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5 Marks Challenge

Designed to affirm different discipleship activities within Dublin and Glendalough and to encourage a deeper reflection on discipleship, linked to the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.

The Come&C 5 Marks Challenge is designed to affirm different discipleship activities within Dublin and Glendalough and to encourage a deeper reflection on discipleship, linked to the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.

The 5 Marks Challenge was inspired by the example of Gaisce (the President’s Awards). To receive a Gaisce award, a recipient must engage in a combination of learning or service activities over a sustained period of time. The Come&C 5 Marks Challenge is based on the idea of recipients being engaged in some form of discipleship, but more importantly, reflecting on that experience in the light of God’s call to us to ‘Come and See’ and to ‘Follow Me’. The criteria for each award includes a strong emphasis on reflection.

The award for each challenge is in the form of a different coloured ribbon and a certificate. The Blue Challenge relates to the first Mark of Mission – To Proclaim God’s Kingdom (Tell). The Yellow Challenge is for the second Mark of Mission – To Teach, Baptise and Nurture (Teach). The Red Challenge is To Respond to Human Need (Tend). The Purple Challenge is To Transform Unjust Structures (Transform). The final Green Challenge is To Safeguard Creation (Treasure).

To find out more about the 5 Marks Challenge and to learn about the criteria for the awards email Caoimhe Leppard at 5markschallenge@dublin.anglican.org

Available Downloads

A series of reflections on the Five Marks of Mission has been prepared and is also available.

5 Marks Challenge Video