The Centurion in Luke Chapter 7, was not Anglican as far as we know, but he was a leader and he had extraordinary initiative. Jesus surprised reaction to his taking the lead without prompting was to say: I have never seen faith like this in all of Israel. The Centurion a leader of 100 men, connected his use of authority to Jesus’ authority concerning his servants illness and concluded that an order to heal did not require the leader to show up. Hence the Centurion sends the message to Jesus don’t worry about coming to my town or home, just say the command and he will be healed.
I love it, and more importantly Jesus did too: leadership and initiative working together. Add Anglican and the sky is the limit!!
How do you clone Centurion initiative? Through self reflection, through deepening one’s imago dei. It also takes a community, it takes coaching and connecting the dotes. Add in a special context like Colorado Collegiate mountain range or the southern seas of the British Virgin Islands and you have leaders arriving on ALI and Centurions leaving.