Partnership in Mission

 

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We are all missionaries or we are nothing...

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

The Church is most truly itself, the Body of Christ, when it lives and breathes mission. The heart of this body is mission – both domestic and foreign mission – in partnership with anyone who shares that passion.

Indeed, our baptismal identity is grounded in commitment to mission and in the assurance that in our faithful pursuit of that mission God will bless both us and our work.

~The Most. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, 26th presiding bishop Episcopal Church (2007-2015)

 

The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ

~ To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
~ To teach, baptize and nurture new believers 
~ To respond to human need by loving service 
~ To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and
    to pursue peace and reconciliation
~ To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
 
The Episcopal Church, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, recognizes these Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990.  They provide a framework for parishes and dioceses to undertake mission activities that build meaningful relationships and reveal our shared humanity as we live out our Baptismal Covenant.

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.