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World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism – The Arusha Call to Discipleship

At the World Council of Churches Mission and Evangelism Conference in Tanzania which was held between 8–13th March 2018,  ‘The Arusha Call to Discipleship’ was drafted and approved. 

It is a call to the Church to Transforming Discipleship.  The Revd Adam Pullen, the Chairperson of the Church of Ireland Council for Mission, was one of the 2,000 delegates from around the world who attended the conference.

Arusha Call to Discipleship

Please click here to download the ‘Arusha Call to Discipleship’ as a PDF, or view it on the Oikoumene website listed above.

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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 agencies;
  • 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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