Christ’s mission is our mission. Community of Christ ministries, personnel, and resources are focused on the whole mission of Jesus Christ through five, life-changing, church-changing, and world-changing Mission Initiatives. (Visit the Mission Initiatives section of the World Church website for more information.)
Invite People to Christ
People everywhere yearn to feel at peace and to live meaningful lives. We believe that such peace and meaning can be found by being part of a community that welcomes everyone – regardless of age, socioeconomic status, marital status, human sexuality or gender – to be connected to each other and to a shared future through the commitment to the principles shared in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. We invite each one seeking peace and meaning to share in our community.
Abolish Poverty, End Suffering
Our world is filled with people just like us, but who are poor, hungry and sick through circumstances over which they have no control. Despite long hours of work and untold sacrifice, they encounter systemic social and economic barriers that keep them and their families trapped in cycles of poverty. We offer compassionate ministries that serve the poor and hungry and work to change conditions that diminish the worth of persons.
Pursue Peace on Earth
We pursue Christ’s covenant of peace, that offers the promise of living in God's "peaceable kingdom" where our relationships with each other and with the earth are based on the principles that Jesus taught. We learn and teach peacemaking in our own communities, and join with millions of others all over the earth who work to live in peace.
Develop Disciples to Serve
To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to be on a journey of discovery about ourselves and each other as we live and work together as a community of disciples. Part of our discipleship is sharing what we have learned on our journey about being and becoming living expressions of the continuing presence of Christ in the world. While we don't have all the answers, we keep asking questions about how we can become more authentic disciples than we are today.
Experience Congregations in Mission
Discipleship is not just about us and our relationship with the Divine. We know that we better understand what it means to profess Christ when we live and work in community with others who share their life stories, serve others as compassionate ministers, and practice justice and peacemaking.
Sacraments bring God’s grace, the influence of the Holy Spirit, and the example of the life of Jesus Christ together with one’s personal commitment of faith. Through the sacraments, we discover the presence of God everywhere and realize that all life is sacred.