To read The Steeple Church’s reflection on The Church of Scotland’s Five Marks of Mission please click here.
We have found it helpful to consider the ‘standard’ wording of the Church of Scotland’s Five Marks of Mission…..
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.
- To teach, baptise and nurture new believers.
- To respond to human need by loving service .
- To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
…..alongside the alternative definition of the Five Marks of Mission created by the Anglican Board of Mission in Australia and endorsed for our use by the Church of Scotland Assembly Trustees:
- To witness to Christ’s saving, forgiving, reconciling love for all people.
- To build welcoming, transforming communities of faith.
- To stand in solidarity with the poor and needy.
- To challenge violence, injustice and oppression, and work for peace and reconciliation.
- To protect, care for and renew life on our planet.