Diocese of Truro advertises for Mission leader, but “You do not need to be a practising Christian”

Jun 14, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer:

“Mission goes out from God. Mission is God’s way of loving and saving the world.” So declared the Church of England at the 1998 Lambeth Conference. This quotation leads the church’s Mission and Evangelism page on its website, along with a brief exposition of its missiology:

As Christians we follow Jesus who said “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20.21). We are called to serve God’s mission by living and proclaiming the good news.

“It’s not the church of God that has a mission, but the God of mission who has a church”.

For Anglican Christians God’s mission is about transformation – transforming individual lives, transforming communities and transforming the world. As we follow Jesus Christ, we believe that God’s mission is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit in three ways:

  • through the Bible
  • through the tradition and life of the Church
  • through our own listening, praying, thinking and sharing as we respond to our own context.

You’d think, therefore, that all those who are employed by the Church of England to lead its mission would, of necessity, be Christians.

Not so.

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See also: See also: Diocese defends decision not to require job applicants to be Christian, by Eno Adeogun, Premier


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