By this all will know that you are my disciples
As a community committed to worshiping and serving Christ in our city and the world, we seek to partner with organizations and ministries providing corporal works of mercy as a tangible gospel expression. We currently financially support, volunteer in, or endorse the following Missio Dei partners.
We provide monthly financially support to Caminemos Juntos, which in Spanish means "Let's Walk Together," which is an Anglican Latino church planting movement begun in 2010. Our vision is to unify, mobilize and multiply Latino Anglican churches throughout the 35 countries in the Americas (which includes north, central and South America plus the Caribbean) . We have yearly conferences for North America, Mexico and all of the Americas. This movement is facilitated by Greenhouse in partnership with the Anglican Church in North America, the Diocese of Recife (Brazil) and the Anglican Church in Chile. The co-coordinators for this movement are Rev. Jonathan Kindberg and Rev. Gamaliel Garcia. The leadership team for the Americas is Bp. Tito Zavala, Bp. Miguel Uchoa, Canon William Beasley and Rev. Jonathan Kindberg.
We provide monthly financial support to Connect Africa, a Ugandan, faith-based, organization whose purpose is to build relational bridges between tribal groups, countries, and the world and to provide local residents with appropriate technology and training to create sustainable communities.
Connect Africa’s founders, Trevor and Jana Tychon, first arrived in Uganda in 2001 with the simple desire to positively impact the country. Upon arrival, Trevor and Jana partnered with Ugandan pastors and leaders who also yearned to see their country transformed. As they learned how to do things “the African way,” Trevor and Jana built a team of foreigners and Ugandans to reach out to the northern regions. The Connect Africa team began developing inexpensive and sustainable technologies that could be built by the very people who needed them most. The founders, Trevor and Jana Tychon, have been long-term friends of St. Aidan’s, and visit us each time they return stateside.
We provide monthly financial support to Care Portal, an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. St. Aidan’s has an outreach team, ready to respond to incoming needs within our community. The beautiful thing about CarePortal is the personal touch and contact each congregation can provide.
Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest
We provide monthly tithing, 10%, to the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest, committed to planting a revival of Word and Sacrament infused by the Holy Spirit across the Upper Midwest. The Diocese is a new, pioneering diocese, established 2013, to facilitate the planting of vibrant Anglican churches throughout the Upper Midwest. The Diocese is apportioned into six states, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota, comprising 30 parishes.
I Have A Bean Coffee - Employing A Post-Prison Workforce
We love to serve great coffee after most all of our gatherings. Through our Cathedral Church, in Wheaton, we found out about the coffee ministry, I Have a Bean. It not only serves an awesome purpose, it is of the highest quality coffee. Their “passion is providing coffee drinkers with the highest quality, organically grown, fairly-traded coffee in a sustainable supply chain from crop to cup. [Their] coffee beans are meticulously selected from the top 1% of coffee available and then roasted and delivered fresh within hours of being ordered.”
When you buy I Have a Bean coffee, you are offering post-prison people the opportunity for a new life and a fresh start. You are breaking the devastating cycle of recidivism by enabling employment in our roasting plant. Because of you, more than 50 post prison people have found work at I Have a Bean and have had their lives completely transformed. Is it preposterous of us to ask you to watch This Video ?
Other ministries and organizations we support, volunteer in, or have done so in the past. We endorse these organizations and ministries.
Anglican Diocese of Nigeria
We have a close relationship with the Anglican Diocese of Jos, Nigeria, with Bishop Ben and Gloria Kwashi. Members of our staff have made numerous summer visits to assist in the daily work of the ministry and to help tend to the needs of their 54 children, the Kwashi’s have adopted. At the conclusion of GAFCON 3 on 22 June 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel, it was announced that in early 2019 Archbishop Kwashi will succeed Archbishop Peter Jensen, former Archbishop of Sydney, as GAFCON's General Secretary.
Alexandra’s House is a community based, peer support perinatal hospice program that provides active management and hope for families pregnant with or who have a baby with lethal anomalies and who is expected to die near or shortly after birth.
Gordon Parks Elementary
St. Aidan’s began to grow as a parish, setting up each Sunday in Gordon Park’s gym. Gordon Parks provides urban-core children, including those who are at-risk, an individualized education that is balanced to develop character, intellect, creativity and physical well-being. We have partnered for six years, in return for generosity to us, providing for various needs of the school. Thank you Gordon Parks!
Kansas City Rescue Mission’s Women’s Center
In our early beginnings as a small home-based church plant, 2012, the Lord blessed us with a large sum of start-up money. We gave half of it away to sow into the development of the KCRM Women’s Center. “ It is more blessed to give than to receive” Jesus Christ, Acts 20:35.
Hurricane Michael Relief
In 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael’s devastation, we financially assisted a Gulf Coast Anglican Church serving in the rebuilding of Panama City, Florida.