The ministry of World Convention serves as a touch point among churches and individuals within the Christian global family to:
- Build fellowship, understanding and common purpose
- Provide inspiration and encouragement
- Emphasize our shared calling to the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ
- Focus on our common life and witness
- To provide a means of fellowship between our family of churches and the whole church of Jesus Christ
- To pray for Christian Unity
Every four years a Global Gathering is held in a different part of the world. Gatherings bring together people from the ‘Stone-Campbell’ family of Churches (Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples) from around the world.The Gatherings focus on meaningful worship (including outstanding preaching and inspirational music), learning (with study of significant themes), contemporary evangelism (Bader Lectures) and global fellowship. All ages are catered for. World Convention is the ‘flagship’ of the churches with their origin in the 19th Century Restoration Movement. See the 18th GLOBAL GATHERING experience here.
Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ congregations are found in over 194 countries. In a number of countries they have joined uniting churches.’World Convention’ aims to build up a sense of fellowship (‘continuing convention’) among these churches. Visit available country PROFILES here.
The Christian Churches, though they began as a movement for unity, have become a diverse group. Their origins lie in both Britain and the USA. Those (mainly Commonwealth) with British links are usually called Churches of Christ. Within the USA two major divisions have occurred creating the churches of Christ (A Cappella), the Christian Churches (‘Independent’) and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These streams are now represented in many countries beyond the USA.World Convention builds up fellowship and understanding among these groups, including those within united churches. To learn more about various sister ministries and organizations, visit any of the many LINKS we have discovered.
The church universal is like a global jigsaw with its denominations, divisions and regional groupings, and the many parachurch organisations. World Convention helps relate the tradition of the ‘Christian’ family to the wider church, and the activities of the wider church to our family.
Each part of the church has its own responsibility for its own future, but World Convention seeks to provide support for discovering our ‘together’ destiny. You will receive regular updates on the movement for Christian unity by subscribing to ChristiaNet.
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