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    We understand "Tentmaking" as a word for a specialized apostolic ministry: "...Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together - by trade they were tentmakers." - Acts 18-1-3

    Today, tentmakers have this in common: we see our several vocations as One Calling. We serve God and the Church. We are in the World. Our aim is "to help ourselves and others to celebrate the presence of God and the holiness of life in our work, and to see and tell the Christian Story there."

    Episcopal tentmakers formed The National Association of Self-Supporting Active Ministry (NASSAM) in the late 1960's. We are joined in active fellowship with both CHRISM and the Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers(APT). We are a collegial support and information network. This site, along with our Interactive eGroup Listserve (Hosted by Yahoo) exists in order to foster the interpersonal network, communication, and "working together".

    We encourage interested parties to JOIN our Listserve. You can direct inquiries regarding NASSAM or our annual conference to Ed Hook, NASSAM Convenor

    Direct your inquiries about The Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers to John Hasenjaeger. Tentmakers everywhere should also visit CHristians In Secular Ministry (CHRISM), a UK-based Anglican sibling.

    Do you have a tent-making story or paper you would like to share? We have a perpetual "CALL FOR PAPERS" for tentmakers to share their experience, insights, and/or scholarship on the topic. Submit your story or link to Rev. M. Middleton, the very part-time webservant. See it appear on our sidebar. This page is perpetually under construction.



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