Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and
individuals who are:
to one another;
the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions;
together to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to go and make disciples of all
an association of congregations. We have
a great respect for the reality that the church is where the people of God
gather together around Word and Sacrament.
The local congregation is where the church becomes a concrete reality
for God's people.
At the same time we are joyously aware that each congregation is a part of the
greater body of Christ. The actions of
each congregation within our association reflect on our association as a whole.
And the actions of our association reflect on the whole body of Christ. For this reason we have committed ourselves
to a common set of ministry standards.
Congregations have significant latitude in ordering and shaping ministry in
their local setting, and we intentionally have made joining and leaving the
association simple. We have also agreed
to a disciplinary process for addressing congregations whose actions violate
our agreed-upon statements of faith and practice.