A B M
The Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) is the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia working with overseas and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. ABM has a holistic view of God’s mission. We work with Anglican Church partners and others to see lives empowered and transformed spiritually, materially and socially. ABM helps the Anglican Church and the wider community realise and respond to the invitation for all to be a part of God’s hope for the world.
The Values embraced by ABM
Faithfulness to God. We celebrate the capacity of every person to respond to God’s love. Holding a clear Christian commitment we respect the traditions and beliefs of other faiths.
Integrity in every aspect of our work. We pursue transparency and accountability in all matters.
Respect for the created order and human dignity. Our mission has its basis in God’s unconditional love made known in Christ. We acknowledge our responsibility to care for Creation. We respect the dignity and vulnerability of each person and seek to emulate God’s love in our relations with others.
Wise management of our resources. Recognising the fine balance between good stewardship and compassionate action we commit ourselves to practical, equitable and merciful outcomes.
Creativity and hard work. We believe that innovation and resourcefulness, combined with diligence, will have a powerful and positive impact on the struggle for justice.
Relational reciprocity. In our internal and external relationships we commit to genuine two-way engagement, shared learning, honesty and cultural sensitivity.
Caring for and serving others. Taking our inspiration from the example of Christ who modelled love and compassion for others.
Mission to Seafarers
Over the years the Mission to Seafarers has sought to help seafarers in all kinds of practical ways.
They are away from their families for long periods and may face loneliness and ill-health or injury. The welcome from the MTS Chaplains and volunteers may be the only onshore hospitality they receive.
The text which accompanies the images are based on the passage in
Matthew 25:35-40 (NRSV)
for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’