CWME is currently divided into three working groups. Each working group meets normally once a year, and is accompanied by a CWME staff member.
Theology for Mission
The working group on Theology for Mission was established during the 2019 commission meeting, with the mandate to work on theological themes raised by the Arusha Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in 2018. Its main task is to accompany theologically the work of the commission toward the next WCC assembly in 2022 and beyond. It comprises ten CWME commissioners drawn from diverse cultural and denominational backgrounds, representing the wider global constituency. Their work, roles, and representations strengthen relations with both WCC member churches and CWME affiliated bodies.
The working group on Transforming Discipleship (formerly named Working Group on Evangelism), was established during the 2015 commission meeting. The mandate of the Working Group on Transforming Discipleship is to accompany the work of the commission on discipleship toward the next WCC Assembly in 2022. It consists of ten CWME commissioners, with additional experts invited, all of whom represent the wider global constituency in terms of multi-denominational and multicultural backgrounds, thus strengthening relations with both WCC member churches and CWME affiliated bodies.
Mission from the Margins means affirming the agency of those who are marginalized, participating in their struggles and sharing their hopes, overcoming the marginalizing tendencies, and resisting and confronting forces of marginalization and exclusion in our specific contexts of the world. Thereby Mission from the Margins facilitates shared theological reflection and analysis, advocacy, action and communication at, on, from and beyond the margins with the hope of encouraging and transforming churches and societies to be more just, responsive and inclusive.