The Council for World Mission

The Council for World Mission (CWM) is a worldwide community of Christian churches. The 32 members are committed to sharing their resources of money, people, skills and insights globally to carry out God’s mission locally.

CWM was established in 1977 CWM was created in 1977 and incorporates the London Missionary Society (1795), the Commonwealth Missionary Society (1836) and the (English) Presbyterian Board of Missions (1847).

Our Vision: “Fullness of life Through Christ, for all Creation”

We are partners of God and we participate in God’s work with others. Churches arecalled to prophetic witness, to proclaim and live out the vision of Jesus Christ of fullness of life for all creation.

We envisage a different world, a world inspired by the values of love, justice, peaceand compassion. It invites us to use our gifts and resources for God’s work, followingthe example of Jesus in proclaiming his ministry of liberation, healing and hope (Luke 4: 14-20), and taking sides with the people who lived in poverty, the oppressed and the marginalized.

Our vision inspires us to action, to decisively and urgently live out our faith, walkingtogether as partners in God’s mission and working in harmony with the whole of God’screation for its freedom and wholeness. Living the values of fullness of life for all creation, and resisting the norms of Empire we participate in God’s alternative.

Our Mission: “Called to partnership in Christ to mutually challenge, encourage, and equip member churches to share in God’s mission”

The mission context and God’s mandate of fullness of life for all creation demand aholistic understanding of mission. This compels churches today to be faithful inproclaiming God’s fullness of life. We believe that this can be best lived out in thecontext of local congregations. We therefore commit ourselves to enabling member bodies to develop missional congregations where the affirmation of life and hope are experienced in community.

Our Theology Statement: “Mission in the Context of Empire” (Please refer to CWM Theology Statement 2010 in separate file for more information)

The organisation has 32 members in: the Pacific (10), Europe (5), East Asia (6), Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean (5), South Asia (4), and the Caribbean (2).