The Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (Anglican) is committed to liturgical worship, safeguarding the integrity of creation, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, service and outreach programmes to the community, transforming societies to facilitate the development of spiritually vibrant peoples.
Mission belongs to God and we are called to engage in this mission so that God’s will of salvation for all may be fulfilled. In this sense, mission is not primarily an activity of the church, but an attribute of God. The Church exists as an instrument for that mission. There is church because there is mission, and not vice versa. To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people, since God is the fountain of
As Anglicans, we value the “five marks of mission”, which begin with the preaching of the Gospel and the call to personal conversion, but which embrace the whole of life:
Evangelism is a critical dimension of God’s mission in the world and involves the following:
The local church provides the pivotal point around which evangelism takes shape. Nevertheless there is also the need for evangelism to take place beyond congregational boundaries and into new frontiers.
The Church Army under the direction of Sister Phyllis Thomas directs the Diocese’s program of evangelism and arranges training for laypersons who wish to become part of the evangelistic team of their congregation.
The Jamaica Church Missionary Society is the recognized missionary agency of the Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in the Province of the West Indies (the Anglican Church). The Society focuses on spreading the Gospel of Salvation with special relevance to human needs, as demonstrated by the life and ministry of the Jesus Christ. It was established in 1861. All registered communicant members of the Anglican Church are members of the Society. The specific functions of the Society are:
To plan evangelistic and teaching missions
The JCMS operates within and through the existing organizational structures of the