Marks of Mission

The Five Marks of Mission are an important statement on mission which expresses the Anglican Communion’s common commitment to, and understanding of, God’s holistic/integral mission.

The first mark of mission, identified at ACC-6 (the sixth meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in 1984) with personal evangelism, is really a summary of what all mission is about, because it is based on Jesus’ own summary of his mission (Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:18, Luke 7:22; cf. John 3:14-17). Instead of being just one (albeit the first) of five distinct activities, this should be the key statement about everything we do in mission.

 

The Five Marks of Mission are:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

(Bonds of Affection-1984 ACC-6 p49, Mission in a Broken World-1990 ACC-8 p101)

 

En français

Les Cinq Marques de la Mission
La mission de l’Église est celle du Christ :         

  1. Proclamer la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de Dieu
  2. Instruire, baptiser et encourager les nouveaux croyants
  3. Répondre par amour aux besoins humains
  4. S’efforcer de transformer toutes structures injustes de la société, confronter toutes violences et rechercher la paix et la réconciliation
  5. Œuvrer pour la sauvegarde de l’intégrité de la création et soutenir et renouveler la vie de la terre

 

Em Português

As Cinco Marcas da Missão
A missão da igreja é a missão de Cristo

  1. Proclamar as boas novas do reinado de Deus
  2. Ensinar, batizar e nutrir os novos crentes
  3. Responder às necessidades humanas com amor
  4. Procurar a transformação das estruturas injustas da sociedade, desafiar toda espécie de violência, e buscar a paz e a reconcialiação
  5. Lutar para salvaguardar a integridade da Criação, sustentar e renovar a vida da terra

 

En español

Las Cinco Marcas de la Misión
La misión de la Iglesia es la misión de Cristo:

  1. Proclamar las Buenas Nuevas del Reino
  2. Enseñar, bautizar y nutrir a los nuevos creyentes
  3. Responder a la necesidad humana mediante un servicio de amor
  4. Tratar de transformar las estructuras injustas de la sociedad, enfrentar la violencia de toda índole, y buscar la paz y la reconciliación
  5. Luchar por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida en la tierra

 

Katika Kiswahili

Alama Tano za Utume
Utume wa Kanisa ni Utume wa Kristo:

  1. Kutangaza Habari Njema ya Ufalme
  2. Kufundisha, kubatiza na kulea waumini wapya
  3. Kujibu mahitaji ya binadamu kwa huduma ya upendo
  4. Kutafuta kuleta mabadiliko ya mifumo ya jamii isiyo haki, kupinga vurugu za kila aina na kutafuta amani na mapatano.
  5. Kujitahidi kuuhifadhi ukamilifu wa uumbaji na kutunza na kufanya upya maisha ya dunia.