The World Council of Churches (WCC) brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries throughout the world, representing over 500 million Christians and including most of the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. While the bulk of the WCC’s founding churches were European and North American, most member churches today are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific. There are now 350 member churches, making WCC the largest Christian organization in the world. The CCCAS has been a member of the WCC since 1985.
The WCC is a fellowship of churches that confesses the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, and seeks to fulfill together their common calling to the glory of the one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and in common life in Christ. It seeks to advance towards this unity, as Jesus prayed for his followers, “so that the world may believe.” (John 17:21)
As the largest and most recognized Christian organization in the world, partnership with the WCC offers the CCCAS a platform for world-wide exposure. With the task that its mission reaches the ‘ends of the earth,’ working in partnership as a member of the WCC allows the CCCAS the opportunity to fulfill this task.
Involvement in global-wide programs that advocate unity, peace and justice; mission programs that strengthen ecumenical relations with other member churches; and involvement in inter-religious dialogue with other faith groups on a global scale, are just some of the benefits that a partnership with the WCC offers the CCCAS.
For CCCAS members and member congregations, click on Opportunities at the top right side of the main menu and see more of what the WCC offers in the areas of Employment, Mission and Funding. If there are any opportunities
offered by the WCC that you are interested in, please contact the Office of the CCCAS General Secretary if you would like more information or wish to apply (GenSec@efkasonline.org).