Mission

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‘Mission’ embraces a huge number of ministries and work by clergy and laity across the worldwide Anglican Communion.

As followers of Jesus Christ, Christians try to live lives inspired by his love and teaching and to bring that transforming and sacrificial love into all aspects of society.

They also invite others to find faith and follow Jesus as disciples, inspired to live a ‘Jesus Shaped Life. The work of mission is summarised in the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission.

 

Anglicans and Episcopalians are working around the world in numerous areas including:

They work alongside some of the world’s poorest communities but also seek to influence the powerful, for example, through representation at the United Nations.  The work might be through churches or agencies such as the Anglican Alliance.

Mutual support and interdependence are important. The Anglican Communion encourages dioceses around the world to form partnerships for mutual benefit. These are known as Companion Links.

Director for Mission

John _Kafwanka

Revd Canon John Kafwanka is Director for Mission in the Anglican Communion. He is based at the Anglican Communion Office in London, UK. John is from Zambia but has been in the UK since 2006 and formerly worked for the Church Mission Society. He is supported by Intentional Discipleship Co-ordinator, Revd Jolyon Trickey and Administration and Research Assistant, Rachael Fraser.

John’s role is broad but a particular focus now is Intentional Discipleship , the theme of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in 2016 (ACC-16). Intentional Discipleship is about holistically equipping Anglicans and Episcopalians to be disciples of Jesus Christ – to live a Jesus Shaped Life – in the way they think and act.

 

Other areas of work include:

  • Monitoring the global picture for developing mission trends
  • Supporting leaders in developing practical mission initiatives
  • Promoting collaboration, learning and sharing of best practice
  • Gathering and disseminating resources

John co-edited a major report on Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-Making for ACC-16. To download a pdf, click English; Español, Português, Chinese.

 

Contact information

John Kafwanka: phone: +44 (0)20 7313 3940 email: john.kafwanka@aco.org

Jolyon Trickey: phone:   +44 (0) 20 7313 2033; email: jolyon.trickey@aco.org 

Rachael Fraser: phone:  +44 (0)20 7313 3926 email: rachael.fraser@aco.org