Mules on the rocky mountain paths to Choco Vision & Objectives
A Growing Diocese
of the Anglican
Communion

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH VISION


MISSION


The Anglican Church of Peru is a missionary diocese which seeks to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word, witness and works of service; to make disciples and build communities of faith; to raise up and train clergy and lay ministers to serve in our congregations and go out to plant new churches throughout the country. In all things it seeks to worship and glorify God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


OBJECTIVES

Our objectives are:

1. To be a Christ-centred, Spirit-filled Church

        † disciples and followers of Jesus who have heard the Gospel, responded to its call, and given             themselves to Him as Lord and Saviour

        † a loving community with a deep spirituality of prayer and worship

        † a serving fellowship reaching out to all in need, especially the poor and marginalised,

           concerned for the dignity of every person; for justice, peace and the end of poverty; and for

           the integrity of creation

        † messengers of the Good News, inviting people to Jesus Christ and, in the conversion of their

           lives, building them as disciples into his Church

        †  good stewards of God’s gifts, supporting the ministry of the Church with our money, gifts

            and work

        †  God’s people with a Peruvian and Anglican identity


2. To raise up leaders, ordained and lay, for service and mission


3. To be committed in mission

        †  proclaiming the Good News of God’s kingdom

        †  planting churches throughout Peru

        †  sending out missionary bishops to begin new dioceses

        †  beginning an Andean province

        †  promoting a missionary spirit among all our people.



STRATEGY

CHRISTIANS COMMITTED TO MISSION


We believe that our Parishes and Missions are the FRONT LINE of our mission work, and that they are called to:


Our Diocesan Ministries exist to support the FRONT LINE of mission:


Our Social Outreach Projects enable us to respond effectively to the need and poverty in which many people live:


Formal School Education is a significant part of our service in the community


Mission costs Money. We are committed


RAISING UP LEADERS, ORDAINED AND LAY, FOR SERVICE AND MISSION IS CENTRAL TO OUR STRATEGY



PLANTING CHURCHES THROUGHOUT PERU IN RESPONSE TO GOD’S CALLING




CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR COMMON LIFE (IDENTITY)


As a Diocese of the Anglican Communion our life is shaped by Christ and his Gospel, and our membership of His one holy catholic and apostolic Church, which includes:

•  New life of the risen Lord Jesus and his kingdom

•  A deep spirituality

•  Common prayer which celebrates the Lord’s presence in Word and Eucharist in live worship

•  The Sacraments of Christ

•  Communities united by the Holy Spirit, which show forth his gifts of grace

•  A committed laity and threefold ordained ministry of bishops, priests and deacons

•  The teaching of the catholic faith, based in the Holy Scriptures, shaped by the early Church

    Fathers, and held and proclaimed by the Church, under the guidance of its bishops in the

    apostolic succession, for 2,000 years

•  Evangelism, a catechumenate, and a clear way into the church for new Christians, through the

   Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation

•  Christian education, life-long discipling, and involvement in service for all members of the Church

•  Spiritual guidance, reconciliation and forgiveness of sin, and pastoral care for all the Christ’s flock

•  Responsible stewardship of all that God has given us, and the support of the Church’s ministry

   with our money, gifts and time

 •  Holistic Mission which shows forth the love of God for all people, especially the poor and needy,

    and those who live round about us, through personal witness, the proclamation of the Word and

    social outreach

•  An identity which is clearly Peruvian and Anglican

•  Commitment to our Anglican Communion family

•  A generous ecumenical spirit.

Taking the Gospel message of Christ’s love to every corner, valley and mountain top of the Diocese.

Christ the Way

The Anglican Church of Peru, Diocese of the Anglican Communion, in the Province of the Southern Cone of America.