The Church of Ireland’s Council for Mission welcomed Sam Moore, Director of Innovista Ireland, to speak at its June meeting in the Emmaus Centre, Swords, on Tuesday (19th June). Innovista seeks to help leaders and their teams to change their communities with the hope of Jesus.
Sam highlighted how its leadership programmes are seeking to build up young leaders and their churches, and also to encourage young people in post–primary schools in inner city Dublin that they can bring hope and help to solve problems in their neighbourhood.
The Council for Mission’s objectives are to:
stimulate within the Church of Ireland a sense of the priority and urgency of mission;
advocate the equality and complementary nature of mission at home and throughout the world;
maintain close relationships with other bodies concerned with
mission and in particular with Diocesan Boards of Mission, the
Association of Mission Societies, and mission and overseas development
promote effective models of mission and evangelism;
encourage programmes of renewal;
initiate and encourage enterprises which will further the mission of the Church;
allocate funds from St Patrick’s Memorial Fund and other funds at its disposal;
foster interest in members of the Church of Ireland serving in other parts of the world;
facilitate mission interchange visits to and from Ireland; and
encourage reflection on the theology of mission.
The Council reports annually to the Church of Ireland’s General Synod.
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