If the church exists to participate in God's mission to/in the world, then baptism, as initiation into the church's shared vocation, must have missional implications. If the church exists to be a sign of life according to the Reign of God, then baptism, as initiation into the church's fellowship/communion, must have a subversive character in context of the society in which we live. Therefore, this conference – through uplifting worship, inspiring and informative plenary sessions, practical workshops, opportunities for discussion – will provide participants with insights, resources and strategies for fostering these aspects of baptism in both the local and wider church.
Our featured speakers:
Ruth Meyers, Dean of Academic Affairs and Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and a Council Member of APLM
Benjamin M. Stewart, the Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship and Dean of Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Bishop Jeff Lee, Bishop of Chicago (Episcopal) and a faculty member of the Credo Institute
The latest issue of APLM's online journal has been posted. This edition focuses on the inculturation of liturgy, and the subversive power of that great symbol in baptism, water.
Open, Spring 2013
The Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission is an association of people in the The Episcopal Church in the United States, the Anglican Church of Canada, and sister churches who share a passion for liturgy that is well done, appropriate to the culture and context, and revelatory of God's lively mission in the world.
Members of APLM played a major role in drafting and promoting the Book of Common Prayer in ECUSA, and the Book of Alternative Services in Canada.
APLM played a major role in the reestablishment of the Eucharist’s primacy in worship and parish life amongst North American Anglicans
The organization has championed the centrality of baptism as the foundation for Christian ministry and has worked for the restoration of the Catechumenate within the life of the church
APLM has been a major advocate of the recovery of a distinctive deaconate in ordained ministry