Congregational vitality is an exploration of witness, welcome, service, peace, and hope. Vital, life-giving congregations don’t endure, they flourish and grow, establishing deep connections with God, the community, and mission.
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Living the Five Marks of Mission
St. Anne West Chester
What are the 5 Marks of Mission?
1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
2. To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
3. To respond to human need by loving service
4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
Simplifying the Message
Mark 1: Proclaiming the News
Mark 2: Teaching Believers
Mark 3: In Loving Service
Mark 4: Transforming Society
Mark 5: Sustaining the Earth
6461 Tylersville Road
West Chester, OH 45069
we are a vital congregation
St. John’s Cambridge
The third mark of mission of the Episcopal church
“To respond to human need by loving service”
Loving service is exactly the mission that St. John’s carries out each week to the tiniest residents of Cambridge. “Operation Dry Bottoms” has been distributing diapers to needy families for over a decade thanks to loyal volunteers like Hank Wendorf. Hundreds of babies and toddlers have benefited from this humble, compassionate act of service.