Our Mission

The Great Commission in the Gospel of Matthew lies at the core of our mission.  But as outlined in our Constitution (6th rev, 2010), the mission of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) is also expressed, but not limited to, the following theological mandates:

  • To further the cause of Jesus Christ in the world by revealing to humanity the glorious redemptive power of God that is manifested in the Resurrected Christ must be shown in their words and lives;
  • To faithfully represent God in our testimony and service towards humanity and all of creation;
  • To worship God in truth and Spirit and to lead others to do the same;
  • To  work wholeheartedly for the welfare of others to bring out justice and peace, and to encourage them to live Christ-like lives so they too may be redeemed and enjoy the blessings of salvation received through Jesus Christ;
  • To inspire in all persons a love for Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and their fellow human beings;
  • To collaboratively join with fellow Christians in charitable work and render assistance to the downcast, the poor, the weak, sick and neglected;
  • To bear witness to the love of God, so that all of humanity and creation may share in the benefits and blessings that God’s love provides in abundance.

These are just some of the mandates that exemplify our mission as the CCCAS.  Since our inception in 1980, the CCCAS has been carrying out this mission through our work with our mission-partners abroad and faithfully serving the Samoan Christian Community in American  Samoa, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.  With more than 100 Samoan member congregations joined together in faith and service to God, the CCCAS strives to “make disciples of all nations, and baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”‘