St John's 2015 LENT course

The community in Mission [A Wednesday evening Lent course 2015]

The Five Marks of Mission are an important statement on mission which expresses the Anglican Communion’s common commitment to, and understanding of, God’s holistic/integral mission.

The first mark of mission, identified at ACC-6 (the sixth meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in 1984) with personal evangelism, is really a summary of what all mission is about, because it is based on Jesus’ own summary of his mission (Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:18, Luke 7:22; cf. John 3:14-17). Instead of being just one (albeit the first) of five distinct activities, this should be the key statement about everything we do in mission.

Using the Five Marks of Mission as a basis during Lent we will explore each Wednesday what it means to be a community committed to living out these marks in our life together.

Lent is a time of repentance, reflection and renewal. As we gather each week we will eat a simple soup supper together, have some input and have an opportunity to discuss reflect and pray.

Each evening begins at 7.00pm

25th February            Lent 1. The community finds ways to share the Good news. [Ben]

4th March                   Lent 2. The community helps people on their discipleship journey.

11th March                 Lent 3. The community welcomes strangers and outsiders.

18th March                 Lent 4. The community tackles economic injustice. [Craig]

25th March                 Lent 5. The community tackles environmental injustice. [Rachel]