That, in view of the rapid increase in the number of Australians who have rejected any Christian affiliation, this General Synod affirms that evangelism is now the primary task of this Church; and it calls upon

(a) the dioceses to provide resources for the training of lay people in ways of communicating their faith;

(b) the parishes to see themselves as the place from which evangelism is launched and in which nurture is
given to new Christians;

(c) the members of this Church to be open with each other and with those outside the Church about their
faith and its meaning in their lives;

(d) the clergy to intensify their spiritual ministry to their congregations to encourage a deeper personal
commitment to Christ and to the spread of his gospel.

[Miss I.F. Jeffreys, 24.8.81]