The following is an identity/vision/mission statement will serve to affirm and define our relationship as Disciples of Christ congregations and to set direction for our shared ministry.
We are Disciples of Christ in South Carolina committed to the strengthening and development of our congregations so that we may serve our neighbors- here…and everywhere. –Mat. 22:36-40
UNDERSTANDING OUR IDENTITY/VISION/MISSION STATEMENT
Agreeing on this Identity/Vision/mission Statement means that as Regional Church in South Carolina, our use of time, energy and money, will be driven by our commitment to the growth of our congregations.
WE ARE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST… (IDENTITY)
To be in covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) means that:
- you, through baptism, have said “yes” to God’s act of love to save humanity through Jesus, the Christ.
- you are part of a movement that is Christ Centered, Biblical, Free-Thinking and committed to Christian Unity.
- you are committed to life-long learning and service as part of The Church– which is ‘the continuation of the incarnation’– which is how God continues what he started through Christ. –John 1:14 -I Cor. 12:27 -Ephesians 4:15
…STRENTHENING AND DEVELOPMENT OUR CONGREGATIONS… (MISSION)
This is our primary work as Regional Church. To strengthen and grow our congregations in every way, is to strengthen and grow THE WHOLE CHURCH – local – regional – general – ecumenical.
…SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS…HERE AND EVERYWHERE. (VISION)
I m a g i n e … a South Carolina Regional Church that makes it possible for each congregation to grow strong… and serve its neighbors…here and everywhere.