The Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), a diocese of the ACNA has launched a new multicultural ministry in Canada.
Bishop Stephen Leung, ANiC’s Suffragan Bishop for Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada (AMMiC), is passionate about reaching and planting churches for new immigrants. Although the work is just beginning, congregations are springing up to minister to Persian, Chinese, Sudanese, Filipino and Japanese immigrants – each in their native tongue. AMMiC has produced a compelling six-minute video [you can also see the video below] which provides an overview of these forming congregations.
“God has brought the world to our doorstep. New immigrants are a mission field we dare not ignore,” says Bishop Stephen.
AMMiC’s ministry also includes offering resources for ethnic ministry in North America. Immigrants of all ethnicities have common needs and concerns, such as a widening language and cultural rift between generations. To address these needs, AMMiC has already held two conferences, both at Regent College in Vancouver, BC and future conferences are also being planned.
In addition, AMMiC organizes mission trips to Asia. The 2013 team will minister to abandoned and disabled children living in a welfare centre in Sanmenxia, China, July 16-31.
“Just as Jesus focused on the marginalized in His ministry, so we seek to serve immigrants in our communities,” says Bishop Stephen. “May God give us hearts for the “stranger” in our midst and a growing vision for working together across the ACNA to reach ethnic communities.”
For more information or to connect about ministry to immigrants and ethnic ministry in your area, contact Bishop Stephen here.