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Our worship of God, our liturgy, is part of the church's mission. It is not merely, for example, a means to evangelise. The five-fold mission statement, agreed to by the Anglican Consultative Council, is good but inadequate. Here is an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council seeking that the mission statement be revised to explicitly include worship/liturgy: http://liturgy.co.nz/open-letter-to-acc15/11822

Letter to
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council
Revise the five-fold mission statement to include worship/liturgy

Our worship of God, our liturgy, is part of the church's mission. It is not merely, for example, a means to evangelise. The five-fold mission statement, agreed to by the Anglican Consultative Council, is good but inadequate. Here is an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council seeking that the mission statement be revised to explicitly include worship/liturgy: http://liturgy.co.nz/open-letter-to-acc15/11822

Here is one suggestion:

Anglicans are called to participate in the Mission of God. We do this by offering worship to the Holy Trinity, both in specific acts of individual or corporate worship, and through:

proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom
teaching, baptising and nurturing new believers
responding to human need by loving service
seeking to transform unjust structures of society
striving to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

http://liturgy.co.nz/revising-the-marks-of-mission/11925