The Five Marks of Mission was a tool developed by the wider Anglican communion to describe the various aspects of our part in God’s Mission. They have been used by congregations and dioceses around the communion as one measure of effectiveness or one set of guidelines to shape our ministry in the world. The purpose of this webpage is to give you something with which to engage your congregations, so that you may continue the conversations begun today around the Five Marks of Mission.
How is this Mark of Mission currently being reflected in the life and work of your congregation?
What are some other ways your congregation could more fully live into these Marks of Mission?
Mark 1: To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom. (Luke 5:1-11)
Mark 2: To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers. (Acts 8:26-40)
Mark 3: To respond to human need by loving service. (Luke 5:17-20)
Mark 4: To seek to transform unjust structures of society. (Luke 3:3-6)
Mark 5: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. (Luke 20:9-19)
Additional resources—for further study
Bishop Hahn has written a series of reflections on the Five Marks of Mission which have been featured in the DioLex Link weekly email newsletter. (If you’re not subscribed, go to http://diolex.org to sign up!) These reflections are also published on the Bishop’s Blog. During 2013, the Link will be featuring stories of how our congregations are living out the Five Marks of Mission.
Discussion of the Five Marks of Mission on the Anglican Communion’s website
Anglican Diocese of Montreal’s Five Marks of Mission Bible Study
A Five Marks of Mission poster
Reflections on the Five Marks of Mission, from The Rev. Amy Real Coultas, Diocese of Kentucky
Diolex Five Marks of Mission Slideshows