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Frequently Asked Questions About the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes (NACDP)

What is the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes (NACDP)?
The NACDP is a Biblically driven missionary movement of dioceses and congregations committed to the propagation of the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ and fulfillment of the Great Commission and submitted to the historic faith and order of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church as received in Anglicanism.

Why the need for an NACDP?
The NACDP was set up in accordance to the desire of parishes and dioceses, with a goal to be a missionary minded association, one of whose emphases as part of there was to offer Alternate Episcopal Oversight within the Episcopal Church to missionary minded traditionalist parishes who wanted to remain the Episcopal Church.

What is the composition of the NACDP?
The NACDP has two major constituents: parishes and dioceses. The parishes represent those who are not in an NACDP diocese. By being an NACDP diocese, the Diocese of Albany helps create an environment in which parishes are more likely to want to remain the Episcopal Church.

Is the NACDP the same as AAC (American Anglican Communion)?
No. The Board of Directors of the AAC and the Steering Committee of the NACDP are different. The NACDP is more diocesan oriented and the participation criteria and structures are different.

Is the NACDP like the AMiA (Anglican Mission in America)?
No. The AMiA is a continuing Church outside the Episcopal Church. The NACDP is within the Episcopal Church.

Are the associates of the NACDP just concerned about one issue?
No. The General Convention in Minneapolis in 2003 merely raised concern over one current issue that represents a general trend taking place in the Episcopal Church, a trend away from the theological direction that many traditionalists favor. It is a significant issue, but it is not the only issue. By focusing on just the sexuality issue, non-NACDP folk may miss the point, i.e., foster traditionalist based missionary mindedness within the Episcopal Church. The NACEKKP currently offers probably the best hope for traditionalist theology, biblical interpretation, and mission-mindedness to be able to continue as the Episcopal Church.

What happens if I do not want to be part of the NACDP?
It is not a canonical or constitutional mandate; and our bishops concur that or diocesan policy will respect the option of ignoring the resolution.

If I don't want to join, how can I disassociate?
You do not have to do anything. There is no official registry to keep track of lay people, parishes, or clergy. A Vestry resolution is not necessary. A letter is not necessary. Email is not necessary. You do not have to inform anyone.

What if I want to be associated with the NACDP, but my parish does not want to be associated with the NACDP?
Simply by being in the Diocese of Albany, you are considered associated with the NACDP. You may let people know if you wish, but it is not necessary to do anything.

Where can I find more information about the NACDP?
Go to its webpage

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