The Five Marks of Mission were developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990. (The fourth mark was updated in 2012.) They have won wide acceptance among Anglicans and have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable “checklist” for ways of participating in God’s mission.
- 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
Five Baptismal Marks of Mission
The Five Baptismal Marks of Mission were created by the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas in October 2012 and shared in his Address to the Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. They combined the Anglican “marks” with the promises of the Baptismal Covenant.
- Worship & Prayer: Teaching, baptizing and nurturing new believers
- Repentance & Forgiveness: Resisting evil and safeguarding the integrity of creation
- Evangelism: Proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ
- Service: Responding to human need by loving service
- Justice & Peace: Seeking to transform unjust structures of society and challenging violence