Is there a song in your heart?

Winner of the Song Contest will receive a professional recording session Photo: New Vave
Winner of the Song Contest will receive a professional recording session Photo: New Vave
Published September 1, 2011

The Anglican Church of Canada has undertaken a bold new program to encourage the faithful to better understand how they are living out the Marks of Mission.

The Marks of Mission describe and encourage ministry that includes:
· Proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom
· Teaching, nurturing and baptizing new believers
· Responding to human need with 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.

A website at explains how the Marks of Mission may be useful. It also describes a number of mission-themed contests designed to help people share great ideas and enhance ministry right across the country.

The Sunday school curriculum contest encourages Sunday school teachers to share their ideas for a Marks of Mission children’s resource. Four winners-one from each ecclesiastical province-will be flown to Toronto in November 2011 for a weekend workshop given by a top children’s educator. Winners will also receive a gift for their Sunday school.

The Song Contest asks those who have written a song that reflects any or all of the Marks of Mission to send in a home recording of the song. The winner will receive a professional recording session and the song will be promoted throughout the Anglican Church of Canada.

Entries for both contests can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: Marks of Mission contests, The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden St., Toronto, Ont., M4Y 3G2.

All submissions must be received by Oct. 14.


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