"As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:27-29 (NRSV)
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
We recognize with gratitude that the Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, have won wide acceptance among Anglicans, and have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable "checklist" for mission activities.
The Episcopal Church is a member of the wider Anglican Communion and as such is a part of a world wide expression of Christian Faith and Practice.
Five Baptismal Marks of Mission
The Five Baptismal Marks of Mission were created by the Rt. Rev. Ian
T. Douglas in October 2012 and shared in his Address to the Annual
Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. They combined the
Anglican "marks" with the promises of the Baptismal Covenant.
Worship & Prayer
Teaching, baptizing and nurturing new believers
Repentance & Forgiveness
Resisting evil and safeguarding the integrity of creation
Proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ
Responding to human need by loving service
Justice & Peace
Seeking to transform unjust structures of society and challenging violence