Mission Imperatives of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
As the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we believe God calls us to strengthen congregational life for this mission.
To accomplish this, we shall:
Become the Good News
fostering Disciples identity
Share the Good News
emphasizing ministry with children, youth, young adults and families
establishing new congregations
Serve from “our doorsteps to the end of the earth”
engaging in outreach ministries
embodying unity and justice
In accepting these imperatives, we affirm our need to strengthen relationships among congregational, regional, institutional and general ministries. We also affirm our need to share mutually and more fully our gifts, testimonies, and life in Christ, across the boundaries of our racially and culturally diverse church family, and with our ecumenical friends and global partners.