Mission Statement

Mission Statement of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land

We, the parishioners and clergy of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land, uphold and foster the living Anglican tradition with the worship of Jesus Christ at our centre. As faithful stewards of all our resources, we act together to ensure that parishes are equipped and supported, through leadership, resources, education and pastoral oversight, to carry out their mission and ministry at the local level. We seek to nurture relationships between parishes; between parishes and the diocesan structure; and between parishes and national/international partnerships. We work to coordinate appropriate diocesan responses to identified needs in the local community and the world around us.

Adopted 106th Session of Synod, November, 2004

Identity Statement of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land

We are an intentional faith community celebrating a living Anglican tradition. As a diverse people, united in God’s love, we are bound together through sacramental worship, the depth of which inspires us to nurture one another, propels us to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and to respond compassionately to the needs of the world around us.

Adopted 106th Session of Synod, November, 2004

The Five Marks of Mission: The Anglican Communion

1.    To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

2.    To teach, baptise and nurture new believers

3.    To respond to human need by loving service

4.    To seek to transform unjust structures of society

5.    To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

Five Marks of Mission

 

Diocesan Action Plan

1.    Support and challenge parishes and groups of parishes to be active and energized mission centres in their local communities and beyond.

2.    Model and seek better ways of building an interdependent diocesan Christian community in today’s world. In order to provide Biblical, theological and societal education to raise awareness of the richness of being interdependent members of the Body of Christ:

3.    Equip and empower lay and clergy leaders to lead us faithfully and creatively in an ever-changing environment.

4.    Nurture and support individuals, families, and parishes with opportunities for learning & living the Gospel.

5.     Examine and reallocate resources to where Christ’s mission calls us.