Engaging God's Mission

Engaging God's Mission

What is God's Mission?

The Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, are as follows:

The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptize and nurture new believers 
  • To respond to human need by loving service 
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

What is going on in YOUR neighborhood?

Below we've highlighted a few of the 2014-2015 Missional Innovative Partnership grant recipients. View the ECMN Newsletter Archive to view a list of our monthly newsletters; each one features a story (or stories) of Missional Innovative Partnership (MIP) grant recipients.

St. Christopher's, Roseville Hosts Community Dinners
St. Christopher’s, Roseville hosts community dinners on the last Thursday of each month and with a Missional Innovative Partnership grant, they were able to train their chef staff in how to make tasty, healthy meals and place advertisements on East Metro buses.

More information on St. Christopher’s MIP grant can be found in the ECMN October 2015 E-News.

St. Andrew's, Cloquet and Trinity Hermantown Partner with the Steve O'Neil Apartments
St. Andrew’s, Cloquet and Trinity, Hermantown partner with the Steve O’Neil Apartments, a new apartment complex that provides permanent supportive housing for 44 families who have experienced long-term or recurrent homelessness. With a Missional Innovative Partnership, the two ECMN faith communities are able to help provide resources for people in the new complex such as the means of providing food for themselves in their own space and working in community with a support group that assists along that path.

This Missional Innovative Partnership was featured in the ECMN August 2015 E-News, but an extended version of the story can be found here.

Epiphany, Plymouth Member, Alex Sigmundik, Creates Rezcycle
RezCycle is a bicycle oriented youth program in which a school bus was converted into a mobile bike shop that will travel around the White Earth Indian Reservation. The goal of the shop is to give youth in the native community the tools, parts, and knowledge necessary to help them maintain and fix their bikes. The Missional Innovative Partnership grant awarded to RezCycle has helped the organization to grow and thrive.

More information on RezCycle can be found in the ECMN February 2015 E-News.

How can you join in?

Visit the Missional Resources page for information on innovative tools such as the Episcopal Asset Map, grant opportunities such as Missional Innovative Partnership grants, and resources such as the Discernment Wheel, which helps you to determine what your personal gifts are, and how you can best utilize those gifts to engage God's mission.