Big News!

Salem Anglican has formally launched Christ the King Anglican Church. Christ the King Anglican Church meets in the Fireside Room of Trinity Covenant Church every Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. for worship. There is a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow in the gymnasium. Please click the link below to go to the website of Christ the King Anglican Church.

Salem Anglican is a church planting ministry of the Diocese of Cascadia which is part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). The vision of Salem Anglican is to plant new Anglican churches for Salem, OR and the surrounding communities. The ACNA is a renewal movement for Anglican orthodoxy that seeks to spread the Gospel throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We invite you to join us in this effort locally here in the Salem area. If you have interest in learning more about Salem Anglican, the Diocese of Cascadia, the ACNA, or the global Anglican movement known as GAFCON, please explore this website’s menu for more information. You may also contact our church planter through the contact page of this website.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Priest/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia
Anglican Church in North America

 

                               

Panel 1

Meet Our Church Planter

Rev. Jason Clark was married to his wife Angi on August 3rd, 1996. Both Jason and Angi are native Oregonians. Previously, Jason has 15 years of experience as a youth pastor in the states of Oregon, California, Texas, and Alabama. Jason graduated from Portland Seminary in May of 2015 and was ordained as a Deacon in February of 2015.  In June of 2019, Jason was ordained a priest by the Right Reverend Kevin Bond Allen; the bishop of the Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America. Angi is a Registered Nurse and has always been a partner with Jason in their ministry together. Jason and Angi have six children, Robert, Bryanna, Isaiah, Harriet, Kadia, and Kalina. They also have two dogs; a black lab named Brody and a retriever mix named Cooper. The family moved to Salem in the summer of 2017 and Jason & Angi have put down roots and plan to raise their family here.

Panel 2

What We Believe

The Jerusalem Declaration

 

In the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit:

We, the participants in the Global Anglican Future Conference, have met in the land of Jesus’ birth. We express our loyalty as disciples to the King of kings, the Lord Jesus. We joyfully embrace his command to proclaim the reality of his kingdom which he first announced in this land. The gospel of the kingdom is the good news of salvation, liberation and transformation for all. In light of the above, we agree to chart a way forward together that promotes and protects the biblical gospel and mission to the world, solemnly declaring the following tenets of orthodoxy which underpin our Anglican identity.

  1. We rejoice in the gospel of God through which we have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because God first loved us, we love him and as believers bring forth fruits of love, ongoing repentance, lively hope and thanksgiving to God in all things.
  2. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written and to contain all things necessary for salvation. The Bible is to be translated, read, preached, taught and obeyed in its plain and canonical sense, respectful of the church’s historic and consensual reading.
  3. We uphold the four Ecumenical Councils and the three historic Creeds as expressing the rule of faith of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
  4. We uphold the Thirty-nine Articles as containing the true doctrine of the Church agreeing with God’s Word and as authoritative for Anglicans today.
  5. We gladly proclaim and submit to the unique and universal Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, humanity’s only Savior from sin, judgment and hell, who lived the life we could not live and died the death that we deserve. By his atoning death and glorious resurrection, he secured the redemption of all who come to him in repentance and faith.
  6. We rejoice in our Anglican sacramental and liturgical heritage as an expression of the gospel, and we uphold the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as a true and authoritative standard of worship and prayer, to be translated and locally adapted for each culture.
  7. We recognize that God has called and gifted bishops, priests and deacons in historic succession to equip all the people of God for their ministry in the world. We uphold the classic Anglican Ordinal as an authoritative standard of clerical orders.
  8. We acknowledge God’s creation of humankind as male and female and the unchangeable standard of Christian marriage between one man and one woman as the proper place for sexual intimacy and the basis of the family. We repent of our failures to maintain this standard and call for a renewed commitment to lifelong fidelity in marriage and abstinence for those who are not married.
  9. We gladly accept the Great Commission of the risen Lord to make disciples of all nations, to seek those who do not know Christ and to baptize, teach and bring new believers to maturity.
  10. We are mindful of our responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation, to uphold and advocate justice in society, and to seek relief and empowerment of the poor and needy.
  11. We are committed to the unity of all those who know and love Christ and to building authentic ecumenical relationships. We recognize the orders and jurisdiction of those Anglicans who uphold orthodox faith and practice, and we encourage them to join us in this declaration.
  12. We celebrate the God-given diversity among us which enriches our global fellowship, and we acknowledge freedom in secondary matters. We pledge to work together to seek the mind of Christ on issues that divide us.
  13. We reject the authority of those churches and leaders who have denied the orthodox faith in word or deed. We pray for them and call on them to repent and return to the Lord.
  14. We rejoice at the prospect of Jesus’ coming again in glory, and while we await this final event of history, we praise him for the way he builds up his church through his Spirit by miraculously changing lives.

Panel 3

Our Strategy

Steps to a Successful Church Plant

Step 1

The church planter will meet with prospective individuals who have shown interest in partnering with Salem Anglican in order to share the vision and answer questions.

Step 2

The church planter will begin holding weekly meetings in a home with those who are interested in partnering with Salem Anglican to plant a new ACNA church. The purpose of these meetings will be to build relationships, pray, and continue to share the vision. Growth occurs by spreading the word and inviting new people to attend.

Step 3

Once we have six to twelve people who are willing to commit to being part of the church planting team, the group will begin meeting in a public space and the process of becoming an official parish will begin. The work of the church planting team includes naming the new church, deciding on the location of the new church, establishing the missional strategy of the new church and other important tasks. A church launching team will also be established which includes all of the volunteers needed to run a typical worship service.

Step 4

Once the process of the church planting team is complete, a new parish will be officially launched to the public. A vestry is called to help lead the new parish and an annual budget is established. It is time to celebrate.

 

Panel 4

Contact

If you are interested in participating with our church planting efforts in Salem or the surrounding area, please fill out the form below. After completing the form, you will be contacted by our church planter by email.  If you prefer to be contacted by phone, please leave your phone number and indicate that you would like a phone call in the “comment” section. You can also call us directly at 503-893-2154. We will be happy to talk with you and answer any of your questions. Thank you.