The Department of Mission & Evangelism is greatly supported by the various Mission Commissions appointed by the ACC , to which they are responsible and report regularly. So far four (4) commissions have served the department since ACC was constituted in 1971.
The ACC is responsible to set up commissions as appropriate in any depart of the ACO. A commission is established to accomplish a specific task and normally serves within a specified period or when the task is accomplished. Like other ACC commissions, the Mission and Evangelism commissions have Communion wide representation.
The following is a list of the Commissions that have served the Mission and Evangelism department:
The first Mission Commission of the Mission and Evangelism department, called Mission Issues and Strategy (MISAG I), was set up by the New Castle upon Tyne ACC-5, with the mandate
During its term MISAG I had accomplished the following:
The Singapore ACC-7 established the Mission Issues Strategy (MISAG II) at its meeting in 1987. Its mandate included
In its final report, Towards Dynamic Mission, MISAG II highlighted
MISAG II recommended a gathering of the global south representatives…More
MISSIO was appointed by the ACC-9 at its meeting in Cape Town in 1993 with a mandate to
The 11th ACC meeting in 1999, Dundee in Scotland, established the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism (IASCOME), whose tasks included:
IASCOME ended its term after presenting its final report (Communion in Mission), to the ACC-13 at Nottingham, England in 2005. Communion in Mission is an important resource for the Communion, which incorporates it’s interim report Travelling Together in Mission.
The next Commission is expected to be established by the ACC-14 in 2009…More
Meanwhile, an advisory group, Mission and Evangelism Advisory Team (MEAT), a UK based group, is supporting the Department, especially in the preparation for the Lambeth Conference.
Cathy Ross - CMS
Benjamin Enwuchola - Chaplain to the Nigerian Community in UK
+Graham Cray - Canterbury Diocese
John Clark - Former IASCOME Member
Karen Hill - Mothers Union
Mark Oxbrow - CMS
Stephen Lyon - Partnership for World Mission (PWM)
Tim Woods - USPG