NAMS exists to help spread the Gospel to all People.
NAMS trains and equips disciple-making disciples.
NAMS trains and equips disciple-making leaders.
NAMS sends trained and equipped people all around the globe.
In June of 1998, The Archbishop of South East Asia gave NAMS the following charge:
By God's grace we are:
what is NAMS' church planting process?
By God's grace we follow a seven-step plan. We:
The calling to plant new pioneering congregations that will become centers for faithful global mission is a specialized calling. NAMS is looking for men and women who exhibit:
The Rev. Canon Dr. Jon C. Shuler, PhD is the Global leader of NAMS. He and Cynthia have been married more than 48 years, and have three children and four grandchildren. Jon has served global churches for more than 45 years, and has been leading NAMS since 1994. In January 2014 Bp. Albert Vun, Diocese of Sabah, Malaysia, made Jon a canon missioner of his diocese.
Jon founded the New Anglican Missionary Society (NAMS), modeling ancient apostolic patterns in fresh ways to spread the Gospel to the world. In 2000, Jon planted King of Kings Church in Charlotte, NC, and began the King of Kings Mission Network the following year, using NAMS principles.
Between 2000 and 2007, the network helped plant 13 new congregations in North America and 8 overseas.
After graduating from the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), he earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Church History at the University of Durham (Durham, England). He was ordained as a presbyter of the Church in 1973.
Jon’s heart for evangelistic outreach and training communities of “disciples-who-make-disciples” of Jesus Christ is well known throughout the world. He has assisted in growing the Church on six continents, and is often asked to teach at conferences on Church growth and planting, discipleship and leadership development.
He has also given leadership to evangelistic missions around the world. “Thank-you, Canterbury” in ’97, the “Archbishop’s Mission to Kampala, ” Uganda in ’04, “Camino de Santiago Mission,” Spain in ’06, “On the Move,” Beijing, China in ’08, are some of the missions he has led. Most recently he participated in the “75th Anniversary of the East Africa Revival Conference” in Gahini, Rwanda in 2010.
As a clergy wife and companion, Cynthia has traveled the world with Jon, but prefers to pray and work behind the scenes. She earned a BFA from Miami University–Ohio, specializing in painting and printmaking. These days, as the artist “C. Hoppin Shuler,” she focuses primarily on oil painting, and has won recognition in international juried competition. Cynthia is also a devoted grandmother. The Shulers currently reside in the low country of South Carolina.