Thursday, 31 May 2012

Towards a New Awakening: On Our Marks!

…the Marks of Mission, that is (ACoC here). Thinking about them a lot these days.

First There Were Five

  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  2. To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
  3. To respond to human need by loving service
  4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society
  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. 
Soon There May Be Six

A sixth was suggested recently by the Anglican Church of Canada:

   6.  To advance reconciliation and peace among all people.

On Our Marks! Get set! Go! 

Which brings Jesus and the Great Commission to my mind. "Go," he said. The starting block is prayer. Praying ourselves into revival and a new awakening in Marks-aligned action is the way to go.