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CMSI: What we believe…


…about God

  • We believe that God is the Creator of the Universe, of our world and of humankind – whom He made in His image

  • We believe that the Bible reveals God as Triune: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

  • We believe that we are loved unconditionally by our Father God, who adopts us into His family and invites us to participate in His work of mission

  • We believe that Jesus – the Word made flesh – is the Messiah, the Son of God, promised to God’s people throughout Scripture. Through his death on the cross, Jesus took upon himself the sin of the world, bearing the full penalty for sin. By faith in Christ and by his grace, our relationship with God is restored and we find salvation

  • We believe that through his life, death and resurrection, Jesus reveals God’s transforming love and power and shows us how to live within the Kingdom of God

  • We believe that the same Holy Spirit who empowered Jesus’ ministry is at work today, empowering and equipping God’s people


…about the Bible

  • We believe and submit to the Bible as the inspired and authoritative Word of God

  • We believe that the Bible reveals God’s character, His purposes and His heart for justice, redemption and for the restoration and renewal of humanity and all of creation


…about the Church

  • We believe that Christians, God’s people, have been adopted into a global family that is the worldwide Church. Christ is the head of this Church

  • We believe that the Church has been called to Love God and to Love others. Worship, mission and discipleship are the inseparable priorities of the Church


…about Mission

  • We believe that mission is the shared responsibility of the whole Church – every disciple, every community of faith

  • We believe that God’s mission is concerned with making disciples, with proclaiming and extending the Kingdom of God, with sharing God’s transforming love and grace with the world

  • We believe that God’s mission, as revealed in the Bible, is holistic in nature – concerned with both proclamation and demonstration, both spiritual and physical

As an organisation whose roots and identity are strongly embedded in the Anglican Church, CMSI seeks to uphold and champion the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion:


  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers

  • To respond to human need by loving service

  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation

  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth


In CMSI, our primary calling is to equip the church in mission: we work with the Church in Ireland and with our Global Partners to help God’s people engage in God’s mission. We recognise and embrace the diversity that exists throughout God’s worldwide Church and we seek to walk in patient, respectful partnership with those who share our core beliefs, as outlined above.

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