Resolution Number: A161
Subject: Amendment to Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee Terms of Reference
Moved By: Ms. Susan Little
Seconded By:  
Be it resolved that this General Synod:

Confirm the Terms of Reference for the Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee, as adopted by the Council of General Synod at its March 2022 meeting.

Source: Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee

Submitted By: Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? 

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? 

Yes     No


Procedural resolution. 



In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together.

Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass. 

If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses.  A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour.

Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.

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Resolution – Revision of Terms of Reference for the Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee

March 2022

Moved by: The Rev. Dr. Karen Egan
Seconded by: Mr. Scott Potter

Be it resolved:

That the Council of General Synod approves the revised (February 9, 2022) Terms of Reference for the Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee.

ADOPTED #CoGS 005-03-22 

Terms of Reference
Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee


We as the Church are mandated by our baptism to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbour as ourselves and to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. Our baptism calls us to be signs and instruments of God’s reconciling love in the world. We have a responsibility to incarnate our response to Jesus’ summary of the law, ‘to love God and our neighbor as self,’ to Jesus’ example of being in right relationships, and to the question posed by the prophet Micah (6:8): ‘And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with your God?’

We as the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada seek direction and vitality for ministry within the Anglican Communion’s Marks of Mission. We are determined to be leaders in the Anglican Communion and in ecumenical actions, to foster a common sense of participation in God’s mission that celebrates the depth and breadth of Anglicanism in our Canadian church, develops our relationships with other parts of the Anglican Communion, and deepens Full Communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and ecumenical partnerships. We explore structures for ministry that are adaptable and flexible for our ever-changing world and we work advocating for the mission of the church and of God, in solidarity with Full Communion partners, and within the Anglican Communion.

The work of Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee is to:

  1. Oversee and undertake policies governing the church’s national program of relationship with Provinces of the Anglican Communion, involving the implementation of General Synod resolutions and Joint Ministry Agreements;
  2. Strengthen and build relationships for mission between General Synod and Canadian dioceses and global partners, such as:development of national networks,
    establishment of Companion Diocese Relationships,
    promotion of Companions of Jerusalem and Jerusalem Sunday,
    participation in Communion Networks, and
    production of print resources and web-based communications;
  3. Identify and promote opportunities, advocating for deeper awareness of culture and learning for intercultural discipleship for Canadian Anglicans to live out their baptismal ministry;
  4. Communicate and report to the Council of General Synod at regular intervals, ready to recommend new opportunities, policies, and actions that advocate for the work, ministry, and mission of this Committee; and
  5. Monitor and support the involvement of the Anglican Church of Canada in the World Council of Churches, the Anglican Consultative Council, and in relevant networks of the Anglican Communion and in partner organizations that share in the ministry and mission of this Committee.

Revised March 10, 2022

Resolution download and history

Matthew 10:40-42


40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous, 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

John 15:12-17

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing, but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

John 21:15-19

Jesus and Peter

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

Luke 11:33-36

The Light of the Body

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket; rather, one puts it on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but if it is unhealthy, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. 36 But if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”

Matthew 8:1-4

Jesus Cleanses a Man

8 When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him, and there was a man with a skin disease who came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be made clean!” Immediately his skin disease was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”