Anglimergent.org is an online community of Anglicans engaging emerging church and mission. It exists to facilitate conversation and community amongst Anglican missional leaders, and a renewal of mission in Anglican churches. Anglimergent is moderated to maintain this focus in all forums, groups, events, listings and discussions. To join, participants are to list their Anglican parish affiliation (which we will probably check out to weed out faux persons and spammers that try to join for unsavory purposes ). A few folk do join from others traditions/ communions who are interested sin discussing Anglican churches and how we engage mission. We ask those folk to also identify their denomination /tradition and parish in their profiles, so everyone knows who they are engaging with (for example Sally Smith, Trinity Parish, Newark, NJ, ELCA).
Anglimergent values center on true 'relationality' ( id est the 'bonds of affection'). Relationality and incarnational 'being' radical Christian traits deeply fostered by Anglicanism, so we seek to honor this here, asking participants to be relational (authentic, open, charitable and honest) in postings.
Unlike some other places online, where avitars and faux personas abound, we ask you to 'be known' here, using your real name (not an alias) and your Anglican parish affiliation in the profile fields. If the field does not apply, please leave it blank.
Our aim is to curate a 'safe and open space' for Anglican discussion and Anglican communion to occur. Requiring participants to share their 'true identity,' provides a small degree of 'safety' here and discourages the sort of unkind behavior that can predominate when there are faux persona or aliases to hide behind.
Membership is on this site is open to Anglican individuals and
Anglican diocesan groups, for the purpose of engaging relational
community around Anglican mission and ministry, and not to 'advert'
non Anglican specific organizations, groups, websites and events.
If there is an Anglican related event you would like listed on our
events page, contact
us, and we will consider the listing, as it relates to or is
complimentary to Anglimergence. Thank you for 'being Anglican'
here and helping maintain the bonds.
TIPS FOR USING THE SITE
Control email and notifications top right, click 'my settings' then email.
Customize your personal page with a cool color scheme or template, and use your 'text box' to post a picture, talk about about yourself, your church, hawk your books... as you choose.
Groups are for 'cohorts' (diocese and national church bodies). One main group page per diocese or national church body.
Use 'forums' to start 'ongoing' topical discussion across the whole network rather than start a group. Begin forums specific to your diocese or church body on your group's page.
Wall comments are public. When you add a comment to someone's wall, everyone can else read it. so the wall is best for quick, non private greetings/ comments.
Email is private. To send a private email message to a member: 1. click on their picture. 2. Then on their personal profile (below their picture) click 'send a message.'
Blog posts are public. Share a brilliant Anglimergent thought, image or video with the whole network on a blog post.
Check your mail and friend requests by clicking the mail or friends icon - top, left corner of the website.
Cheers, and enjoy networking !
* posted by Karen M. Ward, Director of Episcopalvillage.org and Anglimergent North American Coordinator and Site Administrator.