Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

In the 1980s the Anglican Church struggled with understanding mission. There were those who felt it was a matter of personal salvation. Then there were those who considered it more a matter of social justice or social change. So, they met.

In conclusion, the council identified what they called the Five Marks of Mission – five different ideas that they felt offered a comprehensive understanding of mission. In their most recent
formulation, the five Marks are:

  1. To proclaim the good news of the kingdom.

  2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers.

  3. To respond to human need by loving service.

  4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.

  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of Creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. (Via)

Not a bad list to start with as we examine mission in our own churches.

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