Community of Christ’s 250,000 members live and minister in more than 60 nations. We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace. Christ’s mission is our mission.
The five Mission Initiatives are blessings to the church. They guide us directly onto paths that help us make Christ’s mission our mission. Though the initiatives carry great importance and value individually, they work best in congregations and ministries that honor all five. In this holistic fashion, they help us know, be, and do as we serve Christ.
• Invite People to Christ
• Abolish Poverty, End Suffering
• Pursue Peace on Earth
• Develop Disciples to Serve
• Experience Congregation
Our Enduring Principles define the essence, heart, and soul of our faith
community. They describe the personality of our church as expressed throughout the world.
• Grace and Generosity
• Sacredness of Creation
• Continuing Revelation
• Worth of All Persons
• All Are Called
• Responsible Choices
• Pursuit of Peace (Shalom)
• Unity in Diversity
• Blessings of Community
Jesus Christ is at the center of our faith and beliefs. Our Basic Beliefs are not the last word, but an invitation to further explore your discipleship.
The sacraments embody God’s grace and peace and lead to transformation of our lives and communities. The sacraments shape our identity and community life as followers of Jesus Christ. As we experience the blessings available through sacraments, we are empowered to share the peace of Jesus Christ and fulfill our mission in the world.
• Blessing of children
• The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
• Laying on of hands for the sick
• Evangelist blessing
We are called to share with others as generously as God has shared with us. The six principles of a Disciples’ Generous Response guide us in managing and sharing our resources:
• Receive God’s gifts
• Respond faithfully
• Align heart and money
• Share generously
• Save wisely
• Spend responsibly
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