Mission - Commissions - MISAG II

The Mission Issues and Strategy Advisory Group II

The Terms of Reference from ACC-7 (Singapore)

  1. to review mission issues with special reference to the theology of the mission of the Church in a pluralist society;
  2. to explore and develop strategies of evangelism and development to help the member Churches of the Communion in their task of mission;
  3. to review the ecumenical dimension of mission and to find ways and means for collaboration with other Christian bodies in mission;
  4. to continue to review the Partners in Mission process;
  5. to respond to the requests of member Churches of the Communion through the Standing Committee and to the Standing Committee's own requests for assistance in identification of needs and opportunities in evangelism and development;
  6. to review the effectiveness of the Mission Audit as recommended by ACC‑6 and to report to ACC‑8;
  7. to submit progress reports to the Standing Committee and to report to ACC‑8.

Membership of MISAG II

The Rt Revd Maxwell S C Anikwena
Bishop of Awka, Nigeria

The Revd Dr John S Barton
Director of World Mission, Anglican Church of Canada

Mr John Clark
Partnership Secretary, Board of Mission of the Church of England General Synod (from 1990)

The Revd Canon Colin Craston
Chairman of ACC. Team Rector of St Paul with Emmanuel, Bolton, Manchester, UK

Mrs Nicole Fischer-Duchable
WCC Commission for World Mission and Evangelism

The Rt Revd William (Bill) J Flagg
General Secretary of South American Missionary Society UK

Mrs Judith M Gillespie
Former Executive for World Mission, Episcopal Church, USA

The Rt Revd Armando R Guerra
Bishop of Guatemala. Province IX ECUSA

The Ven John Kago
Provincial Secretary, Church of the Province of Kenya

The Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali
General Secretary, CMS UK (from 1990)

The Rev Canon Jubal P Neves
General Secretary, Episcopal Church of Brazil, Chairman of MISAG-II
     

The Revd Dr Michael Nai‑Chin Poon
Priest of St Mark's Church, Macau.  Member of the CCEA Theological Commission and of several Diocesan Commissions

The Revd Michael Rees
Former Chief Secretary, Church Army (UK) (1988/89)

The Revd Robert (Bob) A Robinson
General Secretary, New Zealand Church Missionary Society

The Rt Revd Tan Sri J G Savarimuthu
Bishop of West Malaysia

The Revd Canon Kenyon E Wright
Director of Kairos, Centre for Social and Environmental Studies

The Rt Revd Clyde Wood
Bishop of the Western Region, Diocese of Brisbane

Staff

The Revd Dr Cyril C Okorocha
Director for Mission and Evangelism (from 1991)

The Revd Canon Sam Van Culin
Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council (1989)

Miss Marjorie M Murphy
PA to Director for Mission and Evangelism

The Revd Canon Martin Mbwana, Associate Secretary for Mission and Social Issues for the Anglican Communion, was the Secretary of the Group (until his illness and death in 1990), assisted by Miss Marjorie Murphy.  Martin's death was a grievous loss not only to the Group but also to the whole Communion.  In the gap thus sustained the Revd Canon Sam Van Culin, Secretary General, served the Group.  Eventually, through the generous provision of the Church in Nigeria, the Revd Dr Cyril C Okorocha was appointed Associate Secretary for Mission and Evangelism and Officer for the Decade of Evangelism in the Anglican Communion and, with Marjorie Murphy, acted as Secretary to the Group in its final stages.  The Group expresses its deep gratitude to these staff members for their untiring work.  They are also much indebted to the Churches, which hosted their meetings and the officers of those Churches, who bore a heavy burden in practical arrangements with great kindness and cheerfulness.

Membership of MAWG

The Revd Canon John Ball
General Secretary BCMS Crosslinks attended Nairobi 1992 meeting to represent MAWG

The Revd Canon Burgess Carr
Global Mission Department: ECUSA (1989),

The Rt Revd Simon Chiwanga
Bishop of Mpwapwa, Anglican Church of Tanzania

The Revd Noel Derbyshire
Board of Mission, Province of Aotearoa

Mr Robin Gibson
Development Issues Anglican Church of Canada (1988-1989)

The Revd Mark Harris
Global Mission Department: ECUSA (1988),

Dr Eleanor Johnson
Director for Mission: Anglican Church of Canada (1990-1992)

Mrs Margaret Larom
Global Mission Department: ECUSA (1990-1992)

The Rt Revd Kenneth Mason
Secretary of Australian Board of Mission

The Revd Canon Peter Price
General Secretary of USPG (1992)

The Revd Canon Humphrey Taylor
General Secretary of USPG (1988-1990)

The Revd Canon Colin Craston (MISAG)
Chairman of ACC. Team Rector of St Paul with Emmanuel, Bolton, Manchester, UK

Staff

The Revd Dr Cyril C Okorocha
Director for Mission and Evangelism (from 1992)

The Revd Canon Sam Van Culin
Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council (1989)

Miss Marjorie M Murphy
PA to Director for Mission and Evangelism

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