The Fellowship of Churches of Christ · a movement of the people of God: shaping missional churches, crossing new frontiers, impacting cultures
Churches of Christ began in these islands over 200 years ago as a Christian movement to facilitate a sense of unity amongst the entire church and active involvement in God’s mission, often by church planting. Our most recent expression as a network of member churches will this year celebrate 35 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 over 50 churches 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.
Churches of Christ is 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.
There are also other Churches of Christ in the United Kingdom which express their life and worship in different ways. most often without instruments. They are often known as non-instrumental churches. Whilst we share a history, heritage, and friendship with them, they are not part of the FCC network.
If you’d like to find out more about Churches of Christ and the journey we are on, why not contact us?
We would love to hear from you.
Rev Dan Yarnell
The Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland