Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God
The mission of the Episcopal Church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members, who are called to follow Christ, to come together week by week for corporate worship, and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God.
Trinity Episcopal Church seeks to celebrate Christ through steadfast worship, inclusive hospitality, and service to all.
Jesus gave his disciples a command to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28.19-20)
The Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council, have won wide acceptance among members of the Anglican Communion. This “checklist” states that the mission of the Church is:
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth