What We Do
With its church headquarters located in Kanana Fou, American Samoa, much of what the CCCAS does focuses on supporting the ministry of her member congregations, as well as the spiritual needs of the Samoan Christian community, both locally and aboard. Education, public ministry, church development, ministry resources, and church planting are some of the areas that the CCCAS focuses on locally. But globally, the CCCAS works closely with her mission partners to ensure that her work as a Christian organization reaches the ‘ends of the earth’.
In the area of education – theological education, secular education, and Christian education – the work of the CCCAS led to the establishment of Kanana Fou Theological Seminary, Kanana Fou High School, Kanana Fou Elementary, and its own Office of Christian Education. The Office of Christian Education is led by a Director and five coordinators, who are responsible for the production of Youth and Sunday School curriculum programs that are utilized by all CCCAS member congregations. These curriculum programs are published annually.
In the area of public ministry, the CCCAS established two individual ministries to serve the general public of American Samoa: the LBJ Hospital ministry and the TCF Prison ministry. Both ministries are led by full-time ministers employed by the CCCAS. These ministers work around the clock in providing pastoral services to those in need at the LBJ Hospital in Fagaalu, and those at the TCF Prison in Tafuna. Committed in her service to American Samoa, the CCCAS has invested alot of resources in its hospital and prison ministries.
In the area of church planting, the CCCAS currently ministers to 10 different mission congregations all located in the United States. These mission congregations are made up of Samoan communities, mostly those who serve in the US military, but live far away from an available CCCAS member congregation, and therefore, request a CCCAS missionary to help begin their own congregation. The CCCAS provides wages and housing for the missionary they send. These mission congregations are located in Hilo, HI; Antioch, CA; Spokane, WA; Fayetteville, NC; El Paso, TX; Lawton-Fort Sill, OK; Clarksville-Fort Campbell, TN; Fort Knox, KY; Junction City-Fort Riley, KS; and DMV, VA.
As for ministry resources, the CCCAS Lamepa Department produces and publishes the “Tusi Faitau Aso EFKAS,” the daily lectionary of the CCCAS. This lectionary is taken from the IBRA publication, “Fresh from the Word,” and translated into the Samoan language by the Lamepa Department for circulation among CCCAS member congregations. The Lamepa Department is also responsible for the bimonthly newsletter, “Lamepa,” which informs all member congregations of the work of the Central Office and all the latest happenings around the CCCAS.
The Tautua Print Shop handles all the publication needs of the CCCAS and her member congregations. And the CCCAS Bookstore stocks Samoan bibles, hymnals, and other worship and ministry resources often needed for the ministry of CCCAS member congregations.
Browse through the following web pages to find out more about the work of the CCCAS.