On a wall in the foyer of Canterbury House we installed these three black-and-white photographs taken by Dallas artist Richard Hill. They are there to remind us of the missionary calling of a communications and teaching ministry like The Living Church.

In the first photo, Eritrean immigrants exercise civil rights in their new home; in the second, centered on the cross, the call of our Lord is taken up by the next generation; in the third, Christian leaders pray for reconciliation in continuing agonies over racial division.

In all three, we are reminded to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20).

In the face of a broad decline of Christian culture in the West and too-little formation of the faithful, a living Church will go to work once again sowing seeds of re-evangelization, and heading into the harvest (Matt. 9:37). We cannot know where the seeds we cast will fall, but we may be sure that God gives the increase (Matt. 13:1-9; 1 Cor. 3:6), and because of our Lord’s promise that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church, we follow the faithful who have gone before, “entering into their labor” (John 4:38; cf. Matt. 16:18).

In a spirit of loyalty to the institution and sacraments of the Church, in devotion to global Anglicanism as the concrete shape of that loyalty, and above all as servants of the Word made flesh, we take on a ministry of the word. We are dedicated to doing this in print, and in the mouths of our Lord’s many servants whose feet come bearing good tidings (Isa. 52:7) through varied teaching ministries, sustained conversations, and formative friendships that last a lifetime.

Among the gifts that The Living Church brings to our educational work are the freedom and agility of an independent, disciplined nonprofit ministry with a distinctive mission.We seek to encourage common clarity, renewed zeal, and trust in all that is true, according to God’s promises in Jesus and the created order.

Like blood traveling throughout the body, we would be missionaries of communication in service of the whole “for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor. 4:5). We invite you to join us as we subject all of these callings to continual prayer, relying on the leading of the Lord.