Peacemaker Trust affirms the Five Marks of Mission, first developed by the Anglican Consultative Council in 1984. Since then, they have been widely adopted as an understanding of what contemporary Christian mission is about. The marks were adopted by the General Synod of the Church of England in 1996 and many dioceses and other denominations use them as the basis of action plans and creative mission ideas. In 2012, the ACC added wording to the fourth mark, to include the need for Christians to challenge violence and work for peace
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
- To teach, baptise 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
We understand our charitable purposes in these terms and seek to be catalysts for peacemaking, especially where minorities are persecuted, where justice is denied, human rights are suppressed or reconciliation is needed.
We are therefore pleased to promote Stephen’s weekly bible expositions which follow the Revised Common Lectionary used by thousands of clergy and churches worldwide.
You can access the text as well as videos of Stephen’s weekly Bible expositions (as well as many others) here