Mission and Evangelism

God's mission

"Mission goes out from God. Mission is God's way of loving and saving the world..."

(Lambeth Conference 1998, Section II p121).

As Christians we follow Jesus who said "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." (John 20.21). We are called to serve God's mission by living and proclaiming the good news.
"It's not the church of God that has a mission, but the God of mission who has a church".

For Anglican Christians God's mission is about transformation - transforming individual lives, transforming communities and transforming the world. As we follow Jesus Christ, we believe that God's mission is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit in three ways:

  • through the Bible
  • through the tradition and life of the Church
  • through our own listening, praying, thinking and sharing as we respond to our own context.

In the Church of England, the Mission & Public Affairs Division of the Archbishops' Council includes mission & evangelism in its remit.

If you have any queries about the missionary & evangelistic work of the Church of England, contact the National Mission & Evangelism Adviser, Dr Rachel Jordan or follow the newsletter Mission Network News

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