Mission as Vocation

“Service to others, caring, loving service to others is the world’s greatest need. Service to others, all sorts and conditions of others, is the basic function and lesson of the Gospel in Christian mission. How well do we understand that to be a Christian is to be a loving servant?” 64

Allin in front of VIM bulletin board

Allin with VIM materials, c.1978. Allin considered mission to be the “true business” of the Church. Venture in Mission (VIM), a large scale fundraising program for mission, was arguably his greatest success as Presiding Bishop.