The five marks of mission have been developed by the Anglican Consultative Council since 1984. Since then, they have been widely
adopted as an understanding of what contemporary mission is about.
The marks were adopted by the General Synod of the Church of
England in 1996 and many dioceses and other denominations used
them as the basis of action plans and creative mission ideas.
Some churches abbreviate the five marks to five words: TELL – TEACH – TEND – TRANSFORM – TREASURE.
In 2012, the ACC added wording to the fourth mark, to include the need for Christians to challenge violence and work for peace.