Building partnerships in mission and ministry is one of the main characteristics of a Church who is serious about spreading the Gospel. We, here at the CCCAS, have built and continue to build partnerships with some of the major Christian organizations in the world as a means to enhance our ministry and mission, both locally and globally. Meet our partners below:
The Council for World Mission (CWM) is one of the longest standing mission partners of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS). Formerly known as the London Missionary Society (LMS), the history between the CCCAS and CWM dates all the way back to 1830. Several ministry and mission projects implemented by the CCCAS over the years have been supported and funded by the CWM.
The United Church of Christ (UCC) and the CCCAS have been partners in ministry and mission since 1998. Recently, in December 2018, the 20th year anniversary of this partnership was celebrated in Honolulu, HI. Funding by the UCC has helped the CCCAS in some of its building projects. At the moment, much work is being put into this partnership so that it may benefit both the UCC and the CCCAS in the next 20 years to come.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the largest Christian organization in the world. With over 350 member churches from 110 countries, including the CCCAS, and representing a half a billion Christians worldwide, the WCC is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) was founded in 1875, but traces its roots back to the 16th century Reformation, particularly in the theology of John Calvin. Its member churches consists of Congregationalists (such as the CCCAS), Presbyterian, Reformed, United/Uniting and Waldensian. The WCRC is called to communion and is committed to justice.
The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) is the regional body of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the Pacific. It aims at implementing the WCC vision of ecumenism in the Pacific, which refers not only to the unity among Pacific churches, but also the unity among the people of the Pacific islands and the communal life of their communities. Recently, in November 2018, the 11th General Assembly of the PCC was held in Auckland, New Zealand.
Global Ministries is a joint mission venture founded in 1989 by the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Disciples of Christ (DOC). Its aim is to receive and share the good news of Jesus Christ by joining with global and local partners to work for justice, reconciliation and peace. CCCAS is one of the partners of Global Ministries working in the East Asia & Pacific region.