The Directors and Enabling Group of Churches Together in England agreed a future strategy of 'relationships', 'mission' and 'theology' for 2014 onwards.

This strategy now shapes the organisation and staff structure. It will now be worked out in the web site and other areas of CTE work. It has been described as a 'three-legged' stool on which the future work of CTE will be developed.

'Mission' is understood by different churches to mean a variety of things including: outreach, social action, evangelisation, an agency, a week of activities. The root meaning come from 'missio' in Latin, which relates to 'sent', 'sending', to be sent'.

Many churches share the 'Five Marks of Mission' of the Anglican Communion:
  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom                                            
  2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  3. To respond to human need by loving service
  4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
  5. 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) - See more at: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ministry/mission/fivemarks.cfm#sthash.JCs4iVfk.dpuf

On this website there are resources for both 'evangelisation' and 'mission'. Although various understood and often interchangeable, the way we have generally used the words are:

Evangelisation - Marks 1 and 2
Mission - Marks 3, 4 and 5

Link to Resources for Evangelisation

Link to Resources for Mission



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