This year, 2019, Anglican Missions is celebrating 100 years of mission.
In 100 years we have done a lot! Celebrate with us!
- We’ve got a free dinner with a mystery guest up for grabs! Enter the competition by creating the best church noticeboard at your local parish about overseas mission and be in to win! Talk to your local Mission Motivator for details. Entries due at the end of September.
- We’re calling for people who have been on overseas mission to share some of their experiences with us to publish on our website, Write down what you have seen, learnt or want to share and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read some of the mission stories we have received here on our website.
Read the encouragement from Robert Kereopa, Chief Story Teller, Anglican Missions:
”What better way for our Three Tikanga Church to celebrate than to share our mission stories with each other! This is what Anglican Missions is challenging our Parishes and Rohe to do this year – and we hope it will continue in the years to come.
Four great reasons to share our mission stories:
- By sharing our mission stories, we are also sharing the Good News: Missions are, at their heart, about sharing the gospel. By sharing our mission stories, we are also sharing the gospel with one another.
- By sharing our mission stories, we are also spurring one another on to live lives of love and good deeds: We inspire others to serve as we share our own lives of service.
- By sharing our mission stories, we are celebrating both the unity of the church and the diversity of God’s world: There are so many stories to tell, Mission Taonga emanating from the different contexts and mission activity and mission relationships of our Three Tikanga Church.
- By sharing our mission stories, we are celebrating God’s work on earth: "Mission goes out from God. Mission is God's way of loving and saving the world... So mission is never our invention or choice." (Lambeth Conference 1998, Section II p121).
Share your story:
Write it down! By writing down your mission story and getting some photos together, you will be prepared to share any time, through any medium, including the pulpit of your local church.
Your Personal Networks: Look for opportunities to share stories through your own personal networks and clubs – and with your family.
Social media: Post on different social media platforms. If you are not using social media, it’s never too late to start.
Church Notice Board: Keep your church notice board fresh with new mission stories. This year Anglican Missions is running a mission story competition looking for the best Parish Mission Notice Board in our Provincial church. Could this be you?
Church magazines and online forums: Send your stories in and spread your mission stories far and wide!
Anglican Missions: Don’t forget to send your mission story to us at Anglican Missions (email@example.com) for us to share on our website and social media.
If you do not have a story of your own to share, you can share other people’s mission stories through your networks and forums. After all, these are stories telling the good news and good deeds that the whole Church is involved in globally!
Your voice matters!”
Robert Kereopa, Chief Story Teller, Anglican Missions