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Tell – the first Mark of Mission

A video from the Council for Mission

A two–minute video from the Church of Ireland Council for Mission shows how two parishes – in Belfast and Co. Sligo – are living out the first Mark of Mission by proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God.

As part of the Council’s Radiant Faith initiative, this is the first in a series of videos to be produced over the next few years on the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission:

1. Tell – to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

2. Teach – to teach, baptise and nurture new believers

3. Tend – to respond to human need by loving service

4. Transform – to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation

5. Treasure – to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

The video features interviews with the Revd Trevor Johnston (Rector of All Saints’, University Street), and the Ven Isaac Hanna, Malcolm Young and Alan Williamson (who serve at St Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe).  The video has been produced by Jonny Somerville.

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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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