In our desire to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ shared throughout the world through servant relationships of word and deed we very much recognize the desire to form Kingdom partnerships toward this realization. Primarily, we seek to be witnesses and make disciples for Jesus Christ in fellowship with the Anglican Church globally. Each of these fruitful diocesan partnerships is individually featured in our Country Files. The Society is committed to building collaborative relationships that demonstrate the power of the Gospel, good stewardship, increased effectiveness, and unity in the Body of Christ. Our standards for the following are detailed in SAMS Standard for Collaborative Relationships:
USA Mission Networks
Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP) is a network of Episcopal and other Anglican organizations in North America composed of mission societies, dioceses, missionaries, educational institutions, and jurisdictions desiring to see an Anglican Church that is passionately committed to preach the Gospel and to make disciples of all nations.
Missio Nexus is a body representative of 35,000 evangelical missionaries deployed in every country by more than 190 agencies and churches. Missio Nexus is committed to advancing the effectiveness of the Great Commission community of North America in global mission, a community that fosters shared learning, opens doors for collaborative action and produces increased effectiveness.
USA-Based Ministry Partners
Derek and Dorothy Washington, Barnabas International Pastors to Missionaries, come alongside churches and mission agencies on a regular basis, either providing care to missionaries directly or assisting them to access the care that is needed. Derek and Dorothy serve as a primary provider of pastoral care to SAMS missionaries.
New Wineskins Missionary Network helps Anglicans in the U.S. fulfill our Lord's Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. One of the primary ways we collaborate is through the triennial New Wineskins for Global Mission conferences for Episcopalians and other Anglicans. The New Wineskins 2013 conference will be in April 4-7, 2013, at Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
Five Talents provides organizational, methodological, and technical support to SAMS missionaries engaged in micro-enterprise development.
International Mission Networks
SAMS International, a fellowship of six mission societies (in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and SAMS-USA) with roots back to the founding of the South American Missionary Society in the mid-19th century, seeks to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ primarily within Latin America in a uniquely Anglican context.
Faith2Share, an international network of Christian mission movements, builds effective collaboration between churches, agencies and mission movements across all continents. Faith2Share includes historical Anglican Missionary Societies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA as well as emerging mission movements in the newly sending nations. The Faith2Share network is intentionally international, multi-cultural and evangelical.
International Collaborative Ministry Partners
Diocese of Singapore, Province of South East Asia, is engaged in mission to seek to reach the nearly half billion in their region with the Gospel. SAMS is partnering with the diocese and province to help raise up missionaries who will teach English to speakers of other languages.
Church Mission Society (CMS), from its beginnings in England during 1799 in the crucible of the campaign to abolish slavery, a small group of pioneers (including William Wilberforce) became a worldwide network of people in mission. Much of what we call the Anglican Communion today traces its origins to CMS work. There are now Church Mission Societies in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Asia, and Africa. SAMS sends some of our missionaries in cooperation with several of these Societies.
SAMS Canada, a volunteer mission society of the Canadian Anglican Church, exists to find and send those whom God is calling to the mission field, and to widen and deepen the missionary vision of Canadian Anglicans. SAMS-USA and SAMS-Canada send missionaries cooperatively.