About Shawn McCain

Shawn is the founding priest of Resurrection South Austin which launched in 2015. Upon completing an M.Div at Fuller Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the Diaconate in 2011, and the Priesthood in 2012 in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others under bishop Todd Hunter. He helped plant Redeemer Anglican Church in Santa Cruz, CA in 2012. In addition to being the rector at Resurrection, he is working on a D.Min at Nashotah House Theological Seminary exploring the Sacramental Imagination, is helping start an Anglican church planting initiative in Central Texas, and serving on the provincial task force for church planting. He and his wife Michelle have been married for over ten years and are parents of four playful and beautiful children. Shawn enjoys brewing beer, (used to enjoy) surfing, and wrestling with his kids.
Shawn is the founding priest of Resurrection South Austin which launched in 2015. Upon completing an M.Div at Fuller Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the Diaconate in 2011, and the Priesthood in 2012 in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others under bishop Todd Hunter. He helped plant Redeemer Anglican Church in Santa Cruz, CA in 2012. In addition to being the rector at Resurrection, he is working on a D.Min at Nashotah House Theological Seminary exploring the Sacramental Imagination, is helping start an Anglican church planting initiative in Central Texas, and serving on the provincial task force for church planting. He and his wife Michelle have been married for over ten years and are parents of four playful and beautiful children. Shawn enjoys brewing beer, (used to enjoy) surfing, and wrestling with his kids.

An Anglican Pastor’s Letter to His Congregation After the Dayton and El Paso Shootings

Editor's Note: The following letter was written by Fr. Shawn McCain to his congregation, Resurrection Anglican Church in Austin, TX. It originally appeared on the church's website. With Shawn's permission, we're sharing it with you as we pray together for justice and peace. Rez family, We are all still reeling from mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. If you’re like [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:40:05-06:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous, Opinion|Tags: |0 Comments

Sacramental Imagination for Church Planting

“Does the Eucharist setup your chairs?” Brainstorming about sacraments and mission in Southern California, a friend of mine asked me this rather cheeky question. We were exploring what it meant to plant churches sacramentally. That is, not just starting new churches that celebrate sacraments, but what it means to start new churches in a sacramental way. How, for example, do [...]

By |2020-05-20T11:11:59-05:00April 14th, 2016|Categories: For Pastors, Sacraments, Theology|Tags: , |1 Comment

Sacramental Imagination for Politics

The most political thing I’ve done this week is baptize children. Seven children actually, including one infant. I love the image of burial and resurrection with Christ that we witness in our one hundred and fifty gallon stock tank we place at the entrance of the church. It’s one of my favorite celebrations to lead as a priest. It’s a funeral and [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:34:24-06:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Sacraments|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Introducing The Sacramental Imagination

Our church plant’s first major purchase was a chalice. Why? The Eucharist is Christianity’s first and ultimate church planting strategy. It’s not just a sentimental moment to recall our Lord’s sacrifice. The Holy Eucharist is the celebration and realization of God reconciling all things through Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:19, Col 1:20). If this is true, then our participation in the [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:42:25-06:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |1 Comment