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■ Five Marks of Mission

The five marks of mission have been developed by the Anglican Consultative Council since 1984.

Since then, they have been widely adopted as an understanding of what contemporary mission is about. The marks were adopted by the General Synod of the Church of England in 1996 and many dioceses and other denominations used them as the basis of action plansand creative mission ideas.

Churches often abbreviate the five marks to five words:

TELL –TEACH –TEND –TRANSFORM –TREASURE