Our passion at All Saints is to share in the life of God for the life of the world. People share in God's life as they experience healing and hospitality among God's people, as they experience the warm embrace of our multi-generational family, and as they encounter God's Spirit through communal practices such as our liturgy and the sacraments.
But God’s work among us doesn’t stop there; it overflows into the lives of those around us—in our schools, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods, and even across the globe. Yes, there’s always room to improve, but it’s exciting to see that our outward impact continues to outpace our size.
We are also grateful that God has blessed us financially in such a way that we are able to give 20% of our annual budget beyond the operations and ministries of All Saints. Ten percent each year goes to our International Diocese, serving our bishop in his global ministry efforts, and the other ten percent goes to those local and international ministry parters listed below. These are ministries we strongly believe in, our people are involved with, and are proven in their good practices.
International Ministry Partners
- The LAMB Institute in Honduras. All Saints has taken a team to Honduras every year since 2004. The missionary we support there is Suzy McCall, founder and director of the Latin American Missionary and Bible (LAMB) Institute in Honduras. This year's trip is scheduled for early June of 2018. If you have questions or you're interested in the trip, email Jim Warmbrod.
- Tillie Tiller in Chad. With more than 120 languages, Chad is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in Africa, and more than half of its language groups have little or no Christian witness. TEAM missionaries work with young churches and their leaders, run a radio station, work in community health, teach English, and use traditional oral storytelling to spread the Gospel. The missionary we support there is Tillie Tiller.
- The Warehouse in South Africa. Established in 2003, The Warehouse exists to serve the South African church network in its response to poverty, injustice, and division. They work with local churches in all communities, helping them to implement sound, effective and practical acts and renewed attitudes, to see transformation in our communities. The missionary we support their is Craig Stewart.
Local Ministry Partners
- Area Relief Ministries (ARM) is a non-profit, social service organization helping low-to-moderate income individuals and families for more than thirty years. The materially poor in the Jackson area receive assistance to give them a boost in times of trouble. ARM tirelessly fights against poverty and hopelessness in an effort to care for our neighbors and to make our community a better place for all to live.
- Aspell Recovery reaches out to the suffering alcoholic and addict and those with co-occuring disorders with compassion, always mindful of the trust of the community.
- Birth Choice is a non-profit crisis pregnancy center committed to providing women and men with accurate, up-to-date information so as to empower women and their families to make good decisions regarding their pregnancy, sexual health, and relationships.
- ComeUnity Cafe exists to build community by providing nutritious and delicious food made with as mcuh organically, locally, and sustainably grown ingredients as possible to all people of Jackson regardless of their ability to pay.
- JACOA (Jackson Area Council on Alcholism and Drug Dependency) provides the highest quality of care possible to people who are suffering from substance use disorders or co-occuring mental health disorders in an environment that preserves and promotes the dignity of the persons without regard to race, color, creed, gender, economic or social circumstance, sexual orientation, or national origin.
- Lane College is a small, private, co-educational, church-related institution that provides a liberal arts curriculum leading to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences. Lane is a historically black college (HBCU) established in Jackson in 1882 by one of the nation's early Black Church denominations, The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME).
- Madison County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) help children who are going through the court system by providing a trained volunteer who is independent of the family and the state to advocate for that child's best future.
- WRAP (Wo/Men's Resource & Rape Assistance Program) partners with our community to lift up individuals and families whose lives have been traumatized by domestic abuse or sexual assault.