again, one man kissed the bible he was given!" Donated prescription eyewear and other medical needs offer adults, children and entire families a clearer view of their world through the love of Christ. Visions of Grace volunteers are in need of prescription glasses for both children and adults as well as adult reader glasses. Due to the increasing incidence of cataracts as workers spend long hours in the sun, sunglasses are also welcome. *Glasses and sunglasses must be in good condition and clean. We cannot accept broken or cracked glasses. For more information on Visions of Grace or to donate contact: Deacon Julie Crunk Julie.Russell-Crunk@anglicanchaplains.org
Anglican Health Ministries (AHM) mission is to come along side parishes in as they reclaim the Church as a primary source for equipping and educating members to provide support and advocacy to the Body of Christ. Our focus on the bodies, minds, and souls of parish communities is biblically-based and grounded in the Anglican tradition. Seeking to fulfill this mission, AHM equips, educates and provides resources to churches in their calling to love God and serve others in their community of faith and to the larger Body of Christ.
The JAFC has established a special fund called "Always Forward" to assist our outreach mission ministry of Cristo Mi Redentor, an International Diocese, Guatemalan mission effort, led by Father Dana Craft. Answering God’s call to care for the least of our brothers and sisters in villages surrounding the Alontenango volcano, in 2018, Father Dana and staff have been assisting those impacted by the eruption. Entire villages were dessimated, with thousands killed. Many survivors remain homeless with ongoing mental and physical suffering .
The Order of Saint Cuthbert, under the episcopal protection of Bishop Derek Jones, is excited to offer our work and ministry in partnership with the ACNA along with all orthodox provinces of the Anglican Communion and the Continuum. Anyone interested in joining the Order of Saint Cuthbert must receive permission from their diocesan Bishop, prior to being allowed to advance to the postulancy phase of our formation process.
The Order consists of men and women of the Anglican Tradition who join in the life of the Order through the disciplines of Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, vows of Purity, Simplicity, and Obedience, and the Rule of Life of the Order.
The Order is the JAFC community of prayer, devotion and accountability whose members, through a process of discernment and commissioning, serve as Lay Chaplains and Chaplains in Mission.
The Sisters of Hope encourage you to learn more about our Dominican religious community and how we observe a common way of life that binds us together for the purpose of faith, hope, love, unity, and truth. The Sisters of Hope offer care and compassion to those Mother Teresa of Calcutta would describe as "unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society...