The language of GAFCON was that it was a movement, not a moment. The movement has two big goals.
The first goal is missional. It is the proclamation and defence of the gospel throughout the world, especially in and through Anglican churches.
To preach the biblical gospel so that all over the world people will have the transforming experience of coming to know Christ through repentance and faith by the power of the Spirit. It is this which the ‘inclusivist’ gospel has lost. We therefore also need to defend the gospel and the people of God against their spiritual adversaries, notably the revisionist theology which has become so prevalent in the West.
The second goal is a consequence of the first. It is to provide aid to those faithful Anglicans who have been forced to disaffiliate from their original spiritual homes by false teaching and practice.
They need recognition and authentication. They need to be kept in the Anglican family. Obviously, it is the Primates’ Council that is involved with this work, beginning with the situation in North America. The FCA membership assists through prayer, through being informed and by expressing support when the moment arrives. For this reason we would hope for a widespread and numerous Anglican membership.
The special task of the FCA is to help attain the first goal through a joyful and energetic fellowship of people from all around the world. We thank God for modern communications which mean that we can network easily and effectively. We thank God that the GAFCON movement has been a movement of the Spirit amongst all Anglicans, not just Bishops or clergy. We thank God that our work amongst Anglicans has already been an inspiration to people of other churches and denominations who are faced with similar struggles against a worldly Christianity.
Your membership and fellowship in our work will help further these goals.