That General Synod affirms that evangelism is a fundamental obligation laid upon Christian people and it therefore resolves to ask the Primate in consultation with the Standing Committee to establish a short-term Commission on Evangelism with the following functions:
(a) to make a study of evangelism and of evangelistic initiatives taken and methods presently employed by voluntary, diocesan and national bodies, including those of other Churches, and of Churches overseas;
(b) to consider opportunities for evangelism in Australia, noting particularly the distinctive needs of some areas and communities, and to prepare a report for the
Church at large;
(c) to advise and encourage dioceses wanting assistance in evangelistic outreach;
(d) to enter into conversations with the agencies of other Churches in order to facilitate co-operation in evangelism, where this is practicable, at all levels of Church
(e) to report to the Standing Committee from time to time and to the next meeting of General Synod.
(Deaconess M. A. Rodgers, 24.8.81)