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Council for Mission Tell of Busy Year

Council for Mission Tell of Busy Year

The work of the Council for Mission was showcased at General Synod this afternoon (Saturday May 13) with the fruit of a busy year put under the spotlight.

Proposing the report of the Council for Mission, the Revd Tim Wright said that representatives were drawn from every diocese across the island and other interested groups.

He thanked Bishop Ferran Glenfield, the Revd Colin McConaghie and Derek Neilson for their support and hard work.

He said that the Missio Dei was central to what the council understood mission to be. They focused on the Five Marks of Mission: Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure. Mr Wright reminded Synod of the videos which had been produced by the council which can be viewed on their website and Facebook page. He said they were launching the final too this year: Tend and Transform.

Members of Synod viewed one of the videos which you can watch here.

Now that the videos are complete the council hopes to launch a series of podcasts highlighting what God is doing across the Church of Ireland and they are actively looking for stories.

Seconding the report, Archdeacon Paul Mooney commended the work of the council.

Bishop David McClay (Down and Dromore) asked members of Synod to think about the persecuted Church. He said Christians were the most persecution people in the world. All over the world Christians worship in secret and do God’s work but they often pay a high price for following Christ, he said. He outlined nations where Christians were persecuted, with North Korea being the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. “We are part of a world wide Church where people risk everything to follow Christ. Yet in those nations those worshipping Christ are growing,” he said. He added that choices we make in the west put Anglicans around the world at risk. Christians in these nations are not in decline and they proclaim Christ in every way they could, he said. The Bishop commended those across the world who suffer because they bear the mark of the cross.

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