Deeper into God: Mission Theology

The Mission Theology & Apologetics Group (MTAG) is a group of people who wonder about how God works in the world (theology) and who try to join in with what God is doing (mission). We help all kinds of people to do the same.

The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ. We can see this when Christians demonstrate these five 'marks' of mission:

  • 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

We are ambassadors for Christ

2 Corinthians 5:20
A group of people praying on Iona Stew Dean

We don't just come from the Church of England. We also have members from other Christian denominations. 

On this page, you can find out more about the work we do and the resources we have put together to help Christians share faith with others and think more deeply about the theology of mission.


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Down STREAM – deeper into God

Our group does all its work from a basis of prayer, worship and reflection together.

We believe that God loves all people, God loves all creation and God acts everywhere. The sort of work we do means we get to tell people about stories of God’s love and action today.

STREAM is an easy way to remember the different areas of our work:


Ways of thinking about what people believe and how they practise faith in the modern world, including the ways people use technology:


Ways of understanding more about God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit:


How Christians can help to heal things which are broken in the world, and set about making new things too:



Ways of sharing the Good News of Jesus with other people:



Finding out what God is doing in the world and becoming part of that:


You can see even more of our work at: