"Churches of Christ" are a movement/network of churches, specifically structured to empower local churches. Each church is led by local leaders and as such, has the freedom to explore their own vision within their community context. This model creates diversity and flexibility; while still calling our member churches to promote scriptural basics for church life including biblical baptism, the celebration of communion (or the Lord's supper) and the mutual ministry of all God's people.
Churches of Christ began in these islands over 200 years ago as a church planting movement to facilitate mission. Our most recent expression as a network of member churches will be celebrating 30 years of service to communities throughout the UK. We now face some significant opportunities for continuing our contribution to the Kingdom of God.
As Churches of Christ in these islands, we are proud of our heritage and our strong evangelical commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our network of 50 churches and church plant is small enough to adapt to the changes taking place within our world, while remaining strategic in focus. We embrace a variety of cultural churches, and offer significant benefits to new churches seeking affiliation.