The Anglican Church of Melanesia has a Commission known as "The Commission for Evangelism & Renewal" that comes under the Anglican Church of Melanesia Board of Mission (ACoMBM).
The FUNCTIONS of the Commission as stated under the TITLE E CANON 14 of the THE CONSTITUTION of the ANGLICAN CHURCH OF MELANESIA:
1. The Commission shall have the responsibility for advising the Anglican Church of Melanesia on all matters relating to Evangelism and Renewal. In particular, this advice will be given to the General Synod, Provincial Council, the Council of Bishops and the Diocesan Synods.
2. The Commission shall seek to raise the awareness of the Church generally to the task of evangelism and renewal and shall co-operate with the Melanesia Board of Mission in the production of materials and programmes to achieve these aims.
3. The Commission shall liaise with equivalent bodies in the individual Dioceses and seek to assist and encourage them in their work and to share with other Dioceses the learnings gained from the work and experience of such Diocesan bodies.
4. The Commission shall seek out persons whom the Commission feels are specially called to the work of evangelism and renewal and shall negotiate with the appropriate Church authorities for such persons to receive additional training and/or experience either within their own Diocese, or at a Provincial level, or overseas.
5. Likewise, the Commission shall advise the Church on the appropriate choice of overseas persons to visit the Church of the Province of Melanesia for the purpose of furthering the work of evangelism and renewal.
This page contains the Theological Education and the Accedemic Education of the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
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By: JCPU Coordinator, Rev. Philemon Akao
The Landowning tribes of Kosu Land on North Guadalcanal plains recently have written to say sorry to the Anglican Church of Melanesia for stopping any development on the land now owned by the church. Revealing to the John Coleridge Patteson University Project (JCPUP) Task Force Committee (TFC) the discussions he had with the landowners, the Bishop of the Diocese of Guadalcanal told the committee that, his people were sorry for the actions they had taken and have asked for reconciliation with the ACOM on the issue. In their recent meeting, the members of the TFC have asked Bishop Nathan Tome to return to the people and arrange for a meeting to discuss further the need for the reconciliation.
Any positive outcome from the meeting between the landowners and the ACOM in the not distance future will signal some positive lead forward in as far as the development of the land is concerned. Currently the ACOM have the title and power of attorney over the land. And while the ACOM respects the sensitive demands of the landowners, the feedback from them for reconciliation doesn’t come at a better time than this. And while waiting, currently the Academic Committee of JCPUP is working to implement its education strategic plans in collaboration with Solomon Islands National University School of education for a possible offer of its courses in partnership with the University in 2015.
In our drop down menu is where you will find our different Ministries with in the Anglican Church in the Province of Melanesia. That includes - Our four (4) Religious Orders, the Mission arm of the church known as the Anglican Church of Melanesia Board of Mission (ACoMBM) and our schools, both Academic and Theology.
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A Sermon delivered at St. Peter's Church, Luaniua, Ontong Java, Keava Region during the official visit of the Diocesan Bishop on 10 - 12 November 2013
I have three important questions to share with you this morning. First, what kind of Christians do you want to see in Luaniua Parish? Second, what kind of Church do you want to see in Luaniua Parish? And thirdly, what kind of Leaders do you want to see in Luaniua Parish? These three questions are closely related and are connected to each other.The kind of Christians we have depends on the kind of Church we have. The kind of Church we have depends on the kind of leaders we have.
By: Bp Takeli - Bishop DOT
Today is Wednesday 6th March 2013, a month after the Tsunami hit us in Temotu on Wednesday 6th February 2013. By this time we can think clearly now after the disorientating experience we went through during the Tsunami tragedy. I am writing to share my story about this Tsunami so that you can understand our situation and ask you to pray for us in this difficult time!
ON SUNDAY the 20th day of October 2013; the Melanesian Brotherhood (MBH) commemorated the 10th anniversary of the seven Brothers who lost their lives in pursuit of peace and social order for this nation Solomon Islands during the height of the Ethnic Crises.
THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) launched its newly developed website at the Provincial Head Quarters in Honiara on Friday May 16.
According to TITLE E CANON 10 of the 2011 ACoM Manual pages 94 - 95; A Religious Community is a society of Christians in communion with the worldwide Anglican Communion, who voluntarily commit themselves for life or for a term of years to holding their possessions in common or in trust, to a celibate life in community and obedience to their Rule and Constitution.
Within the Anglican Church of Melanesia a Body known as "The Life Advisory Council" that keep an eye on the day to day function of the communities.
The membership of the Religious Life Advisory Council shall be as follows:
1. The Archbishop of Melanesia as Chairperson;
2. The Mission Secretary of the Melanesian Board of Mission as Deputy Chair;
3. The most senior Brother or Sister, living in Solomon Islands or Vanuatu, of the four Religious Communities represented in the Anglican Church of Melanesia at the time of the establishment of this Council, namely the Melanesian Brotherhood, the Society of St. Francis, the Community of the Sisters of the Church and the Community of the Sisters of Melanesia;
4. One other Brother or Sister (who shall have made a full commitment to his or her Religious Community) elected by each of the Religious Communities;
5. Two persons who are not members of Religious Communities who shall be chosen by the Archbishop;
6. The most senior Brother or Sister, plus one other Brother or Sister (who shall have made a full commitment to his or her Religious Community) of any new Religious Community which may hereafter be given the status of a Religious Community within the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
7. The Council shall elect one of its members to be the Secretary of the Council.
The duties and responsibilities of the Religious Life Advisory Council shall be as follows:-
1. To provide a forum where the Religious Communities can meet to discuss any matters of mutual concern;
2. To advise the Anglican Church of Melanesia on all matters pertaining to Religious Communities, and especially to advise on matters concerning the establishment and recognition of new Religious Communities wishing to establish themselves in the Anglican Church of Melanesia;
3. To elect members of Religious Communities to various Committees, Boards and Councils of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, when this is required under the Canons of this Church;
4. To organize any occasion within the Anglican Church of Melanesia which requires the joint co-operation of the Religious Communities (e.g. Religious Life Sunday).
5. To advise the Archbishop of Melanesia on the pastoral care of any Brother or Sister who may be living under the promises of the Religious Life but who may not be members of any Religious Community.
1. The Council shall meet annually, but may meet at any other time should the need to do so arise.
2. Meetings may be called by the Archbishop or, in his absence and after consultation with the Archbishop, by the Deputy Chair), or by any two persons representing at least two Religious Communities.
3. The Council may make reports to the General Synod or the Provincial Council, but it is not required to do so.
To be officially recognized, a Religious Community must have at least four (4) professed and/or full members within the Province and must be approved by the Council of Bishops on the advice of the Religious Life Advisory Council PROVIDED HOWEVER that if any particular Religious Community which is already established at the time of the enactment of this Canon later ceases to have four professed and/or full members within the Province, no action shall be taken to withdraw recognition of that Religious Community, unless the Council of Bishops, acting on the advice of the Religious Life Advisory Council, so agrees.
Each Community shall have a Bishop Visitor, Father or Protector who need not necessarily be the Bishop of the Diocese in which the Community is established. If, however, the Bishop Visitor, Father or Protector is not the Bishop of the Diocese in which the Chief House of the Community is situated, he shall not accept election without the consent of the Bishop of the Diocese. He shall be the guardian of the Constitution of the Community and shall serve as a peacemaker and one who settles arguments in matters which the Community or its members cannot agree.
Any person under vows in a Religious Community, having exhausted the normal processes of the Community, may petition the Bishop Visitor or Protector for dispensation from those vows. In the event the petitioner is not satisfied with the ruling of the Bishop Visitor or Protector on such petition, he may file a petition with the Archbishop who shall ask the Religious Life Advisory Council to review the petition and decide thereon and make recommendations to the Archbishop who shall have the highest dispensing power for Religious Communities and his ruling on the petition shall be final.
A Religious Community may establish a centre or house in a Diocese only with the permission of the Bishop of the Diocese. The Constitution of every Religious Community shall make provision for the lawful ownership and administration of the worldly possessions of the Community and in the event of dissolution of the Community, or should it otherwise cease to exist, to provide for the disposal of all its belongings according to the laws governing charitable institutions within the boundaries of the Church of the Province of Melanesia. As from the date of the enactment of this Canon, any Community wishing to establish itself within the Anglican Church of Melanesia shall submit its Constitution to the Religious Life Advisory Council for perusal, pursuant to the requirement in paragraph 5 above.
It is recognized that a Religious Community is not a Parish, Mission, Congregation or other Institution of the Diocese within which it is established.
A team from the Provincial Mothers Union (PMU) Office in Honiara carried out a capacity building on Positive Parenting and Leadership Workshop to the Diocese of Ysabel (DOY) from the 10th to the 21st March 2014 at the Diocesan Headquarter.